The BEST Episodes of Epic Rap Battles of History

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2020

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.

John Lennon vs Bill O'Reilly

#1 - John Lennon vs Bill O'Reilly

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2010

Musician, liberal activist, and former member of the Beatles, John Lennon (Nice Peter), battles conservative FOX News reporter Bill O'Reilly (EpicLLOYD).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter
Abe Lincoln vs Chuck Norris

#2 - Abe Lincoln vs Chuck Norris

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 8, 2010

The 16th President of the United States, Abraham "Abe" Lincoln (Nice Peter), battles actor and martial artist Chuck Norris (EpicLLOYD).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter
Sarah Palin vs Lady Gaga

#3 - Sarah Palin vs Lady Gaga

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 12, 2011

Republican politician Sarah Palin (Lisa Nova) battles famous pop star Lady Gaga (Nice Peter).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter
Darth Vader vs Hitler

#4 - 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).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter
Justin Bieber vs Beethoven

#5 - Justin Bieber vs Beethoven

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 2, 2011

Classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven (Nice Peter) battles famous pop singer Justin Bieber (Alex Farnham).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter
Einstein vs Stephen Hawking

#6 - 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).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Dante Cimadamore, Joe Felice, Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter, Phil Haney
Genghis Khan vs Easter Bunny

#7 - 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).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter
Napoleon vs Napoleon

#8 - Napoleon vs Napoleon

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 18, 2011

French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (EpicLLOYD) battles top nerd from his self-named movie, Napoleon Dynamite (Nice Peter).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Dante Cimadamore, Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter
Billy Mays vs Ben Franklin

#9 - Billy Mays vs Ben Franklin

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 23, 2011

United States Founding Father, Benjamin "Ben" Franklin (EpicLLOYD), battles TV salesman Billy Mays (Colin J. Sweeney).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter
Gandalf vs Dumbledore

#10 - 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).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin
Dr. Seuss vs Shakespeare

#11 - 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).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: George Watsky, Greg Owens, Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin
Mr. T vs Mr. Rogers

#12 - 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).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: DeStorm Power, Greg Owens, Jeff Durand, Lauren Flans, Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin
Columbus vs Captain Kirk

#13 - Columbus vs Captain Kirk

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 10, 2011

Navigating explorer Christopher Columbus (Nice Peter) battles USS Enterprise captain from Star Trek, Captain Kirk (EpicLLOYD).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Greg Owens, Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin
Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD

#14 - Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 18, 2011

The creators of Epic Rap Battles of History, Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD, battle each other in the rap battle that concludes the first season of the web series.

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Aaron Krebs, Derrick DeMaio, Greg Owen, Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin
Hulk Hogan and Macho Man vs Kim Jong-il

#15 - Hulk Hogan and Macho Man vs Kim Jong-il

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 2, 2011

Professional wrestlers Hulk Hogan (Nice Peter) and "Macho Man" Randy Savage (EpicLLOYD) battle the former Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-il (Timothy DeLaGhetto).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter, Timothy DeLaGhetto
Hitler vs Vader 2

#16 - 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.

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Greg Owen, Lloyd Ahlquist, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin
Master Chief vs Leonidas

#17 - 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).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Nice Peter, TheWarpZone
Mario Bros. vs Wright Bros.

#18 - 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.

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Nice Peter
Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley

#19 - 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).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lauren Flans, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Nice Peter
Cleopatra vs Marilyn Monroe

#20 - Cleopatra vs Marilyn Monroe

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 7, 2012

Actress, model and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (Kimmy Gatewood) battles the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra (Angela Trimbur).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lauren Flans, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Nice Peter
Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates

#21 - 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).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Lauren Flans, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Nice Peter
Frank Sinatra vs Freddie Mercury

#22 - 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).

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

#23 - 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).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Alphacat, Dante Cimadamore, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Mike Betette, Nice Peter
Doc Brown vs Doctor Who

#24 - 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).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Dante Cimadamore, George Watsky, Lloyd Ahlquist, Mike Betette, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin
Bruce Lee vs Clint Eastwood

#25 - Bruce Lee vs Clint Eastwood

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 12, 2012

Martial artist and actor Bruce Lee (Mike Diva) battles actor and director Clint Eastwood (EpicLLOYD).

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Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Dante Cimadamore, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, Mike Betette, Nice Peter