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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
37 Years Ago Today

Here's a commercial for Central Furniture located at 1348 North Milwaukee Avenue - using a rip-off of Superman (no doubt properly licensed from DC Comics).

Voiceover by Chuck Fuller

"Look, up in the sky - it's a sofa..."

This aired on September 20, 1980.

Central Furniture - "Central Man" (Commercial, 1980)

Here's a commercial for Central Furniture located at 1348 North Milwaukee Avenue - using a rip-off of Superman (no doubt properly licensed from DC Comics). Hard to believe, but I checked and 28 years later they are still in business at the same location!

Voiceover by Chuck Fuller

"Look, up in the sky - it's a sofa..."

This aired on local Chicago TV on early Saturday, September 20th 1980.

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