I’m a huge Ghostbusters fan. Both films are among my all-time favourites and should be required watching for nerds everywhere. So when the teaser video for Epic Rap Battles of History’s new season showed Adolf Hitler getting zapped by charged particle beams I was beside myself. I won’t show you the teaser vid because the real McCoy is already on the web and everything I’ve come to expect from the ERB team. The characters (both fictional and actual) are presented with cracking wit and amazing presentation.
Nice Peter nailed his Jamie Hyneman impersonation and Epic Lloyd killed it as Adam Savage. The Ghostbusters were played by guest artists: Zach Sherwin, Chris Gorbos, Mark Douglas and Walter Downing who is actually an ERB fan who was specially invited to be in this video! A lot of love (and research) went into making this epic rap battle. As a fan of both Ghostbusters and (only casually) Mythbusters – they captured both groups perfectly. I especially enjoyed inclusions of the Ghostbusters’ acerbic secretary Janine played by Dodger and bringing the Mythbusters B-Team “back from the dead!” Kari, Tory and Grant were played by Mary Doodles, Chris Alvarado and KRNFX respectively. Before I forget, massive kudos to the costume and make-up teams that work on these videos. They’re amazing!