History Film / ComingToAmerica

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.
24th Sep '16 1:00:28 AM DoctorNemesis
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** On the other hand, there are some hints in the film - such as Zamunda using the pound as its currency, Akeem and Lisa's wedding ceremony being a Christian one (which would imply that the Royal Family and hence most of the country was Christian), Zamundan police and soldiers wearing British-style uniforms - that suggest that Zamunda was influenced by British rule. It may very well have been a British protectorate at one point, like Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland and Uganda, for example. Lesotho and Swaziland are also two of the three remaining monarchies in Africa (Morocco is the third).

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** On the other hand, there are some hints in the film - such as Zamunda using the pound as its currency, Akeem and Lisa's wedding ceremony being a Christian one (which would imply that the Royal Family and hence most of the country was Christian), Zamundan police and soldiers wearing British-style uniforms uniforms, the mentioned popularity of soccer - that suggest that Zamunda was influenced by British rule. It may very well have been a British protectorate at one point, like Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland and Uganda, for example. Lesotho and Swaziland are also two of the three remaining monarchies in Africa (Morocco is the third).
21st Aug '16 3:54:24 AM Morgenthaler
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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 [[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 [[TurksWithTroops [[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.
24th Jul '16 5:59:32 AM mangamanic
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** When Akeem tries to make his arranged bride more independent by ordering her to not do everything he says, she refuses. Doing exactly what he told her to do by refusing to not do whatever he told her to do.
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