A mid-1980s commercial, this delightful Empire commercial added a whimsical touch to the message. Slow Sam the Turtle was used to graphically illustrate the slowness of other companies in delivering and installing carpets. Even when using humor to illustrate a point, the Empire Man kept his cool. Even using humor, Empire commercials maintained their dignity and still got the point across. The point, in this case, is that Empire Carpet doesn’t take the turtle path; it takes the highway, delivering and installing within 72 hours. Fast, reliable service and quality carpeting at a great value has always been the Empire way.