* 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.
* MemeticMutation: The scene of Semmi opening the door to Akeem's apartment only to find the king before him, screaming, and closing the door quickly. You'll find many a modified GIF of it.
* OneSceneWonder: Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate.
* RatedMForMoney: When looked at from end-to-end, the movie really only earns its "R" rating by the bath scene near the start (where the women are topless and are apparently washing the prince's genitals underwater and offscreen) and the swearing (none of which feels absolutely necessary). The rest of the movie is by-and-large a rather innocuous love story.
* 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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