Film Theory: The Minions in Minions AREN'T MINIONS!

150 000 zhlédnutí 3M

Subscribe to NEVER miss a Film Theory! ►

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!

Get yourself some Theory Wear! ►
Don't miss a Film Theory! ►

Need Royalty Free Music for your Content? Try Epidemic Sound.
Get Your 30 Day Free Trial Now ►

Rick's True CRIME! | Rick and Morty ►►
How PICKLE RICK Functions! ►►►
Blair Witch's SECRET DANGER! ►
Ariel \u0026 Hercules Are RELATED?! ►

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


  1. Nate Josiah Lara Delgra
    Nate Josiah Lara Delgra
    Před hodinou

    he said minions 3 times in the title lol

  2. Mr fun
    Mr fun
    Před 6 hodinami

    What if Jimmy saw this?

  3. Larry Arnold
    Larry Arnold
    Před 10 hodinami

    Look Matt Pat I’m not sure how big of a sports fan you are but I really want you to make a sports theory channel do it for me please I’m a big sports fan

  4. Brandon Foley
    Brandon Foley
    Před 13 hodinami

    Isn’t a clone still it? I mean, if it’s super off no, but these are spot on, so can’t they effectively be called Minions? They are largely indistinguishable from the originals.

  5. Lady Opal Eye
    Lady Opal Eye
    Před 15 hodinami

    So if the minions could have been people, then you have a case for the characters in Among Us being minions. Various colors of spacesuits explain the colors, the single bubble visor is just a uniform way to accommodate for the goggles, and the imposter had the serum from the second movie. The general size and shape match, and we know minions have knowledge of space flight because they worked on Gru’s rocket.

  6. HyrannoCraft
    Před 17 hodinami

    The minions are Something that should be destroyed

  7. Valen Morado
    Valen Morado
    Před 20 hodinami


  8. John Smith
    John Smith
    Před 21 hodinou

    "Minions are so dumb, they couldn't be girls." Can someone please explain this? I'm not sure if it's a joke or just mean-spirited self-deprecation.

    Před 21 hodinou

    Matpat: i got you some minons

  10. Eli Thooft
    Eli Thooft
    Před dnem

    In secret life of pets the animals can communicate to each other but not humans as seen in the beginning of the first movie just want to point that out

  11. luna
    Před dnem

    There is a Theron that mimions were created by nazis

  12. Caden Martin
    Caden Martin
    Před dnem

    So what you don’t realize is that they probably where Nazis at one point

  13. german mowery
    german mowery
    Před dnem

    The flowery cupboard routinely guide because flax chronically fear vice a economic salmon. acidic, tedious tile

  14. World eater
    World eater
    Před dnem


  15. anoymouss duckling
    anoymouss duckling
    Před dnem

    Oh yeah, you were one of the judges in that mr beast video!

  16. ItzKahrfhdghy
    Před 2 dny

    fun fact: theres somebody making gru and the movie turn into a meme

  17. Cryocynical
    Před 2 dny

    ngl I was expecting him to say something like minions are kids infused with bananas, would defiantly make things more interesting

  18. Adrienne crider
    Adrienne crider
    Před 2 dny

    1:34 spoken like a true parent

  19. Christina Heit
    Christina Heit
    Před 2 dny

    the minon gettng crushed in the bigging made me smile

  20. Luis Gustavo Ferreira
    Luis Gustavo Ferreira
    Před 2 dny

    Minions are tardigrades.

  21. Marvel_Playz YT
    Marvel_Playz YT
    Před 2 dny

    Or there were more somewhere else

  22. Mark Ferrel
    Mark Ferrel
    Před 3 dny

    Minonizer? I prefer The Minion-anator

  23. Yurrr Goat
    Yurrr Goat
    Před 3 dny

    The amount of unnecessary information that is in my brain

  24. Liam playz
    Liam playz
    Před 3 dny

    Boooo man

  25. Evan Alex
    Evan Alex
    Před 3 dny

    What's next, Grubhub is related to Jimmy Neutron?

  26. Lije 4life
    Lije 4life
    Před 3 dny

    Even in universal they have signs saying become a minion

  27. Ibeto Destiny
    Ibeto Destiny
    Před 3 dny

    Ya know if you think about it. It is kinda obvious like Gru would do that to get more idiots to command.

  28. Schelet Minecraft
    Schelet Minecraft
    Před 3 dny

    Your son is beautifull!!!

  29. MrFancyPanCook
    Před 3 dny

    I find it nice that gru favors the original 230

  30. Aiden Quinn
    Aiden Quinn
    Před 3 dny

    You call Oli ‘bean’ 🥺 that’s so cute

    Před 3 dny

    as you are as a so good at tils soooooooooooooo goooooodd

  32. TheMilkyNipple
    Před 3 dny

    Since they dont die, at some point you can just launch them all into space, then who knows what theyll do

  33. Mr. hat
    Mr. hat
    Před 3 dny

    ur son is cute ngl

  34. Theory time
    Theory time
    Před 3 dny

    Matpat the theif🤣

  35. Ken Adams
    Ken Adams
    Před 3 dny

    Maybe they work like ameoba you know like that film called evolution

  36. The Dumb Pikmin Show
    The Dumb Pikmin Show
    Před 4 dny

    He should quadruple those search terms by saying (ILLUMINATION'S The Minions)

  37. blaze runner
    blaze runner
    Před 4 dny

    You are monster you rewind your son's childhood 💔💔😭😭😓

  38. Not Thetecniqe02
    Not Thetecniqe02
    Před 4 dny

    Ooooh a minions theory

  39. ok ko
    ok ko
    Před 4 dny

    Bubble boy Released: 08-24-2001 Touchstone pictures Love this goofy movie please make a FILM THEORY. Maybe about the cults prophecy

  40. Lawrence Quintana
    Lawrence Quintana
    Před 4 dny

    Should've added most of the minions from MInions ARENT MINIONS

  41. Alex Man
    Alex Man
    Před 4 dny

    Jimmy doesn't care... Right?

  42. Hugo Tarto
    Hugo Tarto
    Před 5 dny

    Wow you really put "minions" in the title 3 times and it actually makes sense

  43. Ho Hie
    Ho Hie
    Před 5 dny

    Let me guess, it has SOMETHING to do with inbreeding, doesn't it.

  44. SLectSound Official
    SLectSound Official
    Před 5 dny

    “Got you some minions bean!” *Smiles in father*

  45. 三1
    Před 6 dny

    Hello internet, welcome to poor intro quality.

  46. Virgie Indab
    Virgie Indab
    Před 6 dny

    LoL hahahah I love them 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

    Před 6 dny

    Or maybe.... it’s a kids movie

  48. Chloe McDonald
    Chloe McDonald
    Před 6 dny


  49. Skyler Hernandez
    Skyler Hernandez
    Před 6 dny

    "...silly language..." **rages in multi-lingual**

  50. Mr Dannie
    Mr Dannie
    Před 6 dny

    "We have 10,000 units ready, and a million more on the way" - the other science guy whose name I forgot probably

  51. valencia carlin
    valencia carlin
    Před 6 dny

    Does anyone else think these minion things look like Cheetos?

  52. The WonderSmith's Forge
    The WonderSmith's Forge
    Před 6 dny

    Sorry if this is already been said before but I just figured I’d point it out. The minions movie is actually ret-cons their origin. There was a short that was released to hype the release of the first or second movie (I forget which) that was presented as a sort of training tape for new minions. And in the very end of the short it explained that they were all “cloned from the same strand of dna” by Gru. I understand that the movie changes where the minions come from but I think it’s interesting to see the original intention of their origins. Let me know if anyone else has seen this or if I’m just going crazy

  53. Mr Black
    Mr Black
    Před 6 dny

    Um AcTuAlLy... the Minions in Minions ARE MINIONS, it’s just that the minions in Despicable Me AREN’T MINIONS! MatPat you’ve lied to us all

  54. J Mace
    J Mace
    Před 6 dny

    What if the Minions' bumbling natures are actually intended to defeat evil and keep it at bay?

  55. Tina Da Turtle
    Tina Da Turtle
    Před 7 dny

    Minions are gelato 👀✨

  56. Daphne O'Donnell
    Daphne O'Donnell
    Před 7 dny

    6:36 they don’t even have noses lol

  57. Cytro156
    Před 7 dny

    Ithink gru should make himself immortal so he could be with the minoins forever

  58. Maria Multari
    Maria Multari
    Před 7 dny

    The intro🤣🤣🤣

  59. Blue Raptors
    Blue Raptors
    Před 7 dny

    That title tho

  60. Oliver Bankier
    Oliver Bankier
    Před 7 dny

    So in this video about the Minions MatPat says that Gru made most of them, but in the opening of the minions movie, we see three minion organisms but right as they leave the water, a bunch more fill the frame. In MatPat's video, he deduces that the minions don't reproduce. So, are there holes in the water that minions come out of, or are there multiple minion hordes and they follow what they think to be the most despicable thing?

  61. About Time
    About Time
    Před 7 dny

    Of course their not, There Hillary, obauma and MSM followers !

  62. Adi Ratty Tatty
    Adi Ratty Tatty
    Před 7 dny

    You have a fun?!?

  63. super horror bro fan #1
    super horror bro fan #1
    Před 7 dny

    11:07 well dru gru's twin brother can in despicable me 3 at the end they fly of with you guessed it dru so he will look after the 10,400 minions

  64. CommanderEgg
    Před 8 dny


  65. BadGrammer *enter something interesting here*
    BadGrammer *enter something interesting here*
    Před 8 dny

    Ah yes, the minions in minions are infact not minions.

  66. oo Aghfal
    oo Aghfal
    Před 8 dny

    "Minions can fart"

  67. IDCcharls
    Před 8 dny

    Rabbids are better

  68. Zavier Raighne Cena
    Zavier Raighne Cena
    Před 8 dny


  69. VexLegend 313
    VexLegend 313
    Před 8 dny

    They slap

  70. MakkaPakka
    Před 8 dny

    M I N G O N G

  71. dodgers doon1130
    dodgers doon1130
    Před 8 dny

    You have a wonderful family

  72. 박승현
    Před 8 dny

    The expensive ferryboat endogenously buzz because cone clinically hunt before a spiteful bassoon. lush, noisy tadpole

  73. Samantha McGrew
    Samantha McGrew
    Před 8 dny

    Minions are humans but they have a size of a peanut

  74. forbidn destroyr
    forbidn destroyr
    Před 8 dny

    where do i sign up

  75. Ocotops
    Před 8 dny

    After watching all these episodes, I want to see how the creators react. Matpats a dad whos job is looking at random science and posting it to the internet.

  76. harmless_hades33✔
    Před 8 dny

    Bad news is that there used for Facebook memez

    Před 8 dny

    you ruined my childhood :(

  78. Ninja29 29
    Ninja29 29
    Před 9 dny

    1:05 is that Emmet from the lego movie?

  79. george woolhead
    george woolhead
    Před 9 dny

    but what if the one that was injected was origonal minions matpat

  80. PrincessRosa70
    Před 9 dny

    1:58 oliver is so cute

  81. Wiktor Wojsław
    Wiktor Wojsław
    Před 9 dny

    Its just like matpat in game/film theories AINT MATPAT

  82. reinn
    Před 9 dny


  83. J Laurens🏳️‍🌈
    J Laurens🏳️‍🌈
    Před 9 dny

    Minions just duplicate sometimes, it's completely normal

  84. Logan Boyd
    Logan Boyd
    Před 9 dny

    Oliver is so cute

  85. Gamebrothers
    Před 9 dny

    Here’s a theory that my cousin told me In SECRET LIFE OF PETS the girl who adopted Snowball the bunny was the villain of MINIONS I did not make sense because in this video there is a Gru EASTER EGG and he is adult man so the child is young? I think this like time travel or something so SUBSCRIBE AND WHO ARE READING THIS FANS OF THIS AND THIS GUY WHO YOU ARE WATCHING HE IS SO COOL

  86. Aiden S!allwood
    Aiden S!allwood
    Před 9 dny

    Minion knockoffs Me: miniockoffs

  87. Aiden S!allwood
    Aiden S!allwood
    Před 9 dny

    MatPat: they make at least 3.5 billion The edits:Best I can do is 3.7 billion

  88. 80sghost
    Před 9 dny

    It's crazy how I actually knew about this without ever watching the video before. It was something I theorized after rewatching the movies.

  89. Cello Strings
    Cello Strings
    Před 9 dny

    They should make a tv-14 version of despicable me but it’s just Gru and him becoming a villain. Oh and it’s live action *wait a second didnt cruella do tha-*

  90. sebobebo10
    Před 9 dny

    [‘Minion’ switched to creative mode]

  91. The Toe Master
    The Toe Master
    Před 9 dny

    Wait.... This means that minion toys are clones of real.... No it couldn't be...

  92. Злати Б.
    Злати Б.
    Před 10 dny

    Imagine Mat's son after several years...watching his father's childhood

  93. Grammarlydotcom
    Před 10 dny

    HE HAD A SON?!

  94. Benedict jeniro DPerez
    Benedict jeniro DPerez
    Před 10 dny

    what if a scientist made a vacine that would make humans just like minions so goodbye grem reaper and hi imortality

  95. Notme
    Před 10 dny

    Pshh 10.4k minions? PFFFT We have like uh 7,800,000,000 Humans 😝😝😝

  96. Ásafe Silva
    Ásafe Silva
    Před 10 dny

    Luckily Gru's brother sucks even more than him at being evil lol

  97. memelord 776
    memelord 776
    Před 10 dny

    We’re not gonna mention that mat legit stole mr beasts property

  98. Joosh
    Před 10 dny

    The minions could be asexual, and maybe reproduce like cells.

  99. zvxcvxcz
    Před 10 dny

    Why would you ignore the obvious... mitosis. That is literally what they show in the orientation video after all. I don't think the poster was a plan so much an mashed up cross sectional anatomy diagram in blueprint style... which you can find in books detailing things like historical soldier's kit. Like most organisms, they may require certain conditions for mitosis that are triggered by the ideal environment Gru provides. They're clones... but not perfect clones, just like any two cells that undergo mitosis.

  100. zvxcvxcz
    Před 10 dny

    ... don't care about the minions much, it's Gru that is the relatable character. The minions apparently are pulling in their own target though, those like yourself.