Zach Sherwin as Ebenezer Scrooge
|Full name||Ebenezer Scrooge|
|First appearance||December 17, 1843|
A Christmas Carol
|Born||February 7, 1786|
|Died||December 25, 1843 (alternate timeline)|
|Rap battle information|
|Appeared in||Donald Trump vs Ebenezer Scrooge|
J. P. Morgan
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
|Release date||December 19, 2013|
|Votes on website||75%|
|Location(s)||Ebenezer Scrooge's Mansion|
Information on the rapper
Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character of the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. He was a rich, greedy man who only cared about making money through his business "Scrooge & Marley". One year on Christmas Eve, he was haunted by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, and the three ghosts of Christmas (Past, Present and Yet to Come). He then became a nice, warm-hearted good being as a result. The character has been played by many actors in over fifteen adaptions including Michael Caine, Jim Carrey, Patrick Stewart, George C. Scott, Alistair Sims, and Bill Murray, whose role as corrupted TV executive Frank Cross in "Scrooged" was a direct parody of the original. He was also "portrayed" by Scrooge McDuck, whose name is based on the character, in the Disney version of A Christmas Carol.
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!
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!
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!
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—
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!
- The Scrooge in this battle is based on the George C. Scott version.
- Scrooge is the only character portrayed Zach Sherwin who isn't known for being intelligent, only greedy.
- He is the second British character portrayed by Sherwin, after Sherlock Holmes.
- Both are from classical 19th-century British novels.
- He's the sixth rapper to battle against a team of rappers on his own, the others being Kim Jong-Il, Ben Franklin, William Shakespeare, Moses, and Adolf Hitler.
- Scrooge is the only rapper to incorporate the Announcer's words into his verse, with his line "God bless us every—" and using the "Who won?" at the end.
- He is the fourth fictional villain/anti-hero to rap in the series, after Darth Vader, HAL 9000, and Boba Fett.
- He is the first one to originate from a book.
- He is the first/second character to go against someone from the same (fictional) universe as themselves, as he battled the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
- He is the fifth character to have a spelling error in his title card, with his being spelled "Ebeneezer". The other rappers with incorrect title cards are Adolf Hitler, Billy Mays (Behind the Scenes), Christopher Columbus, Lance Armstrong (Behind the Scenes), and Zeus (Behind the Scenes).
- It was intentionally spelled wrong according to Dante, in order to keep the viewers on their toes and keep them looking for mistakes in the battles' details.
- His name was also misspelled in the video title, but it was later fixed.