First shown in 1995, this amusing video had the Empire Man sitting behind a “house” of playing cards. The clever theme was: When carpet installers aren’t installing, the bored installers build card houses. In this fun commercial, Empire Carpet would allow 20-percent, 40-percent and even 60-percent-off carpeting, including padding. Installers would bring samples to your home and install the very next day. Even monthly payments were being waived until several months later. At the end, the phone rings, and the Empire Man, in his excitement, accidentally disrupts the cards, and they go flying in the air.