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

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

    Hana -ChanHana -ChanAcum 7 minute
  • 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 CordovaAcum 36 minute
  • I still love this movie 10 years later

    thegamegeekthegamegeekAcum 2 ore
  • Omg his son is so big! It feels like it was yesterday they announced they were expecting.

    mikin liroumikin lirouAcum 3 ore
  • Grandmas when

    lolbitg X wolfer :3lolbitg X wolfer :3Acum 3 ore
  • 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.

    AisukyubuAisukyubuAcum 4 ore
  • 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 FinkeldeiAcum 4 ore
    • If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

      mikin liroumikin lirouAcum 3 ore
  • The minions are indo-europeans confirmed.

    TrashPandaDruidTrashPandaDruidAcum 6 ore
  • The minions could asexually reproduce

    ProatnothingProatnothingAcum 6 ore
  • How many times did you say Minions in this single video lol

    Peter Parker ee19b110Peter Parker ee19b110Acum 8 ore
  • Actually gru didn’t kiss that one minion because he already did. Not because he doesn’t like that minion (9:54)

    DS_VDS_VAcum 8 ore
  • BIRTH day*

    Pop CatPop CatAcum 9 ore
  • ....(why am I doing this) birth DAY is 2012

    Pop CatPop CatAcum 9 ore
  • 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 CatAcum 9 ore
  • Me reading the title: *99.9999 of my brain cells are gone now*

    Dibyendu DasDibyendu DasAcum 11 ore
  • Minions look like single celled bacteria with flagella😉😁...having their own DNA.

    mrudula jamesmrudula jamesAcum 12 ore
  • 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

    EndaterEndaterAcum 15 ore
  • I thought this video would be about the Holocaust experiments theory

    Kale DealKale DealAcum 17 ore
  • It is funny that why lot kid watch it me watch it 215 time.

    RobloxgamingstudioRobloxgamingstudioAcum 18 ore
  • If you clone a human its still a human same with minions

    xNight_441xNight_441Acum 20 ore
  • have you gone insane

    Puntti PossuPuntti PossuAcum 21 oră
  • If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

    Add 2chartAdd 2chartAcum o Zi
  • can you do a video explaining how aquaman does to swim that fast

    Keon KaillKeon KaillAcum o Zi
  • 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 RossAcum o Zi
    • ok

      Happy HarperHappy HarperAcum o Zi
  • 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 martensAcum o Zi
  • Ive never liked the minions i only like the 3 main ones and only for some of the jokes.

    Ramon 079Ramon 079Acum o Zi

    Max WarwickMax WarwickAcum o Zi
  • What if there were more tribes of minions?

    Jotaro KujoJotaro KujoAcum o Zi
  • Make a video about " Love, Death and Robots" please...

    Ahmet Burak DemiralayAhmet Burak DemiralayAcum o Zi
  • Lol I actually went to that minion ride at universal studios, it was kinda cool 🤧🤧

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

    potatomaster634potatomaster634Acum o Zi
  • okey MatPat is the perfect example of taking kid animated movies WAY too far

    iamthecoolestiamthecoolestAcum o Zi
  • 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 6000Acum o Zi
  • I hate minions

    MarlenehibiskusMarlenehibiskusAcum o Zi
  • 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 "

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

    Builder 101Builder 101Acum o Zi
  • Film theory by Ron: #2 content creators are real life ROworld minions. Their secret: your a big dumb dumb head with hopes of becoming a minion some day.

    RonRonAcum o Zi
  • That Minion robot picture is going to haunt my nightmares

    Mr. AMr. AAcum o Zi
  • What's with the purple ribbon around your neck?

    216trixie216trixieAcum o Zi
  • Fun Fact: what minions say can actually be translated.

    Brett StrawnBrett StrawnAcum o Zi
  • Tbh mat this video could have been much shorter. Entertaining nonetheless

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

    Thomas MercerThomas MercerAcum o Zi
  • Why is half the title literally the word “minion”? What the heck matpat?

    Isaac Solbrig KronerIsaac Solbrig KronerAcum o Zi
  • If you go to peppa pig you will see tm on the entro

    Sebeao12Sebeao12Acum o Zi
  • I will watch this ten times over just for Ollie getting excited at minions

    GiiSidesGiiSidesAcum o Zi
  • 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 FelixAcum o Zi
  • I felt really old when he said Oliver was 2 😭😭

    UrbieUrbieAcum o Zi
  • Yeah they are thats why theyre called minions

    Libruh momentLibruh momentAcum o Zi
  • I'm calling it some are clones

    MelusinaMelusinaAcum o Zi
    • I was right 😌

      MelusinaMelusinaAcum o Zi
  • hello uhh do you have discord

    Eli RobertsEli RobertsAcum o Zi
    • @mikin lirou huh ya tht makes sense

      Eli RobertsEli RobertsAcum o Zi
    • 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 lirouAcum o Zi
  • How do I sign up to be a henchman? Overalls AND karate classes sign me UP

    Alex SmithAlex SmithAcum o Zi
  • Awe, Ollie was so adorable when he saw the blow up!

    Samurax BennettSamurax BennettAcum o Zi
  • The cars in cars aren't cars

    Kira Did Nothing WrongKira Did Nothing WrongAcum o Zi
  • 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 GulAcum o Zi
  • I feel sorry for Matpat's son already when he sees this video.

    Mokongthe3Mokongthe3Acum 2 Zile
  • Gen z's children are gonna binge on this

    robina davidrobina davidAcum 2 Zile
  • 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 12Acum 2 Zile
  • 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 BrownAcum 2 Zile
  • Theory: if you remember in the first despicable me movie gru said how is the family indicating that minions do reproduce

    elloelloAcum 2 Zile
    • And that they do have children

      elloelloAcum 2 Zile
  • He could just turn him self slightly minion so he lives forever

    Iman :DIman :DAcum 2 Zile
  • Actually the Facebook post by Despicable Me said that the number of minions is 7.793400539 E+37262

    Óttar Snær YngvasonÓttar Snær YngvasonAcum 2 Zile
  • oh end thre a bit of italian

    home homehome homeAcum 2 Zile
  • YOU HAVE A SON!!!!!

    home homehome homeAcum 2 Zile
  • Minions also speak 'Nihongo' - Japanese.

    Lolly GameablesLolly GameablesAcum 2 Zile
  • 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 BrionesAcum 2 Zile
    • oooooh super sus

      Matthew BrionesMatthew BrionesAcum 2 Zile
  • *Flash backs I had in cars in cars the movie cars*

    Fahad MuhamedFahad MuhamedAcum 2 Zile
  • can you make a coraline theory

    SweetcupcakeSweetcupcakeAcum 2 Zile
  • Sometimes I wonder if these titles are just self-parodies.

    NerdytimesNerdytimesAcum 2 Zile
  • MatPat will most probably crush his own child’s dream, using scientific research and facts.

    Dashing IntruderDashing IntruderAcum 2 Zile
  • for a second there I thought I was on false swipe gaming's "How good was x pokemon really?"

    R KadeR KadeAcum 2 Zile
  • 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

    cb21235cb21235Acum 2 Zile
  • Childhood happiness being made with Minion inflatables

    Loki EvansLoki EvansAcum 2 Zile
  • Don't they actually say in the movie something along the lines of “we all come from the same single cell organism”???

    Dante ReisingDante ReisingAcum 2 Zile
  • I love how this channel crushes my childhood but i watch it anyway

    That other AbomThat other AbomAcum 2 Zile
  • Film Theory: The original minions are God

    Maddie DelongchampsMaddie DelongchampsAcum 2 Zile
  • 8:40 imposter???

    wreckieralph029wreckieralph029Acum 2 Zile
  • I have a poster for the minions movie in my room behind the right side of my bed beside my dresser

    wreckieralph029wreckieralph029Acum 2 Zile
    • No not there

      wreckieralph029wreckieralph029Acum 2 Zile
    • Not. And I repeat. NOT. At 31 Albert street cannington Ontario Canada

      wreckieralph029wreckieralph029Acum 2 Zile
  • I’m not taking this as a FILM THEORY ... I’m taking this as canon, Absolute Canon

    Eye RoglyphEye RoglyphAcum 2 Zile
    • the part with matpat and Oliver was so adorable and wholesome especially the part where matpat called him bean! 🥺

      minij hooiminij hooiAcum 21 oră
  • Its ok mr beast is a trillionare he dosent need anotherone

    Froggy BlueFroggy BlueAcum 2 Zile
  • 'The minions in minions aren't minions' *L.M.F.A.O.*

    Kristel VidhiKristel VidhiAcum 2 Zile
  • Mat Calls his Son Bean??? hold on I need moment that's just so sweet

    KoolAid ManKoolAid ManAcum 2 Zile
  • Yeah their servents

    FloppyFloppyAcum 2 Zile
  • There is nothing till 3:08 waste of time!

    User UnknownUser UnknownAcum 2 Zile
  • 8:20 Flashing lights warning ⚠️

    Ethario 18Ethario 18Acum 2 Zile
  • No, this gru won't always be around.

    C.Z. JohnsonC.Z. JohnsonAcum 2 Zile
  • I love this vid best yet❤️❤️❤️

    Max NguyenMax NguyenAcum 2 Zile
  • God I hate people

    Under the Sky so BlueUnder the Sky so BlueAcum 2 Zile
  • Hello

    DŌTDŌTAcum 2 Zile
  • You could have cut like 8 min just by showing off the blueprints

    Shade AxesonShade AxesonAcum 2 Zile
  • 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 SparklersAcum 2 Zile
  • I’m a child

    bbBlasterbbBlasterAcum 2 Zile
  • Did you get a Devore with your wife?

    AnneAnneAcum 2 Zile
  • 0:56 "dog goes home" uhh you mean Bolt right?

    Jazmyn GatesJazmyn GatesAcum 2 Zile
  • 1:56 When Oliver is wholesome

    umbarumbaumbarumbaAcum 2 Zile
  • If they serve the biggest villain, then I wonder who was their boss in 20th century

    Adomas BAdomas BAcum 2 Zile
    • Minions are responsible for the holocaust confirmed

      ie mandie mandAcum o Zi
  • Aw man can we have atleast a girl minion in this house?

    Edward JuliaEdward JuliaAcum 2 Zile

    HI HIHI HIAcum 2 Zile
  • Soooo..... No ones gonna talk about where were minions in the 1940s?

    Peppaer 606Peppaer 606Acum 2 Zile