Things 1 & 2
Things 1 & 2 in Battle
EpicLLOYD as Things 1 & 2
Character information
Full name Thing 1
Thing 2
Nickname(s) The Things
First appearance March 12, 1957
The Cat in the Hat
Physical description
Hair Blue
Eyes Black
Based on
Things 1 & 2 Based On
Rap battle information
Appeared in Dr. Seuss vs Shakespeare
Vs William Shakespeare
Release date August 17, 2011
Official vote(s) 58% (Old poll from ERB Website)
Location(s) Dr. Seuss' storybook
A red background
A light-blue background
Cameo appearance
Things 1 & 2 Cameo Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD
Cameo information
Appeared In Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD
During EpicLLOYD's first verse
Location(s) An orange background

All does not end well when we bust out our cage!
— Things 1 & 2

Things 1 & 2 assisted Dr. Seuss in battling William Shakespeare when they were brought out by the Cat in the Hat in Dr. Seuss vs Shakespeare. They also made a group cameo appearance in Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD. They were portrayed by EpicLLOYD on both occasions.

Information on the rappers

Things 1 & 2 are two identical characters from the Dr. Seuss book, The Cat in the Hat. They also appear in the animated TV special and in the live-action movie of the same name. Being the sidekicks to the Cat in the Hat, they are released from a red box he has with him, and mostly cause mayhem when they're out. The only way to tell them apart is the numbers on their stomachs.

Appearance in the battle (cameo)

Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD:

Things 1 & 2 appeared next to EpicLLOYD during the line, "Dude, you're really huge on YouTube. You got a great career."


Oh, no, we'll smash your globe!

Yo, you may have wrote the script, but now we running the show!

You can take your fancy words and send 'em back home to your mama!

Break our foot off in your ass with our feetie pajamas!

Man, we'll cook you up and eat you with some ham and green eggs!

We'll break offa your legs! Make no mistake, we in a rage!

All does not end well when we bust out our cage!

You getting upstaged, Bill. Yo, you just got played!


  • The Things and the Cat in the Hat are the first, second, and third back-up rappers to appear in their battle's cover art.
  • They are the first set of individual rappers to be portrayed by the same actor.
  • They are the second and third rappers to rap in place of a contestant, covering for Dr. Seuss.
  • Instead of having signs on their chests saying "Thing 1" and "Thing 2", they wore clocks on chains.
  • EpicLLOYD's voice was edited to a higher pitch to rap for them. This makes them the first rappers to have their pitch changed.
  • They were mentioned in Dis Raps For Hire - Episode 1, making them the first rappers to be mentioned in the Dis Raps For Hire series.
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