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EpicLLOYD as Pennywise
Pennywise the Dancing Clown
Robert "Bob" Gray
The Derry Disease
The Eater of Worlds
|First appearance||September 15, 1986|
|Rap battle information|
|Appeared in||The Joker vs Pennywise|
|Release date||November 23, 2019|
|Official vote(s)||27% (ERB Patreon)|
17.7% (YouTube community poll)
Information on the rapper
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is the favored form of It, an ancient alien/eldritch monster and the title character and main antagonist of Stephen King's best-selling and award-winning 1986 novel It.
It is a shape-shifting creature known as a Glamour who is billions of years old. Although It lived on planet Earth for many years, It originated in a void/dimension outside the regions of space known as the Macroverse. Since its true identity is unclear, due to its shape-shifting abilities and being from another universe, it is mainly referred to as IT. The form of a female spider seems to be Its true physical form (or at least that is the closest thing the human mind can comprehend) on Earth, where it lives deep below the fictional town of Derry, Maine. It can morph into any other person, animal or object, and it uses this ability to appear as a target's loved ones to manipulate them or to appear as their worst psychological fear. However, Its favorite and most common form is that of a circus performer named "Pennywise the Dancing Clown". In this form and others it feeds on humans, preferably children, who are easier to scare and manipulate.
It was portrayed in its Pennywise form by Tim Curry in the 1990 television miniseries adaptation, and in the 2017 film adaptation and its 2019 sequel by Bill Skarsgård.
Hiya, Jokie! You wanna rap?
Rap, rap, rap, rap, rap, rap! (Ha-ha-ha-ha!)
Oh, why so serious? You're supposed to be the man who laughs,
But those jokes were like your new movie: (aha!) mostly really sad.
Beep beep! You're a John Doe in my deadlights, and you're about to fall from a new height
'Cause you're weak and you've lost every fight to a knight who wears underwear over his tights! (Ha-ha-ha!)
I haunt nightmares and I'm ruthless!
This battle's like poker: the Joker is useless!
Winning's not in your cards! Call me Arkham Asylum, I'm crazy with bars!
Jack Nicholson played you just fine, but lately the casting's declined:
Jared Leto came out trying to look like he was Tekashi 6ix9ine!
So unless you've got a yummy younger brother, I think you'd better run
'Cause I've got 99 red balloons, bitch, and I dare you to take one!
Pennywise likes the devil, we have so much fun together,
But no one's dying to play with Joker, except for maybe Heath Ledger!
Puddin', you're an embarrassment, I'll beat you like you beat Harley Quinn.
That purple suit is something you should only see Steve Harvey in!
Ah, haha! I feast on your fears!
I'm the Derry, Maine attraction every 27 years.
But you know what? I have a secret. (Shh!) It's like a very special toy.
If you wanna kill a Batman, eat him when he's a boy.
Arkham? Ha! You stole that from H. P. Lovecraft.
Who needs guards when you couldn't even escape Cesar Romero's mustache.
You jester, I'm Montresor, about to make you my Fortunato,
And seal this battle up like it was the Cask of Amontillado!
(Woo!) I spit January ember flames! (Woo!) You got beat by the Scooby Gang. (Woo!)
I'm the John Wayne of John Wayne Gacys, the underground Clown Posse, my flow's Insane!
I'm the poster boy for missing person posters, Joker's gonna float with me
'Cause he just messed with the best wall-eyed rapper since the Notorious B.I.G.! (Wu-ha-ha!)
- Pennywise was first teased with its signature red balloon at the end of the Patreon credits of Vlad the Impaler vs Count Dracula.
- It is the fifth work whose creator is portrayed in another ERB, after Gandalf, HAL 9000, Romeo & Juliet, and Bruce Banner.
- It is the third work to appear in a battle after their creator, after Romeo & Juliet, and Bruce Banner.
- It is the seventh rapper associated with the horror genre, after Rick Grimes, Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, Hannibal Lecter, Freddy Krueger, and Count Dracula.
- It is the fifth agender rapper, after Things 1 & 2, HAL 9000, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
- It is the fourth alien rapper, after Doctor Who, Superman, and Goku.
- It was incidentally referenced by the Burger King during the line, "You look like you just ate someone's brother in a storm drain!" in the Flash in the Pan battle Ronald McDonald vs The Burger King, as well as its ERB remake.