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Billy Mays vs Ben Franklin. Epic Rap Battles of History

Billy Mays vs Ben Franklin
Billy Mays vs Ben Franklin
Battle information
Release date June 23, 2011
Number 10
Views 40,000,000+ (as of May 31)
Length 2:31
Previous Napoleon vs Napoleon
Next Gandalf vs Dumbledore
Other information
Actors Colin J. Sweeney
Nice Peter
Pat McIntyre
Rappers Ben Franklin In BattleBilly Mays in BattleVince Offer in Battle
Cameos George Washington
Location(s) The OxiClean commercial
A cemetery

Billy Mays vs Ben Franklin is the tenth installment of Epic Rap Battles of History and the tenth episode of Season 1. It features TV pitchman, Billy Mays, rapping against American politician and inventor, Ben Franklin. After Billy Mays dies mid-battle, Vince Offer takes over the battle for Mays. It was released on June 23rd, 2011.


EpicLLOYD as Ben Franklin

Colin J. Sweeney as Billy Mays

Nice Peter as Vince Offer

Pat McIntyre as George Washington (cameo)


Ben Franklin:

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!

Billy Mays:

Hi, Billy Mays here with a special TV offer!

Watch me crush this bald, fat, foppish founding father!

I'll take my Awesome Auger and sow your Quaker Oats!

I'll shoot your rhymes down like a regiment of redcoats!

I'm lord of the pitch and leader in home sales!

You're just a lumpy pumpkin who invented the mail!

Benny's got kite 'n key, but you're in for a shock

When I strike you with bolts from my lightning rod cock!

Ben Franklin:

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!

Billy Mays:

But wait, there's more…!

[Billy Mays suffers from a heart attack and dies.]


Is there anyone out there who can finish this battle?



Vince Offer:

I can.

You following me, camera guy? 'Cause it's about to get furious!

You're gonna love my nuts until you're bi-focal-curious!

Your boy George chopped down trees. You couldn't break a piece of balsa!

Slap Chop your face, make a double chin salsa!

Your style is so broke, they call you "Poor Richard"!

It's bad enough I gotta see you every time I tip a stripper!

Vince against a founding father is just too bad,

'Cause after this America is gonna lose a dad!


Who Won?

The poll was created at 13:06 on February 19, 2014, and so far 2585 people voted.



  • This is the first episode of Epic Rap Battles of History in which a rapper dies.
  • This is the second battle to feature "commentary", after Hulk Hogan and Macho Man vs Kim Jong-il.
  • This is the first battle in which Nice Peter does not portray a title rapper.
  • On August 22, 2016, "And you my friend will see, You've got a friend in the benjamin!" was written in the description. This is a reference to Michael Jackson's song, "Ben", in which a lyric was, "And you my friend will see. You've got a friend in me."



  • A different font than normal is used for Ben Franklin's title card in this battle.


  • When Franklin says, "I'm big Ben Franklin, and this shan't be pretty," "shan't" is missing an apostrophe in the subtitles.
  • In his second verse, when Franklin says, "Stop! I protest these intolerable raps!", "I" is not capitalized in the subtitles.
  • During the first two lines of Mays' first verse, white holes appear in the table.
  • In the OxiClean Commercial, a phrase in the background says, "FREE GIFT! (WHEN YOUR ORDER MORE THAN YOU NEED)," instead of, "FREE GIFT! (WHEN YOU ORDER MORE THAN YOU NEED)".

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