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Donald Trump vs Ebeneezer Scrooge. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3

Donald Trump vs Ebeneezer Scrooge. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3.

Donald Trump vs Ebenezer Scrooge is the thirty-ninth installment of Epic Rap Battles of History and the sixth episode of Season 3. It features American business magnate, Donald Trump, rapping against Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol protagonist and miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, with American banker and financier, J. P. Morgan, hip-hop artist, Kanye West, and another A Christmas Carol character, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, all rapping against Scrooge during the battle. It was released on December 19th, 2013.

Cast

Nice Peter as Donald Trump and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Zach Sherwin as Ebenezer Scrooge

EpicLLOYD as J. P. Morgan

DeStorm Power as Kanye West

Kai and Naya Berman as Ignorance and Want (cameos)

Plot

Donald Trump, who lived his life like Scrooge currently is living his, comes to warn Scrooge of what is to come if he continues to live such ways, warranting him visits from "ghosts" to show him examples of what's to come. After he leaves, J. P. Morgan appears to Scrooge as the "Ghost of Rich Dudes' Past" to remind him of how classy rich folks were in the past and for Scrooge to turn his life around. Then Kanye West, the "Ghost of What's Right Now" appears to represent the modern rich man, who, although a jerk, takes notice of the people before him. Finally, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come arrives as a final warning, telling him that he will die with remorse if he doesn't amend himself. Scrooge repents and promises to change his ways, thanking the ghosts.

Lyrics

[Note: Donald Trump is in orange, Ebenezer Scrooge is in dark blue, J. P. Morgan is in light brown, Kanye West is in gray, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is in green.]

Donald Trump:

Wake up, Scrooge! I'm about to take a Dickens of a dump

On this lonely, homely little miserable grump!

I'm like the star on a Christmas tree! You're like the stump!

I'm not known for my heart, but you're still getting trumped!

You remind me of my ex-wife in a bikini 'cause you disgust me.

Keep your TB from Tiny Timmy away from me; don't even touch me!

I don't shake hands; I don't make fans!

I ruin rappers faster than Scottish lands!

Even Jay-Z knows what a pimp I am!

I got my name on the front of the business, man!

My raps will haunt you; make you think you're going insane!

You're about to get whooped by three emcees of the ethereal plane!

So when the clock strikes, prepare to enter a world of Christmas pain,

'Cause I'm out! I got my own f***ing problems, call me 2 Chainz!

Ebenezer Scrooge:

How dare you disturb me when I'm napping in my chair!

You're a crappy rap-spitting apparition! I ain't scared

Of this random phantom! Haunt all you want; I don't care!

I do not believe in ghosts and I don't believe that hair!

J. P. Morgan:

Don't panic, Scrooge, but you're about to crash!

I'm J. P. Morgan, the Ghost of Rich Dudes Past,

Who's properly rocking the Monopoly mustache!

Yo, I own the railroad; I run these tracks!

You got dumped on a bench; now you're pissed at the world!

You should have made like Sebastian and kissed the girl,

Because your greed is the curse that's gonna tear you apart!

What good is your purse if you're poor in your heart?

Ebenezer Scrooge:

Bah, humbug! Your raps don't unnerve me; they're atrocious!

What frightens me the most is your gross ghost proboscis!

Business and success: that's the life I've selected!

So enough with your pictures from the past! I'm not affected!

Kanye West:

Well, you're about to be right now!

I'm the ghost of what's right now!

(Aah!) Just take a lesson from Yeezy!

You're missing the point, Ebeneezy!

There's more to life than your work; take it easy!

Even I can make time for Azizy!

Best put some friends on your wish list,

'Cause you don't know the spirit of Christmas!

If you did, then you would, at this moment, (aah!)

Be sharing your money with some of the homeless!

Ebenezer Scrooge:

No! This isn't happening!

Oh, this is maddening agony! Wait! Actually,

Harkening back to the dead Donald's lecture,

I still am expecting a final specter!

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come:

Boo! Ahhh! You're gonna die!

No one to love you and no one to cry!

Alone by yourself on the bed of your death

With the stench of regret on your last dying breath,

'Cause you've chosen the path of a selfish man

With Tiny Tim's innocent blood on your hands!

The penance you pay for the way you behave

Is written as plain as the name on this grave!

Ebenezer Scrooge:

Are these the shadows of things that will be? Or things that may be, only?

If I depart from my course, can they change? Say it is thus with what you show me!

I promise to mend my ways! A friend to all men is what I will become!

It's Christmas! I haven't missed my chance to be different! God bless us, every—

Scrapped lyrics

Donald Trump:

You're like a picture of my ex-wife, because you disgust me!

J.P. Morgan:

You got released on a bench, all pissed at the world!

Ebenezer Scrooge:

Business and success, that's the path I selected,


I promise to change my ways. A friend to all men is what I will become!

Poll

Who Won?
 
388
 
520
 
1562
 
1109
 
3021
 

The poll was created at 11:52 on February 21, 2014, and so far 6600 people voted.

Trivia

General

  • This is the first time two purely fictional characters from the same work have rapped towards one another, as Scrooge and Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come are both from A Christmas Carol.
  • If you listen to this carefully, there is a pun at the end when the announcer says "Who won?" This finishes Scrooge's line "God bless us everyone" by putting a pun on the word "Won" to finish the word "EveryONE".
  • The real Donald Trump tweeted "What's with this rap stuff with me and Ebenezer Scrooge?" with a link to the battle, meaning that he noticed it. [1]
  • This is the second battle where the suggestion comes from somewhere other than YouTube. In this case, it was taken directly from this Wiki's chat. Scrawland Scribblescratch and Wachowman were the users in the picture.
    • This also marked the first time a suggestion was taken directly from a user on the Wiki.
      • This is the only time one of the associated characters is not part of the title.
  • This is the fourth battle where two fictional characters go against each other at some point.
    • This is the first one where one of the fictional characters is not a title character.
  • This is the first battle to be an adaptation of a famous tale.
  • J. P. Morgan, who represents the Ghost of Christmas Past, actually became rich after Scrooge's first appearance in A Christmas Carol.
  • This episode was released on the 170th anniversary of the original novel (December 19, 1843).

Continuity

  • This is the second battle to censor the "f-word".
    • It was censored as a reference to Trump's show, The Apprentice's censorship.
      • ​This is the third battle if you count the first version of John Lennon vs Bill O'Reilly, which was censored, and released on September 22, 2010.
  • Outside of Scrooge's window is a mirrored version of Santa's background.
  • This is the second battle to use more than one beat.
  • This is the second Christmas battle done by ERB, and the sixth holiday-themed battle overall.

Production

  • This the second battle to feature children.
  • This is the second battle where one actor played more than one rapper.
  • The battle was originally supposed to come out on the 16th, but problems put the battle behind schedule.

References

  • If you look behind the background of Scrooge, there is a clock that changes every time a rapper, or "ghost", comes in, and just like in the book, it changes every hour, from 1:00, to 2:00, to 3:00.

Errors

  • This is the fourth battle to feature a misspelled title card, as Ebenezer Scrooge was spelled "Ebeneezer Scrooge".
    • Dante told TheSteelerNation2 on Twitter that the misspelled title card and battle name was intentional and was done to keep viewers on their toes and looking for subtle mistakes.
      • ​The name of the battle was changed as of December 25th, 2013 to be accurate.
  • The subtitles for Kanye West say, "If you did than you would at this moment," when it should be, "If you did then you would at this moment,".

References

Related videos

Epic Rap Battles of History
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