Eddie Murphy’s 1988 Movie “Coming To America” Perfectly Predicted The Monday Night Football Game Between The Packers & The Giants

Eddie Murphy Coming to America
Coming To America

Move over The Simpsons, we’ve got another entertainment product that’s scarily predicting the future.

For this one, you have to go all the way back to the fabulous 1980’s (saying that based on what I’ve heard and the movies I’ve seen), and press play on the 1988 Eddie Murphy led comedy classic “Coming To America.” If you’ve never seen it, it’s truly one of Murphy’s funniest projects to date, and allowed for him to really show off his acting chops and comedic timing.

The movie takes Eddie Murphy, who plays a prince from another country, coming to America (hence the name) to try and find a wife who would actually love him for who he is, and not the status he has. As you can probably gather just by reading that, the outlandish premise is made that much better by an Eddie Murphy in his prime.

And strangely enough, like the longest running cartoon sitcom of all time often does, it somehow managed to accurately predict the future during the movie. An eagle-eyed viewer must have remembered one of the scenes within the movie where Murphy’s character worked at a McDowell’s (parody of McDonald’s) and went in to talk to his boss.

As Murphy pushes his mop and bucket into his boss’ office to make small talk, he asks:

“Sir, I was wondering, did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?”

His boss, partially stunned by his employee’s attempt to “shoot the sh*t” about sports, says that he did not watch the game. Eddie’s character then continues:

“Oh, it was most exhilarating. 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 the most gripping victory.”

Strangely enough, that’s exactly how the game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants ended on Monday Night Football. The Giants, led by the most Italian rookie quarterback the world has ever seen, drove down the field in the closing seconds of the game and set up for a game winning field goal.

Once they were in range, and as time was expiring, the Giants of New York did, in fact, kick the oblong ball through the field goal post to win the game. Anyone that watched it would tell you that it was the most gripping of victories, just as Murphy’s character put it way back in 1988.

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A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock