Coming 2 America, the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 film Coming to America, has finally been released. Most of the original cast is back for the adventure, with the exception of Madge Sinclair, who played the Queen. The NY Times reported that Sinclair died on December 20, 1995, after battling leukemia for 13 years.
Returning cast members from the original movie include Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos, Louie Anderson, Paul Bates, and Garcelle Beauvais. Several new cast members who some may recognize include Leslie Jones, Morgan Freeman, Trevor Noah, Colin Jost, Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, and Teyana Taylor, as reported by ABC News Radio.
In the original film, Prince Akeem Joffer rejected an arranged marriage so that he could explore his options in America. There, he got his hands dirty and found love, a woman who became his wife at the end of the movie. The plot to the sequel, according to IMDb, reads, “The African monarch Akeem learns he has a long-lost son in the United States and must return to America to meet this unexpected heir and build a relationship with his son.”
Read on below for a rundown on all of the quotes from Coming 2 America, along with the details of the ending scene and credits.
“Coming 2 America” Quotes
“They’ve got egg mcmuffins. They’ve got egg mcstuffins.” – Cleo McDowell
“To call you a sh*t stain brought him much joy.” – Prince Akeem
“We are undercover Africans.” – Semmi
“You’ve inherited your father’s unforgiving memory.” – Semmi
“You can’t even squeeze a tit nowadays. It’ll get you fired.” – Saul, the Barbershop customer
“This is your bastard brother from America.” – King Akeem
“Only when you can retrieve the whiskers from a resting lion are you ready to become Prince.” – King Akeem
“You cholesterol dumpster fire!” – Semmi
“What kind of kingdom is this? How is there no lunchables or no lunch snacks up here or nothin’?” – Uncle Reem
“They’re gonna sharpen your tool now, nephew.” – Uncle Reem
“Uppity b*tch say what?” – Queen Lisa
“I want a woman so black, when you make love, you need a flashlight.” – Barber
“Forgive an old fool, an old fool who loves you very much.” – King Akeem
“I want to thank you for releasing my sister from her canine curse.” – General Izzi
“Let’s hear it for Randy Watson and his band Sexual Chocolate.” – Uncle Reem
Additional Celebrity Cameos
In addition to several big actors, there were music artists who popped up in Coming 2 America. Both the girl group En Vogue and Salt N Pepa appeared in the movie, performing for the royal family. Their performance was followed up by that of Gladys Knight.
Samuel L. Jackson, who appeared as a robber in the first movie, did not appear in the sequel, though footage of him from the first movie was included. John Legend also appears in the credits of the movie, singing “She’s Your Queen”, which was in the first film.
Also in the credits of the sequel was a blooper reel of mistakes and outtakes from the movie. And, at the very end of the credits, the barbershop customer Saul is shown at the wedding, telling a joke about a monkey to Baba. At the end of the joke, paying homage to the first film, he touches Baba’s robe and asks if the material is velvet.
What Happened in the Ending Scene
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Akeem’s son Lavelle, along with his family and friends from Queens, are in Zabumda, enjoying his wedding at the palace. Just as his father did in the first film, Lavelle has opted to reject arranged marriage and marry for love. Lavelle and his groomer Mirembe become husband and wife. Randy Watson and his band Sexual Chocolate have taken the stage and everyone is enjoying the party.
Meeka, Akeem’s daughter who had longed to become the heir to the throne, gets her wish. Akeem decides it’s time to break tradition. Lavelle will serve as an ambassador to America, while Meeka will become Queen when her father is gone.