Film Theory: Inside the Mind of Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)

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Season 4 of Rick and Morty is giving us a brand new, deeper look into the mind of our favorite genius, Rick Sanchez. Throughout the run of the show, people have speculated about what's going on with the smartest man in the universe. Today, I have gathered all the data I need to really dissect his brain. I think we may all have judged Rick a little too fast... or did we?
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  1. Guilherme Deitado

    Guilherme Deitado37 мүнөт мурун

    Hey MatPat do a theory about Teen Wolf

  2. Ana O.

    Ana O.55 мүнөт мурун

    Can you cover the movie ready or not?

  3. A Galah

    A GalahСаат мурун

    Hey, didn't Robert Heinlein go down this path with 6-to-the-power-of-6-to-the-power-of-6 alternate universes where authors got to hang out with the characters that they created? (I think he smoked some bad weed that day)

  4. Mike McConeghy

    Mike McConeghyСаат мурун

    I wonder if the writers ever watch stuff like this and go, "Oh, is that what we were doing? Hmm."

  5. Kyle Chapman

    Kyle Chapman2 саат мурун

    I liked this theory because I always believed that yes rick says he fabricated that memory of Beth and his wife dying but I believe he was selective to what he was referring to. I believe that really did happen to him and the only memory he fabricated was the formula for the portal gun. I think rick went straight to another dimension that was almost exactly like the one he was living right after the bombing. But once he noticed the differences between both dimensions, he got to depressed and eventually left that version of Beth and his wife. He is the smartest man in the universe after all. Knowing that your one true wife in the universe died and he couldn’t replace her. That is reason why toxic Rick is so attached to his Morty because he cares about that original version of Morty. Even though he can clone them with no problem, he has these attachments and he views them as toxic. Which might be the main reason for his depression...the loss of his original wife.

  6. SpideyAnonymous

    SpideyAnonymous2 саат мурун

    Never would I have ever thought I’d be saddened by film theory

  7. Ryan Proshusta

    Ryan Proshusta3 саат мурун

    Not sure if you’re a fan or not but South Park did some really meta stuff by posting a number to buy streaming rights to their “spin off shows”. These shows went by terrify farms, pc babies, one for the ladies, and Scott Malcason. Each was listed in the phone recording if you called the number. On top of that the show even calls out Disney at the beginning where Mickey Mouse asks. “Tegriry farms? Do I own that” Then a random third party yells not yet. This means I think anyone who can stream may be able to get rights to one of more of these spin offs for cheap be it KGwork or even KGworkrs or any of the big platforms. I think they just want to prove a point.

  8. Ludwig Jose

    Ludwig Jose4 саат мурун

    Please do a theory on coraline

  9. derrick carmenatty

    derrick carmenatty4 саат мурун

    i feel you Rick, i feel you... :(

  10. jojo0142

    jojo01424 саат мурун

    Why did I even click!?!? Lame!!!

  11. Steven Haws

    Steven Haws4 саат мурун

    did anyone else notice that Morty is in ricks eyes? @1:00

  12. Vincent Ordas

    Vincent Ordas5 саат мурун

    Cringy af opening

  13. Cassie

    Cassie4 саат мурун

    You should watch disenchantment on Netflix

  14. Kiki Thorn

    Kiki Thorn5 саат мурун

    okay so before I finish the video6:10 what if unity was secretly Beths mother but she died and rick bought her back as an alien thing that takes control of other people, probably why we never saw unity's real form

  15. Cassie

    Cassie4 саат мурун

    in the 8 years? His wife died but how and when? Did he leave or come from somewhere else?

  16. APY Reign

    APY Reign5 саат мурун

    Dude love the intro👌

  17. Alexander Mangaard

    Alexander Mangaard5 саат мурун

    Great job. If anything, he's a wounded empath. Such intelligence doesn't come without a finely attuned central nervous system, albeit he displays a lot of reactionary, almost PTSD-like avoidance at times.

  18. Kimbo Morty

    Kimbo Morty6 саат мурун


  19. Adrian Herrera

    Adrian Herrera6 саат мурун

    Anyone waiting for the second part of hi Mary Mary?

  20. Sebastian Hofmann

    Sebastian Hofmann7 саат мурун

    I mean it's a good video, but can we have hot, slightly tan, animatronic matpat back?

  21. Mitch Comer

    Mitch Comer7 саат мурун

    What if summer was Rick's wife? Through some device she was sent into a reverse time warp into the future... Does that make sense lmao

  22. Mitch Comer

    Mitch Comer7 саат мурун

    It's been awhile since I've seen these seasons but wasn't the only reason Rick kept Morty around because he was dumb?

  23. Roblox Guest

    Roblox Guest8 саат мурун

    This is sad hope Ricks family will respect rick

  24. Miss Bloocat

    Miss Bloocat8 саат мурун

    Depression really is the worst though.

  25. Hendra Lim

    Hendra Lim8 саат мурун

    Is it weird if I'm crying watching this?

  26. MR.sadness Cry

    MR.sadness Cry8 саат мурун

    Bruh instead of sad Bart simpson edits there’s gonna be sad rick edits

  27. Backon Thelevel

    Backon Thelevel8 саат мурун

    Just a thought, but Beth is noticable more pale in color than the rest of her family is because she is a clone.

  28. Chazzie317

    Chazzie3179 саат мурун

    Rick and morty renewed for 100 episodes! *WOOOO* New season only 5 episodes! *AWWHH*

  29. Douglas Thuglas

    Douglas Thuglas9 саат мурун

    Hey I know this is random, but I have been rewatching Rick and Morty, and I don't know, I feel like we aren't watching the episodes in the right order. Granted the continuity is emaculate, and we'll built, but we hear Rick say and refer to things that we haven't really seen, especially in the earlier seasons. contact me matt if ur interested in my idea, and more details of it, but basically I'm thinking that the pilot isn't the first event to occur chronologically, I mean it most likely is there's not much else saying no. But where was Rick in the 8 years? His wife died but how and when? Did he leave or come from somewhere else?

  30. Carson Scohera

    Carson Scohera9 саат мурун

    You should watch disenchantment on Netflix

  31. mathias valtsov

    mathias valtsov9 саат мурун

    Why cant i see rick and morty in Netflix

  32. Celsus Bolt-Fire

    Celsus Bolt-Fire9 саат мурун

    Just to point out, Rick and Morties mind blowers after she brings them back to status quo. Summer states "“No wonder you're constantly fighting with each other and behind schedule." I wouldn't say she's his favorite but something more sinister behind her character.

  33. michael beef

    michael beef9 саат мурун

    one theory: Every rick in the multiverse is connected through random memories, and young rick is actually a rick from a different dimension who actually experienced his wife and daughter dying another theory: Rick isn't human. this could explain how smart he is, how he can make anything out of virtually nothing, and even explains how he miraculously isn't dead (he isn't lucky, he is immortal)

  34. Brandon Brewer

    Brandon Brewer10 саат мурун

    Rick and morty: comes back Game theory: $$$

  35. Kris Kreuzer

    Kris Kreuzer10 саат мурун

    The rickshank rickdemption?

  36. Randy BBall

    Randy BBall10 саат мурун

    12:05 Hmmmm.....I have always wondered when Rick rescued Summer and Morty from the Council of Ricks... [Season 3 Episode 1 The Rickshank Rickdemption] WHY did the spokesman and clear leader of the Council of Ricks, Riq IV, specifically choose to take Summer as his hostage and leave Morty to be fought over by the remaining lesser Ricks? Riq IV: " Alright calm down! We have his Summer as a hostage... obviously I get her. You guys play "Rick, Lasers, Scissors" for the Morty. Perhaps I'm getting closer to an answer ☝🏽

  37. Spencer Hawley

    Spencer Hawley10 саат мурун

    I think the reason he probably treated Tony like crap is because he sees how tony could've been just like him if he was just a little smarter and the fact that they both experienced serious loss makes the fact that tony chose comfort and simplicity makes him a quitter. Because in Rick's mind, making himself suffer and punishing himself for every single possible thing is the only solution, Because he hates himself and blames himself deeply for all his suffering as well as all evil and crap in the multiverse.

  38. Locolucas 10

    Locolucas 1011 саат мурун


  39. Winterwolf

    Winterwolf11 саат мурун

    I was hoping Film Theory would eventually go over silent Hill. But then questioned since the movies are based off games if it wouldn't be better for a game theory lol.

  40. JasianTheAsian 8

    JasianTheAsian 811 саат мурун

    I have a theory Johnny Test Became Johnny Bravo When quirks became a thing, he became all might

  41. CarLee Laster

    CarLee Laster11 саат мурун


  42. TouchedBigfoot8

    TouchedBigfoot811 саат мурун

    I watched the first 10 minutes and it started to talk about depression so I left like my dad