Marge: Sweetie, you could still go to McGill, the Harvard of Canada.
Lisa: Mom, anything that's the "something of something" isn't really the anything of anything.--The Simpsons The formula goes like this: A person, place or thing is the closest equivalent to a more famous person, place, or thing, but in a different field. A Sister Trope to Reviewer Standard Comparisons, X Meets Y. and Overly Narrow Superlative. Needs a Better Description. Film
Connie: What's this?
Paco: This is a Rolls Royce.
Connie: Wow, that's like the Cadillac of automobiles, huh?
Paco: No, the Mercedes-Benz is the Cadillac of automobiles. This is a Rolls Royce.Literature
As written on some random bathroom wall: "The Americans are the Nazis of the 20th century!"
And then below it, written by someone else, "The Nazis are the Nazis of the 20th century, dumbass."
"Otiel Burbridge is the Micheal Jordan of bass guitar."
Here's another idea for a trope we need: X Is The New Black.