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?"
  • A whopper of a Brick Joke: Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche (as the now-destitute 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.
    Randolph: "Mortimer... We're back!"