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Started on: 04-27-2011 02:22 PM
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Report this Post04-27-2011 02:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Scottzilla79Send a Private Message to Scottzilla79Direct Link to This Post
...Empire.
A sad day for Chicagoans. Our favorite local tv pitchman has passed away.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/n...at-89-120793194.html
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Report this Post04-27-2011 02:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroRumorClick Here to visit FieroRumor's HomePageClick Here to Email FieroRumorSend a Private Message to FieroRumorDirect Link to This Post
awww I liked that guy, though he was mostly an animated guy when I saw his ads...


know that jingle well...
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Report this Post04-27-2011 02:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tbone42Send a Private Message to tbone42Direct Link to This Post
OOOOHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! A chicago-land legend has passed!

No joke, "Five Eight Eight Two Three Hundred, Empire!" was the first sentence I ever said. It was new on TV at the time, I was a little over a year old. Then I would throw my arms up in the air while saying Empire and give the touchdown signal.

My sister's first words were similar, but from 'Nelson Brother's Furniture'... "Nelson Brothers loves me, and they love you too!" And then she would give herself a big hug.

Growing up in Chicagoland with a TV babysitter had its moments. I loved Mr Rodgers and The Bozo Circus growing up.

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Report this Post04-27-2011 03:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Scottzilla79Send a Private Message to Scottzilla79Direct Link to This Post
We lived in an area with that same prefix, 588, so you'd hear a lot of kids give it as their number lol This was before all the new area codes though.
It's so strange how this guy didn't do anything spectacular but people just love him. They did a bit with him on one of the local football pregame shows and people just went nuts when they saw him.
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'Nelson Brother's Furniture'... "Nelson Brothers loves me, and they love you too!"


The Empire guy and Nelson Bros. Furniture are right up there with Lincoln Carpets ("When you're thinkin' Lincoln... Lincoln... Better carpeting.... For LESS! Call National 2-9000" and whatever it was at "Hudson3-2700" as Chicago-area commercial institutions when we were kids.
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Report this Post04-27-2011 06:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for litespdSend a Private Message to litespdDirect Link to This Post
All familiar commercials here, as we used to watch the Cubs everyday on WGN...our local cable company carried it.
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I grew up with those commercials as well.. And on a regular basis, I STILL just burst out with a healthy 5 8 8 2 300 EMPIRE!!!

My wife thinks I am nuts.
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We have one of those. "Gallery Furniture will SAVE----YOU----MONEY!! (as he throws handfulls of $1 bills up in the air)

I'm sick of him after all these years. Wasn't me, but someone burned his business to the ground a few years back--maybe I'm not the only one tired of his screamin. (he had ins and was back on air in a month screaming about "The BRAND NEW GALLERY FURNITURE WAREHOUSE WILL SAVE YOU MONEY!!!)
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Report this Post04-28-2011 06:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tesmith66Send a Private Message to tesmith66Direct Link to This Post
Had those commercials on St. Louis TV, too. Either they had stores in the area, or the delivery guys racked up some miles

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