"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!"
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!"
A whopper of a Brick Joke: Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche (implied to be the Duke Brothers from Trading Places) are begging on the street when Akeem tosses them a pile of money. The two are delighted, talking about how they're going to restart their rise to the top again.