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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  • Emerald Person
    Emerald Person

    Probably the best minion content out there

  • Alejandro Ramos
    Alejandro Ramos

    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

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

  • Dave Marquez
    Dave Marquez

    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

    I feel my childhood crack

  • deathfalk

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

  • Atat Atat
    Atat Atat

    You Rooney and you your kids life with this with video

  • Adrian


  • lesjackc11

    Can we all just appreciate the editors for that intro🤓

  • Paul Warner
    Paul Warner

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



  • Timothy James Dongon
    Timothy James Dongon

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

  • Darkheart animations
    Darkheart animations

    I used to call the minions“minons

  • Tinkie Tunky
    Tinkie Tunky

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

  • Aorlyz V2
    Aorlyz V2

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

  • Austin Brown
    Austin Brown

    Ummmm, mitosis?

  • Franklin Falco
    Franklin Falco

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

  • V Eameal
    V Eameal

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

  • ACARR 45
    ACARR 45

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


    8:40 sussy!

  • justakidplayz

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

  • cookie and kinf
    cookie and kinf

    Well... there still minions

  • khris

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

  • khris

    That intro lol

  • Dante Lore
    Dante Lore

    1:15 I'm sorry but that's from minions

  • lilhjchat gaming Jones
    lilhjchat gaming Jones

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

    • lilhjchat gaming Jones
      lilhjchat gaming Jones

      Oops I’m 11

  • Jaze Olmsted
    Jaze Olmsted

    Life am i right

  • Mylee's Artimations
    Mylee's Artimations

    What's with the captions?🤔😂

  • Heather Petriccione
    Heather Petriccione


  • abdulrahman bubshait
    abdulrahman bubshait

    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

    Love Minions

  • Cotter Eyre
    Cotter Eyre

    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

    How did they not die

  • Super Broke Logan
    Super Broke Logan

    I like how despicable me is funny for kids and adults

  • Skitty Gamer
    Skitty Gamer

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

  • Doin Daworst
    Doin Daworst

    DST DST DST DST DST DST Help me!!!

  • Robin Zx
    Robin Zx

    They are among us characters 🤔

  • Kuro

    Well twins come frome the same cells they're essentially clones of each other. Yet we never refer to one of them as not being human. Same with the minions i guess you can say that they are not original minion but that doesnt change the fact that they are the same

  • The awesome kids of gaming
    The awesome kids of gaming

    It’s obvious that when Gru dies the girls get the minions.

  • Mr.Amazing Gaming
    Mr.Amazing Gaming

    Video idea: What kinda of bear is Winnie-the-Pooh (and is piglet a pig?)

  • Vicky Thounaojam
    Vicky Thounaojam

    The minions in Minions are actually minions whereas the minions in Despicable me aren't all minions.🕺🤗

  • Blood Fist
    Blood Fist

    The fact that minions farting was part of the theory is hilarious

  • SevenOfBillie

    Matt Patt is actually Patrick Star

  • :D

    What if they just reproduce asexually Imagine someone saying "i'm allergic to minion spores"

  • The Poggyest Pog
    The Poggyest Pog

    10:56 im a little scared because of how my video bar is the exact same bar in this bit here

  • Lernyd

    0:39 Fun fact: I'm pretty sure they actually used to sell banana-flavoured tictacs to promote the minions.

  • Leo Jackson
    Leo Jackson

    Your son is ADORABLE Matpad. BE PROUD!

  • skythetransguy

    hey mat pat this has been bothering me for a while and can you to a theory on "Hotel for Dogs" and how illegal it would actually be? the movie is on Netflix

  • Liam Burlaka-Pike
    Liam Burlaka-Pike

    mat 3.5 the text nahhhhh 3.7

  • Jane Doe
    Jane Doe

    I honestly find the minions designs really impressive. Simple, yet they stand out so much.

  • Chloe Ogania
    Chloe Ogania

    The minions in Minions and the minions are not minions but, it’s minions so the minions from minions are not minions .

  • Davi Luiz Pilé
    Davi Luiz Pilé

    The total of minion replicas/clones are 10170 minions 10400 -230= 10170

  • Hazama Unlimited
    Hazama Unlimited

    Clickbait, only the minions that ARENT in Minions aren’t Minions. Despicable... :(

  • Larry Hernandez
    Larry Hernandez

    So that henchmen job

  • Jim Smith
    Jim Smith

    Creating Vaccines goes to another supervillain named Bill

  • Blue Thunder
    Blue Thunder

    Love that theres always a meme at the near end of everyvideo


    bro if you a clone your the exact same thing of the origanal when Bacteria reproduce they do so by spliting into and only change if there is a genetic mutation but the second bacteria is still the same thing its not a robot but has the same gententics as the first bacteria. they are all the same minionhow ever this video is just a Theory a film Theory

  • 3ft Ninja
    3ft Ninja

    Huminions. It's Ok guys, I hate myself too...

  • Miker

    "Minions are so dumb they couldn't be girls"? What he trying to say?!?!

  • SepticFlam64

    while traveling they left some minions to die :/

  • André B
    André B

    What if there were just more minions to begin with? I mean we can't assume that the minions in the original movie are all that exist in the entire world.

  • minij hooi
    minij hooi

    can we quickly talk about how he calls his son bean its so fricken adorable

  • NAT_C_U_L8R

    The definition of the word “minion” is “a follower of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one” not “little yellow pills that speak gibberish” so when the movies call them “minions” they are only referring to them as what they do (go around and find different evil masters to follow) not as what they are, so, even if they are just artificial recreations of the originals, they are still defined as minions.

  • Puro

    The minions arent minions? Thats "bananas"

    • minij hooi
      minij hooi

      so minions speak a sort of simlish? im not sure i like that cross over

  • manav dongare
    manav dongare

    The intro was sick

  • Vello Uksi
    Vello Uksi

    but if they cannot die it is weird because it says in minions movie in the cave that if they dont find a master soon they will all perish

  • L Eisure
    L Eisure

    All my homies love minion memes

  • Leia Jiang
    Leia Jiang

    The only good minion is the one in megamind. So cute

  • Sniper

    Then what are they, 's?

  • Ivan Ventura
    Ivan Ventura

    He should’ve kicked it to w2s mom

  • Pond Brothers
    Pond Brothers

    is this becoming a theme on this channel? Cars in Cars aren't Cars Donkey in Donkey isn't a Donkey Scooby Doo in Scooby Doo isn't a Scooby Doo And now this.

  • VJCVD 2010
    VJCVD 2010

    Wow its not a minion I think we all knew that xd lol

  • Lawson Langley
    Lawson Langley

    *visible confusion*

  • laok

    there genetically modified corn mat

  • Kinjal Govil
    Kinjal Govil

    MatPat: talking in a silly language. Spanish people how know that minions talk in basically spanish: HEY!!!!

  • Flowerwas Found
    Flowerwas Found

    Can minions age I say the can and eventually they will die but Once they die there DNA doesn't actually die So they come twice When they die because they DNA That's What I think

  • Nothing Really
    Nothing Really

    The question is is there anyone who can handle 10400 minions....

  • Elgin Branch
    Elgin Branch


  • Kanoa Kolii
    Kanoa Kolii

    the animation is amazing

  • Pandora & Friends
    Pandora & Friends

    so minions speak a sort of simlish? im not sure i like that cross over

  • Joonhee Ko
    Joonhee Ko

    New Theory: The artists were too tired to draw all 10400 in the actual Minions movie

  • A Legit 8 - Ball
    A Legit 8 - Ball

    Wasn't there a theory that this was based on a German experiment where they put heavy, non removable heavy helmets on kids that looked like the minions goggles? Either I'm stupid or......

  • Perianna Terran
    Perianna Terran

    Quick note: been bleh and stressed all day, but Oliver's reaction to minions made my day so much better

  • Alexa Bolen
    Alexa Bolen

    I’m playing a dangerous game watching this at 9:30pm

  • David Staffen
    David Staffen

    The animals in the secret life of pets don't speak any human language... just thought I'd note that.

  • Maria Shelnutt
    Maria Shelnutt

    Prediction minions are in costumes and actually are monkeys because they eat bananas

  • Vincent Tacsagon
    Vincent Tacsagon

    Achievement Unlocked: The Scroller

  • Daye04

    MatPat. As a person who understands maths and language, I expect you to know what millennia means. It's one millennium, several millennia

  • One U-boat Boi
    One U-boat Boi

    Hold on they serve the baddest bad guys... what about WWII... did they. OH GOD. OH GOD NO.

  • ree ree
    ree ree

    wow can't believe i learned this important info thanks so much

  • Among us Minecraft
    Among us Minecraft

    Poor Mr beast one like for happiness One surbecibe for new stuff and gasoline and desele

  • LasairMack999

    “The minions in minions aren’t actually minions” well, you said that in “minions” the minions haven’t been cloned yet. So the minions in minions are minions, it’s just that most minions in despicable me aren’t minions.

  • Alani _D
    Alani _D

    Whoever said Oliver isn’t cute should burn at the stake.

  • LasairMack999

    They’re just better tardigrades.

  • tumblr sexyman
    tumblr sexyman

    Gru was always my favorite villian. He's cool and a good father.

  • V

    The real problem and what angered me the most is that in the first movie there are blueprints on the wall. It proves that Gru **engineered** the minions and they never evolved since the beginning of time like the movie says. It was just a cash grab and they threw out continuity and good storytelling to be able to make another movie.

  • PoopPlug

    I wana be a minion🦧

  • Jean Vega-Medina
    Jean Vega-Medina

    The Statue of Libertybin Las Vegas. MatPat is something going on in there.

  • SGT. Torouk
    SGT. Torouk

    They are suppositories.