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  • ♪ (ragtime music) ♪

  • Epic Rap Battles of History!

  • - George Washington... - Huh.

  • ...versus...

  • - ...William Wallace! - (laughter)

  • There's a difference between you and me

  • Willy

  • ♪ I fought till I was actually free

  • Willy

  • ♪ I got my face on a quarter

  • - ♪ You got drawn and quartered ♪ -- - It's cute!

  • Love the costumes.

  • - ♪ A Mel Gibson movie is your legacy ♪ - Mel Gibson. (laughs)

  • Stroke, roll up in a boat

  • - ♪ You're sleeping, cut your throat ♪ - It's clever.

  • Look at ya

  • In your little blousy outfit! ♪

  • Looking like a stiffer white [bleep] ♪

  • - ♪ Than your monument! ♪ - (laughter)

  • You died owning slaves

  • ♪ I died setting men free

  • That's Washington! ♪

  • Such a [bleep] tactician

  • The [bleep] British Army

  • Didn't even want him

  • I'm unclear on the need for them to have a rap contest.

  • ♪ I chop down an emcee

  • Like an cherry tree

  • (laughs)

  • ♪ I'm fabulous

  • From my head to my shoe buckle

  • Step to me you catch a knee

  • To the Moose knuckle

  • ♪ I don't give a [bleep] ♪ --

  • Washington's probably turning over in his grave!

  • Don't tee off with me, laddy! ♪

  • If you held my balls

  • You couldn't be my caddy

  • Silly. (laughs)

  • You're the father of your country

  • But I'm your daddy! ♪

  • Oh dear.

  • Who won? Who cares! (laughs)

  • (Finebros) Who do you think won that battle?

  • I'd say George Washington.

  • Wallace.

  • Wallace.

  • William Wallace.

  • Good old George.

  • Washington, of course!

  • George Washington won.

  • Washington! 'Cause Washington always wins.

  • Physically, it was definitely Wallace.

  • I hate to tell you they're just both losers!

  • Disgusting.

  • Epic Rap Battles of History!

  • - Martin Luther King... - (laughs)

  • ...versus...

  • - Gandhi! - Oh no!

  • Are you kidding?

  • ♪ I fought the caste system

  • But you still cannot touch this

  • Everything you preach

  • -♪ I said it first ♪ -- - This is true!

  • Plagarize my whole verse

  • ♪ I admire the way

  • You broke the British power

  • But I have a dream

  • - ♪ That one day you'll take a shower ♪ - (laughs)

  • ♪ I've got so much street cred

  • - ♪ They write my name on the signs ♪ - My name on the signs!

  • I love Key & Peele!

  • ♪ [bleep], we got more beef

  • Than one of your sacred cows

  • But I'm about to forgive you

  • So hard right now

  • ♪ I am passively resisting

  • The fact that you suck

  • ♪ I am celibate because

  • ♪ I don't give a [bleep] ♪

  • (laughter)

  • Oh, Gandhi wasn't like that. No.

  • (Finebros) Who won this battle?

  • Martin won that.

  • Gandhi.

  • For me, Gandhi!

  • Martin Luther King.

  • Martin Luther King.

  • Martin Luther King, I'd say.

  • I'll diplomatic and say it's a tie.

  • I'd have to say Gandhi because he started the peace movement.

  • Gandhi, AKA either Key or Peele, I do not know which.

  • Nobody won anything there.

  • Epic Rap Battles of History!

  • - Darth Vader... - Darth Vader?

  • ...versus...

  • - Adolph Hitler! - Oy god!

  • This is not something you should focus on.

  • Commander of the Third Reich

  • Little known fact: ♪

  • Also dope on the mic

  • ♪ I am a force truly evil

  • Even went back in time

  • And turned you wack in the prequel

  • (laughs)

  • I have a hard time with them kidding around the whole Nazi thing.

  • You can't rhyme against

  • The dark side of the force

  • Why even bother? ♪

  • So many dudes been with your mom

  • Who even knows if I'm your father? ♪

  • Oh my god!

  • You stink Vader! ♪

  • Your style smells something sour

  • You need to wash up, dawg

  • - ♪ Here, step in my shower ♪ - Ooh.

  • (laughter) That's terrible!

  • Suck my robot balls

  • Suck--(laughs)

  • I understand he only had one.

  • Hitler.

  • One ball.

  • See who got the last laugh

  • (laughs)

  • It's a cute way of getting kids involved in history.

  • I'm gonna give it to Darth Vader.

  • Darth Vader won.

  • Darth Vader.

  • Darth Vader.

  • Definitely Darth Vader.

  • Well, Darth had to win that one.

  • Darth. Vader.

  • Darth Vader!

  • Get rid of Hitler!

  • Hey, Hitler had it for a while, but Darth Vader took him.

  • Adolph. Oh god!

  • I hate saying that he won anything, but Aldoph Hitler--

  • I said it without even thinking. So terrible.

  • (Finebros) Can you break down your thoughts about this show?

  • I think it's clever.

  • It took good guys and made them foul.

  • They kept on making fun of the good guys.

  • The bad guys--eh.

  • All of it was absolutely hysterical.

  • Very entertaining and to think that they would be able to rap like that...

  • that's incredible!

  • People really look different! I can't believe I was laughing at Hitler.

  • It rhymes!

  • That seems to be more effective and more important

  • to the young generation than actually making sense.

  • (Finebros) So this show is the most popular show in the history of the internet.

  • Whoa!

  • That surprises me.

  • Get outta here!

  • (Finebros) Why do you think this show is so popular?

  • I don't think it requires much thought.

  • I think it's funny, I think they're really pushing the envelope

  • as far as the content is concerned.

  • Well, they pick good subjects. The subjects were great.

  • It's really sarcastic and you do take a nice, big, huge public figure

  • and you make him into mincemeat!

  • Makes you think that it's fun at the same time,

  • which is unusual.

  • It makes you think about things you've learned, and things you've known

  • and it's just a very original idea! And people like rap.

  • (Finebros) And do you think this is a good series for educational

  • aspects of history or do you think it's not educational?

  • Absolutely not!

  • Have you discovered history books in the library?

  • That might help you much more than this.

  • I think it could be seen as educational.

  • Might be interesting to open up a discussion with it

  • if you wanted to make somebody interested in what really happened.

  • As much as I love history now, I sure didn't like it at school.

  • 'Cause it's boring!

  • And here you're actually getting some of it, but in a fun way.

  • As a teacher, a former teacher, I don't think it's that educational,

  • but if it would help someone look it up, that would work.

  • Boy, I'm torn on that. I was an educator for many years.

  • Would I myself bring that into the classroom?

  • Of course, I'd have to bleep out the language.

  • Perhaps I could use it in a classroom to start off a discussion,

  • to start off a unit, to get kids hooked on the idea.

  • I really wouldn't have thought of that aspect

  • until you mentioned it, but yeah. Put it in the schools immediately.

  • (Finebros) So would you say you liked the show?

  • Not really. I don't like the language at all.

  • It would be much more powerful if you really took the high ground.

  • I don't particularly like them.

  • Yes! (laughs) I like it.

  • Yeah, I did.

  • Yeah, it was kinda fun to watch.

  • They're cute, they're clever.

  • Sometimes it goes too fast for me, but that's why it's subtitled, I guess.

  • (Finebros) So YouTube recently has started promoting

  • some of its more popular creators with billboards in major cities

  • and even some television commercials, and Epic Rap Battles is one of them.

  • - What do you think about that? - I think it's fabulous.

  • It makes perfect senses. It follows.

  • I think it's wonderful! Is our show getting promoted the same way?

  • The internet is the future of entertainment.

  • I don't think there's any doubt about that.

  • Well, I think it's overkill-- judging from the people I talk to

  • in the retirement home in which I live,

  • I don't think they tune into computers that often.

  • I think that's where the future is.

  • I think young people are really into the internet and into YouTube.

  • I don't know that they watch much traditional television anymore.

  • Ten years from now, who knows what it's gonna be like.

  • Truth!

  • (Finebros) So the two guys who created this show

  • are named Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd.

  • (laughs) Nice stage names.

  • (Finebros) What do you want to say to Pete and Lloyd if they're watching

  • about the show they created?

  • Keep on bringin' it, but keep it clean!

  • I don't want to offend them, but I think they could raise the bar.

  • Great show. I wish you'd clean it up a wee bit,

  • but you got some good stuff there. It's very fun to watch.

  • This is wonderful!

  • I'm glad to see that they're using their imagination and their thoughts

  • to present something that's worthwhile.

  • Pete, Lloyd. Good, great format.

  • I loved it. It was awesome.

  • (Finebros) So, finally, every episode of Epic Rap Battles of History,

  • the narrator says the name of the show in a silly way.

  • So I'm going to play it for you again, and then you're gonna

  • - impersonate it for us. - Alright.

  • Epic Rap Battles of History!

  • What was that?

  • I can't understand what he's saying.

  • He may have had his hand over his mouth, eh?

  • (muffled) Epic Rap Battles of History!

  • Epic Battles of History!

  • (muffled) Epic Rap Battles of History!

  • Epic Rap Battles of History!

  • Ep-Ep-(stuttering)

  • Epic Rap Battles of History! (laughs)

  • (coughing) I've torn my lungs out.

  • - (Finebros) Are you alright? - Yeah! (laughs)

  • Thanks so much for watching this episode of Elders React!

  • New episodes of React come out every week, so make sure you are subscribed.

  • Goodbye, everybody.

  • Have an epic day!

  • Goodbye!

  • ♪ (ragtime music) ♪

♪ (ragtime music) ♪

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