Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre

The Emperor's New Clothes

Season 4, Ep 7, Aired 10/5/85
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  • Episode Description
  • Theres a sucker born every minute -- as two con men ( Art Carney and Alan Arkin) find as they ride into a seaside empire ruledby the vainest emperor going. The duo set up a scheme to rob the emperor of his jewels and robes! -- as they come peddling a magical cloth that any person who is truly stupid cannot see! A humorous comedy with a great moral for the entire family.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Susan Sarandon

  • Jeff Goldblum

    Big Bad Wolf

  • Bridgette Andersen

    Gretel

  • Paul Dooley

    Hansel and Gretel's Father

  • Paul Reubens

    Pinochio

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Two con men take a vain emperor for all his cash; their scam is they are tailors and their cloth is verrrry unique.

    By VerityJackson, Aug 31, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Emperor: They (the people) see the truth! (looks down at self) That's not all the people see!

    • Emperor: One has to love one's self in order to love others, and no one loves me like I do.

    • Bo: Relax. Morty: I don't like to relax; it makes me jumpy.

    • Emperor:(about his one-man army) There goes a great army and a wonderful dancer.

    • Emperor: Excellent, excellent, yes. Where are you from soldier? Soldier: Here, sir! Emperor: Good, good. And where is the rest of the army? Soldier:Here, sir! Wmperor: Huh? I beg your pardon? Prime Minister: You see, my Lord, due to the prohibitive cost of the uniforms, this is the army.

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    Notes (3)

    • The awards given to Bo and Morty at the ceremony were: Royal Knights of the Loom, Magnificent Order of Fabric Workers, and Best Achievement in Alterations.

    • The full names of our tailors are Rambo Lorenzo Wagner and Morton Woodrow Clayton.

    • Art Carney was nominated for a CableACE Award for his role in "The Emperor's New Clothes".

    Allusions (2)

    • Emperor: And there will be a ceremony with much pomp and many, many circumstances.-- This is a reference to the musical piece Pomp and Circumstance, usually used for graduations in the U.S.

    • Emperor: Does this sash make me look fat?- In the 80s, there was a trend of figure- and fashion-conscious women asking if something made them look fat began.

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