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

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

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

    GiiSidesGiiSides3 klukkustundum 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 Felix4 klukkustundum síðan
  • I felt really old when he said Oliver was 2 😭😭

    UrbieUrbie5 klukkustundum síðan
  • Yeah they are thats why theyre called minions

    Libruh momentLibruh moment5 klukkustundum síðan
  • I'm calling it some are clones

    MelusinaMelusina5 klukkustundum síðan
    • I was right 😌

      MelusinaMelusina5 klukkustundum síðan
  • hello uhh do you have discord

    Eli RobertsEli Roberts6 klukkustundum síðan
    • @mikin lirou huh ya tht makes sense

      Eli RobertsEli Roberts4 klukkustundum 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 lirou5 klukkustundum síðan
  • How do I sign up to be a henchman? Overalls AND karate classes sign me UP

    Alex SmithAlex Smith6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Awe, Ollie was so adorable when he saw the blow up!

    Samurax BennettSamurax Bennett6 klukkustundum síðan
  • The cars in cars aren't cars

    Kira Did Nothing WrongKira Did Nothing Wrong7 klukkustundum 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 Gul7 klukkustundum síðan
  • I feel sorry for Matpat's son already when he sees this video.

    Mokongthe3Mokongthe38 klukkustundum síðan
  • Gen z's children are gonna binge on this

    robina davidrobina david10 klukkustundum 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 1210 klukkustundum 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 Brown13 klukkustundum síðan
  • Theory: if you remember in the first despicable me movie gru said how is the family indicating that minions do reproduce

    elloello14 klukkustundum síðan
    • And that they do have children

      elloello14 klukkustundum síðan
  • He could just turn him self slightly minion so he lives forever

    Iman :DIman :D14 klukkustundum síðan
  • Actually the Facebook post by Despicable Me said that the number of minions is 7.793400539 E+37262

    Óttar Snær YngvasonÓttar Snær Yngvason14 klukkustundum síðan
  • oh end thre a bit of italian

    home homehome home15 klukkustundum síðan
  • YOU HAVE A SON!!!!!

    home homehome home15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Minions also speak 'Nihongo' - Japanese.

    Lolly GameablesLolly Gameables15 klukkustundum 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 Briones16 klukkustundum síðan
    • oooooh super sus

      Matthew BrionesMatthew Briones16 klukkustundum síðan
  • *Flash backs I had in cars in cars the movie cars*

    Fahad MuhamedFahad Muhamed16 klukkustundum síðan
  • can you make a coraline theory

    SweetcupcakeSweetcupcake16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Sometimes I wonder if these titles are just self-parodies.

    NerdytimesNerdytimes17 klukkustundum síðan
  • MatPat will most probably crush his own child’s dream, using scientific research and facts.

    Dashing IntruderDashing Intruder17 klukkustundum síðan
  • for a second there I thought I was on false swipe gaming's "How good was x pokemon really?"

    R KadeR Kade17 klukkustundum 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

    cb21235cb2123517 klukkustundum síðan
  • Childhood happiness being made with Minion inflatables

    Loki EvansLoki Evans18 klukkustundum 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 Reising18 klukkustundum síðan
  • I love how this channel crushes my childhood but i watch it anyway

    That other AbomThat other Abom18 klukkustundum síðan
  • Film Theory: The original minions are God

    Maddie DelongchampsMaddie Delongchamps19 klukkustundum síðan
  • 8:40 imposter???

    wreckieralph029wreckieralph02920 klukkustundum síðan
  • I have a poster for the minions movie in my room behind the right side of my bed beside my dresser

    wreckieralph029wreckieralph02920 klukkustundum síðan
    • No not there

      wreckieralph029wreckieralph02920 klukkustundum síðan
    • Not. And I repeat. NOT. At 31 Albert street cannington Ontario Canada

      wreckieralph029wreckieralph02920 klukkustundum síðan
  • I’m not taking this as a FILM THEORY ... I’m taking this as canon, Absolute Canon

    Eye RoglyphEye Roglyph20 klukkustundum síðan
  • Its ok mr beast is a trillionare he dosent need anotherone

    Froggy BlueFroggy Blue20 klukkustundum síðan
  • 'The minions in minions aren't minions' *L.M.F.A.O.*

    Kristel VidhiKristel Vidhi21 klukkustund síðan
  • Mat Calls his Son Bean??? hold on I need moment that's just so sweet

    KoolAid ManKoolAid Man21 klukkustund síðan
  • Yeah their servents

    FloppyFloppy22 klukkustundum síðan
  • There is nothing till 3:08 waste of time!

    User UnknownUser Unknown23 klukkustundum síðan
  • 8:20 Flashing lights warning ⚠️

    Ethario 18Ethario 18Degi Síðan síðan
  • No, this gru won't always be around.

    C.Z. JohnsonC.Z. JohnsonDegi Síðan síðan
  • I love this vid best yet❤️❤️❤️

    Max NguyenMax NguyenDegi Síðan síðan
  • God I hate people

    Under the Sky so BlueUnder the Sky so BlueDegi Síðan síðan
  • Hello

    DŌTDŌTDegi Síðan síðan
  • You could have cut like 8 min just by showing off the blueprints

    Shade AxesonShade AxesonDegi Síðan síðan
  • That meme at the end is pretty funny! 😂 Also: love how you keep puting a meme at the end of every Film Theory™️ video! Like that is some serious dedication!

    Redstone SparklersRedstone SparklersDegi Síðan síðan
  • I’m a child

    bbBlasterbbBlasterDegi Síðan síðan
  • Did you get a Devore with your wife?

    AnneAnneDegi Síðan síðan
  • 0:56 "dog goes home" uhh you mean Bolt right?

    Jazmyn GatesJazmyn GatesDegi Síðan síðan
  • 1:56 When Oliver is wholesome

    umbarumbaumbarumbaDegi Síðan síðan
  • If they serve the biggest villain, then I wonder who was their boss in 20th century

    Adomas BAdomas BDegi Síðan síðan
    • Minions are responsible for the holocaust confirmed

      ie mandie mand6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Aw man can we have atleast a girl minion in this house?

    Edward JuliaEdward JuliaDegi Síðan síðan

    HI HIHI HIDegi Síðan síðan
  • Soooo..... No ones gonna talk about where were minions in the 1940s?

    Peppaer 606Peppaer 606Degi Síðan síðan
  • Wonder how long it takes to edit any of these videos

    Cole Reacts and playsCole Reacts and playsDegi Síðan síðan
  • I’m sorry... “I got you some minions Bean!” MY HEART 🥺❤️✨

    Euphoria BloodEuphoria BloodDegi Síðan síðan
  • I want to squish minons when i first saw them then a saw the theories that they are kids that are forsed to be slaves and they had to wear these heavy helmets which stunt their groth

    {Çrëamy•Øręo}{Çrëamy•Øręo}Degi Síðan síðan
    • Oops not they are they were based on kids that were slaves

      {Çrëamy•Øręo}{Çrëamy•Øręo}Degi Síðan síðan
  • 1020

    Abdulrahman AlriffaieAbdulrahman AlriffaieDegi Síðan síðan
  • Hahaha mr beats is such a so called cool guy he wont bother you... just a theory lol.

    stephanie rusawstephanie rusawDegi Síðan síðan
  • You have a son?????

    monique hinkelmonique hinkelDegi Síðan síðan

      bowen voowybowen voowyDegi Síðan síðan
  • universe:Lets Just Create An Cartoon. Internet:MINIONS ARENT MINIONS 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳

  • Me: then what’s a minion

    kenji montalbankenji montalbanDegi Síðan síðan
  • Hey mat Is true father a spy from spy vs spy???

  • raw popcorn

    Ultra shockUltra shockDegi Síðan síðan
  • 7:29

    Cyrus WhitingCyrus WhitingDegi Síðan síðan
  • the clone of a human is still a human and the clone of a minion is still a minion

    Neon CadenNeon CadenDegi Síðan síðan
  • Just like "among us in among us is not among us Yes

    Anas S. I.Anas S. I.Degi Síðan síðan
  • Well, I think the conclusion is wrong. The clone of a sheep is still a sheep, right? Genetically they are literally identical. So the clone of a minion of course is a minion. An exact copy. (at least if Gru managed to perfect cloning, but given his ability with genetics I'd think so)

    Leo13o9Leo13o9Degi Síðan síðan
  • Omg oliver is so adorable

    Professionally StupidProfessionally StupidDegi Síðan síðan
  • i mean they can reproduce by binomial nomenclature like some protists do

    sunairaxsunairaxDegi Síðan síðan
  • This is why I don't like kids, they are dumb...

    Jebrone KittyJebrone KittyDegi Síðan síðan
  • Like the minions in minions are not minion like the cars in cars are not 🚗 cars

    Ahyan AhsanAhyan AhsanDegi Síðan síðan

    EndEverEndEverDegi Síðan síðan
  • Omg when you said oil was two I was so surprised omg he grew up so fast 😭😭

    Alyssa BurnettAlyssa BurnettDegi Síðan síðan
  • You actually made a mistake in the beginning in the movie life of pets the animals can’t talk they’re just showing you that the animals understand each other but when they show you the humans perspective when max is trying to convince his owner to remove that brown dog she can’t understand him she just hears barking

    Many Games GamerMany Games GamerDegi Síðan síðan
  • Bello!

    SnöözeSnöözeDegi Síðan síðan
  • Minions minions minions

  • They don't even have dental

    liquid sharkliquid sharkDegi Síðan síðan
  • Wait, you have a son?

    Rafa humalaRafa humalaDegi Síðan síðan
  • Mr beast watching this right now be like: that's where my minion was

    Kiwi animation 情情Kiwi animation 情情Degi Síðan síðan
  • Matt my guy, your son is FRICKING ADORABLE

    King TigronesKing TigronesDegi Síðan síðan
  • I don’t think minions can die

    Raeann RosikRaeann RosikDegi Síðan síðan
  • what if they reproduce asexually but they only do so after they need to have more minions in the population, as much as what Gru needed

    AntonioMationsAntonioMationsDegi Síðan síðan
  • mat pat: THE 200, the other thirty : BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Jack LessardJack Lessard2 dögum síðan
  • YOU GOT A PERFECT SAT SCORE? also i am sad at the fact that you RUINED this for your son :(

    Jack LessardJack Lessard2 dögum síðan
  • this is actually canon according to this disc I found of three dispicable me shorts

    saltybutterfacesaltybutterface2 dögum síðan
  • I'd give up my intelligence to become an immortal minion

    Swastik BhoyarSwastik Bhoyar2 dögum síðan
  • They could turn Gru and all of them into minions and boom now gru and the others will never die and the minions will have a forever boss

    Lillie _ Love626Lillie _ Love6262 dögum síðan
  • 0:55 nice roast. I didn't really like Bolt.

    MacBarr PupMacBarr Pup2 dögum síðan
  • Yes, hello, SCP Foundation? I got about 10,000'walking, babbling pills with eyes outside my door...

    ShadowpastcoolShadowpastcool2 dögum síðan
  • JUST REMEMBER KIDS: Minions helped the funny moustache german man

    francisco Lfrancisco L2 dögum síðan
  • We all know that the Minions were Nazi’s right?

    Evan DanielsEvan Daniels2 dögum síðan
  • Wait, stole from Mr beast EH,

    Michael FosterMichael Foster2 dögum síðan
  • Thx matpat, I was about to do a theory on this but thanks

    Complex2LiveComplex2Live2 dögum síðan
  • Eh at least I know bob is legit and not a fake, that's all I wanted to know

    SirPandaFluffSirPandaFluff2 dögum síðan
  • Those yellow pills aren't minion. Minion is a fish creature in a jar!

    Lady Lexy StarwatcherLady Lexy Starwatcher2 dögum síðan