Film Theory: Inside the Mind of Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)

  • Published on Dec 1, 2019
  • Get Your NEW Holiday Theory Wear NOW! ►
    Subscribe to not miss a Film Theory! ►
    Season 4 of Rick and Morty is giving us a brand new, deeper look into the mind of our favorite genius, Rick Sanchez. Throughout the run of the show, people have speculated about what's going on with the smartest man in the universe. Today, I have gathered all the data I need to really dissect his brain. I think we may all have judged Rick a little too fast... or did we?
    Don't miss a Film Theory! ►
    #RickAndMorty #Rick #RickandMortyTheory #Season4 #Theory #Trailer #AdultSwim #FilmTheory #Matpat
    Need Royalty Free Music for your Content? Try Epidemic Sound.
    Get Your 30 Day Free Trial Now ►
    Rick's True CRIME! | Rick and Morty ►►
    Will MORTY KILL RICK?! ►►
    How PICKLE RICK Functions! ►►►
    Blair Witch's SECRET DANGER! ►
    Ariel & Hercules Are RELATED?! ►
    Writer: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
    Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick and Koen Verhagen
    Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
    Sound Editor: Yosi Berman
  • Film & AnimationFilm & Animation

Comments • 5 485

  • TJ Knight
    TJ Knight Hour ago

    WhAT dID tHey See!

  • Polumathēs
    Polumathēs 2 hours ago +1

    JRR Tolkien used to call human beings "sub-creators". If you think about it, sub-creation can only take from creation, it can never create outright.
    Or put another way, "original ideas don't even exist."

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne 2 hours ago

    Do a theory on the cat and what rick and jerry saw when they scanned its brain.

  • ceerw buty
    ceerw buty 3 hours ago

    I don’t get how if ricks wife died and Beth was standing next to her how she didn’t

  • Nic Williams
    Nic Williams 4 hours ago

    And only the ricks who don’t stay with Diane get accses to the multiverse

  • David Palomares
    David Palomares 4 hours ago

    Just wanted new episode of Rick and Morty he matpat if your cool with it figure out what the cat did first thing it happens in Florida that's all I know coment if you see this thank you for doing it for later

  • Trivia 承
    Trivia 承 5 hours ago

    Hey probaly has borderline personality disoder

    • ceerw buty
      ceerw buty 3 hours ago

      Honestly mat, you just frustrate me these days.

  • Shawn Bomb
    Shawn Bomb 5 hours ago

    I can't wait for your theory on why the cat talks

  • Menos The Name
    Menos The Name 7 hours ago

    This intro was the best so far.
    I get you may feel disgruntled to miss a theory now and then. Even if you tell it's just a theory over and over, I'm sure you get a lot of plop with such a big fan base. And the joke is golden. Hat off, Mat ❤

  • Toby Toby
    Toby Toby 7 hours ago

    Theory 1
    rick has stated and it has been demonstrated that ricks and morties have complementary brain waves. Thing is, c137 morty is changing to be more assertive. So is it possible that c137 rick is more depressed due to this fact that the waves are complimentary?
    Theory 2
    morty is changing a ton mentally in the span of the show, he is becomeing more assertive. I think rick allowed that.Before, when ever morty got assertive rick would put a stop to it like when he tazzed morty in the Purge ep. It is important then he stay the same so he could use mortys brain waves to hide. Now with the fall of the galactic gov and cinidl, rick dose not need that anymore. Now what rick dose not know is that the cinidel is being rebuilt, by evil morty.
    To add on
    There is no possible way he could have predicted that. We have seen evil morty outsmart rick in the past. This is a big problem bc evil morty is directly related to c137 rick in some way. i think evil morty will find rick without morties complimentary brain waves.
    reddit user is llamaman669 if anyone wants to talk more

  • why world ? why! ?
    why world ? why! ? 7 hours ago

    "our rick' has no beth, remember he is ground 0 rick and only looks for the multiverses with a more full family..

  • Kyrator
    Kyrator 8 hours ago

    Saying we can't make new ideas, just remix old ones is one of the most retarded things I've ever heard. If you want to be able to comprehend anything as a human being you need to be able to relate it to something you have been taught or experienced. You literally cannot have an new idea if you have no comprehension of the world. That's one of me most retardedly phrased things I've ever heard to make a point.

  • H4K3R SP4C3
    H4K3R SP4C3 8 hours ago

    i dont know why. but the simplicity of this theory irritates me because of how accurate it is XD.

  • William Karbala
    William Karbala 8 hours ago

    That or Dianes Rick died. And this another a rick

  • Pete Hamm
    Pete Hamm 10 hours ago

    The Morty, Beth and Diane that belonged to this Rick never existed. We already know this. He jumps to Beth's that are other Rick's Beths.

  • Bananen Cupcake
    Bananen Cupcake 10 hours ago

    why can I relate so well to rick oof

  • Lizzy CAN’T draw
    Lizzy CAN’T draw 11 hours ago

    Theirs a new live action Mulan movie coming out... SZECHUAN SAUSE 4 EVERYBODY!!!

  • BorkMyLife ;3;
    BorkMyLife ;3; 11 hours ago

    Aye summer for the win

  • BorkMyLife ;3;
    BorkMyLife ;3; 11 hours ago

    When you yourself has depression and you kinda figured he did have depression 😂

  • Sweet Prince
    Sweet Prince 12 hours ago

    M theory i fink

  • VQM6
    VQM6 12 hours ago +1

    That's a lot like real life. I read somewhere that a lot of men go to the toilet not to go but, to get a break from everything. One of the few valid excuses to get away.

  • Kye Rafferty
    Kye Rafferty 12 hours ago

    Honestly mat, you just frustrate me these days.

  • ShizaanSil
    ShizaanSil 13 hours ago +2

    this episode reminded me of how a friend of mine made fun of me when i said the character i identify the most is rick. i am also a "shy pooper"

  • Ricardo Plummer
    Ricardo Plummer 13 hours ago

    Must watch

  • Darnoc Pokemon
    Darnoc Pokemon 13 hours ago +1

    Rick's wife couldn't of died and she definitely raised Beth after he left her but We never see her in any universe he visits. There's no way she died in every reality. In the episode where bird person gets married, Rick says he couldn't make his marriage work. Insinuating that they broke up. Surely if he broke up with one, he could move to an identical universe but one where Rick doesn't exist and meet her again.
    It's more likely that his wife is just as clever as him and is hiding from him in every reality. Like the citadel of Rick but for her. Beth is very head strong and dominant over Jerry, it is likely that her mother was as well making her and Rick clash being both dominant. It's likely he wishes he'd given in more to her to make himself happy.
    Anyways, just a thought.

  • mooncake
    mooncake 13 hours ago

    Rick listened to billy Eilish once

  • LordHollow
    LordHollow 13 hours ago

    At least Rick's change of heart didn't come from him and Tony's mothers having the same name...

  • Sway
    Sway 13 hours ago +2

    Well, I love this theory but remember- he is the smartest guy in the universe. So creating a new scenario of fake memory in his head, might be easier for him.

  • ResurrectionX
    ResurrectionX 13 hours ago

    Omfg 😂

  • Eric Lemesany
    Eric Lemesany 13 hours ago

    This episode hits really close to home for me. As someone who struggles with a few different mental illnesses, including MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) PTSD, and anxiety, as well as having an above average IQ, I relate a lot to Rick as a character. Thank you Matpat, I really think you handle these episodes that handle deeper topics really well and I appreciate that.

  • butt butt
    butt butt 14 hours ago

    Obviously it’s beths mother

  • Sean Horne
    Sean Horne 14 hours ago

    Remember, he uses morty’s dumbass waves to cloak his Rick waves

  • Trip Irions
    Trip Irions 15 hours ago

    And tiny rick

  • Moose-Mooose Pusheen fluff


  • Diego’s Gaming channel

    Do a theory about the netfix show the flash and how he is able to fase ,throw lightning, reverse time,stop time and how if it is possible to to the flash

  • Luna Burrito
    Luna Burrito 16 hours ago

  • chding zuure
    chding zuure 16 hours ago

    Rick and morty: comes back Game theory: $$$

  • Amina B
    Amina B 17 hours ago

    Depression:hello Rick
    Rick: *sad Rick sounds

  • IQ_ YEET
    IQ_ YEET 17 hours ago


  • Nikole Wolf
    Nikole Wolf 18 hours ago

    When I was watching this video i got an add for antidepressants...

    • chding zuure
      chding zuure 16 hours ago

      I’m sure it was obvious that he was depressed. When you are depressed you always have one thing that hits you in the back of your head, “I want someone to relate to me an

  • White Diamonds
    White Diamonds 18 hours ago

    Are you gonna do a Frozen 2 Film Theory? There was some pretty good stuff………

  • Maximus Heaton
    Maximus Heaton 18 hours ago +1

    Mat pat pls do a theory on the thomas the tank engine mad bomber an who it was . The video is by leokimvideo pls do this

  • lengendary ares
    lengendary ares 18 hours ago

    matt in crypt tv on facebook the birch shows someone turning into well THE BIRCH

  • Slash Clash
    Slash Clash 18 hours ago

    I have a question: can a water bender bend clouds, and can a air benders do the same??

  • a heart in a cage
    a heart in a cage 19 hours ago

    the meme at the end is a absolute *MOOD*

  • Video Critic
    Video Critic 19 hours ago

    What if Jerry...

  • Bandit Bambi
    Bandit Bambi 19 hours ago

    where did u watch rick and morty new season

  • Scarlet Jones
    Scarlet Jones 20 hours ago


  • ImaFanOf- Anything_I Like09

    What is Kryptonite made of?

  • Roberta Standish
    Roberta Standish 20 hours ago

    Do Marymary

  • Blue tweezler
    Blue tweezler 21 hour ago

    Jojo next please

  • Silivelio Fuimaono
    Silivelio Fuimaono 21 hour ago

    Very nice theory

  • Tamara Krstić
    Tamara Krstić 21 hour ago

    Bro I'm still waiting for that disney frozen 2 theory plsss

  • Automatic Pump Action
    Automatic Pump Action 22 hours ago

    Film Theory: Is Jerry Seinfeld in Seinfeld a psychopath?

  • deadskull
    deadskull 23 hours ago

    Stfu pls stfu

  • ThePart ThatGamed
    ThePart ThatGamed 23 hours ago

    I’m sure it was obvious that he was depressed. When you are depressed you always have one thing that hits you in the back of your head, “I want someone to relate to me and give me the energy that correlates to me perfect to my situation and life”

  • Scared_sugarless

    So I found out In frozen Olaf is 5’4...can you do a video talking about how tall the other characters are?? Cause holy they must be tall af!

  • App Create
    App Create Day ago

    The idea that Summer could end up being a more important character (plot and character development-wise) than Morty is something that never really crossed my mind until this video.

  • Just Someone Who Love The Sims

    I haven't gotten season 4 yet :( Im in Australia Almost got spoiled, Idc that much but where is it Australia Netflix!!!!!!!!!

  • S.H
    S.H Day ago

    so like, we know both Gravity false and RAM is connected. Bill is currently stuck in another dimension, with a bunch of monsters which we can see during the weirdmagedon. maybe the Rick that abandoned Beth was actually trapped in the dimension with bill & the monsters, which can explain why rick is so smart: Bill gave him his knowledge and as we saw on Gravity Falls, bill gave Stanford his knowledge.
    for a proof, the BIG theory about that ome episode when rick is running from the counsel and there are the mug and the pen and you know😂 so yeah I think it's a good theory tbh