Coming to America is one of my all time favorite movies from any decade! It was released on June 29, 1988 and grossed over $288 at the box office. There are so many hilarious scenes in the movie, but one of my favorite scenes is when the late Louie Anderson’s character gives Akeem and Semmi, played by Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, a pep talk about how he started on clean up, but now he’s washing lettuce, and soon will be on fries. Then, the grill, and in a year or two, he’ll make assistant manager, and that’s when the big bucks start rolling in.
Enjoy this look back at the washing lettuce scene in Coming to America from 1988!