Most of us know Hans Christian Andersen’s story “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Two weavers promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, no one dares to say that he doesn’t see any suit of clothes until a child cries out, “But he isn’t wearing anything at all!” You gotta love the honesty of children and the stupidity of adults who want to be special.
I was in a Muppets mood today, so here’s their version of the story.
Thursday’s Tales is a weekly event here at Carol’s Notebook. Fairy tales, folktales, tall tales, even re-tellings, I love them all. Feel free to join in.