Kyle Krichbaum is an 11 year old boy from Adrian, MI. The thing that makes Kyle unique is that while his friends are playing video games, Kyle is collecting vacuum cleaners! He says he's been a vacuum cleaner enthusiast since he was "little". His collection, which numbers 125 and growing, includes a Hoover vac built in 1909.
When asked to reccomend a vacuum for viewers, Kyle immediately suggested the Riccar Brilliance (made right here in Missouri by Tacony Manufacturing). He says "It's the best vacuum for your carpet and bare floors." Mulally surprised Kyle by presenting him with a brand new Brilliance on the show.
We're not sure how the producers of the TV show found out about Kyle, but, the free publicity generated by his apearance, as they say on the Master Card commercials, is priceless. In addition to the Mulally program, Kyle was also featured on the local ABC station's local news.
Rumor has it that Kyle might become a regular on the Mulally show and that another "well-known" talk show might be considering him as a guest as well.
[Originally posted October 18, 2006]
Update: Kyle has also appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. Unfortunately, he didn't mention his favorite vacuum. If you'd like to see the clip, it's on YouTube.