This week’s YouTube clip is taken from the 1988 comedy Coming to America starring Eddie Murphy as the prince of Zamunda, a fictional wealthy African nation.
In the scene below, Frankie Faison plays the landlord of a derelict apartment building in Queens, New York where Prince Akeem, Eddie Murphy’s character, has recently relocated to find a wife.
Prince Akeem wishes to find a down-to-earth bride by disguising his wealth and stature and seeking ‘meagre accommodation’.
The landlord highlights some of the features of the building, including a grotesque communal bathroom and a room where a homicide took place.
WARNING: Clip contains profane language.