The Best Episodes of Epic Rap Battles of History

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2018

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

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

star 8.92
12 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, Dante Cimadamore, Phil Haney, Joe Felice
Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates

#2 - Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 8.71
14 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, Lauren Flans, MC Mr Napkins
Frank Sinatra vs Freddie Mercury

#3 - Frank Sinatra vs Freddie Mercury

Season 2 - Episode 7

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

star 8.67
9 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, Dante Cimadamore, Mike Betette, MC Mr Napkins
Darth Vader vs Hitler

#4 - Darth Vader vs Hitler

Season 1 - Episode 2

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: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist
Rick Grimes vs Walter White

#5 - Rick Grimes vs Walter White

Season 3 - Episode 7

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

star 8.60
10 votes
Directors: Nice Peter
Writers:
Gandhi vs Martin Luther King, Jr.

#6 - Gandhi vs Martin Luther King, Jr.

Season 2 - Episode 14

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

star 8.50
10 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, Dante Cimadamore, Mike Betette, MC Mr Napkins, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key
Hitler vs Vader 2

#7 - Hitler vs Vader 2

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 8.40
10 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, Zach Sherwin, Greg Owen
Batman vs Sherlock Holmes

#8 - Batman vs Sherlock Holmes

Season 2 - Episode 11

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

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

#9 - Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye

Season 3 - Episode 10

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:
Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley

#10 - Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 8.27
11 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, Lauren Flans, MC Mr Napkins
Jim Henson vs Stan Lee

#11 - Jim Henson vs Stan Lee

Season 4 - Episode 12

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

star 8.22
9 votes
Mario Bros. vs Wright Bros.

#12 - Mario Bros. vs Wright Bros.

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 8.11
9 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins
Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock

#13 - Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock

Season 4 - Episode 6

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

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: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, DeStorm Power, Greg Owens, Zach Sherwin, Jeff Durand, Lauren Flans
Dr. Seuss vs Shakespeare

#15 - Dr. Seuss vs Shakespeare

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

star 8.00
11 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, George Watsky, Greg Owens, Zach Sherwin
Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney

#16 - Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 8.00
11 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, Dante Cimadamore, Alphacat, Mike Betette, MC Mr Napkins
Master Chief vs Leonidas

#17 - Master Chief vs Leonidas

Season 2 - Episode 2

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 8.00
9 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, MC Mr Napkins, The Warp Zone
Doc Brown vs Doctor Who

#18 - Doc Brown vs Doctor Who

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 7.88
8 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, George Watsky, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, Mike Betette
Goku vs Superman

#19 - Goku vs Superman

Season 3 - Episode 8

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

star 7.86
14 votes
Directors: Nice Peter
Writers:
Rasputin vs Stalin

#20 - Rasputin vs Stalin

Season 2 - Episode 18

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: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, Dante Cimadamore, Mike Betette, MC Mr Napkins
Gandalf vs Dumbledore

#21 - Gandalf vs Dumbledore

Season 1 - Episode 11

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: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, Zach Sherwin
Genghis Khan vs Easter Bunny

#22 - Genghis Khan vs Easter Bunny

Season 1 - Episode 8

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: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist
Bob Ross vs Pablo Picasso

#23 - Bob Ross vs Pablo Picasso

Season 3 - Episode 4

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:
Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison

#24 - Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison

Season 2 - Episode 15

American inventor of the first successful lightbulb, Thomas Edison (EpicLLOYD) battles Serbian electrical engineer Nikola Tesla (Dante Cimadamore, voiced by Nice Peter).

star 7.75
8 votes
Directors: Dave McCary
Writers: Nice Peter, Lloyd Ahlquist, Dante Cimadamore, Zach Sherwin, Mike Betette
Alexander The Great vs Ivan The Terrible

#25 - Alexander The Great vs Ivan The Terrible

Season 5 - Episode 6

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

star 7.75
8 votes