Cleo McDowell Quotes in Coming to America (1988)


Cleo McDowell Quotes:

  • Cleo McDowell: Look... me and the McDonald's people got this little misunderstanding. See, they're McDonald's... I'm McDowell's. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds.

  • Maurice: Mr. McDowell?

    Cleo McDowell: Yes?

    Maurice: There's some people here to see you.

    Cleo McDowell: They're not from McDonalds are they?

    Cleo McDowell: I don't think so.

  • Prince Akeem: Sir, did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?

    Cleo McDowell: No, I didn't.

    Prince Akeem: Oh sir, the Giants of New York took on the Packers of Green Bay. And in the end, the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big "H". It was a most ripping victory.

    Cleo McDowell: Son, I'm only going to tell you this one time.

    Prince Akeem: Yes?

    Cleo McDowell: If you want to keep working here, stay off the drugs.

    Prince Akeem: Yes.

  • King Jaffe Joffer: Our son cannot consort with such a girl.

    Cleo McDowell: Now wait a minute!

    King Jaffe Joffer: I know you have been inconvenienced. I am prepared to compensate you. Shall we say one million American dollars?

    Cleo McDowell: No way.

    King Jaffe Joffer: Very well then. Two million.

    Cleo McDowell: You don't have enough money to buy my daughter off.

    King Jaffe Joffer: [laughing] Nonsense.

    Queen Aoleon: Jaffe, apologize to Mr. McDowell.

    King Jaffe Joffer: I will do no such thing. The man is beneath me and so is his daughter.

    Cleo McDowell: I don't care who you are. This is America, Jack. Say another word about Lisa, and I'll break my foot off in your royal ass.

  • Cleo McDowell: [to Darryl] Look, the girl doesn't like you any more! Can't you get that through your greasy head?

  • Cleo McDowell: [Talking on the phone] Yeah, King Jaffe Joffer's room, please. Yeah, hello, King? Yeah, Cleo McDowell here. Yeah, King, both the kids are here... together. Right. 2432 Derby Avenue, Jamaica Estates. Right. Now, King, I was wondering if - hello, King?

  • Cleo McDowell: You know how to mop don't you?

    Prince Akeem: Oh yes.

    [Leaving the mop inside the wheely-bucket begins maneuvering it back and forth along the floor]

    Cleo McDowell: Don't use the bucket. It'll just confuse you.

  • Cleo McDowell: A prince. He's a prince. Oh, Lisa, you did it this time. You hit the jackpot. Your little goat herder makes Darryl look like a welfare case.

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