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

  • Published on Dec 1, 2019
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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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    Writer: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
    Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick and Koen Verhagen
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Comments • 5 411

  • App Create
    App Create 11 hours ago

    The idea that Summer could end up being a more important character (plot and character development-wise) than Morty is something that never really crossed my mind until this video.

  • Just Someone Who Love The Sims

    I haven't gotten season 4 yet :( Im in Australia Almost got spoiled, Idc that much but where is it Australia Netflix!!!!!!!!!

  • S.H
    S.H 12 hours ago

    so like, we know both Gravity false and RAM is connected. Bill is currently stuck in another dimension, with a bunch of monsters which we can see during the weirdmagedon. maybe the Rick that abandoned Beth was actually trapped in the dimension with bill & the monsters, which can explain why rick is so smart: Bill gave him his knowledge and as we saw on Gravity Falls, bill gave Stanford his knowledge.
    for a proof, the BIG theory about that ome episode when rick is running from the counsel and there are the mug and the pen and you know😂 so yeah I think it's a good theory tbh

  • yeet man
    yeet man 14 hours ago

    I want to see a theory on what ricks IQ is or what his limit is to his smartness

  • Mark Hansen
    Mark Hansen 15 hours ago

    that was a great breakdown

  • Tausif 360
    Tausif 360 15 hours ago

    You know what? I'm gonna watch the remaining 3 seasons of Rick And Morty just to enjoy and understand these episodes

  • Panda Ninja
    Panda Ninja 16 hours ago +1

    Can you make a anime theory of detective Conan about the drugs that he eat?
    No ok

  • Cassidy Anthony
    Cassidy Anthony 16 hours ago

    Is toothless related to godzilla? (I mean the newest versions of them)

  • itz Miia
    itz Miia 16 hours ago

    Wheres the hiimmarymary ep2? Its been 3 months now.

  • Naren
    Naren 16 hours ago

    What is the song at the end (also background song of the second half of video)

  • Yen Pineda
    Yen Pineda 16 hours ago

    5:15 nice save matpat

    JJONGAMEZ 17 hours ago

    Phineas and Ferb theory Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz is actually phineas's dad

  • Bendy BSO
    Bendy BSO 17 hours ago

    Mat pat!! Do an episode on sheriff domestic, it’s kinda an add-on to petscop!

  • Lloyd torres torres
    Lloyd torres torres 17 hours ago

    Hey matpat can you do a Christmas EPISODE on HOME ALONE PLZ

    • sehhi vooty
      sehhi vooty 16 hours ago

      Can you research how much Rock Lee's (from Naruto) ankle weights weight?

  • Yeetymcbeaty Boi
    Yeetymcbeaty Boi 18 hours ago

    I made an account just so I could say that’s you brought me into rick and morty and I just want to say thank you.

  • The jacket's group
    The jacket's group 18 hours ago

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  • Galaxy CakePop
    Galaxy CakePop 18 hours ago

    4:03 well he looks pretty happy

  • Joann Zivalich-Schutz
    Joann Zivalich-Schutz 19 hours ago

    9:42 - 9:47 Yeah, because according to you, that's Mario

  • Hailey Lorentz
    Hailey Lorentz 20 hours ago +1

    You know, all these years, and he *still* has yet to be sponsored by diet coke

  • mustaf roble
    mustaf roble 20 hours ago

    There is an episode in the previous season we’re the insects try found out the formula that he uses to leap thru dimension and they go inside his mind to see and find out that he was miserable because he accidentally killed his wife while he was experimenting on the portal gun after that a rick from an alternate dimension came and gave him a portal gun and that’s why his life became so miserable
    *thats what I think at least*

    GG CRUZ 20 hours ago

    they should do a theory on how spongebob has so much money if the krusty krab doesnt pay him much

  • Mark Podlisny
    Mark Podlisny 20 hours ago

    I've been trying to put this out there on Reddit, and now to you, but.... What if Rick is actually Morty's dad and Beth is his mom. Rick gave Morty to her at a young age to be raised as her own, and this is why she resents Morty. This is why Rick had memories of Morty as a baby. Why Beth chooses her own cold over Morty so easily. Why Rick trys raising and influencing Morty, and why he cares so much about him... In his own twisted way...

  • Elmer Hernandez
    Elmer Hernandez 21 hour ago

    Do steven universe

  • 0ni nuk3
    0ni nuk3 21 hour ago

    This is kinda making fell really really sad😔

  • That1KoreanKidd
    That1KoreanKidd 21 hour ago

    Anyone realize the giant death crystal on the planet

  • Talha Tariq
    Talha Tariq 22 hours ago


  • MaverickKingBehmoth
    MaverickKingBehmoth 22 hours ago

    Hmmm I thought he just used the story of simple rick with a few additions. I mean the reaction he gives to the other rick of being fine with life seems like simple rick. Who may have got caught in a bid for revenge after the murder.

  • Derek Baker
    Derek Baker 22 hours ago

    It's not bcuz his wife is dead, its bcuz he said he doesn't mind joining her! That's why he says, dont tell me what to do! It's all about rick doing the opposite of what the person wants! Just for the sake of not forming to the norm!

  • theysaidcurious
    theysaidcurious 22 hours ago +1

    Maybe Rick misses Ford

  • himeokami999
    himeokami999 23 hours ago

    Can you research how much Rock Lee's (from Naruto) ankle weights weight?

  • IdkWht TaPut
    IdkWht TaPut 23 hours ago +1

    *All the dislikes are shy poopers*

  • Drip Drop
    Drip Drop 23 hours ago

    Hi, just taking a self inflicted survey here. I hate surveys but this episode was so good I forced myself to make one. On a 1 to 5, 5 being the most entertaining, I found this (5) thoroughly entertaining. Presentation (5). Well thought out (5). Quality of production (5). Was I offended by any of the information presented? 5 being the most offended (1). Would I watch another episode 5 being the most likely (5).

  • ThePrince Karma
    ThePrince Karma Day ago

    I don’t get how if ricks wife died and Beth was standing next to her how she didn’t

  • Raging Gamer
    Raging Gamer Day ago +1

    Do a theory on the YuGiOh Duel Disk!

  • lol XD
    lol XD Day ago

    from poo jokes to exestential crisisises. only on film theory

  • 10,000 subscribers no videos?

    Ricks's head is too smart to comprehend

  • Wyatt Womble
    Wyatt Womble Day ago

    VIDEO IDEA!! You guys should do a theory on twilights baseball scene on wether or not the baseball, or the bats. Could withstand the force they generate when hitting it

  • blooz the broadcasting demon

    Rick looks like he has high functioning depression

  • S,c
    S,c Day ago +1

    you know depression isn't talked about very much which is sad for a lot of people have it including me

  • kourts cooler
    kourts cooler Day ago

    He cant take summer because she doesn't have morty waves

  • ShadowWing Tronix

    I don't watch the show (not my brand of humor) but what is Morty to Rick then?

  • Zero
    Zero Day ago

    Does Anybody Notice That Rick & Morty Is Equal To Back To The Future

  • Ayush Kalia
    Ayush Kalia Day ago

    Do the Death Stranding

  • Jalaxy Productions

    The toilet prank was just the Evangelion ending

  • Ratatubies XD
    Ratatubies XD Day ago

    Watch it! You left rick’s A double demonetized signs for a frame!

  • Jose Zavala
    Jose Zavala Day ago

    Can you do Baki the anime

  • Krish Nair
    Krish Nair Day ago

    You literally just said he’s depressed which is obvious

  • Octavious Dazur
    Octavious Dazur Day ago

    Matthew remember the "How to Water Bend" episode?
    Wasn't there supposed to be 3 more of those.
    Where are they?

  • John Hull
    John Hull Day ago

    As a diagnosed depressive I can tell you it's not constantly rooted in feeling inadequate. Rick doesn't feel inadequate. He feels like the last human left alive on a planet of poop flinging monkeys.

  • Kitty Cakie
    Kitty Cakie Day ago

    I think both killed her mom. Can you make a video on that?

  • Wikickid
    Wikickid Day ago

    I thought you'd say PTSD.

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  • sprinkleberry. yun

    What if beth isnt even Rick's daughter. What if he made beth think he was when she was a little girl and forced her to be a part of his life just to be less lonely

  • sister Tea
    sister Tea Day ago

    Please make song Theory where you try to understand what people really mean in there songs

  • Defeated By The Internet

    this is fooking excellent, good work sir. give this man his youtube money

  • nightmare kitten
    nightmare kitten Day ago +1

    Hey matpat I have a theory, can you make a theory about what the birch or troubled youth theory saying what they could be.please I would be super happy

  • Nova2512
    Nova2512 Day ago

    *Rick isn’t sad that Tony died, he’s sad because that prank was a masterpiece and now he can’t do it*

  • SCP 096
    SCP 096 Day ago

    *Shane Dawson*

  • Syness Miller
    Syness Miller Day ago

    I need you to look at the original Mary Poppins and tell me if the sea captain is cursed, is mary very much a witch? Is the laughing old man a witch?? Are there just a bunch of witches in England??? I know there is more to this, idk what, but what i dooooo know is that if anyone could find out its truckin MatPat. It's disney!! Of course its terrible.

  • LAG !!
    LAG !! Day ago +1

    Me trying how to make words bold *oh i did it*