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. KittyCake Gaming

    KittyCake Gaming25 mínútum síðan


  2. Jarod Hunt

    Jarod Hunt4 klukkustundum síðan

    So uuhhh, sorry to burst your bubble mat, but they're genetic clones lol, the shorts attached to either the first or second movie literally spelled out to the audience that each of the minions are genetic clones of each other, made by each other in Gru's lab. Bruh moment.

  3. John Porteous

    John Porteous6 klukkustundum síðan

    There are three things that are infinite: the universe, human stupidity, and Minions' lifespan. And I'm not sure about the universe or human stupidity (Albert Einstein in this universe)

  4. Loretta Richards

    Loretta Richards6 klukkustundum síðan

    Nobody: Tall One eyed Minions:

  5. Ivyxiv

    Ivyxiv14 klukkustundum síðan

    idk if this is true but when i watched all 3 movies as a kid I don't know if this is true but I remembered that Gru has a minion making machine not a robot one their just minions nothing special

  6. Ivyxiv

    Ivyxiv14 klukkustundum síðan

    yeah ok he said their clones yes their kinda clones but they arent ripoffs or imposters if their clones then why would they be a imposter EDIT: THEIR CLONES OF THE ORIGINAL NOT GRU MADE SOME RIPOFF THEY CLONED THE ORIGNAL MINIONS SO THEIR STILL ORIGINAL

  7. Deb Pernaski

    Deb Pernaski14 klukkustundum síðan

    The minions are actually Jewish kids the were taken and tested in a lab by scientists

  8. Alivia Skinner

    Alivia Skinner17 klukkustundum síðan

    So Pierre Coffin says minions are so dumb that they can't be girls. That feels like a insult to girls.

  9. Nate Josiah Lara Delgra

    Nate Josiah Lara Delgra22 klukkustundum síðan

    he said minions 3 times in the title lol

  10. Mr fun

    Mr funDegi Síðan síðan

    What if Jimmy saw this?

  11. Larry Arnold

    Larry ArnoldDegi Síðan síðan

    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

  12. Brandon Foley

    Brandon FoleyDegi Síðan síðan

    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.

  13. Lady Opal Eye

    Lady Opal EyeDegi Síðan síðan

    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.

  14. HyrannoCraft

    HyrannoCraftDegi Síðan síðan

    The minions are Something that should be destroyed

  15. Valen Morado

    Valen MoradoDegi Síðan síðan


  16. John Smith

    John SmithDegi Síðan síðan

    "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.


    DEDE UNLEASHEDDegi Síðan síðan

    Matpat: i got you some minons

  18. Eli Thooft

    Eli Thooft2 dögum síðan

    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

  19. luna

    luna2 dögum síðan

    There is a Theron that mimions were created by nazis

  20. Caden Martin

    Caden Martin2 dögum síðan

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

  21. german mowery

    german mowery2 dögum síðan

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

  22. World eater

    World eater2 dögum síðan


  23. anoymouss duckling

    anoymouss duckling2 dögum síðan

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

  24. ItzKahrfhdghy

    ItzKahrfhdghy2 dögum síðan

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

  25. Cryocynical

    Cryocynical3 dögum síðan

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

  26. Adrienne crider

    Adrienne crider3 dögum síðan

    1:34 spoken like a true parent

  27. Christina Heit

    Christina Heit3 dögum síðan

    the minon gettng crushed in the bigging made me smile

  28. Luis Gustavo Ferreira

    Luis Gustavo Ferreira3 dögum síðan

    Minions are tardigrades.

  29. Marvel_Playz YT

    Marvel_Playz YT3 dögum síðan

    Or there were more somewhere else

  30. Mark Ferrel

    Mark Ferrel3 dögum síðan

    Minonizer? I prefer The Minion-anator

  31. Yurrr Goat

    Yurrr Goat3 dögum síðan

    The amount of unnecessary information that is in my brain

  32. Liam playz

    Liam playz4 dögum síðan

    Boooo man

  33. Evan Alex

    Evan Alex4 dögum síðan

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

  34. Lije 4life

    Lije 4life4 dögum síðan

    Even in universal they have signs saying become a minion

  35. Ibeto Destiny

    Ibeto Destiny4 dögum síðan

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

  36. Schelet Minecraft

    Schelet Minecraft4 dögum síðan

    Your son is beautifull!!!

  37. MrFancyPanCook

    MrFancyPanCook4 dögum síðan

    I find it nice that gru favors the original 230

  38. Aiden Quinn

    Aiden Quinn4 dögum síðan

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


    ALEXIS WATSON4 dögum síðan

    as you are as a so good at tils soooooooooooooo goooooodd

  40. TheMilkyNipple

    TheMilkyNipple4 dögum síðan

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

  41. Mr. hat

    Mr. hat4 dögum síðan

    ur son is cute ngl

  42. Theory time

    Theory time4 dögum síðan

    Matpat the theif🤣

  43. Ken Adams

    Ken Adams4 dögum síðan

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

  44. The Dumb Pikmin Show

    The Dumb Pikmin Show4 dögum síðan

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

  45. blaze runner

    blaze runner5 dögum síðan

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

  46. Not Thetecniqe02

    Not Thetecniqe025 dögum síðan

    Ooooh a minions theory

  47. ok ko

    ok ko5 dögum síðan

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

  48. Lawrence Quintana

    Lawrence Quintana5 dögum síðan

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

  49. Alex Man

    Alex Man5 dögum síðan

    Jimmy doesn't care... Right?

  50. Hugo Tarto

    Hugo Tarto6 dögum síðan

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

  51. Ho Hie

    Ho Hie6 dögum síðan

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

  52. SLectSound Official

    SLectSound Official6 dögum síðan

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

  53. 三1

    三16 dögum síðan

    Hello internet, welcome to poor intro quality.

  54. Virgie Indab

    Virgie Indab6 dögum síðan

    LoL hahahah I love them 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂


    HBRICK PRODUCTIONS7 dögum síðan

    Or maybe.... it’s a kids movie

  56. Chloe McDonald

    Chloe McDonald7 dögum síðan


  57. Skyler Hernandez

    Skyler Hernandez7 dögum síðan

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

  58. Mr Dannie

    Mr Dannie7 dögum síðan

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

  59. valencia carlin

    valencia carlin7 dögum síðan

    Does anyone else think these minion things look like Cheetos?

  60. The WonderSmith's Forge

    The WonderSmith's Forge7 dögum síðan

    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

  61. Mr Black

    Mr Black7 dögum síðan

    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

  62. J Mace

    J Mace7 dögum síðan

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

  63. Tina Da Turtle

    Tina Da Turtle7 dögum síðan

    Minions are gelato 👀✨

  64. Daphne O'Donnell

    Daphne O'Donnell7 dögum síðan

    6:36 they don’t even have noses lol

  65. Cytro156

    Cytro1568 dögum síðan

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

  66. Maria Multari

    Maria Multari8 dögum síðan

    The intro🤣🤣🤣

  67. Blue Raptors

    Blue Raptors8 dögum síðan

    That title tho

  68. Oliver Bankier

    Oliver Bankier8 dögum síðan

    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?

  69. About Time

    About Time8 dögum síðan

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

  70. Adi Ratty Tatty

    Adi Ratty Tatty8 dögum síðan

    You have a fun?!?

  71. super horror bro fan #1

    super horror bro fan #18 dögum síðan

    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

  72. CommanderEgg

    CommanderEgg8 dögum síðan


  73. BadGrammer *enter something interesting here*

    BadGrammer *enter something interesting here*8 dögum síðan

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

  74. oo Aghfal

    oo Aghfal9 dögum síðan

    "Minions can fart"

  75. IDCcharls

    IDCcharls9 dögum síðan

    Rabbids are better

  76. Zavier Raighne Cena

    Zavier Raighne Cena9 dögum síðan


  77. VexLegend 313

    VexLegend 3139 dögum síðan

    They slap

  78. MakkaPakka

    MakkaPakka9 dögum síðan

    M I N G O N G

  79. dodgers doon1130

    dodgers doon11309 dögum síðan

    You have a wonderful family

  80. 박승현

    박승현9 dögum síðan

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

  81. Samantha McGrew

    Samantha McGrew9 dögum síðan

    Minions are humans but they have a size of a peanut

  82. forbidn destroyr

    forbidn destroyr9 dögum síðan

    where do i sign up

  83. Ocotops

    Ocotops9 dögum síðan

    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.

  84. harmless_hades33✔

    harmless_hades33✔9 dögum síðan

    Bad news is that there used for Facebook memez


    SYNS GAMING9 dögum síðan

    you ruined my childhood :(

  86. Ninja29 29

    Ninja29 299 dögum síðan

    1:05 is that Emmet from the lego movie?

  87. george woolhead

    george woolhead9 dögum síðan

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

  88. PrincessRosa70

    PrincessRosa709 dögum síðan

    1:58 oliver is so cute

  89. Wiktor Wojsław

    Wiktor Wojsław10 dögum síðan

    Its just like matpat in game/film theories AINT MATPAT

  90. reinn

    reinn10 dögum síðan


  91. J Laurens🏳️‍🌈

    J Laurens🏳️‍🌈10 dögum síðan

    Minions just duplicate sometimes, it's completely normal

  92. Logan Boyd

    Logan Boyd10 dögum síðan

    Oliver is so cute

  93. Gamebrothers

    Gamebrothers10 dögum síðan

    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

  94. Aiden S!allwood

    Aiden S!allwood10 dögum síðan

    Minion knockoffs Me: miniockoffs

  95. Aiden S!allwood

    Aiden S!allwood10 dögum síðan

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

  96. 80sghost

    80sghost10 dögum síðan

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

  97. Cello Strings

    Cello Strings10 dögum síðan

    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-*

  98. sebobebo10

    sebobebo1010 dögum síðan

    [‘Minion’ switched to creative mode]

  99. The Toe Master

    The Toe Master10 dögum síðan

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

  100. Злати Б.

    Злати Б.10 dögum síðan

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

  101. Grammarlydotcom

    Grammarlydotcom11 dögum síðan

    HE HAD A SON?!