Coming To America Quotes

Tuesday, May 3 by Mallorie Greene

"Coming to America" quotes are great to recite to other fans of this 1988 comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. These quotes make some of the best highlights of the film and excellent to remember word to word to make others laugh. Here are the quotes to use from the memorable characters in the film.

  1. Bather: "The royal penis is clean, your highness" This "Coming to America" quote speaks for itself while Prince Akeem is physically wash by attractive female bathers around him. He never did anything on his own, which includes dressing himself or brushing his teeth as everyone is on hand and foot to serve the Prince.
  2. Saul: "A man has the right to change his name to vat ever he vants to change it to. And if a man vants to be called Muhammad Ali, godammit this is a free country, you should respect his vishes, and call the man Muhammad Ali. Morris: His mamma call him Clay, imma call him Clay. Saul:  Then you're a putz. All of you are putzes. They should change the sign outside from My-T-Sharp to 'ze Three Putzes". The quote is cited by one few of the funniest characters in "Coming to America", as Eddie Murphy and Aresnio Hall play gossipy barbershop guys debating if legendary box Muhammad Ali should keep the name or go back to his government one.
  3. Cab Driver: "Is this shitty enough for you?" Prince Akeem: "Yes it is." This one-liner "Coming to America" quote is hilarious because the cab driver being flat out honest about the gritty area the Prince wants to reside to get rid of his royal past in Africa. He and his sidekick, also find a crappy apartment in the neighborhood to live a happily, normal life and honest work at McDowell’s (spoof of McDonalds).
  4. Oha [sings,] "She's your Queen-to-be. A Queen-to-be forever. A Queen who'll do whatever his highness desires. She's your Queen-to-be. A vision of perfection. An object of affection to quench your royal fire. Completely free from infection. To be used at your discretion. Waiting only for your direction. Your Queen-to-be." One of the best quotes from the great servant Oha in "Coming to America" shows off his vocal strengths. It is funny and a memorable song when Oha belts his heart out while Prince Akeem's watches his soon-to-be wife, Imani Izzi walk down the aisle
  5. Maurice: "Hey, I started out mopping the floor just like you guys. But now… now I'm washing lettuce. Soon I'll be on fries; then the grill. And pretty soon, I'll make assistant manager, and that's when the big bucks start rolling in." Maurice, played by Louie Anderson, is a proud worker of McDowell's and gleefully tells Prince Akeem and his friend Semmi, that he has plans to work his way up at the fast food restaurant and go from a menial wage worker to a big hot shot earning lots of cash once he becomes an assistant manager. It is one of the funniest "Coming to America" quotes delivered by Anderson in the film.
  6. Prince Akeem: Oha, it is my twenty-first birthday. Do you think perhaps just once I might use the bathroom by myself? Oha: Most amusing, sir.[claps hands] Oha: Wipers! Prince Akeem fed up of the excessive pampering because of his status as the King's son. However he challenge one of his father's employees, by expressing his resentment of needing assistance in the bathroom but it goes right through Oha ears and he continue to order for Akeem to be prepared to have his ass wiped in the bathroom. This quotes greatly proves the reason for Prince Akeem's departure from Africa to New York in "Coming to America."
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