* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Those topless servant girls who clean Prince Akeem's "royal penis" at the start of the movie.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "She's Your Queen To Be".
* EarWorm: "Soul Glo," "She's Your Queen To Be," and Sexual Chocolate's version of "The Greatest Love of All."
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In this movie, Murphy plays an African prince who goes to America to find love. In his earlier standup special "Eddie Murphy: Raw", he does a whole bit about going to Africa to find love. Compare both to what really happened.
* HilariousInHindsight: Eddie Murphy talking about the Giants defeating the Packers with a field goal kick, which would happen in the 2007 post-season. Also a FunnyAneurysmMoment for Packers fans.
** For this or FunnyAneurysmMoment, Creator/JamesEarlJones as King Joffer walking around with a massive lion skin stole. [[Disney/TheLionKing At least he died of natural causes. Oh wait....]]
** A fast food restaurant obviously ripping off McDonalds, barely staying out of legal trouble with the real deal? It was [=McDowells=] in this 1988 film, and [=MaDonal=] in the real world's Kurdistan in the following decade. The founder wanted to bring a real McDonalds to Kurdistan, but was refused a franchise.
* OneSceneWonder: Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate.
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[{{ER}} Eriq La Salle]] as the "Soul Glo" guy
** And one of the guys getting his haircut is Cuba Gooding, Jr.
** Not to mention that the guy who tries to hold up [=McDowell's=] is none other than Creator/SamuelLJackson!
** Big Brother Jake drops f-bombs as a cabbie. Wait, was I the only person who used to watch that show?
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