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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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Mark Hofmeyer
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Forrest Lee, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • Henry The Arctic Wolf
    Henry The Arctic Wolf

    The fart scene is the fart gun not the minions

  • Matt Hanson
    Matt Hanson

    First of all how did they achieve a fly swatter in the stone age? 😭😭😭

  • Claire_ Gravelle
    Claire_ Gravelle

    This man could tell me I'm a leather jacket and I'd believe him

  • Shwingle man
    Shwingle man

    They're a scourge

  • ChaseNado

    8:40 IMPOSTOR????? Did he say IMPOSTOR???? I have a problem ._.

  • Denied The Lizard
    Denied The Lizard

    When I clicked this video I thought it was going to be a video about how the Minions are actually the ones controlling everything. Like "The minions aren't minions, they're the masters."

  • prohunter49

  • Ben H
    Ben H

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

  • Kieffano Zeeshan Anandri
    Kieffano Zeeshan Anandri

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

  • Yuan Heruela
    Yuan Heruela

    Do naroto again pls

  • Tilon Plays
    Tilon Plays

    Brawl stars

  • Jarod Moore
    Jarod Moore

    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

  • ausstin matney
    ausstin matney

    Love your videos bro i really do

  • ILikeMOOFFINZz muffinz
    ILikeMOOFFINZz muffinz

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

  • NerdGamerMaluco

    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

  • Charles Tighe
    Charles Tighe

    did he say... imposter

  • Jayda Mann
    Jayda Mann

    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!

  • AmericanDogPoop 05
    AmericanDogPoop 05

    Every Facebook user: 😭😭😭😭

  • 1St Vegas Auto Body Shop
    1St Vegas Auto Body Shop

    ... you know most of your viewers are kids

  • PrissyNeko

    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.

  • Leonardo Somma
    Leonardo Somma

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

  • Isabel Mendez
    Isabel Mendez

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

  • drkph3onix

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

  • Xx_itz_trickster_xX

    Loved the intro 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Brycen Bolden
    Brycen Bolden

    You ruined me

  • Yousha Nasir
    Yousha Nasir

    You just ruin the movie for me

  • B-lasting star
    B-lasting star

    They might have fastened the evolution of minion amebas

  • Yeeter

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Manny Pants
    Manny Pants

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

  • 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).

  • Slashageee

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

  • Minnion

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

  • Ngoc Tran
    Ngoc Tran

    Surender 4 vietnam B0is!!!!!!!

  • HexPerplex

    0:56. Hey, it's Thomas!

  • Jaxon Bailey
    Jaxon Bailey

    oli watching this and starts crying

  • 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

  • Hana -Chan
    Hana -Chan

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

  • 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.

  • thegamegeek

    I still love this movie 10 years later

  • mikin lirou
    mikin lirou

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

  • lolbitg X wolfer :3
    lolbitg X wolfer :3

    Grandmas when

  • Aisukyubu

    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.

  • Jannis Finkeldei
    Jannis Finkeldei

    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

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

  • TrashPandaDruid

    The minions are indo-europeans confirmed.

  • Proatnothing

    The minions could asexually reproduce

  • Peter Parker ee19b110
    Peter Parker ee19b110

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

  • DS_V

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

  • Pop Cat
    Pop Cat

    BIRTH day*

  • Pop Cat
    Pop Cat

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

  • Pop Cat
    Pop Cat

    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

  • Dibyendu Das
    Dibyendu Das

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

  • mrudula james
    mrudula james

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

  • Endater

    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

  • Kale Deal
    Kale Deal

    I thought this video would be about the Holocaust experiments theory

  • Robloxgamingstudio

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

  • xNight_441

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

  • Puntti Possu
    Puntti Possu

    have you gone insane

  • Add 2chart
    Add 2chart

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

  • Keon Kaill
    Keon Kaill

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

  • Bob Ross
    Bob Ross

    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


  • Marshal martens
    Marshal martens

    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

  • Ramon 079
    Ramon 079

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

  • Max Warwick
    Max Warwick


  • Jotaro Kujo
    Jotaro Kujo

    What if there were more tribes of minions?

  • Ahmet Burak Demiralay
    Ahmet Burak Demiralay

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

  • Alyx

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

  • Mike Beets
    Mike Beets

    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.

  • potatomaster634

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

  • iamthecoolest

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

  • Gogglethron 6000
    Gogglethron 6000

    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?

  • Marlenehibiskus

    I hate minions

  • aaazedo

    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 "

  • Builder 101
    Builder 101

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

  • Ron

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

  • Mr. A
    Mr. A

    That Minion robot picture is going to haunt my nightmares

  • 216trixie

    What's with the purple ribbon around your neck?

  • Brett Strawn
    Brett Strawn

    Fun Fact: what minions say can actually be translated.

  • James

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

  • nurse.

    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

  • Thomas Mercer
    Thomas Mercer

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

  • Isaac Solbrig Kroner
    Isaac Solbrig Kroner

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

  • Sebeao12

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

  • GiiSides

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

  • Alexander Felix
    Alexander Felix

    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

  • Urbie

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

  • Libruh moment
    Libruh moment

    Yeah they are thats why theyre called minions

  • Melusina

    I'm calling it some are clones

    • Melusina

      I was right 😌

  • Eli Roberts
    Eli Roberts

    hello uhh do you have discord

    • Eli Roberts
      Eli Roberts

      @mikin lirou huh ya tht makes sense

    • mikin lirou
      mikin lirou

      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

  • Alex Smith
    Alex Smith

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

  • Samurax Bennett
    Samurax Bennett

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

  • Kira Did Nothing Wrong
    Kira Did Nothing Wrong

    The cars in cars aren't cars

  • Jaseena Gul
    Jaseena Gul

    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?

  • Mokongthe3

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

  • robina david
    robina david

    Gen z's children are gonna binge on this

  • Tomato Bread 12
    Tomato Bread 12

    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

  • Wesley Brown
    Wesley Brown

    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?

  • ello

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

    • ello

      And that they do have children

  • Iman :D
    Iman :D

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