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. Isaac Solbrig Kroner

    Isaac Solbrig Kroner46 minuter sedan

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

  2. Sebeao12

    Sebeao1259 minuter sedan

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

  3. GiiSides

    GiiSidesTimme sedan

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

  4. Alexander Felix

    Alexander FelixTimme sedan

    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

  5. Urbie

    Urbie3 timmar sedan

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

  6. Libruh moment

    Libruh moment3 timmar sedan

    Yeah they are thats why theyre called minions

  7. Melusina

    Melusina3 timmar sedan

    I'm calling it some are clones

  8. Melusina

    Melusina3 timmar sedan

    I was right 😌

  9. Eli Roberts

    Eli Roberts3 timmar sedan

    hello uhh do you have discord

  10. Eli Roberts

    Eli Roberts2 timmar sedan

    @mikin lirou huh ya tht makes sense

  11. mikin lirou

    mikin lirou2 timmar sedan

    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

  12. Alex Smith

    Alex Smith4 timmar sedan

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

  13. Samurax Bennett

    Samurax Bennett4 timmar sedan

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

  14. Kira Did Nothing Wrong

    Kira Did Nothing Wrong4 timmar sedan

    The cars in cars aren't cars

  15. Jaseena Gul

    Jaseena Gul4 timmar sedan

    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?

  16. Mokongthe3

    Mokongthe35 timmar sedan

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

  17. robina david

    robina david8 timmar sedan

    Gen z's children are gonna binge on this

  18. Tomato Bread 12

    Tomato Bread 128 timmar sedan

    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

  19. Wesley Brown

    Wesley Brown10 timmar sedan

    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?

  20. ello

    ello11 timmar sedan

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

  21. ello

    ello11 timmar sedan

    And that they do have children

  22. Iman :D

    Iman :D12 timmar sedan

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

  23. Óttar Snær Yngvason

    Óttar Snær Yngvason12 timmar sedan

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

  24. home home

    home home12 timmar sedan

    oh end thre a bit of italian

  25. home home

    home home12 timmar sedan

    YOU HAVE A SON!!!!!

  26. Lolly Gameables

    Lolly Gameables13 timmar sedan

    Minions also speak 'Nihongo' - Japanese.

  27. Matthew Briones

    Matthew Briones13 timmar sedan

    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

  28. Matthew Briones

    Matthew Briones13 timmar sedan

    oooooh super sus

  29. Fahad Muhamed

    Fahad Muhamed13 timmar sedan

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

  30. Sweetcupcake

    Sweetcupcake13 timmar sedan

    can you make a coraline theory

  31. Nerdytimes

    Nerdytimes14 timmar sedan

    Sometimes I wonder if these titles are just self-parodies.

  32. Dashing Intruder

    Dashing Intruder15 timmar sedan

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

  33. R Kade

    R Kade15 timmar sedan

    for a second there I thought I was on false swipe gaming's "How good was x pokemon really?"

  34. cb21235

    cb2123515 timmar sedan

    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

  35. Loki Evans

    Loki Evans15 timmar sedan

    Childhood happiness being made with Minion inflatables

  36. Dante Reising

    Dante Reising15 timmar sedan

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

  37. That other Abom

    That other Abom16 timmar sedan

    I love how this channel crushes my childhood but i watch it anyway

  38. Maddie Delongchamps

    Maddie Delongchamps16 timmar sedan

    Film Theory: The original minions are God

  39. wreckieralph029

    wreckieralph02917 timmar sedan

    8:40 imposter???

  40. wreckieralph029

    wreckieralph02917 timmar sedan

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

  41. wreckieralph029

    wreckieralph02917 timmar sedan

    No not there

  42. wreckieralph029

    wreckieralph02917 timmar sedan

    Not. And I repeat. NOT. At 31 Albert street cannington Ontario Canada

  43. Eye Roglyph

    Eye Roglyph17 timmar sedan

    I’m not taking this as a FILM THEORY ... I’m taking this as canon, Absolute Canon

  44. Froggy Blue

    Froggy Blue17 timmar sedan

    Its ok mr beast is a trillionare he dosent need anotherone

  45. Kristel Vidhi

    Kristel Vidhi18 timmar sedan

    'The minions in minions aren't minions' *L.M.F.A.O.*

  46. KoolAid Man

    KoolAid Man18 timmar sedan

    Mat Calls his Son Bean??? hold on I need moment that's just so sweet

  47. Floppy

    Floppy19 timmar sedan

    Yeah their servents

  48. User Unknown

    User Unknown21 timme sedan

    There is nothing till 3:08 waste of time!

  49. Ethario 18

    Ethario 1821 timme sedan

    8:20 Flashing lights warning ⚠️

  50. C.Z. Johnson

    C.Z. Johnson21 timme sedan

    No, this gru won't always be around.

  51. Max Nguyen

    Max Nguyen22 timmar sedan

    I love this vid best yet❤️❤️❤️

  52. Under the Sky so Blue

    Under the Sky so Blue22 timmar sedan

    God I hate people

  53. DŌT

    DŌT22 timmar sedan


  54. Shade Axeson

    Shade Axeson23 timmar sedan

    You could have cut like 8 min just by showing off the blueprints

  55. Redstone Sparklers

    Redstone SparklersDag sedan

    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!

  56. bbBlaster

    bbBlasterDag sedan

    I’m a child

  57. Anne

    AnneDag sedan

    Did you get a Devore with your wife?

  58. Jazmyn Gates

    Jazmyn GatesDag sedan

    0:56 "dog goes home" uhh you mean Bolt right?

  59. umbarumba

    umbarumbaDag sedan

    1:56 When Oliver is wholesome

  60. Adomas B

    Adomas BDag sedan

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

  61. ie mand

    ie mand3 timmar sedan

    Minions are responsible for the holocaust confirmed

  62. Edward Julia

    Edward JuliaDag sedan

    Aw man can we have atleast a girl minion in this house?

  63. HI HI

    HI HIDag sedan


  64. Peppaer 606

    Peppaer 606Dag sedan

    Soooo..... No ones gonna talk about where were minions in the 1940s?

  65. Cole Reacts and plays

    Cole Reacts and playsDag sedan

    Wonder how long it takes to edit any of these videos

  66. Euphoria Blood

    Euphoria BloodDag sedan

    I’m sorry... “I got you some minions Bean!” MY HEART 🥺❤️✨

  67. {Çrëamy•Øręo}

    {Çrëamy•Øręo}Dag sedan

    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

  68. {Çrëamy•Øręo}

    {Çrëamy•Øręo}Dag sedan

    Oops not they are they were based on kids that were slaves

  69. Abdulrahman Alriffaie

    Abdulrahman AlriffaieDag sedan


  70. stephanie rusaw

    stephanie rusawDag sedan

    Hahaha mr beats is such a so called cool guy he wont bother you... just a theory lol.

  71. monique hinkel

    monique hinkelDag sedan

    You have a son?????

  72. bowen voowy

    bowen voowyDag sedan




    universe:Lets Just Create An Cartoon. Internet:MINIONS ARENT MINIONS 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳

  74. kenji montalban

    kenji montalbanDag sedan

    Me: then what’s a minion



    Hey mat Is true father a spy from spy vs spy???

  76. Ultra shock

    Ultra shockDag sedan

    raw popcorn

  77. Cyrus Whiting

    Cyrus WhitingDag sedan


  78. Neon Caden

    Neon CadenDag sedan

    the clone of a human is still a human and the clone of a minion is still a minion

  79. Anas S. I.

    Anas S. I.Dag sedan

    Just like "among us in among us is not among us Yes

  80. Leo13o9

    Leo13o9Dag sedan

    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)

  81. Professionally Stupid

    Professionally StupidDag sedan

    Omg oliver is so adorable

  82. sunairax

    sunairaxDag sedan

    i mean they can reproduce by binomial nomenclature like some protists do

  83. Jebrone Kitty

    Jebrone KittyDag sedan

    This is why I don't like kids, they are dumb...

  84. Ahyan Ahsan

    Ahyan AhsanDag sedan

    Like the minions in minions are not minion like the cars in cars are not 🚗 cars

  85. EndEver

    EndEverDag sedan


  86. Alyssa Burnett

    Alyssa BurnettDag sedan

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

  87. Many Games Gamer

    Many Games GamerDag sedan

    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

  88. Snööze

    SnöözeDag sedan




    Minions minions minions

  90. liquid shark

    liquid sharkDag sedan

    They don't even have dental

  91. Rafa humala

    Rafa humalaDag sedan

    Wait, you have a son?

  92. Kiwi animation 情情

    Kiwi animation 情情Dag sedan

    Mr beast watching this right now be like: that's where my minion was

  93. King Tigrones

    King TigronesDag sedan

    Matt my guy, your son is FRICKING ADORABLE

  94. Raeann Rosik

    Raeann RosikDag sedan

    I don’t think minions can die

  95. AntonioMations

    AntonioMationsDag sedan

    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

  96. Jack Lessard

    Jack LessardDag sedan

    mat pat: THE 200, the other thirty : BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  97. Jack Lessard

    Jack LessardDag sedan

    YOU GOT A PERFECT SAT SCORE? also i am sad at the fact that you RUINED this for your son :(

  98. saltybutterface

    saltybutterfaceDag sedan

    this is actually canon according to this disc I found of three dispicable me shorts

  99. Swastik Bhoyar

    Swastik BhoyarDag sedan

    I'd give up my intelligence to become an immortal minion

  100. Lillie _ Love626

    Lillie _ Love626Dag sedan

    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

  101. MacBarr Pup

    MacBarr PupDag sedan

    0:55 nice roast. I didn't really like Bolt.

  102. Shadowpastcool

    ShadowpastcoolDag sedan

    Yes, hello, SCP Foundation? I got about 10,000'walking, babbling pills with eyes outside my door...

  103. francisco L

    francisco L2 dagar sedan

    JUST REMEMBER KIDS: Minions helped the funny moustache german man

  104. Evan Daniels

    Evan Daniels2 dagar sedan

    We all know that the Minions were Nazi’s right?

  105. Michael Foster

    Michael Foster2 dagar sedan

    Wait, stole from Mr beast EH,

  106. Complex2Live

    Complex2Live2 dagar sedan

    Thx matpat, I was about to do a theory on this but thanks

  107. SirPandaFluff

    SirPandaFluff2 dagar sedan

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

  108. Lady Lexy Starwatcher

    Lady Lexy Starwatcher2 dagar sedan

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