25 Coming to America 2 Quotes from Eddie Murphy’s Comedy Sequel
"Coming 2 America" is a comedy film exploring the age-old conflict between duty and love. Read 25 quotes from this movie to laugh and decide what to choose if you were stuck in the same puzzle.
In "Coming 2 America," a continuation of the first "Coming to America" film released in the late 1980s. In the movie, the soon-to-be King of Zamunda travels to the United States in search of his son.
Prince Akeem Joffer's trip to America is not without purpose, as he wishes to bring his son back to his home country so he can marry a princess. However, he soon learns that his child, Lavelle Junson is not interested in marrying for royalty but wants to exchange vows with a woman he loves.
The film was created by funny man Eddie Murphy who plays Joffer while his fictional son is portrayed by Jermaine Fowler. Other main characters in the movie include Semmi, played by Arsenio Hall; Lisa McDowell, performed by Shari Headley and Earl Jones, as King Jaffe Joffer.
Read these 25 iconic Coming to America 2 quotes to dive deeper into a universe of royalty, love, and humor.
Akeem’s quote: "I am the heir to the throne of Zamunda. I shall not be shamed by my two daughters." | Source: AmoDays
'Coming 2 America' Quotes from Prince Akeem
“It is my daughters that teach me in the languages of the modern world. For instance, are my princely robes not on fleek?” — Akeem
"True love is the bedrock of my kingdom." — Akeem
"I am the heir to the throne of Zamunda. I shall not be shamed by my two daughters." — Akeem
“Akeem: It is so good to see you.
"Clarence: Well, I’ll be damned! Look who done come up in here.” — "Coming 2 America"
Akeem’s quote: "I rather enjoyed being on fleek." | Source: AmoDays
"Would you dare banish me from my own bedroom? Are you a fool?" — Akeem
"I rather enjoyed being on fleek." — Akeem
“Akeem: Prepare the royal jet. We are going back to America.
Semmi: Oh, hell, no, your majesty!” — "Coming 2 America"
The Funniest Quotes from 'Coming 2 America'
Lisa’s quote: “Do you see me hopping on one leg and barking like a dog?" | Source: AmoDays
“Clarence: I’m the king of this shop!
Morris: That’s funny as hell.” — "Coming 2 America"
"We are undercover Africans." — Semmi
"Let’s get these rings on these fingers before the all-day shrimp ends at Sizzler’s. I don’t even know why they call it all-day. It ends at six 0’clock." — Uncle Reem
“Do you see me hopping on one leg and barking like a dog?" — Lisa
Semmi’s quote: "We are undercover Africans." | Source: AmoDays
"Look, baby, it’s about the love, not the shrimp." — Mary
"Y’all know my Play Station ain’t going nowhere." — Uncle Reem
"I want to thank you for releasing my sister from her canine curse." — General Izzi
"That’s Italian for mack daddy mentor." — Uncle Reem
Quotes from Iconic Moments of 'Coming 2 America'
"No child support for thirty years, and you came back? You is a dummy!" — Morris
Meeka’s quote: "Princesses can be written off just as much as anyone." | Source: AmoDays
"Been getting that look my entire life. People writing me off because of the way I talk or where I’m from." — Lavelle
"No, you are the bait to switch." — Meeka
“You must heed my words before I’m gone, my son. Now, you will be king. But the throne must pass to a male heir. Akeem, it appears you have a son! He must be found.” —Jaffe Joffer
"Walk your own path." — Mirembe
Lavelle’s quote: “People writing me off because of the way I talk or where I’m from." | Source: AmoDays
“You're dressed like a slave from the future." — Lavelle Junson
"Behold, Prince Akeem in his natural element, cowering at the mercy of the women in his life." — Semmi
"Princesses can be written off just as much as anyone." — Meeka
Mirembe’s quote: "Walk your own path." | Source: AmoDays
"Saul: It’s Kunta Kinte and Ebola.
Clarence: The Famine and Blood Diamond.
Morris: Nelson Mandela and Winnie.
Customer: Those hungry babies with flies on their face.
Clarence: Hey. Woh. Woh. Woh. Woh. That’s too much now. You just stepped over the line now. ” — "Coming 2 America"
"That is not you talking. That is your father." — Lisa
Semmi’s quote: "Behold, Prince Akeem in his natural element, cowering at the mercy of the women in his life." | Source: AmoDays
These humorous quotes implicitly elaborate on the tug-of-war between duty and love. It is a common theme in films based on royalty, but not so far from the many decisions we must make daily.
While many of us get to and choose to marry for love, we must sacrifice our love for duty in other areas of life. This can include selecting a career you are not particularly fond of over your dream to support your family. It can mean eating a banana instead of a cupcake out of duty to your health so you can be there for your family.
However, there remains a love within all these duties. A love for your family, a love for yourself, and, in Junson's case, if he were to marry out of duty, a love for his home country.
If you want to get into the thick of love, turn to the well-known romantic from "How I Met Your Mother" by reading: 35 Ted Mosby Quotes about Love and Relationships