Not safe for work: Fandom epic rap battles in history

Yes, we’re being served: Random fandoms from all over the world are becoming part of one of the most successful series on YouTube, Epic Rap Battles of History. With more than seven million followers and almost 750 million views the series started by Peter “Nice Peter” Shukoff and Lloyd “EpicLLOYD” Ahlquist has won quite a number of awards and has just started to show new episodes in its third season.

Now, as with any modern day social media phenomenon fantasy, sci-fi and/or comic heroes are getting a treatment which some may call not quite fair. I have to warn you that watching these videos may not be to your liking and according to a lot of people they are NSFW (not safe for work) due to their explicit lyrics. You have been given fair warning (!)

If you are not bothered by this – enjoy. Meet Gandalf, Dumbledore, Batman, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as well as Doc Brown and Dr. Who. No surprise: the largest number of views are won by Tolkien’s favourite wizard. Booyakasha Alohomora Mellon, it’s time for you to bring it on!




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Marcel Aubron-Bülles

A Tolkien fan for twenty-five years (and more to come...)Founding chairman of the German Tolkien Society, Co-Founder of Ring*Con, Co-Founder of the ITF, host, presenter and fantasy expert