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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  • Baris Klausen
    Baris Klausen49 mínútum síðan

    all because minions come back on netflix ????

  • Teacup Boi
    Teacup BoiKlukkustund síðan


  • Steven Grayson
    Steven GraysonKlukkustund síðan

    So the minions are clones of minions, in other words they’re minions...

  • Michael Waters
    Michael WatersKlukkustund síðan

    Honestly I watched despicable me without liking the minions I never liked them much

  • Zach FiGart
    Zach FiGart2 klukkustundum síðan

    Off topic from this video, but I’d love to see an honest, broken down analysis of a fight between Bill Cipher and Thanos. According to research on both of them they are both pretty evenly matched. I personally think Bill would win, but a break from this channel would be so cool!

  • MarkEplier-kun
    MarkEplier-kun2 klukkustundum síðan

    For a second I thought he was using human sound from worldbox

  • HVRLCKFB 111
    HVRLCKFB 1112 klukkustundum síðan

    I would love if you make a episode on how strong is the character Anvin in the story of rise of dragons written by Morgan rice like he didn't have any power but he survived being trampled by a army of thousands of huge creatures like a army of them I would like to help it happen in the book of that series forge of valor chapter 13 because I don't want you all to suffer that much at searching book and chapter please make a episode on it I need to know

  • YoyoDrawsStuff
    YoyoDrawsStuff2 klukkustundum síðan

    HEY VIDEO IDEA! How about a theory about Sr Pelo's Spooky Month series???

  • nathan chastain
    nathan chastain3 klukkustundum síðan

    Who would win a 1v1 between a full realized avatar (air bender series or korra/ past lives included) or any of the avengers ?

  • Martin Axel Gamer
    Martin Axel Gamer3 klukkustundum síðan

    Also as thomas

  • Kafj302
    Kafj3023 klukkustundum síðan

    JUST thought of a theory that could change a beloved classic movie. "Willy wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" do we ever see any Female oompa loompas? Could the oompa loompas be minions?

  • Hudson Fathers
    Hudson Fathers3 klukkustundum síðan


  • Tuan Dao
    Tuan Dao3 klukkustundum síðan

    movie : Cloudy with a chance with meatballs | theory idea : Is it possible to make water into food? (or) Can you survive Cloudy with a chance with meatballs?

  • Twix Bar
    Twix Bar4 klukkustundum síðan

    Bro I like your content but could you do a theory about the new Star Wars series the bad batch about how ammega is related to the bad batch because it really bothers me so can you plz take my question or theory of how she is related okay plz take notice.

  • Brayden
    Brayden4 klukkustundum síðan

    Forget the minions, I watched these movies for Gru. And obviously Squid Launcher, oh yeah!

  • qity
    qity4 klukkustundum síðan

    can you do a video on how the other mother from Coraline isn't the true monster, rather the tunnel, something bigger, scarier. this is highlighted in the book :)

  • mining764 111
    mining764 1115 klukkustundum síðan

    hey MatPat, do you think u could do a theory on the new netflix movie the michaels vs the machines ps i cant spell anything

  • Robo Surfer
    Robo Surfer5 klukkustundum síðan

    Do camp camp! I dont know what you would do for camp camp, but i would love if you did a theory on Camp Camp

  • Tara Campos
    Tara Campos5 klukkustundum síðan

    hey mat pat how fast is the flash?

  • Roberto Huerta Huerta
    Roberto Huerta Huerta5 klukkustundum síðan

    Heres what happened they ate so much bananas that they copied themselves doyyy

  • Paola Casas
    Paola Casas5 klukkustundum síðan

    When re you gonna make a video about The Mitchels vs. The Machines? I really like the movie but on you last video about the Emoji breaking law I was wondering if TM vs TM was doing the same thing?

  • eydya
    eydya5 klukkustundum síðan


  • Sean Tan
    Sean Tan5 klukkustundum síðan

    Theory idea: so in Invisible, apparently the Viltrumite DNA is so pure that Mark is almost pure viltrumite. Could this mean that Mark only inherited dominant genes from his father? Would that make Mark share no physical similarities with his mom? If Mark made a baby with another human, would the kid be 50% viltrumite or still pure?

  • Emma Norris
    Emma Norris6 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey Matt can you do a theory on the owl House

  • kiesha power-arts
    kiesha power-arts6 klukkustundum síðan


  • Luisa Collado
    Luisa Collado6 klukkustundum síðan

    " Minions In Minions Arent Minions" wait wha-

  • ツenzo
    ツenzo6 klukkustundum síðan

    Heres an idea for a theory: DIO'S The World can make a steam roller out of no where

  • Luis Rodrigo Castillo Álvarez
    Luis Rodrigo Castillo Álvarez6 klukkustundum síðan

    Yo, do a theory on that Malcolm episode in which Hal has to decide to disconnect a guy in a coma or keep him alive. By the end of the episode we learn he actually took a third choice that was so awesome and convoluted he decided he would never talk about it again.

  • HuffingHeifer88
    HuffingHeifer887 klukkustundum síðan

    How GOOD were Minions ACTUALLY????

  • Daniel S
    Daniel S7 klukkustundum síðan

    The movie "Taken" part one. I think the dad let's her get kidnapped just to save his family relationship. He becomes the hero when she is rescued. Do a theroy on that

  • Grey Goblin
    Grey Goblin7 klukkustundum síðan

    Wait but if Gru is so good with cloning dna couldn't he just either make HIMSELF immortal or clone himself? Then he alone could care for the minions until the end of time, therefore UN dooming the world:)

  • Alvin Stormward
    Alvin Stormward7 klukkustundum síðan

    thanks for ruining my day and childhood lol.

  • J T
    J T7 klukkustundum síðan

    Oh MatPat.... You forget that Gru has daughters. When he's gone, you know those three crazy gals will be taking over the family business in a variety of ways. Either they'll continue being eccentric super villains, or they'll take up the work Gru began as an international secret agent. All the while, they'll have the minions to back them up, since.... yanno.... the daughters would be the minions next obvious choice as someone to follow. They might be dumb, but they aren't stupid. They aren't going to wander off when the next in line to command them have been living under the same roof as they have for literal years at that point. Then after the daughters are all gone, there's a good chance they'll have had children of their own that the minions can continue to follow. If anything, Gru and Nefario unwittingly created a work force of service for all future generations of Gru's family.

  • Rhys May
    Rhys May7 klukkustundum síðan

    I am not sure where else to pit this so here it is recently I watch a favorite movie of mine the adventures of tin tin and one see got me thinging in this seen a women was able to break a bullet proof case made of some kind of crystal and was wondering of this is possible plans if so how high would there voice need to go

  • azha rash
    azha rash7 klukkustundum síðan

    i used to like this channel

    IANOYTYK8 klukkustundum síðan

    However, it says the Minons seek out the "evilest" thing to follow. Gru isn't isolated- he's actually in a lot of contact with a large portion of the underworld. But the Minons stay with him... Is that because he hasn't died? Or because people are generally a lot nicer in this world?

  • GlitchKids Gaming
    GlitchKids Gaming8 klukkustundum síðan

    Can you make a theory on ninjago next? I Know you've probably never watched it but its one my favorite shows and I really want to see a theory about it.

  • Ben Noble
    Ben Noble8 klukkustundum síðan

    Aren’t clones still members of the species they’re cloned from?

  • Gemma Janning
    Gemma Janning8 klukkustundum síðan

    I know this is completely irrelevant to minions but is anyone else confused at what Charlie's mom says in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? She says: "There's a hundred billion people in this world...". It is just as easy if not easier to say: "Seven billion", which is WAYYY more accurate than a hundred billion, even if it's not an exact number. Please consider this for a future episode! It has been bugging me ever since I saw the movie for the first time!

  • Star Blazed
    Star Blazed9 klukkustundum síðan

    O god these poor mind controlled kids

  • Quinn Carter
    Quinn Carter9 klukkustundum síðan

    Can you go over INVINCIBLE

  • Dr Gru
    Dr Gru9 klukkustundum síðan

    Hmmm.....i see.....

  • Nathan Southwood
    Nathan Southwood9 klukkustundum síðan

    Can u do a theory on who is the muffion man is ples ty I been all ways try figer out who he is

  • Flame Fox vlogs
    Flame Fox vlogs10 klukkustundum síðan

    Mats son is so cute 😻😻😻

  • rAnDoMgIrL
    rAnDoMgIrL10 klukkustundum síðan

    Is it just me or does anybody else wonder If you put all the universal studios all the Disney worlds, and all the Disney lands together, how many miles that would be?

  • Random youtube account
    Random youtube account10 klukkustundum síðan

    0:00 ISsofts kids

  • Thomas Arnoldy
    Thomas Arnoldy10 klukkustundum síðan

    MatPat ducktails season three episode 24 what your fines will surprise you

  • TeazziezTea
    TeazziezTea11 klukkustundum síðan

    He’s not a minion because..... *Hes a bean*

  • Costadinov
    Costadinov11 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Waffles Xtreme
    Waffles Xtreme11 klukkustundum síðan


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  • silas frisenette
    silas frisenette11 klukkustundum síðan

    If you clone a sheep, isn't it still a sheep?

  • AllthingZMas0n
    AllthingZMas0n11 klukkustundum síðan

    Who else thinks that MatPat should do a video about the Walten files

  • Luke Zelenak
    Luke Zelenak12 klukkustundum síðan

    MatPat do the Pixar theory plz your smart so just do it

  • kit the cats
    kit the cats12 klukkustundum síðan


  • FBI open up
    FBI open up12 klukkustundum síðan

    Love you matpat BUT i thought it was just common knowledge that Gru made most of the minion's.(will admit the rest of the video did not expect tho)

  • Zygi Productions
    Zygi Productions12 klukkustundum síðan


  • Thé Boyś
    Thé Boyś12 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey Matt idk If you will see that but you should do a theory on Invincible on why omni man killed the gaurdians of the globe

  • Luke Brocklehurst
    Luke Brocklehurst12 klukkustundum síðan

    I still prefer the original idea that Minions were created by Gru and Dr Nefario's genetic engineering experiments. It was mentioned in an animated short that was on the DVD release of the first movie.

  • やな
    やな13 klukkustundum síðan

    what a way to give food for thought, i'd go crazy if i ever need to serve a fickle minion as my boss

  • clintusmaximus
    clintusmaximus13 klukkustundum síðan

    the minion evolved over centuries and eventually become the dominant species and rename the earth Kerbin

  • Harun Ibrica
    Harun Ibrica13 klukkustundum síðan

    So minions are clones? Whats next, minions execute order 66?

  • Tertius Bruwer
    Tertius Bruwer13 klukkustundum síðan

    I don't think you should show these Vidoes to your son

  • Da'dren Borders
    Da'dren Borders13 klukkustundum síðan

    Film Theory How science can give me superpowers and make you longer And Hunger and Say this character is me

  • OwuraO
    OwuraO14 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey Matpat, you should look at How to Make a Slow-Cooked Beef Stew by HowToBasic. I think it's more mysterious than we think.

  • Iliana Jackevičiūtė

    Iliana Jackevičiūtė

    13 klukkustundum síðan

    yeah good point

  • BlueCat cartoon's
    BlueCat cartoon's14 klukkustundum síðan

    minions speak comme ça ¿y esto? i never knew.

  • Tre Twine
    Tre Twine14 klukkustundum síðan

    I think that you might be wrong about try creating more minions being a curse if minions have been killing villains since the dawn of time except for the one villain that wasn't evil. Arent they more likely to be secret agents for good?

  • Jonathan Miller
    Jonathan Miller14 klukkustundum síðan

    My dog's name is Oliver.

  • Michael Robson
    Michael Robson14 klukkustundum síðan

    Next chanel conspiracy theory

  • Megan Burge
    Megan Burge14 klukkustundum síðan

    Mat calling his son Bean warms my heart. Matt you are such a good dad!🥰😭

  • Matthew Paez
    Matthew Paez14 klukkustundum síðan

    Some of them are funny

  • Gonzalo Pulido
    Gonzalo Pulido14 klukkustundum síðan

    You should do theory if saitama could beat goku

  • Wyatt Crutcher
    Wyatt Crutcher14 klukkustundum síðan

    Hey MatPat, I have found weird videos on youtube called omega mart? they are weird and mainly creepy.

  • Mara S
    Mara S14 klukkustundum síðan

    Could u do a film theory on the show you

  • Ask to seduce Miss
    Ask to seduce Miss14 klukkustundum síðan

    something to think about!

  • Mr. chicken
    Mr. chicken15 klukkustundum síðan

  • Hallow cool
    Hallow cool15 klukkustundum síðan

    What about rlah the wolf theory

  • Martin Mamadaliev
    Martin Mamadaliev15 klukkustundum síðan

    Mattpat answering questions we never asked

  • Delano Mighty
    Delano Mighty15 klukkustundum síðan

    Are we gonna talk about how much Oliver looks like MatPat?

  • Ask to seduce Miss

    Ask to seduce Miss

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    Do umbrella academy next!

  • Axob ninja
    Axob ninja16 klukkustundum síðan

    i love yuor chanelds

  • Axob ninja
    Axob ninja16 klukkustundum síðan

    make a theory about why grownups talks weird in the peanuts movie pls

    SLICKWILLLY GAMING16 klukkustundum síðan

    Theory on future of invincible

  • LoneWolf772
    LoneWolf77216 klukkustundum síðan

    Was Antman in end game a product of the hidden universe quantum view. He only showed up in that universe because that was the universe he wouldn't die. He was in the quantum realm where he could easily change worlds. If he died he would be superseded by the universe.

  • Django Tierney
    Django Tierney16 klukkustundum síðan

    Idk why, but I really want matt to work on salad fingers now that episode 11 is out...

  • Kitty Springy
    Kitty Springy16 klukkustundum síðan

    I watched coralline and there was a red stain on her dad’s shirt when he was putting her to bed in the normal world. There’s also quite a few secrets you didn’t cover for Coraline.

  • the hoodie squad
    the hoodie squad16 klukkustundum síðan

    You should do who's archers dad from archer

  • Fakhrul Azri Ahmed Mardzukie
    Fakhrul Azri Ahmed Mardzukie16 klukkustundum síðan

    A Theory Idea : Can Tanjiro really smell what your feeling (from Kimutsu no yaiba/demon slayer

  • De Ny
    De Ny18 klukkustundum síðan

  • Dave M
    Dave M18 klukkustundum síðan

    I already have dental. I could use some overalls. Where do I send my application?

  • Orlando Caraballo
    Orlando Caraballo18 klukkustundum síðan

    you're accused of doing a crime panic matpat is your lawyer he gives a detailed encyclopedia on why are not the criminal calm but hey that's just a theory panic

  • Brett DiFrischia
    Brett DiFrischia18 klukkustundum síðan

    The best joke in the first "Despicable Me" was meant for folks in finance. It was the sign above the door to the bank that read "Bank of Evil" and right below "formerly Lehman Brothers". I was the only person in the theater laughing.

  • LillyEllie Animation
    LillyEllie Animation19 klukkustundum síðan

    Can you do a video on the movie coco

  • Spinogalaxy
    Spinogalaxy19 klukkustundum síðan

    Do umbrella academy next!

  • Kjůba39
    Kjůba3919 klukkustundum síðan

    If there was same amount of minions and if they don't reproduce, how could they evolve?

  • Jessica Routh
    Jessica Routh20 klukkustundum síðan


  • Ankith
    Ankith20 klukkustundum síðan

    “The minion are not minions” Ah yes, the floor is not made of floor

  • somebody is watching
    somebody is watching20 klukkustundum síðan

    I think they are only called minions because they are minions like troops

  • Landon Delmoro
    Landon Delmoro20 klukkustundum síðan

    Maybe do one about the new mortal kombat

  • Quinn Norris
    Quinn Norris20 klukkustundum síðan

    Dear matpat I would like a star wars bad batch theory where is j19

  • kleep Klop
    kleep Klop20 klukkustundum síðan

    Have you seen the old show with supermario it would make for a great theory