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The Funniest Quotes From 'Coming to America'

Updated October 14, 2020 2.6k votes 620 voters 38k views25 items

The best quotes from Coming to America make you realize how funny the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest Coming to America quotes, with the help of your votes. Starring Eddie Murphy, Paul Bates, and Garcelle Beauvais, Coming to America was directed by John Landis and released in 1988.

What are your favorite lines from Coming to America? One of the memorable one-liners was when Prince Akeem said, "No journey is too great when one finds what he seeks." Another great line from Coming to America is, "Wrong. You are a Prince who has never tied his shoes. Believe me. I tied my own shoes once. It is an overrated experience." spoken by King Jaffe Joffer who is played by James Earl Jones.

Vote up your top quotes from Coming to America, regardless of which character they come from.

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    Forced To Thrash You

    Prince Akeem:  It would be wise for you to put the weapon down.

    Hold-Up Man: Who the f*ck is this a**hole?

    Prince Akeem: Please refrain from using any further obscenities in the presence of these people.

    Hold-Up Man: What?

    Prince Akeem: I'm warning you. I will be forced to thrash you.

    Hold-Up Man: F*ck you!


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  • 6

    Joe Louis

    Clarence: Oh there they go. There they go, every time I start talkin 'bout boxing, a white man got to pull Rocky Marciano out their *ss. That's their one, that's their one. Rocky Marciano. Rocky Marciano. Let me tell you something once and for all. Rocky Marciano was good, but compared to Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano ain't sh*t.


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    Clarence: Hey, what's up, brother? You a little late for the Christmas pageant.

    King Jaffe Joffer: I am King Jaffe Joffer, ruler of Zamunda.

    Clarence: Have a seat. Chair number two will be ready in a second.

    Saul: This is beautiful. What is that? Velvet?


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    Lisa McDowell: So why did you come here?

    Prince Akeem: To find something special.

    Lisa McDowell: It's a long way to travel.

    Prince Akeem: No journey is too great when one finds what he seeks.


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