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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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Mark Hofmeyer
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Forrest Lee, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

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  • 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 MoorePrije 9 minuta
  • Love your videos bro i really do

    ausstin matneyausstin matneyPrije 42 minuta
  • Do a transplant like what you do with flowers cut em in half and they’ll reform

    ILikeMOOFFINZz muffinzILikeMOOFFINZz muffinzPrije 43 minuta
  • 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

    NerdGamerMalucoNerdGamerMalucoPrije 46 minuta
  • did he say... imposter

    Charles TigheCharles TighePrije sat
  • 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 MannPrije 2 sati
  • Every Facebook user: 😭😭😭😭

    AmericanDogPoop 05AmericanDogPoop 05Prije 4 sati
  • ... you know most of your viewers are kids

    1St Vegas Auto Body Shop1St Vegas Auto Body ShopPrije 5 sati
  • 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.

    PrissyNekoPrissyNekoPrije 6 sati
  • 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 SommaPrije 7 sati
  • what is with the nbc logo in the back of the shrink ray screen in 11:24?

    Isabel MendezIsabel MendezPrije 7 sati
  • Now we find out that Gru is part Minions which is why they haven't gotten him killed is cause they can't.

    drkph3onixdrkph3onixPrije 8 sati
  • Loved the intro 😂😂😂😂😂

    Xx_itz_trickster_xXXx_itz_trickster_xXPrije 10 sati
  • You ruined me

    Brycen BoldenBrycen BoldenPrije 10 sati
  • You just ruin the movie for me

    Yousha NasirYousha NasirPrije 12 sati
  • They might have fastened the evolution of minion amebas

    B-lasting starB-lasting starPrije 17 sati
  • I KNEW IT! GRU IS TRYING TO MAKE A CLONE ARMY . begun the clone war has

    YeeterYeeterPrije 17 sati
  • 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.

    DashCat9DashCat9Prije 22 sati
  • 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 KidsPrije 22 sati
  • what if gru just went around the world and got all of the tribes of minnons

    Manny PantsManny PantsPrije 23 sati
  • 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 0210Prije 23 sati
  • Yes they are cause they are literally minions cause they serve under a master lol

    SlashageeeSlashageeePrije 23 sati
  • Well the Minions might end up being loyal to Gru's three adopted daughters, and by extension their descendants....

    MinnionMinnionPrije dan
  • Surender 4 vietnam B0is!!!!!!!

    Ngoc TranNgoc TranPrije dan
  • 0:56. Hey, it's Thomas!

    HexPerplexHexPerplexPrije dan
  • oli watching this and starts crying

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

    Jaxon BaileyJaxon BaileyPrije dan
  • **sees Oliver** **Dies of cuteness**

    Hana -ChanHana -ChanPrije dan
  • 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 CordovaPrije dan
  • I still love this movie 10 years later

    thegamegeekthegamegeekPrije dan
  • Omg his son is so big! It feels like it was yesterday they announced they were expecting.

    mikin liroumikin lirouPrije dan
  • Grandmas when

    lolbitg X wolfer :3lolbitg X wolfer :3Prije dan
  • 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.

    AisukyubuAisukyubuPrije dan
  • 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 FinkeldeiPrije dan
    • If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

      mikin liroumikin lirouPrije dan
  • The minions are indo-europeans confirmed.

    TrashPandaDruidTrashPandaDruidPrije dan
  • The minions could asexually reproduce

    ProatnothingProatnothingPrije dan
  • How many times did you say Minions in this single video lol

    Peter Parker ee19b110Peter Parker ee19b110Prije dan
  • Actually gru didn’t kiss that one minion because he already did. Not because he doesn’t like that minion (9:54)

    DS_VDS_VPrije dan
  • BIRTH day*

    Pop CatPop CatPrije dan
  • ....(why am I doing this)..my birth DAY is 2012

    Pop CatPop CatPrije dan
  • 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 CatPrije dan
  • Me reading the title: *99.9999 of my brain cells are gone now*

    Dibyendu DasDibyendu DasPrije dan
  • Minions look like single celled bacteria with flagella😉😁...having their own DNA.

    mrudula jamesmrudula jamesPrije dan
  • 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

    EndaterEndaterPrije 2 dana
  • I thought this video would be about the Holocaust experiments theory

    Kale DealKale DealPrije 2 dana
  • It is funny that why lot kid watch it me watch it 215 time.

    RobloxgamingstudioRobloxgamingstudioPrije 2 dana
  • If you clone a human its still a human same with minions

    xNight_441xNight_441Prije 2 dana
  • have you gone insane

    Puntti PossuPuntti PossuPrije 2 dana
  • If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

    Add 2chartAdd 2chartPrije 2 dana
  • can you do a video explaining how aquaman does to swim that fast

    Keon KaillKeon KaillPrije 2 dana
  • 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 RossPrije 2 dana
    • ok

      Happy HarperHappy HarperPrije 2 dana
  • 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 martensPrije 2 dana
  • Ive never liked the minions i only like the 3 main ones and only for some of the jokes.

    Ramon 079Ramon 079Prije 2 dana
  • EEEEEEEEEE

    Max WarwickMax WarwickPrije 2 dana
  • What if there were more tribes of minions?

    Jotaro KujoJotaro KujoPrije 2 dana
  • Make a video about " Love, Death and Robots" please...

    Ahmet Burak DemiralayAhmet Burak DemiralayPrije 2 dana
  • Lol I actually went to that minion ride at universal studios, it was kinda cool 🤧🤧

    AlyxAlyxPrije 2 dana
  • 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 BeetsPrije 2 dana
  • Couldn’t there just have been... ya know... More ‘clans’ of minions that all found Gru?

    potatomaster634potatomaster634Prije 2 dana
  • okey MatPat is the perfect example of taking kid animated movies WAY too far

    iamthecoolestiamthecoolestPrije 2 dana
  • 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 6000Prije 2 dana
  • I hate minions

    MarlenehibiskusMarlenehibiskusPrije 2 dana
  • 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 "

    aaazedoaaazedoPrije 2 dana
  • Yo do a theory on Jack Stauber PLEASE. His videos are CREEPY and need some explanation.

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

    RonRonPrije 2 dana
  • That Minion robot picture is going to haunt my nightmares

    Mr. AMr. APrije 2 dana
  • What's with the purple ribbon around your neck?

    216trixie216trixiePrije 2 dana
  • Fun Fact: what minions say can actually be translated.

    Brett StrawnBrett StrawnPrije 3 dana
  • Tbh mat this video could have been much shorter. Entertaining nonetheless

    JamesJamesPrije 3 dana
  • 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.Prije 3 dana
  • My oldest son is five, MatPat, and your Ollie reminds me so much of him at two that it's ridiculous.

    Thomas MercerThomas MercerPrije 3 dana
  • Why is half the title literally the word “minion”? What the heck matpat?

    Isaac Solbrig KronerIsaac Solbrig KronerPrije 3 dana
  • If you go to peppa pig you will see tm on the entro

    Sebeao12Sebeao12Prije 3 dana
  • I will watch this ten times over just for Ollie getting excited at minions

    GiiSidesGiiSidesPrije 3 dana
  • 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 FelixPrije 3 dana
  • I felt really old when he said Oliver was 2 😭😭

    UrbieUrbiePrije 3 dana
  • Yeah they are thats why theyre called minions

    Libruh momentLibruh momentPrije 3 dana
  • I'm calling it some are clones

    MelusinaMelusinaPrije 3 dana
    • I was right 😌

      MelusinaMelusinaPrije 3 dana
  • hello uhh do you have discord

    Eli RobertsEli RobertsPrije 3 dana
    • @mikin lirou huh ya tht makes sense

      Eli RobertsEli RobertsPrije 3 dana
    • Maybe he did something to a minion and it made another minion so he didn't again so that's why there's too many i do not know but they totally have dna

      mikin liroumikin lirouPrije 3 dana
  • How do I sign up to be a henchman? Overalls AND karate classes sign me UP

    Alex SmithAlex SmithPrije 3 dana
  • Awe, Ollie was so adorable when he saw the blow up!

    Samurax BennettSamurax BennettPrije 3 dana
  • The cars in cars aren't cars

    Kira Did Nothing WrongKira Did Nothing WrongPrije 3 dana
  • Hi mattpat Can you try doing something on the cartoon series 'talking tom and friends' Like maybe: Who are gingers parents? What the CEO, ceo of? Where is the town?

    Jaseena GulJaseena GulPrije 3 dana
  • I feel sorry for Matpat's son already when he sees this video.

    Mokongthe3Mokongthe3Prije 3 dana
  • Gen z's children are gonna binge on this

    robina davidrobina davidPrije 3 dana
  • it's so obvious and even you pointed it out matpat, minions aren't clones, they reproduce by dividing into genetic copies of each other JUST LIKE CELLS YOU ACKNFOFIAFLVewsdgvivsdg

    Tomato Bread 12Tomato Bread 12Prije 3 dana
  • Do you think the original minions have glowing skeletons like the 1 in the 1st movie or is that a added genetic trait like the glow in the dark cats?

    Wesley BrownWesley BrownPrije 3 dana
  • Theory: if you remember in the first despicable me movie gru said how is the family indicating that minions do reproduce

    elloelloPrije 3 dana
    • And that they do have children

      elloelloPrije 3 dana
  • He could just turn him self slightly minion so he lives forever

    Iman :DIman :DPrije 3 dana
  • Actually the Facebook post by Despicable Me said that the number of minions is 7.793400539 E+37262

    Óttar Snær YngvasonÓttar Snær YngvasonPrije 3 dana
  • oh end thre a bit of italian

    home homehome homePrije 3 dana
  • YOU HAVE A SON!!!!!

    home homehome homePrije 3 dana
  • Minions also speak 'Nihongo' - Japanese.

    Lolly GameablesLolly GameablesPrije 3 dana
  • Maybe he did something to a minion and it made another minion so he didn't again so that's why there's too many i do not know but they totally have dna

    Matthew BrionesMatthew BrionesPrije 3 dana
    • oooooh super sus

      Matthew BrionesMatthew BrionesPrije 3 dana
  • *Flash backs I had in cars in cars the movie cars*

    Fahad MuhamedFahad MuhamedPrije 3 dana
  • can you make a coraline theory

    SweetcupcakeSweetcupcakePrije 3 dana
  • Sometimes I wonder if these titles are just self-parodies.

    NerdytimesNerdytimesPrije 3 dana
  • MatPat will most probably crush his own child’s dream, using scientific research and facts.

    Dashing IntruderDashing IntruderPrije 3 dana
  • for a second there I thought I was on false swipe gaming's "How good was x pokemon really?"

    R KadeR KadePrije 3 dana
  • Can a clone of a minion really not be a minion? The answer that they are clones precedes clones of what--minions. So the clones are minions

    cb21235cb21235Prije 3 dana