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

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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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  • The cars in Cars aren't cars: part two

    KadeKade38 minuuttia sitten
  • Wonder how upset MatPat’s child heard this

  • I’ve watched minions when I was five and I was born the year minions was released and I watched it 13 times

  • At 2:07 you said 3.5 billion but the screen said 1.7 billion... uh oh

    Alice TitlerAlice Titler7 tuntia sitten
  • im shaking in my britches and piisscumm

    moxificationmoxification10 tuntia sitten
  • I like them because it was something different

    Rosie girlRosie girl10 tuntia sitten
  • Mat pat: The minions in minions aren't actually minions. Me: WOW!! My brain: Well that's a big tounge twister.

    Swordi the swordSwordi the sword13 tuntia sitten
  • Cloned or robots? You see, they might actually have DNA split. You showed a video of their DNA splitting and thought of clones. I thought of Gru splitting the DNA molecules of the minions and therefore stretching the amount of the minions by Multiplying the original amount of minions by 45.2173913. (close enough, I did the math.)

    Tea Water_OfficialTea Water_Official14 tuntia sitten
  • Bro I discovered you thru my younger siblings, while they young minds couldn’t make sense of how good you are I fell in love, love you bro 😂🙌🏾

    Allan MumoAllan Mumo14 tuntia sitten
  • the 200 something might be only one group

    PyrokPyrok14 tuntia sitten
  • But a perfect genetic clone of a minion would just be another minion. When Dolly the sheep was cloned the result was another sheep. If it looks like a minion, talks like a minion, is indestructible like a minion, and farts like a minion, then it's probably because it's a minion

    J.Cross BryantJ.Cross Bryant14 tuntia sitten
  • can you give my brother a birthday shout out in your next video he will e 4 tomorrow he won't mind if itss late

    Heather AdeHeather Ade14 tuntia sitten
  • OliPat/MiniPat/Tiny Theorist is the cutest thing ever for me, not gonna lie

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt16 tuntia sitten
  • Here we go again. Matpat making a M I N I O N T H E O R Y.

    The DrifterThe Drifter16 tuntia sitten
  • The fart scene is the fart gun not the minions

    Henry The Arctic WolfHenry The Arctic Wolf16 tuntia sitten
    • 7:30 Listen to what the old man says

      lightning cupcake maurerlightning cupcake maurer2 tuntia sitten
  • First of all how did they achieve a fly swatter in the stone age? 😭😭😭

    Matt HansonMatt Hanson17 tuntia sitten
  • This man could tell me I'm a leather jacket and I'd believe him

    Claire_ GravelleClaire_ Gravelle20 tuntia sitten

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt15 tuntia sitten
  • They're a scourge

    Shwingle manShwingle man21 tunti sitten
  • 8:40 IMPOSTOR????? Did he say IMPOSTOR???? I have a problem ._.

    ChaseNadoChaseNado21 tunti sitten
  • When I clicked this video I thought it was going to be a video about how the Minions are actually the ones controlling everything. Like "The minions aren't minions, they're the masters."

    Denied The LizardDenied The Lizard22 tuntia sitten

    prohunter49prohunter4923 tuntia sitten
  • I'm a simple man I see a happy bean, I click like

    Ben HBen HPäivä sitten
  • venom wanted eddie get it he controlled peter who said get religion and brock went to that religious place

    Kieffano Zeeshan AnandriKieffano Zeeshan AnandriPäivä sitten
  • Do naroto again pls

    Yuan HeruelaYuan HeruelaPäivä sitten
  • Brawl stars

    Tilon PlaysTilon PlaysPäivä sitten
  • My son loves everything to do with minions, his second birthday party was all minions and you couldn't see a bigger smile in your life

    Jarod MooreJarod MoorePäivä sitten
  • Love your videos bro i really do

    ausstin matneyausstin matneyPäivä sitten
  • Do a transplant like what you do with flowers cut em in half and they’ll reform

    ILikeMOOFFINZz muffinzILikeMOOFFINZz muffinzPäivä sitten
  • Uh... When i first saw despicable me i love the film by having a VILLAIN for protagonist, it's like, different from a simple character that is good and do good things all the time, it's a bad guy learning to be good (but still don't lose the villain personality), and the minions... I always hated them

    NerdGamerMalucoNerdGamerMalucoPäivä sitten
  • did he say... imposter

    Charles TigheCharles TighePäivä sitten
  • The fact that I stopped watching the videos for only a little while, and then Oliver went from a new born baby to a TWO YEAR OLD TODDLER in less than a year. I STOPPED WATCHING FOR LESS THAN A YEAR I SWEAR!

    Jayda MannJayda MannPäivä sitten
  • Every Facebook user: 😭😭😭😭

    AmericanDogPoop 05AmericanDogPoop 05Päivä sitten
  • ... you know most of your viewers are kids

    1St Vegas Auto Body Shop1St Vegas Auto Body ShopPäivä sitten
  • The moment MatPat said that not all of them are actually minions, I knew immediately that he was going to say that the majority of them are clones. Not a fan of minions, but I guess I can understand their appeal.

    PrissyNekoPrissyNekoPäivä sitten
  • Matpat: They clearly the same ones through out millions of years because of the same designs. Movies: all the minions have consistent designs

    Leonardo SommaLeonardo SommaPäivä sitten
  • what is with the nbc logo in the back of the shrink ray screen in 11:24?

    Isabel MendezIsabel MendezPäivä sitten
  • Now we find out that Gru is part Minions which is why they haven't gotten him killed is cause they can't.

    drkph3onixdrkph3onixPäivä sitten
  • Loved the intro 😂😂😂😂😂

    Xx_itz_trickster_xXXx_itz_trickster_xXPäivä sitten
  • You ruined me

    Brycen BoldenBrycen BoldenPäivä sitten
  • You just ruin the movie for me

    Yousha NasirYousha NasirPäivä sitten
  • They might have fastened the evolution of minion amebas

    B-lasting starB-lasting star2 päivää sitten
  • I KNEW IT! GRU IS TRYING TO MAKE A CLONE ARMY . begun the clone war has

    YeeterYeeter2 päivää sitten
  • I honestly thought this was going to be another trash 'theory' videos that hand wave all the things that contradict the theory. This is like....ridiculously solid, especially considering how silly the source material is.

    DashCat9DashCat92 päivää sitten
  • Love you keep it up. Also, how about a game theory on the end poem. Everyone thinks they have the lore, but I think there is more to it

    Lightning KidsLightning Kids2 päivää sitten
  • what if gru just went around the world and got all of the tribes of minnons

    Manny PantsManny Pants2 päivää sitten
  • I'm pretty sure when Gru is gone, the minions will be serving under the three girls. They do seem to have a tight connection in the movies (Though it's been a while since I actually watched these movies).

    MaTcHuMeN 0210MaTcHuMeN 02102 päivää sitten
  • Yes they are cause they are literally minions cause they serve under a master lol

    SlashageeeSlashageee2 päivää sitten
  • Well the Minions might end up being loyal to Gru's three adopted daughters, and by extension their descendants....

    MinnionMinnion2 päivää sitten
  • Surender 4 vietnam B0is!!!!!!!

    Ngoc TranNgoc Tran2 päivää sitten
  • 0:56. Hey, it's Thomas!

    HexPerplexHexPerplex2 päivää sitten
  • oli watching this and starts crying

    Jaxon BaileyJaxon Bailey2 päivää sitten
  • me looking in the comments and seeing a guy got 11k likes and me thinking is that mr. beast in disguise

    Jaxon BaileyJaxon Bailey2 päivää sitten
  • **sees Oliver** **Dies of cuteness**

    Hana -ChanHana -Chan2 päivää sitten
  • I didnt even watch the whole video before i gave it a like. I gave the video a like 2 minutes in literally after seeing Oliver get excited about minions. That was so dang adorable.

    Gabriel CordovaGabriel Cordova2 päivää sitten
  • I still love this movie 10 years later

    thegamegeekthegamegeek2 päivää sitten
  • Omg his son is so big! It feels like it was yesterday they announced they were expecting.

    mikin liroumikin lirou2 päivää sitten
  • Grandmas when

    lolbitg X wolfer :3lolbitg X wolfer :33 päivää sitten
  • Imo minions won't really realize that they are powerful enough to be their own masters of their own since for centuries they still are finding the strongest evil villain to serve.

    AisukyubuAisukyubu3 päivää sitten
  • Just a question. In my opinion the szene from 9:57 doesn't really proof, that he favoures some minions, because the original text says: "Didn't I get you already".

    Jannis FinkeldeiJannis Finkeldei3 päivää sitten
    • If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

      mikin liroumikin lirou2 päivää sitten
  • The minions are indo-europeans confirmed.

    TrashPandaDruidTrashPandaDruid3 päivää sitten
  • The minions could asexually reproduce

    ProatnothingProatnothing3 päivää sitten
  • How many times did you say Minions in this single video lol

    Peter Parker ee19b110Peter Parker ee19b1103 päivää sitten
  • Actually gru didn’t kiss that one minion because he already did. Not because he doesn’t like that minion (9:54)

    DS_VDS_V3 päivää sitten
  • BIRTH day*

    Pop CatPop Cat3 päivää sitten
  • ....(why am I doing this) birth DAY is 2012

    Pop CatPop Cat3 päivää sitten
  • I knew minions spoke a mix of languages cuz for ok/yes it’s ‘si’ which is Spanish Edit: and some of their language is English

    Pop CatPop Cat3 päivää sitten
  • Me reading the title: *99.9999 of my brain cells are gone now*

    Dibyendu DasDibyendu Das3 päivää sitten
  • Minions look like single celled bacteria with flagella😉😁...having their own DNA.

    mrudula jamesmrudula james3 päivää sitten
  • I use to have a DVD of the first movie and I'm pretty sure there was a behind the scenes video that mentioned that Gru made the minions

    EndaterEndater3 päivää sitten
  • I thought this video would be about the Holocaust experiments theory

    Kale DealKale Deal3 päivää sitten
  • It is funny that why lot kid watch it me watch it 215 time.

    RobloxgamingstudioRobloxgamingstudio3 päivää sitten
  • If you clone a human its still a human same with minions

    xNight_441xNight_4413 päivää sitten
  • have you gone insane

    Puntti PossuPuntti Possu3 päivää sitten
  • If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

    Add 2chartAdd 2chart3 päivää sitten
  • can you do a video explaining how aquaman does to swim that fast

    Keon KaillKeon Kaill3 päivää sitten
  • The minions were based off of Jewish children captured by the nazis. They were given large helmets to restrict their breathing and sight. The heavy helmets also stunted their growth, causing them to be short and wearing goggles.

    Bob RossBob Ross3 päivää sitten
    • ok

      Happy HarperHappy Harper3 päivää sitten
  • I think it's in the behind the scenes section of the movie but gru actually was the creator of ALL minions using hard boiled egg yokes and in the minions movie they retconned it so that the minions have always existed which makes no sense but hey they needed a loose plot so they can make money off of milking the popularity of the minions just like frozen two milked it and was way worse then the first one

    Marshal martensMarshal martens3 päivää sitten
  • Ive never liked the minions i only like the 3 main ones and only for some of the jokes.

    Ramon 079Ramon 0793 päivää sitten

    Max WarwickMax Warwick3 päivää sitten
  • What if there were more tribes of minions?

    Jotaro KujoJotaro Kujo4 päivää sitten
  • Make a video about " Love, Death and Robots" please...

    Ahmet Burak DemiralayAhmet Burak Demiralay4 päivää sitten
  • Lol I actually went to that minion ride at universal studios, it was kinda cool 🤧🤧

    AlyxAlyx4 päivää sitten
  • I was told/read somewhere when the first movie came out that minions were genetically modified corn pops cereal. Couldn't ever find anything confirming that, but I've always liked that theory.

    Mike BeetsMike Beets4 päivää sitten
  • Couldn’t there just have been... ya know... More ‘clans’ of minions that all found Gru?

    potatomaster634potatomaster6344 päivää sitten
  • okey MatPat is the perfect example of taking kid animated movies WAY too far

    iamthecoolestiamthecoolest4 päivää sitten
  • Another thing might be gru and dr naffario after discovering the minions went out to diffrent islands to discover more, who is to say that the ones we followed werent a small amount that the actual number of minions?

    Gogglethron 6000Gogglethron 60004 päivää sitten
  • I hate minions

    MarlenehibiskusMarlenehibiskus4 päivää sitten
  • Mat is a diferent father .... " hey so you like minions ? ...hmmm.... did you know they are actually PEOPLE that have been FORCIBLY transformed into MINIONS .... kinda cool "

    aaazedoaaazedo4 päivää sitten
  • Yo do a theory on Jack Stauber PLEASE. His videos are CREEPY and need some explanation.

    Builder 101Builder 1014 päivää sitten
  • Film theory by Ron: #2 content creators are real life FIstream minions. Their secret: your a big dumb dumb head with hopes of becoming a minion some day.

    RonRon4 päivää sitten
  • That Minion robot picture is going to haunt my nightmares

    Mr. AMr. A4 päivää sitten
  • What's with the purple ribbon around your neck?

    216trixie216trixie4 päivää sitten
  • Fun Fact: what minions say can actually be translated.

    Brett StrawnBrett Strawn4 päivää sitten
  • Tbh mat this video could have been much shorter. Entertaining nonetheless

    JamesJames4 päivää sitten
  • ok but like that clip of oliver brought back that christmas morning feeling and it made me so happy- also, that means 10,170 minions are clones

    nurse.nurse.4 päivää sitten
  • My oldest son is five, MatPat, and your Ollie reminds me so much of him at two that it's ridiculous.

    Thomas MercerThomas Mercer4 päivää sitten
  • Why is half the title literally the word “minion”? What the heck matpat?

    Isaac Solbrig KronerIsaac Solbrig Kroner4 päivää sitten
  • If you go to peppa pig you will see tm on the entro

    Sebeao12Sebeao124 päivää sitten
  • I will watch this ten times over just for Ollie getting excited at minions

    GiiSidesGiiSides4 päivää sitten
  • I've seen the movies a thousand times(I have kids) but I never knew his name was Felonious, always thought it was just Gru

    Alexander FelixAlexander Felix4 päivää sitten