The BEST Episodes of Epic Rap Battles of History
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2020
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.
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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.
#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).
#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.
#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).
#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.
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).
#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).