History Film / ComingToAmerica

25th Jun '16 6:07:52 AM AriRockefeller
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* SeinfeldianConversation: The old men in the barber shop talk about [[Main/MuhammadAli boxers]].

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* SeinfeldianConversation: The old men in the barber shop talk about [[Main/MuhammadAli [[UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli boxers]].
25th Jun '16 6:06:43 AM AriRockefeller
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* SeinfeldianConversation: The old men in the barber shop talk about boxers.

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* SeinfeldianConversation: The old men in the barber shop talk about boxers.[[Main/MuhammadAli boxers]].
7th Jun '16 2:05:53 AM XFllo
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** King Jaffe. Semmi too... even though he acts like a selfish jerk and a hindrance to Akeem throughout most of his courtship with Lisa, his heart is in the right place; while he clearly doesn't want Akeem to be unhappy, he is simultaneously aware King Jaffe would not immediately approve of Lisa as the Royal Bride. [[spoiler: Thank heavens all ends well then.]]

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** King Jaffe. Semmi too... even Semmi. Even though he acts like a selfish jerk and a hindrance to Akeem throughout most of his courtship with Lisa, his heart is in the right place; while he clearly doesn't want Akeem to be unhappy, he is simultaneously aware King Jaffe would not immediately approve of Lisa as the Royal Bride. [[spoiler: Thank heavens all ends well then.]]



%% ** King Jaffe.



* LargeHam(s): It would be easier to point out the non-hams.

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%% * LargeHam(s): It would be easier to point out the non-hams.



* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Lisa is the Madonna, Patrice is the whore.

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%% * MadonnaWhoreComplex: Lisa is the Madonna, Patrice is the whore.
6th Jun '16 1:47:36 AM thecarolinabull01
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Akeem and Semmi pose as [[KingIncognito poor African students]] while they conduct their search, but [[FunnyForeigner being naive to the way America works]] they can only attract women with serious emotional problems. Akeem is almost ready to give up until, one night, he attends a rally where he lays eyes on [[PluckyGirl Lisa McDowell]]. She is his dream in every way and Akeem is convinced that he has found his future Queen, but there's only one problem: [[HilarityEnsues she's already taken...]]

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Akeem and Semmi pose as [[KingIncognito poor African college students]] while they conduct their search, but [[FunnyForeigner being naive to the way America works]] they can only attract women with serious emotional problems. Akeem is almost ready to give up until, one night, he attends a rally where he lays eyes on [[PluckyGirl Lisa McDowell]]. She is his dream in every way and Akeem is convinced that he has found his future Queen, but there's only one problem: [[HilarityEnsues she's already taken...]]



* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Prince Jaffe Joffer's lecture about how arranged marriages aren't so bad.

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* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Prince King Jaffe Joffer's lecture about how arranged marriages aren't so bad.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What did King Joffe do about the chosen bride who has just spent her ''entire life'' preparing to be a princess? For all we know, she [[OffscreenInertia could still be hopping on one foot while barking]]. Or, hopefully, just went back home - and maybe grew a personality.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What did King Joffe Jaffe do about the chosen bride who has just spent her ''entire life'' preparing to be a princess? For all we know, she [[OffscreenInertia could still be hopping on one foot while barking]]. Or, hopefully, just went back home - and maybe grew a personality.
3rd Jun '16 11:47:16 PM Doug86
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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/WorldWarOne. 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/WorldWarOne.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.
28th May '16 5:36:03 PM Farnham
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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 Botswana 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 - 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 Botswana Swaziland are also two of the three remaining monarchies in Africa (Morocco is the third).
27th May '16 2:22:36 PM thecarolinabull01
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Though it's established early on that both Akeem and Semmi are excellent fighters, everyone in America views them this way until the holdup scene.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Though it's established early on that both Akeem and Semmi are excellent stick fighters, everyone in America views them this way until the holdup scene.



* FishOutOfWater

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* FishOutOfWaterFishOutOfWater: Akeem and Semmi are completely unaware of how America works.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: King Jaffe. Semmi too... even though he acts like a selfish jerk and a hindrance to Akeem throughout most of his courtship with Lisa, his heart is in the right place; while he clearly doesn't want Akeem to be unhappy, he is simultaneously aware King Jaffe would not immediately approve of Lisa as the Royal Bride. [[spoiler: Thank heavens all ends well then.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
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King Jaffe. Semmi too... even though he acts like a selfish jerk and a hindrance to Akeem throughout most of his courtship with Lisa, his heart is in the right place; while he clearly doesn't want Akeem to be unhappy, he is simultaneously aware King Jaffe would not immediately approve of Lisa as the Royal Bride. [[spoiler: Thank heavens all ends well then.]]]]
** 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.
26th Apr '16 2:04:36 PM AutoPilate
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--> '''King Jaffe:''' So you see, there is a very fine line between love and nausea!

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--> '''King Jaffe:''' So you see, my son, there is a very fine line between love and nausea!
26th Apr '16 1:00:49 PM AutoPilate
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--> '''King Jaffe:''' So you see, there is a thin line between love and nausea!

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--> '''King Jaffe:''' So you see, there is a thin very fine line between love and nausea!
23rd Mar '16 11:07:59 AM nombretomado
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* {{Bowdlerise}}d: This film has been shown on TV on channels such as ComedyCentral and ''ABC Family''.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}d: This film has been shown on TV on channels such as ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral and ''ABC Family''.
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