In this delightful 1983 TV commercial, the Empire Carpet man gives the audience great advice with the added assistance of a whimsical toy. He aptly demonstrates how the marching toy illustrates the normal pattern for carpet shopping with other stores. First, you march to the store and back home to accommodate the store’s measuring process. Then, you march back to close the deal; then march back home and wait several weeks for the delivery. With Empire, you simply make a phone call; within three to four days, your carpet is installed. There’s no marching, no long waiting and no disappointing results.