- Randy Watson and his band, Sexual Chocolate.
- Akeem attempts to catch a cab...by 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!"
"YES, YES! FUCK YOU, TOO!"
- "I worship the devil."
- "Fuck you! Fuck you! And fuck you! Who's next?"
- "YOUR RENT'S DUE, MOTHERFUCKER!!"
- "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]
- "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: 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?"