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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Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Forrest Lee, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
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  1. xNight_441


    Acum 4 ore

    If you clone a human its still a human same with minions

  2. Puntti Possu

    Puntti Possu

    Acum 4 ore

    have you gone insane

  3. Add 2chart

    Add 2chart

    Acum 7 ore

    If its not a minion the its a yellow pill shaped creature. XD

  4. Keon Kaill

    Keon Kaill

    Acum 7 ore

    can you do a video explaining how aquaman does to swim that fast

  5. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross

    Acum 8 ore

    The minions were based off of Jewish children captured by the nazis. They were given large helmets to restrict their breathing and sight. The heavy helmets also stunted their growth, causing them to be short and wearing goggles.

    • Happy Harper

      Happy Harper

      Acum 8 ore


  6. Marshal martens

    Marshal martens

    Acum 8 ore

    I think it's in the behind the scenes section of the movie but gru actually was the creator of ALL minions using hard boiled egg yokes and in the minions movie they retconned it so that the minions have always existed which makes no sense but hey they needed a loose plot so they can make money off of milking the popularity of the minions just like frozen two milked it and was way worse then the first one

  7. Ramon 079

    Ramon 079

    Acum 8 ore

    Ive never liked the minions i only like the 3 main ones and only for some of the jokes.

  8. Max Warwick

    Max Warwick

    Acum 9 ore


  9. Jotaro Kujo

    Jotaro Kujo

    Acum 12 ore

    What if there were more tribes of minions?

  10. Ahmet Burak Demiralay

    Ahmet Burak Demiralay

    Acum 13 ore

    Make a video about " Love, Death and Robots" please...

  11. Alyx


    Acum 13 ore

    Lol I actually went to that minion ride at universal studios, it was kinda cool 🤧🤧

  12. Mike Beets

    Mike Beets

    Acum 14 ore

    I was told/read somewhere when the first movie came out that minions were genetically modified corn pops cereal. Couldn't ever find anything confirming that, but I've always liked that theory.

  13. potatomaster634


    Acum 16 ore

    Couldn’t there just have been... ya know... More ‘clans’ of minions that all found Gru?

  14. iamthecoolest


    Acum 17 ore

    okey MatPat is the perfect example of taking kid animated movies WAY too far

  15. Gogglethron 6000

    Gogglethron 6000

    Acum 17 ore

    Another thing might be gru and dr naffario after discovering the minions went out to diffrent islands to discover more, who is to say that the ones we followed werent a small amount that the actual number of minions?

  16. Marlenehibiskus


    Acum 17 ore

    I hate minions

  17. aaazedo


    Acum 18 ore

    Mat is a diferent father .... " hey so you like minions ? ...hmmm.... did you know they are actually PEOPLE that have been FORCIBLY transformed into MINIONS .... kinda cool "

  18. Builder 101

    Builder 101

    Acum 19 ore

    Yo do a theory on Jack Stauber PLEASE. His videos are CREEPY and need some explanation.

  19. Ron


    Acum 19 ore

    Film theory by Ron: #2 content creators are real life ROfilm minions. Their secret: your a big dumb dumb head with hopes of becoming a minion some day.

  20. Mr. A

    Mr. A

    Acum 20 ore

    That Minion robot picture is going to haunt my nightmares

  21. 216trixie


    Acum 20 ore

    What's with the purple ribbon around your neck?

  22. Brett Strawn

    Brett Strawn

    Acum 21 oră

    Fun Fact: what minions say can actually be translated.

  23. James


    Acum 21 oră

    Tbh mat this video could have been much shorter. Entertaining nonetheless

  24. nurse.


    Acum 22 ore

    ok but like that clip of oliver brought back that christmas morning feeling and it made me so happy- also, that means 10,170 minions are clones

  25. Thomas Mercer

    Thomas Mercer

    Acum 22 ore

    My oldest son is five, MatPat, and your Ollie reminds me so much of him at two that it's ridiculous.

  26. Isaac Solbrig Kroner

    Isaac Solbrig Kroner

    Acum o Zi

    Why is half the title literally the word “minion”? What the heck matpat?

  27. Sebeao12


    Acum o Zi

    If you go to peppa pig you will see tm on the entro

  28. GiiSides


    Acum o Zi

    I will watch this ten times over just for Ollie getting excited at minions

  29. Alexander Felix

    Alexander Felix

    Acum o Zi

    I've seen the movies a thousand times(I have kids) but I never knew his name was Felonious, always thought it was just Gru

  30. Urbie


    Acum o Zi

    I felt really old when he said Oliver was 2 😭😭

  31. Libruh moment

    Libruh moment

    Acum o Zi

    Yeah they are thats why theyre called minions

  32. Melusina


    Acum o Zi

    I'm calling it some are clones

    • Melusina


      Acum o Zi

      I was right 😌

  33. Eli Roberts

    Eli Roberts

    Acum o Zi

    hello uhh do you have discord

    • Eli Roberts

      Eli Roberts

      Acum o Zi

      @mikin lirou huh ya tht makes sense

    • mikin lirou

      mikin lirou

      Acum o Zi

      Maybe he did something to a minion and it made another minion so he didn't again so that's why there's too many i do not know but they totally have dna

  34. Alex Smith

    Alex Smith

    Acum o Zi

    How do I sign up to be a henchman? Overalls AND karate classes sign me UP

  35. Samurax Bennett

    Samurax Bennett

    Acum o Zi

    Awe, Ollie was so adorable when he saw the blow up!

  36. Kira Did Nothing Wrong

    Kira Did Nothing Wrong

    Acum o Zi

    The cars in cars aren't cars

  37. Jaseena Gul

    Jaseena Gul

    Acum o Zi

    Hi mattpat Can you try doing something on the cartoon series 'talking tom and friends' Like maybe: Who are gingers parents? What the CEO, ceo of? Where is the town?

  38. Mokongthe3


    Acum o Zi

    I feel sorry for Matpat's son already when he sees this video.

  39. robina david

    robina david

    Acum o Zi

    Gen z's children are gonna binge on this

  40. Tomato Bread 12

    Tomato Bread 12

    Acum o Zi

    it's so obvious and even you pointed it out matpat, minions aren't clones, they reproduce by dividing into genetic copies of each other JUST LIKE CELLS YOU ACKNFOFIAFLVewsdgvivsdg

  41. Wesley Brown

    Wesley Brown

    Acum o Zi

    Do you think the original minions have glowing skeletons like the 1 in the 1st movie or is that a added genetic trait like the glow in the dark cats?

  42. ello


    Acum o Zi

    Theory: if you remember in the first despicable me movie gru said how is the family indicating that minions do reproduce

    • ello


      Acum o Zi

      And that they do have children

  43. Iman :D

    Iman :D

    Acum o Zi

    He could just turn him self slightly minion so he lives forever

  44. Óttar Snær Yngvason

    Óttar Snær Yngvason

    Acum o Zi

    Actually the Facebook post by Despicable Me said that the number of minions is 7.793400539 E+37262

  45. home home

    home home

    Acum o Zi

    oh end thre a bit of italian

  46. home home

    home home

    Acum o Zi

    YOU HAVE A SON!!!!!

  47. Lolly Gameables

    Lolly Gameables

    Acum o Zi

    Minions also speak 'Nihongo' - Japanese.

  48. Matthew Briones

    Matthew Briones

    Acum o Zi

    Maybe he did something to a minion and it made another minion so he didn't again so that's why there's too many i do not know but they totally have dna

    • Matthew Briones

      Matthew Briones

      Acum o Zi

      oooooh super sus

  49. Fahad Muhamed

    Fahad Muhamed

    Acum o Zi

    *Flash backs I had in cars in cars the movie cars*

  50. Sweetcupcake


    Acum o Zi

    can you make a coraline theory

  51. Nerdytimes


    Acum o Zi

    Sometimes I wonder if these titles are just self-parodies.

  52. Dashing Intruder

    Dashing Intruder

    Acum o Zi

    MatPat will most probably crush his own child’s dream, using scientific research and facts.

  53. R Kade

    R Kade

    Acum o Zi

    for a second there I thought I was on false swipe gaming's "How good was x pokemon really?"

  54. cb21235


    Acum o Zi

    Can a clone of a minion really not be a minion? The answer that they are clones precedes clones of what--minions. So the clones are minions

  55. Loki Evans

    Loki Evans

    Acum o Zi

    Childhood happiness being made with Minion inflatables

  56. Dante Reising

    Dante Reising

    Acum o Zi

    Don't they actually say in the movie something along the lines of “we all come from the same single cell organism”???

  57. That other Abom

    That other Abom

    Acum o Zi

    I love how this channel crushes my childhood but i watch it anyway

  58. Maddie Delongchamps

    Maddie Delongchamps

    Acum o Zi

    Film Theory: The original minions are God

  59. wreckieralph029


    Acum o Zi

    8:40 imposter???

  60. wreckieralph029


    Acum o Zi

    I have a poster for the minions movie in my room behind the right side of my bed beside my dresser

    • wreckieralph029


      Acum o Zi

      No not there

    • wreckieralph029


      Acum o Zi

      Not. And I repeat. NOT. At 31 Albert street cannington Ontario Canada

  61. Eye Roglyph

    Eye Roglyph

    Acum o Zi

    I’m not taking this as a FILM THEORY ... I’m taking this as canon, Absolute Canon

    • minij hooi

      minij hooi

      Acum 5 ore

      the part with matpat and Oliver was so adorable and wholesome especially the part where matpat called him bean! 🥺

  62. Froggy Blue

    Froggy Blue

    Acum o Zi

    Its ok mr beast is a trillionare he dosent need anotherone

  63. Kristel Vidhi

    Kristel Vidhi

    Acum o Zi

    'The minions in minions aren't minions' *L.M.F.A.O.*

  64. KoolAid Man

    KoolAid Man

    Acum o Zi

    Mat Calls his Son Bean??? hold on I need moment that's just so sweet

  65. Floppy


    Acum o Zi

    Yeah their servents

  66. User Unknown

    User Unknown

    Acum o Zi

    There is nothing till 3:08 waste of time!

  67. Ethario 18

    Ethario 18

    Acum o Zi

    8:20 Flashing lights warning ⚠️

  68. C.Z. Johnson

    C.Z. Johnson

    Acum 2 Zile

    No, this gru won't always be around.

  69. Max Nguyen

    Max Nguyen

    Acum 2 Zile

    I love this vid best yet❤️❤️❤️

  70. Under the Sky so Blue

    Under the Sky so Blue

    Acum 2 Zile

    God I hate people

  71. DŌT


    Acum 2 Zile


  72. Shade Axeson

    Shade Axeson

    Acum 2 Zile

    You could have cut like 8 min just by showing off the blueprints

  73. Redstone Sparklers

    Redstone Sparklers

    Acum 2 Zile

    That meme at the end is pretty funny! 😂 Also: love how you keep puting a meme at the end of every Film Theory™️ video! Like that is some serious dedication!

  74. bbBlaster


    Acum 2 Zile

    I’m a child

  75. Anne


    Acum 2 Zile

    Did you get a Devore with your wife?

  76. Jazmyn Gates

    Jazmyn Gates

    Acum 2 Zile

    0:56 "dog goes home" uhh you mean Bolt right?

  77. umbarumba


    Acum 2 Zile

    1:56 When Oliver is wholesome

  78. Adomas B

    Adomas B

    Acum 2 Zile

    If they serve the biggest villain, then I wonder who was their boss in 20th century

    • ie mand

      ie mand

      Acum o Zi

      Minions are responsible for the holocaust confirmed

  79. Edward Julia

    Edward Julia

    Acum 2 Zile

    Aw man can we have atleast a girl minion in this house?

  80. HI HI

    HI HI

    Acum 2 Zile


  81. Peppaer 606

    Peppaer 606

    Acum 2 Zile

    Soooo..... No ones gonna talk about where were minions in the 1940s?

  82. Cole Reacts and plays

    Cole Reacts and plays

    Acum 2 Zile

    Wonder how long it takes to edit any of these videos

  83. Euphoria Blood

    Euphoria Blood

    Acum 2 Zile

    I’m sorry... “I got you some minions Bean!” MY HEART 🥺❤️✨

  84. {Çrëamy•Øręo}


    Acum 2 Zile

    I want to squish minons when i first saw them then a saw the theories that they are kids that are forsed to be slaves and they had to wear these heavy helmets which stunt their groth

    • {Çrëamy•Øręo}


      Acum 2 Zile

      Oops not they are they were based on kids that were slaves

  85. Abdulrahman Alriffaie

    Abdulrahman Alriffaie

    Acum 2 Zile


  86. stephanie rusaw

    stephanie rusaw

    Acum 2 Zile

    Hahaha mr beats is such a so called cool guy he wont bother you... just a theory lol.

  87. monique hinkel

    monique hinkel

    Acum 2 Zile

    You have a son?????

    • bowen voowy

      bowen voowy

      Acum 2 Zile




    Acum 2 Zile

    universe:Lets Just Create An Cartoon. Internet:MINIONS ARENT MINIONS 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳

  89. kenji montalban

    kenji montalban

    Acum 2 Zile

    Me: then what’s a minion



    Acum 2 Zile

    Hey mat Is true father a spy from spy vs spy???

  91. Ultra shock

    Ultra shock

    Acum 2 Zile

    raw popcorn

  92. Cyrus Whiting

    Cyrus Whiting

    Acum 2 Zile


  93. Neon Caden

    Neon Caden

    Acum 2 Zile

    the clone of a human is still a human and the clone of a minion is still a minion

  94. Anas S. I.

    Anas S. I.

    Acum 2 Zile

    Just like "among us in among us is not among us Yes

  95. Leo13o9


    Acum 2 Zile

    Well, I think the conclusion is wrong. The clone of a sheep is still a sheep, right? Genetically they are literally identical. So the clone of a minion of course is a minion. An exact copy. (at least if Gru managed to perfect cloning, but given his ability with genetics I'd think so)

  96. Professionally Stupid

    Professionally Stupid

    Acum 2 Zile

    Omg oliver is so adorable

  97. sunairax


    Acum 2 Zile

    i mean they can reproduce by binomial nomenclature like some protists do

  98. Jebrone Kitty

    Jebrone Kitty

    Acum 2 Zile

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

  99. Ahyan Ahsan

    Ahyan Ahsan

    Acum 2 Zile

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

  100. EndEver


    Acum 2 Zile