Coming to America

“Girl, you look so good, someone ought to put you on a plate and sop you up with a biscuit…”

Sure, you have a bevy of beautiful maidens to wash your, ahem, private parts every morning as you bathe in your Olympic-sized bathtub, but what kind of life is that, if you don’t have love?

So Price Akeem of Zamunda, along with his trusty sidekick Semmi, hop the Concorde to (where else?) Queens to find him a woman that arouses his intellect as well as his loins.

When Coming to America hit screens in the summer of 1988, Eddie Murphy was on a decade-long roll of super-big comedy hits, and this hilarious fish-out-of-water story kept things going… in a big way. And it didn’t hurt that he brought his bud Arsenio Hall along for the ride.

From the guys’ struggles as burger-jockeys at McDowell’s (“They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs…”) to the barbershop arguments about boxing (with Arsenio and Eddie playing a handful of different characters themselves), Coming to America had us rolling in the aisles. And did we mention Sexual Chocolate? (And yes, that’s Eddie Murphy as Randy Watson.)

Coming to America finished the year as the #3 movie of 1988 (scoring a not-to-be-sneezed at $128 million), introduced us to Cuba Gooding Jr. (as the young man getting his hair cut) and gave us a preview of Jules Winnfield, with Samuel L. Jackson’s turn as a thug holding up McDowell’s.

All that, plus a little of that Soul-Glo shine…

We ♥ Coming to America.

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~ by weheart80s on October 10, 2011.

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