History Film / ComingToAmerica

16th May '17 2:29:34 PM XFllo
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* NiceToTheWaiter: Akeem is extremely polite/respectful to those serve him, as well as his co-workers at [=McDowell=]'s. Contrast with Darryl, who pushes Louie Anderson's character around.
** He must get it from his mother, who is likewise very kind and considerate to everyone, especially those who Joffrey believes are beneath them.
* OfficialCouple: Akeem and Lisa.
* OhCrap: Akeem, when he brings Lisa to his apartment for the first time, and finds that Semmi has "fixed it up"... very nearly blowing their cover in the process.
** Also Semmi, when he returns to find Lisa's sister Patrice in the revamped apartment; she's come to see Akeem, and is demanding an explanation for how Akeem and Semmi are living so well on a minimum wage. Luckily, Semmi convincingly lies his way out of the situation, which buys him and Akeem time until...

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* NiceToTheWaiter: NiceToTheWaiter:
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Akeem is extremely polite/respectful to those serve him, as well as his co-workers at [=McDowell=]'s. Contrast with Darryl, who pushes Louie Anderson's character around.
** He must get it from his mother, who Akeem's mother is likewise very kind and considerate to everyone, especially those who Joffrey Joffe believes are beneath them.
* %%* OfficialCouple: Akeem and Lisa.
* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Akeem, when he brings Lisa to his apartment for the first time, and finds that Semmi has "fixed it up"... very nearly blowing their cover in the process.
** Also Semmi, when he returns to find Lisa's sister Patrice in the revamped apartment; she's come to see Akeem, and is demanding an explanation for how Akeem and Semmi are living so well on a minimum wage. Luckily, Semmi convincingly lies his way out of the situation, which buys him and Akeem time until...



* PimpedOutDress: The wedding dress at the end, [[PrincessesPreferPink a pink one]].

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* PimpedOutDress: PimpedOutDress:
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The wedding dress at the end, [[PrincessesPreferPink a pink one]].



* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Well, more like Rich Suitor vs. Secretly Richer Suitor Disguised As Poor Suitor.

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%% * RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Well, more like Rich Suitor vs. Secretly Richer Suitor Disguised As Poor Suitor.



* TakeThat: At the entire movie industry and its obsession with stories taking place in only two American cities. Semmi, when planning their trip to America and looking at a map of it, exclaims "But the places are so numerous, the possibilities near-infinite! [[{{Beat}} ...]] New York, or LA?" Of course, [[HypocriticalHumor they then go to New York and spend the rest of the movie there]].



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16th May '17 10:14:53 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* AdiposeRex: King Joffer is one, seeing as he's played by Creator/JamesEarlJones.
22nd Mar '17 4:24:24 PM Aquila89
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** When Akeem happily shouts "Good morning, my neighbors!" on his first morning in Queens, someone across the streets shouts "Fuck you!". Akeem mistakes it for a greeting, and shouts "Yes! Fuck you, too!".

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** When Akeem happily shouts "Good morning, my neighbors!" on his first morning in Queens, someone across the streets shouts "Fuck "Hey, fuck you!". Akeem mistakes it for a greeting, and shouts "Yes! Fuck you, too!".



'''Random person:''' FUCK YOU!\\

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'''Random person:''' FUCK YOU!\\Hey, fuck you!\\
12th Jan '17 10:53:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** Akeem says hello to a small elephant named {{Babar}}.

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** Akeem says hello to a small elephant named {{Babar}}.Literature/{{Babar}}.
11th Dec '16 5:11:26 PM SirSapphire
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** He must get it from his mother, who is likewise very kind and considerate to everyone, especially those who Joffrey believes are beneath them.
7th Nov '16 3:06:45 AM Farnham
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** During the dinner party scene, Darryl makes it clear that while he does love Lisa, he is also a sexist who believes that woman want to be told what to do. His lie to her father about her accepting his proposal probably didn't help either (he hadn't even actually proposed).

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** During the dinner party scene, Darryl makes it clear that while he does love Lisa, he is also a sexist who believes that woman women want to be told what to do. His lie to her father about her accepting his proposal probably didn't help either (he hadn't even actually proposed).proposed yet).
7th Nov '16 3:02:38 AM Farnham
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** At one point, Creator/JamesEarlJones remarked on how his royal marriage had been arranged. So the codified Zamundan monarchy went back at least three generations. That means Zamunda was a monarchy at least as far back as the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Once the [[UsefulNotes/TurksWithTroops Ottoman Empire]] royalty was broken, old-style monarchy slowly disappeared from DarkestAfrica. But in this world, the Zamundan not only survived amongst post-colonial dictatorships and nascent plutocracies, it flourished. And it retained a strict [[StandardRoyalCourt European-style royal court]], which held real power. Arsenio Hall may be a bit of a UpperClassTwit and a RightHandHottie, but he expects to be the right hand of the king of an entire country. That's some [[TheBorgias Borgia-level]] shit.

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** At one point, Creator/JamesEarlJones remarked on how his royal marriage had been arranged. So the codified Zamundan monarchy went back at least three generations. That means Zamunda was a monarchy at least as far back as the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Once the [[UsefulNotes/TurksWithTroops Ottoman Empire]] royalty was broken, old-style monarchy slowly disappeared from DarkestAfrica. But in this world, the Zamundan Zamunda not only survived amongst post-colonial dictatorships and nascent plutocracies, it flourished. And it retained a strict [[StandardRoyalCourt European-style royal court]], which held real power. Arsenio Hall may be a bit of a UpperClassTwit and a RightHandHottie, but he expects to be the right hand of the king of an entire country. That's some [[TheBorgias Borgia-level]] shit.
1st Nov '16 12:38:23 PM KyuTurtle
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** Cleo McDowell. He can be a bit jerk-ish to Akeem and Semmi at times, and tried to force his daughter to marry Darryl, but it was only because he doesn't want her to struggle financially like he did. Not to mention he goes into PapaWolf territory when King Jaffe insults him and his family, and gets even more pissed when Jaffe tries to pay him off.

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** Cleo McDowell.[=McDowell=]. He can be a bit jerk-ish to Akeem and Semmi at times, and tried to force his daughter to marry Darryl, but it was only because he doesn't want her to struggle financially like he did. Not to mention he goes into PapaWolf territory when King Jaffe insults him and his family, and gets even more pissed when Jaffe tries to pay him off.
17th Oct '16 7:29:42 PM projectshadow99
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** During the dinner party scene, Darryl makes it clear that while he does love Lisa, he is also a sexist who believes that woman want to be told what to do. His lie to her father about her accepting his proposal probably didn't help either (he hadn't even actually proposed).
24th Sep '16 3:28:59 AM DoctorNemesis
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Subverted at Akeem's ceremony where he meets his bride-to-be. When the bride's father first introduces his daughter, a large woman pushes her way through the audience, but it turns out she's only introducing the bride. Akeem is just as abhorred by the beautiful ExtremeDoormat who is supposed to be his bride. Played straight in the TerribleIntervieweesMontage, with a woman, [[CrosscastRole played by Arsenio Hall]], who "want[s] to tear [Akeem]" apart as well as Semmi, making him SpitTake.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: AbhorrentAdmirer:
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Subverted at Akeem's ceremony where he meets his bride-to-be. When the bride's father first introduces his daughter, a large woman pushes her way through the audience, but it turns out she's only introducing the bride. Akeem is just as abhorred by the beautiful ExtremeDoormat who is supposed to be his bride. Played straight in the TerribleIntervieweesMontage, with a woman, [[CrosscastRole played by Arsenio Hall]], who "want[s] to tear [Akeem]" apart as well as Semmi, making him SpitTake.SpitTake.
** If his BreakingTheFourthWall at the end is any indication, Darryl doesn't seem to be overly pleased at being the subject of Lisa's sister's amorous intentions.
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