The BEST Episodes of Epic Rap Battles of History

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2021

Network: YouTube

Epic Rap Battles of History, officially shortened to ERB or ERBoH, is a YouTube video series created by Peter Shukoff (a.k.a. Nice Peter) and Lloyd Ahlquist (a.k.a. EpicLLOYD). The series pits famous historical and pop culture figures, either fictional or otherwise, against one another in a rap battle format.

Einstein vs Stephen Hawking

#1 - Einstein vs Stephen Hawking

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 30, 2011

Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein (Zach Sherwin) battles fellow theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (Nice Peter).

star 8.92
12 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Dante Cimadamore, Joe Felice, Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter, Phil Haney
Darth Vader vs Hitler

#2 - Darth Vader vs Hitler

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 10, 2010

Intergalactic conqueror and Sith Lord from Star Wars, Darth Vader (Nice Peter), battles Nazi German dictator Adolf Hitler (EpicLLOYD).

star 8.67
12 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter
Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates

#3 - Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 14, 2012

The Chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates (EpicLLOYD), battles the late CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs (Nice Peter).

star 8.60
15 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lauren Flans, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Nice Peter
Rick Grimes vs Walter White

#4 - Rick Grimes vs Walter White

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 5, 2014

Zombie-outbreak survivor from The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes (Nice Peter), battles drug kingpin from Breaking Bad, Walter White (EpicLLOYD).

star 8.55
11 votes
Directors: Nice Peter
Writers:
Frank Sinatra vs Freddie Mercury

#5 - Frank Sinatra vs Freddie Mercury

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 1, 2012

Traditional pop singer and actor Frank Sinatra (EpicLLOYD) battles Queen frontman Freddie Mercury (Nice Peter).

star 8.50
10 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Dante Cimadamore, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Mike Betette, Nice Peter
Gandhi vs Martin Luther King, Jr.

#6 - Gandhi vs Martin Luther King, Jr.

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 25, 2013

Leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jordan Peele), battles Gandhi (Keegan-Michael Key), leader of Indian nationalism.

star 8.36
11 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Dante Cimadamore, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Mike Betette, Nice Peter
Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye

#7 - Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 16, 2014

Scientist and science educator, Bill Nye (Nice Peter), battles the discoverer of the laws of gravity, Sir Isaac Newton ("Weird Al" Yankovic).

star 8.30
10 votes
Directors: Nice Peter
Writers:
Hitler vs Vader 2

#8 - Hitler vs Vader 2

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 8, 2011

Adolf Hitler (EpicLLOYD), after being imprisoned in carbonite, gets thawed out by Darth Vader (Nice Peter) and is challenged to a rematch.

star 8.27
11 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Greg Owen, Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin
Batman vs Sherlock Holmes

#9 - Batman vs Sherlock Holmes

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 27, 2012

The greatest detective in history, Sherlock Holmes (Zach Sherwin), battles the defender of Gotham City, Batman (Nice Peter).

star 8.25
12 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Dante Cimadamore, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Mike Betette, Nice Peter
Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney

#10 - Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 15, 2012

The candidates for the 2012 Presidential Election face off in a rap battle, with Republican candidate Mitt Romney (EpicLLOYD) and Democrat candidate and current President of the United States, Barack Obama (Iman Crosson).

star 8.21
14 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Alphacat, Dante Cimadamore, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Mike Betette, Nice Peter
Jim Henson vs Stan Lee

#11 - Jim Henson vs Stan Lee

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 3, 2015

Pupeteer Jim Henson (Nice Peter) battles comic book legend Stan Lee (EpicLLOYD).

star 8.20
10 votes
Ronald McDonald vs The Burger King

#12 - Ronald McDonald vs The Burger King

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 8, 2019

star 8.17
6 votes
Writers: Dante Cimadamore, Epic Lloyd, MC Goldiloxx, Nice Peter, Patreon Writers Crew, Zach Sherwin
Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock

#13 - Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 15, 2014

Movie visionaries Steven Spielberg (Nice Peter) and Alfred Hitchcock (EpicLLOYD) face off in this battle.

star 8.11
9 votes
Mr. T vs Mr. Rogers

#14 - Mr. T vs Mr. Rogers

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 14, 2011

Famous actor and wrestler Mr. T (DeStorm Power) battles children's show host Mister Rogers (Nice Peter).

star 8.10
10 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: DeStorm Power, Greg Owens, Jeff Durand, Lauren Flans, Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin
Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley

#15 - Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 2, 2012

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson (Bentley Green), battles the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley (EpicLLOYD).

star 8.08
12 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lauren Flans, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Nice Peter
Dr. Seuss vs Shakespeare

#16 - Dr. Seuss vs Shakespeare

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 17, 2011

Children's book writer Dr. Seuss (Mickey Meyer) battles playwright William Shakespeare (George Watsky).

star 8.00
11 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: George Watsky, Greg Owens, Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin
Mario Bros. vs Wright Bros.

#17 - Mario Bros. vs Wright Bros.

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 16, 2012

The famous video game defenders of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario (EpicLLOYD) and Luigi (Nice Peter) battle Wilbur and Orville Wright (Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal), inventors of the first successful airplane.

star 8.00
10 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Nice Peter
Goku vs Superman

#18 - Goku vs Superman

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 19, 2014

The Man of Steel from Planet Krypton, Superman (EpicLLOYD), battles the Saiyan from Planet Vegeta, Goku (Ray William Johnson).

star 8.00
15 votes
Directors: Nice Peter
Writers:
Master Chief vs Leonidas

#19 - Master Chief vs Leonidas

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 31, 2012

US Spartan from the Halo video game series, Master Chief (Nice Peter) battles Spartan King and warrior, King Leonidas (Jesse Wellens, voiced by EpicLLOYD).

star 7.90
10 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Nice Peter, TheWarpZone
Rasputin vs Stalin

#20 - Rasputin vs Stalin

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 23, 2013

A battle between Russian mystic Rasputin (Nice Peter) and Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin (EpicLLOYD) quickly turns into a Russian battle royale with Communist leader Vladimir Lenin (Nice Peter), Soviet statesman Mikhail Gorbachev (EpicLLOYD), and Russian president Vladimir Putin (Nice Peter).

star 7.86
7 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Dante Cimadamore, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Mike Betette, Nice Peter
Gandalf vs Dumbledore

#21 - Gandalf vs Dumbledore

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 14, 2011

Middle-Earth wizard from Lord of the Rings, Gandalf (EpicLLOYD), battles Hogwarts headmaster from Harry Potter, Dumbledore (Nice Peter).

star 7.80
10 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin
Genghis Khan vs Easter Bunny

#22 - Genghis Khan vs Easter Bunny

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 20, 2011

Mongolian Emperor Genghis Khan (EpicLLOYD) battles the holiday mascot of Easter, the Easter Bunny (Nice Peter).

star 7.78
9 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter
Doc Brown vs Doctor Who

#23 - Doc Brown vs Doctor Who

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 29, 2012

Inventor of the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future, Doc Brown (Zach Sherwin), battles time-traveling alien from Doctor Who, The Doctor (Nice Peter).

star 7.78
9 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Dante Cimadamore, George Watsky, Lloyd Ahlquist, Mike Betette, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin
Bob Ross vs Pablo Picasso

#24 - Bob Ross vs Pablo Picasso

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 18, 2013

American painter Bob Ross (Nice Peter), the host of The Joy of Painting, battles Spanish painter Pablo Picasso (EpicLLOYD).

star 7.75
12 votes
Directors: Daniel Turcan
Writers:
Alexander The Great vs Ivan The Terrible

#25 - Alexander The Great vs Ivan The Terrible

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 12, 2016

Alexander the Great (Zach Sherwin) battles Ivan the Terrible (Nice Peter)

star 7.75
8 votes