Wiki Headlines
We've switched servers and will be updating the old code over the next couple months, meaning that several things might break. Please report issues here.

main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Funny: Coming to America
  • Randy Watson and his band, Sexual Chocolate.
  • Akeem attempts to catch a walking out into the middle of the street, putting his hand out and shouting, "Halt!" at it.
    Cab driver: "You dumb FUCK!"
    • Akeem, with the biggest grin on his face: "What does 'dumb fuck' mean?"
  • "She's your queen to be..."
  • How about when Akeem stuck his head out a window to say "hello" to the city?
    "Good morning, my neighbors!"
    "Hey, fuck you!"
  • "I worship the devil."
  • "Fuck you! Fuck you! And fuck you! Who's next?"
    • * fart *
  • "You are not Akeem!" "...I know that."
  • Akeem formally introducing himself to Lisa for the first time. Murphy's timing and facial expressions make this scene.
    "When you think of garbage, think of Akeem!"
  • The Queen: *In the most regal voice ever* "Put a sock in it, Jaffe! The boy is in love!"
  • Reverend Brown!
  • Akeem gleefully skipping down the street, singing very loudly about being in love.
  • The two chalk outlines on the floor of the apartment: "Damn shame what they did to that dog."
  • James Earl Jones is hysterical as King Jaffe Joffer:
    "I tied my own shoes once. It is an overrated experience."
  • This exchange at the end, after Akeem and Lisa have been married, and are leaving for a life of luxury.
    Lisa: Would you *really* have given up all this just for me?
    Akeem: Of course. If you like we can give it up now.
    [Lisa pauses to think]
    Lisa: Naaaah!
  • "Just let your SOOOOUUUUUL GLOOOOOO!"
  • This bit:
    Akeem: Sir, did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?
    Cleo: No, I didn't.
    Akeem: Oh sir, the Giants of New York took on the Packers of Green Bay. And in the end, the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big "H". It was a most ripping victory.
    Cleo: Son.
    Akeem: Yes?
    Cleo: I'm only going to say this once. If you want to keep working here, stay off the drugs.
    Akeem: (still smiling) Yes. (leaves)
  • The barber guy and his stories.
    "There they, there they go! Every time I start talkin' 'bout boxin', a white man gotta pull Rocky Marciano out they ass!"
  • "Who the fuck is this asshole?"

The Color PurpleFunny/FilmCommando

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy