History Trivia / EpicRapBattlesOfHistory

27th Apr '16 8:11:27 AM hamza678
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* GeniusBonus: Nietzsche going absolutely ''ballistic'' at the end of his last verse is this. Confucius said the Nazis were inspired by his work. However, Nietzsche was vehemently against antisemitism, proof being [[https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche letters he wrote to his sister]], where he lambasted her for her backwards views on the Jews. Also, that very same sister reappopriated his work for the Nazi cause.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** William Shakespeare, the Fourth Doctor and Edgar Allan Poe were played by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Watsky George]] [[http://www.youtube.com/user/gwatsky Watsky]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/user/destorm DeStorm]] as Mr. T, [[spoiler: Kanye West]] and Shaka Zulu.
** The Wright Brothers were played by none other than RhettAndLink, as were Lewis & Clark.
** Young Michael Jackson was played by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/BentleyGreen Bentley Green]].
** TayZonday as Sammy Davis Jr.
** Music/SnoopDogg is Moses.
** WebVideo/JennaMarbles is Eve.
** Series/KeyAndPeele play Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi, and later [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_uOtAkEf6U Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali]].
** LetsPlay/PewDiePie is Mikhail Baryshnikov.
** Mike Diva's stunt double Xin Wuku (Bruce Lee) is [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Edward Kenway]] ([[FunnyBackgroundEvent but just in the back now]]).
** Creator/RayWilliamJohnson is [[Anime/DragonballZ Goku]] and [[spoiler: [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]]]]
** Music/WeirdAlYankovic plays Sir Isaac Newton in the June 16th battle.
** They also got Chali 2na to play Neil deGrasse Tyson.
** WebVideo/{{Smosh}} teamed up with RhettAndLink as the Artists against Nice Peter & [=EpicLLOYD=] as the [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT]].
** Mark from WebVideo/KeyOfAwesome is one of the Ghostbusters!
** In Romeo and Juliet vs Bonnie and Clyde, Juliet is Creator/GraceHelbig and Bonnie is [[WebVideo/MyDrunkKitchen Hannah Hart]]
** WAX as [[spoiler:Quentin Tarantino]].
** [[spoiler:Arnold Schwarzenegger]] cameos as the T-800 at the very end of Terminator vs Robocop.
** Noted Vine performer [[https://vine.co/Klarity Klarity]] serves as Shaka Zulu's backing army.
** WebVideo/PressHeartToContinue played Janine in Ghostbusters vs Mythbusters.

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* GeniusBonus: Nietzsche going absolutely ''ballistic'' at the end of his last verse is this. Confucius said the Nazis were inspired by his work. However, Nietzsche was vehemently against antisemitism, proof being [[https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche letters he wrote to his sister]], where he lambasted her for her backwards views on the Jews. Also, that very same sister reappopriated reappropriated his work for the Nazi cause.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** William Shakespeare, the Fourth Doctor and Edgar Allan Poe were played by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Watsky George]] [[http://www.youtube.com/user/gwatsky Watsky]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/user/destorm DeStorm]] as Mr. T, [[spoiler: Kanye West]] and Shaka Zulu.
** The Wright Brothers were played by none other than RhettAndLink, as were Lewis & Clark.
** Young Michael Jackson was played by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/BentleyGreen Bentley Green]].
** TayZonday as Sammy Davis Jr.
** Music/SnoopDogg is Moses.
** WebVideo/JennaMarbles is Eve.
** Series/KeyAndPeele play Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi, and later [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_uOtAkEf6U Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali]].
** LetsPlay/PewDiePie is Mikhail Baryshnikov.
** Mike Diva's stunt double Xin Wuku (Bruce Lee) is [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Edward Kenway]] ([[FunnyBackgroundEvent but just in the back now]]).
** Creator/RayWilliamJohnson is [[Anime/DragonballZ Goku]] and [[spoiler: [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]]]]
** Music/WeirdAlYankovic plays Sir Isaac Newton in the June 16th battle.
** They also got Chali 2na to play Neil deGrasse Tyson.
** WebVideo/{{Smosh}} teamed up with RhettAndLink as the Artists against Nice Peter & [=EpicLLOYD=] as the [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT]].
** Mark from WebVideo/KeyOfAwesome is one of the Ghostbusters!
** In Romeo and Juliet vs Bonnie and Clyde, Juliet is Creator/GraceHelbig and Bonnie is [[WebVideo/MyDrunkKitchen Hannah Hart]]
** WAX as [[spoiler:Quentin Tarantino]].
** [[spoiler:Arnold Schwarzenegger]] cameos as the T-800 at the very end of Terminator vs Robocop.
** Noted Vine performer [[https://vine.co/Klarity Klarity]] serves as Shaka Zulu's backing army.
** WebVideo/PressHeartToContinue played Janine in Ghostbusters vs Mythbusters.
5th Mar '16 12:03:33 AM Adept
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* ActingForTwo: Sometimes the actors would play more than 1 character in one video.
** Nice Peter plays both Spielberg and [[spoiler:Michael Bay]] in the Steven Spielberg vs. Alfred Hitchcock battle.
** In the Rasputin vs. Stalin video, Peter plays ''three'' people: Rasputin, [[spoiler:Lenin and Putin]]; while Stalin and [[spoiler: Gorbachev]] are both played by [=EpicLloyd=].
1st Mar '16 1:43:05 PM Adept
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** PewDiePie is credited as "Special Guest [[FanCommunityNickname Bro]]"

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** PewDiePie LetsPlay/PewDiePie is credited as "Special Guest [[FanCommunityNickname Bro]]"



** {{Smosh}} actually made a lipdub of the ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' theme song a long time ago - now they're pitted against them.

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** {{Smosh}} WebVideo/{{Smosh}} actually made a lipdub of the ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' theme song a long time ago - now they're pitted against them.



* DawsonCasting: [=NicePeter=] as Romeo and GraceHelbig as Juliet. Mind you, this one's pretty faithful to [[RomeoAndJuliet the source material]] and all previous adaptations. If only Juliet was a guy...

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* DawsonCasting: [=NicePeter=] as Romeo and GraceHelbig Creator/GraceHelbig as Juliet. Mind you, this one's pretty faithful to [[RomeoAndJuliet the source material]] and all previous adaptations. If only Juliet was a guy...



** RayWilliamJohnson is [[Anime/DragonballZ Goku]] and [[spoiler: [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]]]]

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** RayWilliamJohnson Creator/RayWilliamJohnson is [[Anime/DragonballZ Goku]] and [[spoiler: [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]]]]
1st Feb '16 11:03:15 AM FF32
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* TheOtherDarrin: UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington technically appeared first in "UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin vs BillyMays" but it was a different actor ([=NicePeter=] was in the role of VinceOffer then).

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* TheOtherDarrin: UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington technically appeared first in "UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin "Creator/BenjaminFranklin vs BillyMays" but it was a different actor ([=NicePeter=] was in the role of VinceOffer then).
24th Jan '16 11:45:08 PM K
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** [[MotorMouth George Watsky]], who gets one blazing fast rap verse per appearance and can rap in both iambic and trochee form.

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** [[MotorMouth George Watsky]], who gets one blazing fast rap verse per appearance and can rap in both iambic pentameter and trochee form.trochaic octameter.
23rd Jan '16 9:26:30 AM nombretomado
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** Voltaire gets a line about the sheer amount of works he's released, just like StephenKing did - both are played by Zach Sherwin.

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** Voltaire gets a line about the sheer amount of works he's released, just like StephenKing Creator/StephenKing did - both are played by Zach Sherwin.
5th Jan '16 8:37:03 AM Tectiva
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** WebVideo/PressHeartToContinue played Janine in Ghostbusters vs Mythbusters.
16th Dec '15 5:36:00 AM LordAaronus
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** "{{Deadpool}} vs [[StarWars Boba Fett]]" has Peter instead of Ray William Johnson as Boba.
30th Sep '15 7:18:28 PM wrm5
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** '''Music/SnoopDogg''' is Moses.

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** '''Music/SnoopDogg''' Music/SnoopDogg is Moses.



** '''Music/WeirdAlYankovic''' plays Sir Isaac Newton in the June 16th battle. In addition, they also got '''Chali 2na''' to play Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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** '''Music/WeirdAlYankovic''' Music/WeirdAlYankovic plays Sir Isaac Newton in the June 16th battle. In addition, they battle.
** They
also got '''Chali 2na''' Chali 2na to play Neil deGrasse Tyson.
29th Sep '15 10:34:43 PM wrm5
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** They've confirmed that they're not interested in making Homer Simpson versus Peter Griffin as it just sounds too boring. Similarly, they won't do Tobuscus versus Pewdiepie, as they love both of them and are unsure as to how it would work. Many times, a rap battle between Obama and Osama bin Laden has also been ruled out, though Obama later appeared rapping against Mitt Romney. They've also stated they will never have Steve Irwin appear (despite him being a popular request, because they're afraid of it falling into DudeNotFunny.

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** They've confirmed that they're not interested in making Homer Simpson versus Peter Griffin as it just sounds too boring. Similarly, they won't do Tobuscus versus Pewdiepie, as they love both of them and are unsure as to how it would work. Many times, a rap battle between Obama and Osama bin Laden has also been ruled out, though Obama later appeared rapping against Mitt Romney. They've also stated they will never have Steve Irwin appear (despite him being a popular request, request), because they're afraid of it falling into DudeNotFunny.
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