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Empire Carpet Guy Will Live On ... In Commercials

4/29/2011 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Recently deceased Empire Carpet spokesman Elmer Lynn Hauldren is officially IMMORTAL -- because TMZ has learned, Empire Carpet is adamant about continuing to use his image in their TV ads.

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A rep for Empire tells TMZ, they have no plans whatsoever to replace Lynn's likeness in their commercials -- and they fully intend to keep using his famous jingle.

According to the rep, Lynn -- who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 89 -- "portrayed a trustworthy quality that will continue on with our brand."

And in case you managed to get that song out of your head, read this: one eight-hundred five eight eight! Two three-hundred! EMPIRE!


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sonny    

FIRST

1171 days ago
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Made it Past 27    

now it is stuck in my head again

1171 days ago
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viewer101    

today!

1171 days ago
4.

AyeJay    

Oh, well that's good.

1171 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

do they pay the cartoon guy or his family...

1171 days ago
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bunny    

Stop getting that song stuck in my head! Curses TMZ.

1171 days ago
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nemesis26    

TMZ, get it straight: The classic jingle does not have a toll-free "eight hundred" prefix. It was added much later, and is not a true component of the immortal muse. It's simply (5-8-8-2-3-hundred... EMPIRE!)

1171 days ago
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ed     

seemed like a relly nice guy. rip

1171 days ago
9.

Golf nut    

Was intrigued by them until I found out it's a Wallmart company (Sam's Club). They're prices are terrible BTW.

1171 days ago
10.

croc    

so glad his puppet will take over,,i was getting worried that i would never see him again..after reading about that reporter getting hand assaulted, this so brightens my day- it will brighten her day too, i am sure.. meh. rip real man.. puppet lives.

1170 days ago
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mike    

they should make a new comercial lazy jews. im not really sure he was a kike but **** it!

1170 days ago
12.

M~    

He always looked like Larry King to me!

1170 days ago
13.

South Side     

I always wanted the Michael Jordan signed basketball they gave away with their wall to wall carpeting.

588-2300 EMPIRRRRREE! Today!

1170 days ago

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