Wednesday, April 27, 2011

RIP The Empire Man

If you didn't grow up in Chicago during the 1970s or 1980s, this post probably isn't for you because you probably think the guy in the Empire Today commercials has always been a cartoon character.
The truth is that every kid in the Chicagoland Area got his or her first singing lessons from Elmer Lynn Hauldren, better known as The Empire Man.

He passed away today at 89. You still know the words. And in Lynn's honor, on the count of three, let's all sing it together...


And because those cartoons will never really replace the real thing, here's another commercial.

1 comment:

  1. I just saw one of the new Empire commercials . . . not quite the same as the familiar old ones with "The Empire Man."


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