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Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin Title Card.png EpicLLOYD as Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin ERB News.png Ben Franklin hosting ERB News

Character information
Birth name Benjamin Franklin
Nickname(s) Ben
Big Ben
The Newton of Electricity
The Prophet of Tolerance
The Patron Saint of Advertising
The First American
Silence Dogood
Born January 17, 1706
Boston, Massachusetts Bay
Died April 17, 1790 (aged 84)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Physical description
Hair Light brown/gray
Eyes Blue
Based on
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Rap battle information
Appeared in Billy Mays vs Ben Franklin
Vs Billy Mays
Vince Offer
Release date June 23, 2011
Votes on website 35% (Old poll from ERB Website)
Location(s) The Declaration of Independence
The OxiClean commercial
The $100 bill
A cemetery
Cameo appearance
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Cameo information
Appeared in Frederick Douglass vs Thomas Jefferson
During Thomas Jefferson's first verse
Location(s) Monticello
News information
Hosted Season 1
Release date May 6, 2011

I'm mint; I'm money! I'm an educated gentleman!
— Ben Franklin

Ben Franklin battled Billy Mays and later Vince Offer in Billy Mays vs Ben Franklin. He also made a cameo appearance through reused footage in Frederick Douglass vs Thomas Jefferson. He was portrayed by EpicLLOYD on both occasions. Additionally, Franklin has hosted one ERB News video, where he was voiced by Nice Peter.

Information on the rapper

Benjamin "Ben" Franklin was born on January 17th, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts Bay. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and negotiated the Treaty of Paris in 1783, which marked the end of the Revolutionary War. He is also well known for his key-and-kite experiment, as well as inventing the bifocals (glasses). His face can be seen on the American $100 bill. Franklin died at the age of 84 on April 17th, 1790, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


I am one of the founding fathers of these United States. I helped write the Declaration of Independence, which made official our separation from ye olde English Red Coat bastards. I was also the president of Pennsylvania before we had a president for the entire country. 'Tis true, I was verily amazing and fairly damn quotable, like my Thirteen Virtues to living a better life, which still hold up pretty well if you ask me. I was also quite the inventor, myself. Everyone knows it was I who attached a key to a kite, proving lightning was electricity. That's how I invented the lightning rod, however I also created the first fire department, the first lending library, bifocals, the glass armonica, the Franklin stove, a flexible urinary catheter, the odometer, swim fins, the "long arm" used for reaching things and the first post office of which I was the original postmaster general. I also wrote Poor Richard's Almanak, which the people loved because of my hilarious wordplay. I was an idea man, for country and science! And I still think our nation's bird should be the turkey, not that filthy eagle with such bad moral character dammit!

Appearance in the rap battle (cameo)

Frederick Douglass vs Thomas Jefferson:

Franklin, alongside Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth, Barack Obama, Thomas Edison, Clint Eastwood, Elvis Presley, and Hulk Hogan, appeared in Monticello during the line in Thomas Jefferson's first verse, "Set up a little place called the United States; sound familiar?"


Verse 1:

I'm big Ben Franklin, and this shan't be pretty!

Let me instruct you how we battle in the city of Philly!

You couldn't sell Rick James a bag of crack! You're out of practice!

My victory's more certain than death or taxes!

Fact is, you're a hack; wack QVC joke!

You peddle soap that cleans bird shit from my windows!

I'll craft a lyrical coffin and then spit the nails in!

Call me Arthur Miller, son, 'cause it's death of a salesman!

Verse 2:

Stop! I protest these intolerable raps!

It takes just one easy payment for me to whoop your ass,

'Cause I'm mint; I'm money! I'm an educated gentleman,

So join or die, Bill, 'cause it's all about the Benjamin!



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