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


  1. Gavin M.

    Gavin M.

    14 minuten geleden

    Minions be humans?!

  2. Szymon Chrzanowski

    Szymon Chrzanowski

    36 minuten geleden

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

  3. •Estella Tsuki•

    •Estella Tsuki•

    59 minuten geleden

    They are potatoes

  4. The Cron

    The Cron

    Uur geleden

    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.

  5. Happy Puppy

    Happy Puppy

    Uur geleden

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

  6. GameSlayer404


    Uur geleden

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

  7. Mr.Milestone


    2 uur geleden

    Wait Matpat has a son? S H O C C

  8. Artoria Pendragon

    Artoria Pendragon

    2 uur geleden

    Your son is cute mate

  9. White Snake

    White Snake

    2 uur geleden

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

  10. Warren & Katherine Ellis

    Warren & Katherine Ellis

    2 uur geleden

    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

      2 uur geleden

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

  11. Jampyto


    2 uur geleden

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

  12. Im Just Bored 569

    Im Just Bored 569

    2 uur geleden

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

  13. Emerald Person

    Emerald Person

    3 uur geleden

    Probably the best minion content out there

  14. Alejandro Ramos

    Alejandro Ramos

    3 uur geleden

    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

  15. I Am Yes

    I Am Yes

    3 uur geleden

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

  16. Dave Marquez

    Dave Marquez

    3 uur geleden

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

  17. IllegalToast


    4 uur geleden

    I feel my childhood crack

  18. deathfalk


    4 uur geleden

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

  19. Atat Atat

    Atat Atat

    4 uur geleden

    You Rooney and you your kids life with this with video

  20. Adrian


    4 uur geleden


  21. lesjackc11


    4 uur geleden

    Can we all just appreciate the editors for that intro🤓

  22. Paul Warner

    Paul Warner

    5 uur geleden

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



    5 uur geleden



    5 uur geleden

  25. Timothy James Dongon

    Timothy James Dongon

    5 uur geleden

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

  26. Darkheart animations

    Darkheart animations

    5 uur geleden

    I used to call the minions“minons

  27. Tinkie Tunky

    Tinkie Tunky

    5 uur geleden

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

  28. Aorlyz V2

    Aorlyz V2

    6 uur geleden

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

  29. Austin Brown

    Austin Brown

    6 uur geleden

    Ummmm, mitosis?

  30. Franklin Falco

    Franklin Falco

    6 uur geleden

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

  31. V Eameal

    V Eameal

    6 uur geleden

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

  32. ACARR 45

    ACARR 45

    7 uur geleden

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

  33. SMARF


    7 uur geleden

    8:40 sussy!

  34. justakidplayz


    7 uur geleden

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

  35. cookie and kinf

    cookie and kinf

    7 uur geleden

    Well... there still minions

  36. khris


    7 uur geleden

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

  37. khris


    7 uur geleden

    That intro lol

  38. Dante Lore

    Dante Lore

    7 uur geleden

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

  39. lilhjchat gaming Jones

    lilhjchat gaming Jones

    8 uur geleden

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

    • lilhjchat gaming Jones

      lilhjchat gaming Jones

      8 uur geleden

      Oops I’m 11

  40. Jaze Olmsted

    Jaze Olmsted

    8 uur geleden

    Life am i right

  41. Mylee's Artimations

    Mylee's Artimations

    8 uur geleden

    What's with the captions?🤔😂

  42. Heather Petriccione

    Heather Petriccione

    8 uur geleden


  43. abdulrahman bubshait

    abdulrahman bubshait

    8 uur geleden

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

  44. Cole's Cleaning Services

    Cole's Cleaning Services

    9 uur geleden

    Love Minions

  45. Cotter Eyre

    Cotter Eyre

    9 uur geleden

    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).

  46. justin hassan

    justin hassan

    9 uur geleden

    How did they not die

  47. Super Broke Logan

    Super Broke Logan

    9 uur geleden

    I like how despicable me is funny for kids and adults

  48. Skitty Gamer

    Skitty Gamer

    9 uur geleden

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

  49. Doin Daworst

    Doin Daworst

    10 uur geleden

    DST DST DST DST DST DST Help me!!!

  50. Robin Zx

    Robin Zx

    10 uur geleden

    They are among us characters 🤔

  51. Kuro


    10 uur geleden

    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

  52. The awesome kids of gaming

    The awesome kids of gaming

    10 uur geleden

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

  53. Mr.Amazing Gaming

    Mr.Amazing Gaming

    10 uur geleden

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

  54. Vicky Thounaojam

    Vicky Thounaojam

    11 uur geleden

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

  55. Blood Fist

    Blood Fist

    11 uur geleden

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

  56. SevenOfBillie


    11 uur geleden

    Matt Patt is actually Patrick Star

  57. :D


    12 uur geleden

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

  58. The Poggyest Pog

    The Poggyest Pog

    13 uur geleden

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

  59. Lernyd


    13 uur geleden

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

  60. Leo Jackson

    Leo Jackson

    13 uur geleden

    Your son is ADORABLE Matpad. BE PROUD!

  61. skythetransguy


    13 uur geleden

    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

  62. Liam Burlaka-Pike

    Liam Burlaka-Pike

    13 uur geleden

    mat 3.5 the text nahhhhh 3.7

  63. Jane Doe

    Jane Doe

    14 uur geleden

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

  64. Chloe Ogania

    Chloe Ogania

    14 uur geleden

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

  65. Davi Luiz Pilé

    Davi Luiz Pilé

    14 uur geleden

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

  66. Hazama Unlimited

    Hazama Unlimited

    15 uur geleden

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

  67. Larry Hernandez

    Larry Hernandez

    15 uur geleden

    So that henchmen job

  68. Jim Smith

    Jim Smith

    16 uur geleden

    Creating Vaccines goes to another supervillain named Bill

  69. Blue Thunder

    Blue Thunder

    16 uur geleden

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



    16 uur geleden

    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

  71. 3ft Ninja

    3ft Ninja

    16 uur geleden

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

  72. Miker


    17 uur geleden

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

  73. SepticFlam64


    18 uur geleden

    while traveling they left some minions to die :/

  74. André B

    André B

    20 uur geleden

    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.

  75. minij hooi

    minij hooi

    20 uur geleden

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

  76. NAT_C_U_L8R


    22 uur geleden

    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.

  77. Puro


    22 uur geleden

    The minions arent minions? Thats "bananas"

    • minij hooi

      minij hooi

      20 uur geleden

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

  78. manav dongare

    manav dongare

    23 uur geleden

    The intro was sick

  79. Vello Uksi

    Vello Uksi

    23 uur geleden

    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

  80. L Eisure

    L Eisure

    Dag geleden

    All my homies love minion memes

  81. Leia Jiang

    Leia Jiang

    Dag geleden

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

  82. Sniper


    Dag geleden

    Then what are they, 's?

  83. Ivan Ventura

    Ivan Ventura

    Dag geleden

    He should’ve kicked it to w2s mom

  84. Pond Brothers

    Pond Brothers

    Dag geleden

    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.

  85. VJCVD 2010

    VJCVD 2010

    Dag geleden

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

  86. Lawson Langley

    Lawson Langley

    Dag geleden

    *visible confusion*

  87. laok


    Dag geleden

    there genetically modified corn mat

  88. Kinjal Govil

    Kinjal Govil

    Dag geleden

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

  89. Flowerwas Found

    Flowerwas Found

    Dag geleden

    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

  90. Nothing Really

    Nothing Really

    Dag geleden

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

  91. Elgin Branch

    Elgin Branch

    Dag geleden


  92. Kanoa Kolii

    Kanoa Kolii

    Dag geleden

    the animation is amazing

  93. Pandora & Friends

    Pandora & Friends

    Dag geleden

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

  94. Joonhee Ko

    Joonhee Ko

    Dag geleden

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

  95. A Legit 8 - Ball

    A Legit 8 - Ball

    Dag geleden

    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......

  96. Perianna Terran

    Perianna Terran

    Dag geleden

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

  97. Alexa Bolen

    Alexa Bolen

    Dag geleden

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

  98. David Staffen

    David Staffen

    Dag geleden

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

  99. Maria Shelnutt

    Maria Shelnutt

    Dag geleden

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

  100. Vincent Tacsagon

    Vincent Tacsagon

    Dag geleden

    Achievement Unlocked: The Scroller