Film Theory: The Minions in Minions AREN'T MINIONS!

29 апр 2021
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What IS a Minion? That was the question I started with when working on this theory. I wanted to REALLY understand these little guys, so I started searching the movies for information. Well Theorists, I found more that I expected buried in the Minions and Despicable Me movies. A LOT more. So much that I can definitely say that the Minions in the movies are NOT Minions. You'll have to watch to find out WHY!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Mark Hofmeyer
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Forrest Lee, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • My son has a mini movie that confirms there's clones, and minions are the ones that run the cloning facility.

    Mimi StardustMimi StardustПре 2 минута
  • Gru could turn himself into something like a minion.

    Percy Minecraft GamingPercy Minecraft GamingПре 7 минута
  • Why do the minions sound like their speaking Japanese to me?

    NathanPlayzNathanPlayzПре 12 минута
  • POV: you came to see if mr beast commented

    Zinni ZebraZinni ZebraПре 14 минута
  • Film theory in yellow

    Paula MartinezPaula MartinezПре 14 минута
  • Wait what about the scene in the original Despicable Me movie where gru in the minions escape from vector’s lair not only they have the ability to glow in the dark but they function as glow sticks MatPat forgot about that theory

    Parker SandahlParker SandahlПре 16 минута
  • You ruined my Child Hood

    Rande 84Rande 84Пре 21 минут
  • Palpatine: "I commissioned a clone army and even cloned myself!" Gru: *"Interesting."*

    Connor HaroldsonConnor HaroldsonПре 21 минут
  • I love this scene in the movie and plus it had inspired me to listen boogie fever by the sylvers 7:02

    Parker SandahlParker SandahlПре 32 минута
  • I LOATHE the minions. They are the most annoying part of the franchise and I try to ignore them when I see it.

    animagreedanimagreedПре 53 минута
  • maybe he can clone himself and that clone can take care of them until that clone makes another clone the will do the same thing until that clone clones another clone and so on and so forth

    NicknameNicknameПре 53 минута
  • 8:57 what is mean: "new race of Serbian creatures" . Its that som insult, idk how to take it.

    Vμm TMVμm TMПре 55 минута
  • The first Despicable Me was just actually funny. The second one was less so, everything else was just kinda dumb.

    Murphy RutledgeMurphy RutledgeПре сат
  • May pat is cracked at uploading my guy

    Anay MahamuniAnay MahamuniПре сат
  • Okay so... you see the original minions are from overlord 2007 the game is teen rated but it deserves more attention on how it questions morality

    TzerTzerПре сат
  • I really wanted MatPat to address the fact that the minions CONVENIENTLY were isolated so they couldn’t partake in any atrocities in the last century, also the minions crucified Jesus

    Pepsi ManPepsi ManПре сат
  • 7:36 am I dreaming or... The minion is using a fart gun

    BFBC Creator OriginalBFBC Creator OriginalПре сат
  • 6:50 despicable me 1 is a jojo reference

    NateR 1307NateR 1307Пре сат
  • 9:45 The statue of liberty is in harbor new york, not LA

    Jonathan CartmillJonathan CartmillПре сат
  • Wait.. .. U HAVE A SON ?!!?!!

    goldenfreddy1600 springgoldenfreddy1600 springПре сат
  • RSworld kids: 0:00

    MistyMistyПре сат
  • wow I didn’t realize you had a son. that’s awesome.

    sans' humor house.sans' humor house.Пре 2 сата
  • Oh my lord Mat calling his son bean- That’s so sweet 😢

    Leaf PrivateLeaf PrivateПре 2 сата
  • What if they just go through a huge mitosis

    The Cat Person UKThe Cat Person UKПре 2 сата
  • You counted 230 minions in the film I counted 72 times *you* said minions

    Kkinsey ‘Kkinsey ‘Пре 2 сата

    Zacker ZanyohZacker ZanyohПре 2 сата
  • He called Oliver bean 😔💖💖💖 I’m not crying you’re crying

    lost bunnielost bunnieПре 2 сата
  • Bro your son is so adorable. You are an awesome dad, I mean you stole Christmas minions from mr beast for him. It’s awesome what we will do for the ones we love

    Doodle NoodleDoodle NoodleПре 2 сата
  • the title is my nightmare come true but just with them demons bit

    Scott GraysonScott GraysonПре 2 сата
  • Hi im here for the interview. Why i want this job? I need karate lessons

    Oatmealman GDOatmealman GDПре 2 сата
  • Thank goodness the minions where frozen during the second war or they would have served the bad guy

    xaolim mataleaoxaolim mataleaoПре 2 сата
  • 10:56 Can we just talk about that like to dislike ratio, sheesh

    Block BuilderBlock BuilderПре 2 сата
  • yellow tardigrade

    NomIsNomNomIsNomПре 2 сата
  • Bruh the kaminoans are gettin' business

    Landyn LLandyn LПре 2 сата
  • so likeee, we are minions or what-?

    MaliChan XD!MaliChan XD!Пре 2 сата
  • Wait- they kinda sound like gigantic cells? Instead of having clones? Idk

    Ella MatherElla MatherПре 2 сата
  • I've always thought the fact that the minions keep helping Gru even after he adopts the girls and becomes nice was a plot hole, but it makes sense now with this theory. The minions are immortal, and they're always loyal to the most evil being alive. That means that by cloning the minions, Gru has effectively helped every future dictator, mass murderer, intergalactic world-ender etc that will come after him by giving them a bigger army. Even if the extra minions doesn't help much, constantly helping the most evil being alive at any given point in time for billions of years until the eventual heat death of the universe adds up after a while.

    Albin GrahnAlbin GrahnПре 3 сата
  • it like germs tahe kepp mteplaing

    Angelb GalavnAngelb GalavnПре 3 сата
  • Mr beast is defiantly not mad cuz that's like 50$ or smthng

    Brian_ TulinBrian_ TulinПре 3 сата
  • MATPAT: Minions aren't Minions bc they're copies of the real thing Me: If you take a "real" minion and copy paste it, doesn't that make the new version as real as the old one? MATPAT: I, um... Ok fine, you're Hired. Come here. Me: He he he boi! 😊

    Rapid RashRapid RashПре 3 сата
  • Awwww olly is precious

    Alexei JonesAlexei JonesПре 3 сата
  • jokes on you. Minions in Minions ARE minions. homever the minions in dispicable me are mostly clones.

    GogokafaGogokafaПре 3 сата
  • When you said they’re not robots, I thought ‘he’s going to say they’re clones’

    Motivational LizardMotivational LizardПре 3 сата
  • I'd love to see a grimdark version of the minions

    Thedudeamongmen GsThedudeamongmen GsПре 3 сата
  • Look, as a 16 year old I still like despicable me… It’s got a unique somethin to it from most cartoon movies, following a villain over q goodie two-shoes

    Knight on the InternetKnight on the InternetПре 3 сата
  • Instead of Gru making jelly he should’ve just made minion Merch and he would’ve been a billionaire

    Peter’s StorysPeter’s StorysПре 3 сата
  • It could also be that gru might also be immortal like the minions I mean not completely immortal like the minions, but immortal as not dying out of old age or a disease maybe

    yameen jilaniyameen jilaniПре 3 сата
  • Theory idea Matt: the movie petter rabbit, I throughly believe that petter had caused his father’s death. I throughly think that petter some how talked his dad into go into the garden; which caused his dad’s death. Reason I believe this because of petter’s obsessive behavior to “protect the garden”. Also he always continues to talk his family into doing dangerous stunts throughout the whole movie. Just a thought, thanks for listening and hopefully considering this to be a true theory.

    Joaquin PedrazaJoaquin PedrazaПре 3 сата
  • Another possible thing that could happen with the minions is that they're like cells (just bigger) and they divide, making a new minion. (Which would be much simpler than taking DNA from different minions, figuring out how to add it to a gun and convert someone else into one)

    Kian RodriguezKian RodriguezПре 3 сата
  • In the subtitles of the first movie, the minions "language" is referred to as gibberish. In the second and third movies, it's referred to as "Minionese". Which one is it?

    David RayDavid RayПре 3 сата
  • Mat:brings up olie Me:oh don't you do think, don't do it mat Mat:*shows video of olie* Me:my heart.. my cold unforgiving heart... it melt..

    Jaces WorldJaces WorldПре 3 сата
  • What if he clones himself

    Big BoiBig BoiПре 3 сата
  • They might need the food to survive because in the minon movie the minons were clearly very hungry on the boat

    Becuase I'm boredBecuase I'm boredПре 3 сата
  • Now we got to find out how the minions got hold of a spatula for the cave man

    Aidan CochenourAidan CochenourПре 3 сата
  • That title is quite the Minion Mouthful Dont'cha think?

    Mystic CrystalMystic CrystalПре 3 сата
  • This looks like something a game theory hater would make as a parody

    Becuase I'm boredBecuase I'm boredПре 4 сата
  • sweet with your kid story but I don't think your child wants a digital footprint by the age of 2

    Anthony TylmanAnthony TylmanПре 4 сата
  • Ok so Most of the minions are just clones right. So the minions in minions aren’t minions but clones of the original minions which makes them minions right.

    Twan.Brazzy All InTwan.Brazzy All InПре 4 сата
  • Video theory: how old is alice green from Big city greens

    Salvador GomezSalvador GomezПре 4 сата
  • Saying Gru isn't cute is like saying Shrek isn't love. You're gonna get some fury.

    ThatDudeWithBoobsThatDudeWithBoobsПре 4 сата
  • Major issues with this. A. We are not positive that the minions we follow in Minions are the ONLY minions, there could be paralleled sets around the world. B. As the initial minions do not reproduce, they cannot have evolved through traditional means. They would need some sort of mutagenic cancer to replace old tissues with new ones. This also implies that minion immortality comes from some sort of regenerative properties. However, if the minions did have some sort of miracle evolution cancer cells, due to the complete lack of natural selection, it is statistically impossible (citation needed) for the minions to all evolve paralleled to each other, and the differences would be essentially random.

    SquidylichSquidylichПре 4 сата
  • Gru also asks about one Minion's wife, so uh . . . what?

    R.E. GreeneR.E. GreeneПре 4 сата
  • 2:07 3.5?

    אוהד לדרראוהד לדררПре 4 сата
  • They don't even get dental

  • OliPat/MiniPat/Tiny Theorist is the cutest thing ever for me, not gonna lie

    Sentient Sock PuppetSentient Sock PuppetПре 4 сата
  • Minions are real!

    Marty DMarty DПре 4 сата
  • Hey can you look at omega mart, its a really weird series of ads that reminds me of the 90's type ads

    Jose FrescasJose FrescasПре 4 сата
  • make a theory about mrs puffs dark secret

    Gamin’ GracinGamin’ GracinПре 6 сати
  • in soul the disney pixar movie at exactly 00:06:01 joe's old student says "this is the cat ive been telling you about" and later at exactly 00:36:26 he is a cat! And in ice age 3 how did the dinos survive and go onderground

    Karina SulzanokaKarina SulzanokaПре 6 сати
  • Minions are not humans why would you think of that

    Alice OpanyAlice OpanyПре 6 сати
  • I have a theory idea. ,Who’s faster sonic or the flash

    Kadambi SudarsanamKadambi SudarsanamПре 6 сати
  • Despicable Me is not a kids movie it’s a family movie it’s not just for kids.

    C MC MПре 6 сати
  • Can you do a theory on RWBY?

    Elisa GeussElisa GeussПре 6 сати
  • MatPat You Should do a film theory on Coraline!!

    Sahil BadheSahil BadheПре 6 сати
  • Since the new a quiet place movie is coming out soon, could you do a theory on how to survive a quiet place?

    Carter ColeCarter ColeПре 6 сати
  • Here’s a new theory: The girl from nowhere And what is she

    Robo-SanRobo-SanПре 6 сати
  • Film theory idea: Simpson predicts

    MOSTAFA JebalMOSTAFA JebalПре 6 сати
  • Could u do a theory on what makes the super solider serum ps. Lov ur videos they always make my day😃🤗

    RehemaRehemaПре 7 сати
  • Also unsurprising about how Knute should have definitely been put behind bars

    Lucas FehrLucas FehrПре 7 сати
  • You said in your fifth video you said you would do a Fantastic beasts theory but I have an idea for an HP one how about how Umbrage should’ve been put behind bars right when she walked into Hogwarts

    Lucas FehrLucas FehrПре 7 сати
  • I thin you should do more Scooby Doo just because this series is my childhood and it seem the last episode when you talked about it was pretty successful i mean 5m views not bad.

    Kaloyan PetrovKaloyan PetrovПре 7 сати
  • Does anyone else really want matpat to make a miraculous theory

    2k without any videos Challenge2k without any videos ChallengeПре 7 сати
  • I just got a new song / game / film theory well I was just listening to the Bill cipher rap on RSworld and well when it makes rain noises at the beginning and his eye gets bigger some pictures of bendy and the ink machine show up and maybe Bill cipher is working with Joey Drew because well they're both evil and well if he's been to the ink machine area where you the person are he probably seen you and is probably helping bendy this is just a theory I have so maybe it's true maybe you could do a video on it one day by the way I'm a big fan I've been watching ever since I was 10 years old I have grown up watching your videos and well you just made my life a better place with your videos I really call me cuz I am such a gamer geek knowing there's other people like me makes me feel a little safer because I get picked on a lot because of it so knowing there's more geeks like me makes me feel safe...

    đëłţã šțöŕm / lìsēñër, y/nđëłţã šțöŕm / lìsēñër, y/nПре 7 сати
  • Does that mean Gru can, unmmm clone children.

    Carl WheezerCarl WheezerПре 8 сати
  • 5:10 best part lmao

    YengestYengestПре 8 сати
  • Wait I forgot Bruce Willis was apart of this universe😆👍👍

    joshua turnerjoshua turnerПре 8 сати
  • 2:06 how triggering xD

    Mason and Connor CowanMason and Connor CowanПре 8 сати
  • 8:38 I can't be the only one who read _"FINAL"_ as... something else

    The Man•The James•The LegendThe Man•The James•The LegendПре 8 сати
  • Film Theory Idea: how many crimes did Principal Dwight commit in Middle School: Worst years of my life

    RedLevelOne MappingRedLevelOne MappingПре 9 сати
  • 8:56 i heard originally these creatures that shall not be named were manufactured that was debunked when the 2016 film came out maybe its still kind of canon

    the smiling manthe smiling manПре 9 сати
  • 1:57 they got him

    the smiling manthe smiling manПре 9 сати
  • 1:12 that is why the film is so marketable

    the smiling manthe smiling manПре 9 сати
  • You caused paremts to go bankrupt

    the smiling manthe smiling manПре 9 сати
  • You dominated memes

    the smiling manthe smiling manПре 9 сати
  • Mistake

    the smiling manthe smiling manПре 9 сати
  • ....well l brith in 2012 ...

    Demon tea 🌹🌹Demon tea 🌹🌹Пре 9 сати
  • Mat you should do a theory on this show I stumbled upon it and it's some type of fnaf thing.

    Alexis LovelandAlexis LovelandПре 9 сати
  • You guys should do a theory on who would win omni man or metro man

    Jeremiah LopezJeremiah LopezПре 10 сати