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

29 apr 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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  • ... you know most of your viewers are kids

    1St Vegas Auto Body Shop1St Vegas Auto Body Shop3 mínútum síðan
  • 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.

    PrissyNekoPrissyNeko33 mínútum síðan
  • 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 Somma2 klukkustundum síðan
  • what is with the nbc logo in the back of the shrink ray screen in 11:24?

    Isabel MendezIsabel Mendez2 klukkustundum síðan
  • Now we find out that Gru is part Minions which is why they haven't gotten him killed is cause they can't.

    drkph3onixdrkph3onix3 klukkustundum síðan
  • Loved the intro 😂😂😂😂😂

    Xx_itz_trickster_xXXx_itz_trickster_xX4 klukkustundum síðan
  • You ruined me

    Brycen BoldenBrycen Bolden4 klukkustundum síðan
  • You just ruin the movie for me

    Yousha NasirYousha Nasir6 klukkustundum síðan
  • They might have fastened the evolution of minion amebas

    B-lasting starB-lasting star11 klukkustundum síðan
  • I KNEW IT! GRU IS TRYING TO MAKE A CLONE ARMY . begun the clone war has

    YeeterYeeter11 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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.

    DashCat9DashCat916 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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 Kids16 klukkustundum síðan
  • what if gru just went around the world and got all of the tribes of minnons

    Manny PantsManny Pants17 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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 021018 klukkustundum síðan
  • Yes they are cause they are literally minions cause they serve under a master lol

    SlashageeeSlashageee18 klukkustundum síðan
  • Well the Minions might end up being loyal to Gru's three adopted daughters, and by extension their descendants....

    MinnionMinnion20 klukkustundum síðan
  • Surender 4 vietnam B0is!!!!!!!

    Ngoc TranNgoc Tran21 klukkustund síðan
  • 0:56. Hey, it's Thomas!

    HexPerplexHexPerplex23 klukkustundum síðan
  • oli watching this and starts crying

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

    Jaxon BaileyJaxon BaileyDegi Síðan síðan
  • **sees Oliver** **Dies of cuteness**

    Hana -ChanHana -ChanDegi Síðan síðan
  • 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 CordovaDegi Síðan síðan
  • I still love this movie 10 years later

    thegamegeekthegamegeekDegi Síðan síðan
  • Omg his son is so big! It feels like it was yesterday they announced they were expecting.

    mikin liroumikin lirouDegi Síðan síðan
  • Grandmas when

    lolbitg X wolfer :3lolbitg X wolfer :3Degi Síðan síðan
  • 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.

    AisukyubuAisukyubuDegi Síðan síðan
  • 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 FinkeldeiDegi Síðan síðan
    • If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

      mikin liroumikin lirouDegi Síðan síðan
  • The minions are indo-europeans confirmed.

    TrashPandaDruidTrashPandaDruidDegi Síðan síðan
  • The minions could asexually reproduce

    ProatnothingProatnothingDegi Síðan síðan
  • How many times did you say Minions in this single video lol

    Peter Parker ee19b110Peter Parker ee19b110Degi Síðan síðan
  • Actually gru didn’t kiss that one minion because he already did. Not because he doesn’t like that minion (9:54)

    DS_VDS_VDegi Síðan síðan
  • BIRTH day*

    Pop CatPop CatDegi Síðan síðan
  • ....(why am I doing this) birth DAY is 2012

    Pop CatPop CatDegi Síðan síðan
  • 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 CatDegi Síðan síðan
  • Me reading the title: *99.9999 of my brain cells are gone now*

    Dibyendu DasDibyendu DasDegi Síðan síðan
  • Minions look like single celled bacteria with flagella😉😁...having their own DNA.

    mrudula jamesmrudula jamesDegi Síðan síðan
  • 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

    EndaterEndaterDegi Síðan síðan
  • I thought this video would be about the Holocaust experiments theory

    Kale DealKale DealDegi Síðan síðan
  • It is funny that why lot kid watch it me watch it 215 time.

    RobloxgamingstudioRobloxgamingstudioDegi Síðan síðan
  • If you clone a human its still a human same with minions

    xNight_441xNight_4412 dögum síðan
  • have you gone insane

    Puntti PossuPuntti Possu2 dögum síðan
  • If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

    Add 2chartAdd 2chart2 dögum síðan
  • can you do a video explaining how aquaman does to swim that fast

    Keon KaillKeon Kaill2 dögum síðan
  • 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 Ross2 dögum síðan
    • ok

      Happy HarperHappy Harper2 dögum síðan
  • 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 martens2 dögum síðan
  • Ive never liked the minions i only like the 3 main ones and only for some of the jokes.

    Ramon 079Ramon 0792 dögum síðan

    Max WarwickMax Warwick2 dögum síðan
  • What if there were more tribes of minions?

    Jotaro KujoJotaro Kujo2 dögum síðan
  • Make a video about " Love, Death and Robots" please...

    Ahmet Burak DemiralayAhmet Burak Demiralay2 dögum síðan
  • Lol I actually went to that minion ride at universal studios, it was kinda cool 🤧🤧

    AlyxAlyx2 dögum síðan
  • 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 Beets2 dögum síðan
  • Couldn’t there just have been... ya know... More ‘clans’ of minions that all found Gru?

    potatomaster634potatomaster6342 dögum síðan
  • okey MatPat is the perfect example of taking kid animated movies WAY too far

    iamthecoolestiamthecoolest2 dögum síðan
  • 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 60002 dögum síðan
  • I hate minions

    MarlenehibiskusMarlenehibiskus2 dögum síðan
  • 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 "

    aaazedoaaazedo2 dögum síðan
  • Yo do a theory on Jack Stauber PLEASE. His videos are CREEPY and need some explanation.

    Builder 101Builder 1012 dögum síðan
  • Film theory by Ron: #2 content creators are real life ISpast minions. Their secret: your a big dumb dumb head with hopes of becoming a minion some day.

    RonRon2 dögum síðan
  • That Minion robot picture is going to haunt my nightmares

    Mr. AMr. A2 dögum síðan
  • What's with the purple ribbon around your neck?

    216trixie216trixie2 dögum síðan
  • Fun Fact: what minions say can actually be translated.

    Brett StrawnBrett Strawn2 dögum síðan
  • Tbh mat this video could have been much shorter. Entertaining nonetheless

    JamesJames2 dögum síðan
  • 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.2 dögum síðan
  • My oldest son is five, MatPat, and your Ollie reminds me so much of him at two that it's ridiculous.

    Thomas MercerThomas Mercer2 dögum síðan
  • Why is half the title literally the word “minion”? What the heck matpat?

    Isaac Solbrig KronerIsaac Solbrig Kroner3 dögum síðan
  • If you go to peppa pig you will see tm on the entro

    Sebeao12Sebeao123 dögum síðan
  • I will watch this ten times over just for Ollie getting excited at minions

    GiiSidesGiiSides3 dögum síðan
  • 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 Felix3 dögum síðan
  • I felt really old when he said Oliver was 2 😭😭

    UrbieUrbie3 dögum síðan
  • Yeah they are thats why theyre called minions

    Libruh momentLibruh moment3 dögum síðan
  • I'm calling it some are clones

    MelusinaMelusina3 dögum síðan
    • I was right 😌

      MelusinaMelusina3 dögum síðan
  • hello uhh do you have discord

    Eli RobertsEli Roberts3 dögum síðan
    • @mikin lirou huh ya tht makes sense

      Eli RobertsEli Roberts3 dögum síðan
    • 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 lirou3 dögum síðan
  • How do I sign up to be a henchman? Overalls AND karate classes sign me UP

    Alex SmithAlex Smith3 dögum síðan
  • Awe, Ollie was so adorable when he saw the blow up!

    Samurax BennettSamurax Bennett3 dögum síðan
  • The cars in cars aren't cars

    Kira Did Nothing WrongKira Did Nothing Wrong3 dögum síðan
  • 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 Gul3 dögum síðan
  • I feel sorry for Matpat's son already when he sees this video.

    Mokongthe3Mokongthe33 dögum síðan
  • Gen z's children are gonna binge on this

    robina davidrobina david3 dögum síðan
  • 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 123 dögum síðan
  • 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 Brown3 dögum síðan
  • Theory: if you remember in the first despicable me movie gru said how is the family indicating that minions do reproduce

    elloello3 dögum síðan
    • And that they do have children

      elloello3 dögum síðan
  • He could just turn him self slightly minion so he lives forever

    Iman :DIman :D3 dögum síðan
  • Actually the Facebook post by Despicable Me said that the number of minions is 7.793400539 E+37262

    Óttar Snær YngvasonÓttar Snær Yngvason3 dögum síðan
  • oh end thre a bit of italian

    home homehome home3 dögum síðan
  • YOU HAVE A SON!!!!!

    home homehome home3 dögum síðan
  • Minions also speak 'Nihongo' - Japanese.

    Lolly GameablesLolly Gameables3 dögum síðan
  • 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 Briones3 dögum síðan
    • oooooh super sus

      Matthew BrionesMatthew Briones3 dögum síðan
  • *Flash backs I had in cars in cars the movie cars*

    Fahad MuhamedFahad Muhamed3 dögum síðan
  • can you make a coraline theory

    SweetcupcakeSweetcupcake3 dögum síðan
  • Sometimes I wonder if these titles are just self-parodies.

    NerdytimesNerdytimes3 dögum síðan
  • MatPat will most probably crush his own child’s dream, using scientific research and facts.

    Dashing IntruderDashing Intruder3 dögum síðan
  • for a second there I thought I was on false swipe gaming's "How good was x pokemon really?"

    R KadeR Kade3 dögum síðan
  • 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

    cb21235cb212353 dögum síðan
  • Childhood happiness being made with Minion inflatables

    Loki EvansLoki Evans3 dögum síðan
  • Don't they actually say in the movie something along the lines of “we all come from the same single cell organism”???

    Dante ReisingDante Reising3 dögum síðan
  • I love how this channel crushes my childhood but i watch it anyway

    That other AbomThat other Abom3 dögum síðan
  • Film Theory: The original minions are God

    Maddie DelongchampsMaddie Delongchamps3 dögum síðan
  • 8:40 imposter???

    wreckieralph029wreckieralph0293 dögum síðan
  • I have a poster for the minions movie in my room behind the right side of my bed beside my dresser

    wreckieralph029wreckieralph0293 dögum síðan
    • No not there

      wreckieralph029wreckieralph0293 dögum síðan
    • Not. And I repeat. NOT. At 31 Albert street cannington Ontario Canada

      wreckieralph029wreckieralph0293 dögum síðan
  • I’m not taking this as a FILM THEORY ... I’m taking this as canon, Absolute Canon

    Eye RoglyphEye Roglyph3 dögum síðan
    • the part with matpat and Oliver was so adorable and wholesome especially the part where matpat called him bean! 🥺

      minij hooiminij hooi2 dögum síðan