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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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  1. prohunter49


    11 perccel

  2. Ben H

    Ben H

    2 órája

    I'm a simple man I see a happy bean, I click like

  3. Kieffano Zeeshan Anandri

    Kieffano Zeeshan Anandri

    4 órája

    venom wanted eddie get it he controlled peter who said get religion and brock went to that religious place

  4. Yuan Heruela

    Yuan Heruela

    7 órája

    Do naroto again pls

  5. Tilon Plays

    Tilon Plays

    9 órája

    Brawl stars

  6. Jarod Moore

    Jarod Moore

    11 órája

    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

  7. ausstin matney

    ausstin matney

    11 órája

    Love your videos bro i really do

  8. ILikeMOOFFINZz muffinz

    ILikeMOOFFINZz muffinz

    11 órája

    Do a transplant like what you do with flowers cut em in half and they’ll reform

  9. NerdGamerMaluco


    12 órája

    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

  10. Charles Tighe

    Charles Tighe

    13 órája

    did he say... imposter

  11. Jayda Mann

    Jayda Mann

    13 órája

    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!

  12. AmericanDogPoop 05

    AmericanDogPoop 05

    15 órája

    Every Facebook user: 😭😭😭😭

  13. 1St Vegas Auto Body Shop

    1St Vegas Auto Body Shop

    16 órája

    ... you know most of your viewers are kids

  14. PrissyNeko


    17 órája

    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.

  15. Leonardo Somma

    Leonardo Somma

    18 órája

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

  16. Isabel Mendez

    Isabel Mendez

    19 órája

    what is with the nbc logo in the back of the shrink ray screen in 11:24?

  17. drkph3onix


    20 órája

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

  18. Xx_itz_trickster_xX


    21 órája

    Loved the intro 😂😂😂😂😂

  19. Brycen Bolden

    Brycen Bolden

    21 órája

    You ruined me

  20. Yousha Nasir

    Yousha Nasir

    23 órája

    You just ruin the movie for me

  21. B-lasting star

    B-lasting star


    They might have fastened the evolution of minion amebas

  22. Yeeter



    I KNEW IT! GRU IS TRYING TO MAKE A CLONE ARMY . begun the clone war has

  23. DashCat9



    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.

  24. Lightning Kids

    Lightning Kids


    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

  25. Manny Pants

    Manny Pants


    what if gru just went around the world and got all of the tribes of minnons

  26. MaTcHuMeN 0210

    MaTcHuMeN 0210


    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).

  27. Slashageee



    Yes they are cause they are literally minions cause they serve under a master lol

  28. Minnion



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

  29. Ngoc Tran

    Ngoc Tran


    Surender 4 vietnam B0is!!!!!!!

  30. HexPerplex



    0:56. Hey, it's Thomas!

  31. Jaxon Bailey

    Jaxon Bailey


    oli watching this and starts crying

  32. Jaxon Bailey

    Jaxon Bailey


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

  33. Hana -Chan

    Hana -Chan


    **sees Oliver** **Dies of cuteness**

  34. Gabriel Cordova

    Gabriel Cordova


    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.

  35. thegamegeek


    2 napja

    I still love this movie 10 years later

  36. mikin lirou

    mikin lirou

    2 napja

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

  37. lolbitg X wolfer :3

    lolbitg X wolfer :3

    2 napja

    Grandmas when

  38. Aisukyubu


    2 napja

    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.

  39. Jannis Finkeldei

    Jannis Finkeldei

    2 napja

    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".

    • mikin lirou

      mikin lirou

      2 napja

      If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

  40. TrashPandaDruid


    2 napja

    The minions are indo-europeans confirmed.

  41. Proatnothing


    2 napja

    The minions could asexually reproduce

  42. Peter Parker ee19b110

    Peter Parker ee19b110

    2 napja

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

  43. DS_V


    2 napja

    Actually gru didn’t kiss that one minion because he already did. Not because he doesn’t like that minion (9:54)

  44. Pop Cat

    Pop Cat

    2 napja

    BIRTH day*

  45. Pop Cat

    Pop Cat

    2 napja

    ....(why am I doing this) birth DAY is 2012

  46. Pop Cat

    Pop Cat

    2 napja

    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

  47. Dibyendu Das

    Dibyendu Das

    2 napja

    Me reading the title: *99.9999 of my brain cells are gone now*

  48. mrudula james

    mrudula james

    2 napja

    Minions look like single celled bacteria with flagella😉😁...having their own DNA.

  49. Endater


    2 napja

    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

  50. Kale Deal

    Kale Deal

    2 napja

    I thought this video would be about the Holocaust experiments theory

  51. Robloxgamingstudio


    2 napja

    It is funny that why lot kid watch it me watch it 215 time.

  52. xNight_441


    2 napja

    If you clone a human its still a human same with minions

  53. Puntti Possu

    Puntti Possu

    2 napja

    have you gone insane

  54. Add 2chart

    Add 2chart

    2 napja

    If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

  55. Keon Kaill

    Keon Kaill

    2 napja

    can you do a video explaining how aquaman does to swim that fast

  56. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross

    2 napja

    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.

    • Happy Harper

      Happy Harper

      2 napja


  57. Marshal martens

    Marshal martens

    2 napja

    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

  58. Ramon 079

    Ramon 079

    2 napja

    Ive never liked the minions i only like the 3 main ones and only for some of the jokes.

  59. Max Warwick

    Max Warwick

    3 napja


  60. Jotaro Kujo

    Jotaro Kujo

    3 napja

    What if there were more tribes of minions?

  61. Ahmet Burak Demiralay

    Ahmet Burak Demiralay

    3 napja

    Make a video about " Love, Death and Robots" please...

  62. Alyx


    3 napja

    Lol I actually went to that minion ride at universal studios, it was kinda cool 🤧🤧

  63. Mike Beets

    Mike Beets

    3 napja

    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.

  64. potatomaster634


    3 napja

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

  65. iamthecoolest


    3 napja

    okey MatPat is the perfect example of taking kid animated movies WAY too far

  66. Gogglethron 6000

    Gogglethron 6000

    3 napja

    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?

  67. Marlenehibiskus


    3 napja

    I hate minions

  68. aaazedo


    3 napja

    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 "

  69. Builder 101

    Builder 101

    3 napja

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

  70. Ron


    3 napja

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

  71. Mr. A

    Mr. A

    3 napja

    That Minion robot picture is going to haunt my nightmares

  72. 216trixie


    3 napja

    What's with the purple ribbon around your neck?

  73. Brett Strawn

    Brett Strawn

    3 napja

    Fun Fact: what minions say can actually be translated.

  74. James


    3 napja

    Tbh mat this video could have been much shorter. Entertaining nonetheless

  75. nurse.


    3 napja

    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

  76. Thomas Mercer

    Thomas Mercer

    3 napja

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

  77. Isaac Solbrig Kroner

    Isaac Solbrig Kroner

    3 napja

    Why is half the title literally the word “minion”? What the heck matpat?

  78. Sebeao12


    3 napja

    If you go to peppa pig you will see tm on the entro

  79. GiiSides


    3 napja

    I will watch this ten times over just for Ollie getting excited at minions

  80. Alexander Felix

    Alexander Felix

    3 napja

    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

  81. Urbie


    3 napja

    I felt really old when he said Oliver was 2 😭😭

  82. Libruh moment

    Libruh moment

    3 napja

    Yeah they are thats why theyre called minions

  83. Melusina


    3 napja

    I'm calling it some are clones

    • Melusina


      3 napja

      I was right 😌

  84. Eli Roberts

    Eli Roberts

    3 napja

    hello uhh do you have discord

    • Eli Roberts

      Eli Roberts

      3 napja

      @mikin lirou huh ya tht makes sense

    • mikin lirou

      mikin lirou

      3 napja

      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

  85. Alex Smith

    Alex Smith

    3 napja

    How do I sign up to be a henchman? Overalls AND karate classes sign me UP

  86. Samurax Bennett

    Samurax Bennett

    3 napja

    Awe, Ollie was so adorable when he saw the blow up!

  87. Kira Did Nothing Wrong

    Kira Did Nothing Wrong

    3 napja

    The cars in cars aren't cars

  88. Jaseena Gul

    Jaseena Gul

    3 napja

    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?

  89. Mokongthe3


    3 napja

    I feel sorry for Matpat's son already when he sees this video.

  90. robina david

    robina david

    4 napja

    Gen z's children are gonna binge on this

  91. Tomato Bread 12

    Tomato Bread 12

    4 napja

    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

  92. Wesley Brown

    Wesley Brown

    4 napja

    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?

  93. ello


    4 napja

    Theory: if you remember in the first despicable me movie gru said how is the family indicating that minions do reproduce

    • ello


      4 napja

      And that they do have children

  94. Iman :D

    Iman :D

    4 napja

    He could just turn him self slightly minion so he lives forever

  95. Óttar Snær Yngvason

    Óttar Snær Yngvason

    4 napja

    Actually the Facebook post by Despicable Me said that the number of minions is 7.793400539 E+37262

  96. home home

    home home

    4 napja

    oh end thre a bit of italian

  97. home home

    home home

    4 napja

    YOU HAVE A SON!!!!!

  98. Lolly Gameables

    Lolly Gameables

    4 napja

    Minions also speak 'Nihongo' - Japanese.

  99. Matthew Briones

    Matthew Briones

    4 napja

    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 Briones

      Matthew Briones

      4 napja

      oooooh super sus

  100. Fahad Muhamed

    Fahad Muhamed

    4 napja

    *Flash backs I had in cars in cars the movie cars*