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

Avaldati 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

The Film Theorists
  • Jebrone Kitty

    Jebrone Kitty

    9 minutit tagasi

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

  • Ahyan Ahsan

    Ahyan Ahsan

    13 minutit tagasi

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

  • MrVercettti89


    23 minutit tagasi

    A Bit Clickbaity, The Minions in MINIONS are MORE Minions than the Minions in Despicle me that are clones of the Minions in Minions LOL

  • EndEver


    Tund tagasi


  • Alyssa Burnett

    Alyssa Burnett

    Tund tagasi

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

  • Many Games Gamer

    Many Games Gamer

    Tund tagasi

    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

  • Snööze


    2 tundi tagasi




    2 tundi tagasi

    Minions minions minions

  • liquid shark

    liquid shark

    3 tundi tagasi

    They don't even have dental

  • Rafa humala

    Rafa humala

    4 tundi tagasi

    Wait, you have a son?

  • Kiwi animation 情情

    Kiwi animation 情情

    5 tundi tagasi

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

  • King Tigrones

    King Tigrones

    5 tundi tagasi

    Matt my guy, your son is FRICKING ADORABLE

  • Raeann Rosik

    Raeann Rosik

    6 tundi tagasi

    I don’t think minions can die

  • AntonioMations


    6 tundi tagasi

    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

  • Jack Lessard

    Jack Lessard

    7 tundi tagasi

    mat pat: THE 200,


  • Jack Lessard

    Jack Lessard

    7 tundi tagasi

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

  • saltybutterface


    7 tundi tagasi

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

  • Swastik Bhoyar

    Swastik Bhoyar

    8 tundi tagasi

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

  • Lillie _ Love626

    Lillie _ Love626

    8 tundi tagasi

    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

  • MacBarr Pup

    MacBarr Pup

    9 tundi tagasi

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

  • Shadowpastcool


    9 tundi tagasi

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

  • francisco L

    francisco L

    11 tundi tagasi

    JUST REMEMBER KIDS: Minions helped the funny moustache german man

  • Evan Daniels

    Evan Daniels

    11 tundi tagasi

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

  • Michael Foster

    Michael Foster

    11 tundi tagasi

    Wait, stole from Mr beast EH,

  • Complex2Live


    12 tundi tagasi

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

  • SirPandaFluff


    12 tundi tagasi

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

  • Lady Lexy Starwatcher

    Lady Lexy Starwatcher

    12 tundi tagasi

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

  • L.O.L Bit

    L.O.L Bit

    12 tundi tagasi

    2:03 fun fact. Matpat called them bean

  • Wikus Kruger

    Wikus Kruger

    14 tundi tagasi

    The thing is, it's way more fun stealing the statue of liberty than curing cancer, everyone knows that MatPat!!!!

  • Romanogers4ever


    15 tundi tagasi

    I prefer megamind to despicable me.

  • Richard Reifsnider

    Richard Reifsnider

    15 tundi tagasi

    Yor wrong

  • Malware X20

    Malware X20

    16 tundi tagasi

    3:48 wait WHAT, where’s that from

  • Egg Chandwhich

    Egg Chandwhich

    16 tundi tagasi

    In Despicable me 2, there were minions in front of the screen making jelly and playing around with fruit hats. But in the backround, there were 2 minions hitting eachother with hammers. One of them knocks out the other minion and starts panicking. The minion then starts to perform CPR and the minion that was knocked out is back.

  • btw flow

    btw flow

    17 tundi tagasi

    Matpat why keep in check of them when you can launch them into space after all even though its not the most logical solution considering we'ed have to build THOUSANDS of spaceships it would work. Right?

  • Rachel Wilson

    Rachel Wilson

    18 tundi tagasi

    I want you to make a theory about dis tv show called captain kangaroo it is really old but it is good and I found it by my teacher and there is also the last unicorn I still have that disc but they also have it on youtube but it is in parts and yeah...

  • Dominick Solerix

    Dominick Solerix

    19 tundi tagasi

    I .. am not clickbait. I did not clickbait.

  • Rafael S.-G.

    Rafael S.-G.

    20 tundi tagasi

    "They don't even have dental."

  • Jay Martin

    Jay Martin

    21 tund tagasi

    Matt Patt Has A SON?!

  • Richardo Milos

    Richardo Milos

    21 tund tagasi

    the first 23 seconds of the video makes me think "How GOOD were the minions ACTUALLY."

  • Sarvesh Gawande

    Sarvesh Gawande

    22 tundi tagasi

    I'm confused Mr. Beast didn't rush to Mat's home screaming I WANT MY MINION BACK or just didn't sue him

  • Silver Spectre

    Silver Spectre

    23 tundi tagasi

    I know they would never show it in a movie but does that mean the minions were helping out Germany in the 1940s

  • YedilFan2010


    23 tundi tagasi


  • Devjeet Mishra

    Devjeet Mishra

    23 tundi tagasi

    So, in your Madagascar vid, you said that Madagascar is certainly no minions, and then you say Ollie saw minions for the first time in Christmas, and you said you were a new comer to the series, AKA , you blindly judged a movie

  • EshamPlayz


    23 tundi tagasi

    0:08 How good was Minions actually?

  • Aytijay


    Päev tagasi

    Awe look at you! Trying to Ruin a childhood Story! Just like Ur mom taught You!! Good Job!

    • EshamPlayz


      23 tundi tagasi

      Hello Verified

  • Not CoolJ

    Not CoolJ

    Päev tagasi

    A criminal hmmmmm fnaf ruv? Seriously is it like ruv?

  • Jesus Christ

    Jesus Christ

    Päev tagasi

    Or maybe illumination just made a mistake

  • Razin Hafiy

    Razin Hafiy

    Päev tagasi

    Fun fact:the minions are not talking in a silly language their actually talking in different kinds of languages

  • Daishi


    Päev tagasi

    NGL I like Felonious and never found minions appealing. I wouldn't be here at all if this wasn't MattPat.
    The only thing primal about them is that I want to put them in a blender feet first so I can watch their reactions.

  • Kehn Audrey Busmeon

    Kehn Audrey Busmeon

    Päev tagasi

    Here's my theory when ever they got hit slot they duplecate hamme is just a little effective

  • Gavin M.

    Gavin M.

    Päev tagasi

    Minions be humans?!

  • Szymon Chrzanowski

    Szymon Chrzanowski

    Päev tagasi

    You're right MatPat. They aren't Minions. They are cashgrabs.

  • •Estella Tsuki•

    •Estella Tsuki•

    Päev tagasi

    They are potatoes

  • The Cron

    The Cron

    Päev tagasi

    Im gonna be honest, I knew immediately what the answer is.
    You have 2 driven evil geniuses with a large gene pool.
    Cloning go brrrrrrt.

  • Happy Puppy

    Happy Puppy

    Päev tagasi

    The 'When I leave an empty milk jug in the fridge. Yes I am pretty despicable' Meme thumbnail got wheezing

  • GameSlayer404


    Päev tagasi

    so the minions are still minions. Both biologically and by name. Cause they still are followers and minions subserviant.

  • Mr.Milestone


    Päev tagasi

    Wait Matpat has a son?
    S H O C C

  • Artoria Pendragon

    Artoria Pendragon

    Päev tagasi

    Your son is cute mate

  • White Snake

    White Snake

    Päev tagasi

    This defeats the whole purpose of this movie... and it works I guess

  • Warren & Katherine Ellis

    Warren & Katherine Ellis

    Päev tagasi

    The minion do you have at the start of the film/video the one where you describe what I mean how minions are the reason that people have gotten addicted to despicable me he has heterochromia!

    • mikin lirou

      mikin lirou

      Päev tagasi

      So minions are not minions in the minions? So that means the minions are something not minions?

  • Jampyto


    Päev tagasi

    I just wanna know HOW DID THE LAWNMOWER FLY!!!!?

  • Im Just Bored 569

    Im Just Bored 569

    Päev tagasi

    wait what happened to the one minion that got left at the jail tho?

  • Emerald Person

    Emerald Person

    Päev tagasi

    Probably the best minion content out there

  • Alejandro Ramos

    Alejandro Ramos

    Päev tagasi

    if minions arent minions but clone from minions, the minions ARE minions, because we as humans we are made from dna parts of other humans, so minions clones from other "original" minions, are actually minions

  • I Am Yes

    I Am Yes

    Päev tagasi

    MatPat's theories never fails to surprise me. Every video is crazier than the last.

  • Dave Marquez

    Dave Marquez

    Päev tagasi

    The minions in minions are not minions but they are still Know that they are minions in minions, you know what I am saying

  • IllegalToast


    Päev tagasi

    I feel my childhood crack

  • deathfalk


    Päev tagasi

    I've got and idea for a film theory no one else has. Interested?

  • Atat Atat

    Atat Atat

    Päev tagasi

    You Rooney and you your kids life with this with video

  • Adrian


    Päev tagasi


  • lesjackc11


    Päev tagasi

    Can we all just appreciate the editors for that intro🤓

  • Paul Warner

    Paul Warner

    Päev tagasi

    I've been waiting so long for someone else to notice the blueprints in that scene in the first movie



    Päev tagasi



    Päev tagasi

  • Timothy James Dongon

    Timothy James Dongon

    Päev tagasi

    So minions are not minions in the minions? So that means the minions are something not minions?

  • Darkheart animations

    Darkheart animations

    Päev tagasi

    I used to call the minions“minons

  • Tinkie Tunky

    Tinkie Tunky

    Päev tagasi

    Thats cool and all... but really, who cares? who cares if these cartoon creatures are clones?

  • Aorlyz V2

    Aorlyz V2

    Päev tagasi

    I just thought about this now.. what if the next theory channel is "Music Theory"

  • Austin Brown

    Austin Brown

    Päev tagasi

    Ummmm, mitosis?

  • Franklin Falco

    Franklin Falco

    Päev tagasi

    Gelato matter is highly unstable. If not handled properly it can cause a highly deadly, albeit rather delicious, explosion.

  • V Eameal

    V Eameal

    Päev tagasi

    *Sees title*
    Urghh ok MatPat.
    You got me.

  • ACARR 45

    ACARR 45

    Päev tagasi

    I was today years old when I found out Matpat is a dad.



    Päev tagasi

    8:40 sussy!

  • justakidplayz


    Päev tagasi

    I thought t hey first came out in minions not dispicable me aperantly in wrong

  • cookie and kinf

    cookie and kinf

    Päev tagasi

    Well... there still minions

  • khris


    Päev tagasi

    BUT the minions in minions ARE actually minions. The ones in Despicable Me aren't actually minions.

  • khris


    Päev tagasi

    That intro lol

  • Dante Lore

    Dante Lore

    Päev tagasi

    I'm sorry but that's from minions

  • lilhjchat gaming Jones

    lilhjchat gaming Jones

    Päev tagasi

    Was minions made in 2010 by that’s when I was born and yes I’m 10

    • lilhjchat gaming Jones

      lilhjchat gaming Jones

      Päev tagasi

      Oops I’m 11

  • Päev tagasi

    Life am i right

  • Mylee's Artimations

    Mylee's Artimations

    Päev tagasi

    What's with the captions?🤔😂

  • Heather Petriccione

    Heather Petriccione

    Päev tagasi


  • abdulrahman bubshait

    abdulrahman bubshait

    Päev tagasi

    They actually speak spanish & ive been on the minion ride so there actually made from actual humans

  • Cole's Cleaning Services

    Cole's Cleaning Services

    Päev tagasi

    Love Minions

  • Cotter Eyre

    Cotter Eyre

    Päev tagasi

    Minions are, in fact, made of thousands of mosquitos. This is the only way that they could have assisted the villain of the 2014 Ebola outbreak (mosquitos).

  • justin hassan

    justin hassan

    Päev tagasi

    How did they not die

  • Super Broke Logan

    Super Broke Logan

    Päev tagasi

    I like how despicable me is funny for kids and adults

  • Skitty Gamer

    Skitty Gamer

    Päev tagasi

    Ayyyy u hooked up Oliver with some minions. That’s lit g

  • Doin Daworst

    Doin Daworst

    Päev tagasi

    DST DST DST DST DST DST Help me!!!

  • Robin Zx

    Robin Zx

    Päev tagasi

    They are among us characters 🤔