If you’ve never checked out Epic Rap Battle’s (ERB) channel on YouTube, you’re seriously missing out. They have both historical and pop culture icons face off against each other in amazingly intricate rap battles, and let the viewers pick the winners. Two of my favorites have been The Wright Brothers vs. The Mario Brothers, and Dr. Seuss vs. Shakespeare. Their most recent battle took a turn for the sci-fi, pitting The Terminator vs. RoboCop, and both parties certainly brought their A-game!
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Fans can be weird sometimes.
While certainly not as disturbing as erotic 30 Rock fan fiction, it’s always kind of fascinating to see just how far the goofiest lovers of certain properties will take their adoration. Today, we get to see the strangest (and perhaps whitest) rap battle ever committed in the service of nerdom. Yes, it’s the rhyme-spitting, high noon showdown between two similarly dressed (yet rhythmically opposite) rappers no one saw coming: Superman and Dragon Ball’s Kakarrot. Who thought watching these two throw down like Rabbit and Poppa Doc would be a good idea? Who cares?
I had forgotten that Epic Rap Battles in History was a thing, but then this rap-off between Doc Brown and Doctor Who comes a long… and totally reminds how nerdy (and clever) they can be.
Truth be told, this was the best match-up yet… and prolly the worst actual battle. This rap just didn’t have its usual catchiness compared to the ones in the past.
Regardless, it had it’s moments. The BttF and Whovian humor was obviously written by someone quite familiar with them both. Although, come to think of it, I don’t quite know why they switched from the 10th Doctor to 4th Doctor?
The line “Dalek my balls” played to my scatological/sexual sensibilities. I also thought it was a nice touch that all three doctors have noticeably different rapping styles.