YMMV / The Emperor's New Clothes

  • Follow the Leader: Till Eulenspiegel once conned a German noble in the same way. Andersen uses a similar premise, but Till managed to convince the nobleman that he actually painted a blank wall ("only the ones of true nobility can see it, your highness").
    • There is also the Norwegian tale (Gullible Men And Mean Wives) of the wife who tricked her husband to walk naked in his neighbor´s funeral, telling him that he had new clothes on. The point here was that the wives set up a bet on which of them had the most gullible husband. The premise is similar in this case.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/TheEmperorsNewClothes