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Empire Carpets - "Kiddie Look-Alike" (Commercial, 1983)

Here's another Empire Carpets commercial - featuring a pint-sized version of Lynn Hauldren (Empire Carpet Man). The child in this commercial was Jason Kane, who grew up to be a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Physician at Children's Memorial Hospital. (Just goes to show you where doing an Empire commercial can take you.)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, March 13th 1983.

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Anyone else notice that the kid's hair gets noticably shorter at the 22 second mark??
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, April 10th 2008 at 2:36pm.

Somebody roll this kid up in some of that carpet he's hawking and put him out on the street for the garbage man. I hated this kid/commercial...I also think that kid is wearing my glasses from back then. Maybe I shouldn't hate him so much...after all, we were stylin'!
Comment posted by GHilbrich on Thursday, April 10th 2008 at 6:33pm.

Laugh
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, April 10th 2008 at 8:11pm.

The free T-shirt must have been added after the kid initially did the commercial and he was brought back, sans the bowl haircut.
Comment posted by Joey G on Thursday, April 10th 2008 at 9:26pm.

the free t shirt before the carpet shampooer
Comment posted by pantaloon123 on Friday, April 11th 2008 at 4:23pm.

They were really going for the cuteness factor, weren't they?
Comment posted by OldTVNut on Friday, August 12th 2011 at 5:06pm.

Info on the kiddie look-alike added to clip description.
Comment posted by W.B. on Tuesday, December 13th 2011 at 3:11pm.

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