Film Theory: Inside the Mind of Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
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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?
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Writer: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick and Koen Verhagen
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • Jozie Charles
    Jozie Charles

    I still believe his family actually died, and he jumped to another dimension where he himself had died (so he could take his place) but Beth is alive. That’s why he “disappeared” for so many years; it’s when the Rick of the reality we follow was dead, before our Rick came from another dimension. Our Rick is mourning the family he lost, while living with a replica of them.

  • Tom

    But what about the first idea ever? They copy god’s idea?

  • Adam Saunders
    Adam Saunders

    Omg wait a minute... is tony meant to be a rick and morty representation of Ricky Gevais' character (also named tony) in afterlife?

  • Robert Evans
    Robert Evans

    Thank you so much Mat Pat, this video really helped me realize why my big brother became so "cold" to me after he got diagnosed with depression, and now that I understand why, I hope that my brother and I can rebuild our bond... And it's all thanks to you!

  • Nick M
    Nick M

    Do dr. thaddeus s. rusty venture next please

  • Cameile Secakuku
    Cameile Secakuku

    Who else here after season 4 finale to see if he was right, I kinda think he was.

  • Mitchell S
    Mitchell S

    Who is can’t wait for episode 10

  • excalrical83

    Hearing matpat say special poopy time is like the best thing ever

  • Auntie B
    Auntie B

    That toilet episode hurt my feelings. It’s really hard to let people in. They didn’t have to call me out like that.. I relate too much to Rick, it hurts.

  • Kamishibaiya

    Wait what if he showed the aliens Simple Rick’s origin story? Then he’d know EXACTLY what happened. Then it would totally be fabricated from someone else’s story, and he totally could’ve left that Beth when she was a child.

  • Airplane Noise
    Airplane Noise

    *_PICKLE RICK!!!!!!!_*

  • SystemRed09

    Rick is great at social distancing

  • Matthew Jacob
    Matthew Jacob

    What if Beth is actually his wife, but he made her forget him and instead raised being an absent father. He had a kid with her, Morty, and spends all his free time with his son. While Beth finds an idiot, Jerry, who gives her summer. But actually...Jerry is the worst parts of Rick, expelled and implanted into a clone or creation. somehow summer inherits more of his intellect, and praises her more than Morty, yet keeps her at a distance and as far away from his "adventures" as possible because he wants to save her from the mental effects of personal loss and the strain of travelling through space and multiple dimensions.

  • stupidest channel
    stupidest channel

    I hate the part when he says its just a theory

  • demon king
    demon king

    Rick:I have crippleing depression

    • Airplane Noise
      Airplane Noise

      Crippleing. *_crippleing_*

  • Nether lord
    Nether lord

    I'm surprised that alongside all the holographic Mickey mice there weren't some Scott cawthon's 🤣😂🤣😂

  • James Gieck
    James Gieck

    ok im not saying im a super intelligent interdimensional traveling being but why did this describe me

  • Myles Madill
    Myles Madill

    “We’ve seen a range of emotions from Rick like sad rick, bored rick and pickle rick” Therapist: so what emotions do you feel Me: pickle

  • Raisin

    Confirmed: Rick and I has depression

  • Caleb Lucas
    Caleb Lucas

    Film theory is forgetting that Rick isn't that Beth's rick.

  • Pacoisdabwstツ

    3:59 also in the season 1 finale, birdperson says that in his tounge "wubba lubba dub dub" means "i am in great pain",so, MORE PROOF

  • Thomas Go
    Thomas Go

    when you do a better job than therapists

  • Isaiah Espinoza
    Isaiah Espinoza

    I think film theory just took me a apart .

  • Gizmo Rich
    Gizmo Rich

    Watching this episode made me realize how much me and Rick are the same.

  • Nezz Effect
    Nezz Effect

    Rick is miserable because in order to be Rick across all dimensions his wife died. Sounds impossible but what if. The only way the whole multiverse is kept together is if Rick is alive and she stays dead? So it was set up so that no matter what she dies early and it all started with the invention of the portal gun.

    • Nezz Effect
      Nezz Effect

      Further further to note. That maybe just maybe athe the creation of that gun the multiverse universe or whatever was broken and so it linked her life to the portal gun across all realities.

    • Nezz Effect
      Nezz Effect

      Further to note that. Maybe the fuel for it was her soul.

  • captaindog

    As someone with depress this is accurate

  • krunchly

    Idec about the deep theories, I just like how about face this show is about depression.

  • Jessie MacDonald
    Jessie MacDonald

    He pushes summer away as he sees himself in her and doesn’t want her to be like him

  • Magnus Moutonum
    Magnus Moutonum

    didnt know Rick was currently listenning to billie Eilish

  • baolong vu
    baolong vu

    Rick just rosted him selft

  • Microwaved Popcorn
    Microwaved Popcorn

    Can u make theories on the 100

  • Tuck Hodges
    Tuck Hodges

    Why should we assume that the Beth we know is the daughter of the Rick we know? He could very well be a Rick with no one left in his own life so he’s taken the place of a different Rick, he’s done it before

  • gerardoareyesm

    Melancholy more than depression

  • Blu Rubiks
    Blu Rubiks

    Coming from somebody who has depression: This hits home man.....

  • JT Callison
    JT Callison

    There is more than 5 episodes in season 4 lmao

  • Miguel Messina
    Miguel Messina

    Scott cawthon should’ve been there

  • AmaniTNT

    Anyone know the song starting from 6:44 ?

  • Laura Deville
    Laura Deville

    Let’s get off toilet and eat mrpoopybutthole

  • Bellboy


  • Jeffrey Dallas
    Jeffrey Dallas

    The more and more I watch these film theories about Rick Sanchez the more and more I realize I personally relate to him. I don't want to relate to him at all...

  • subuix

    9:51 sorry fam, but ASPD it's not Psychopathy it's sociopathy

  • Ãir Angel9
    Ãir Angel9

    Rick is just traveling within himself and experience life as one of his light bodies (creation) but he got lost within his creations (ideas) he is consciously aware all is just an experience but he got attached to an experience creating a memory and emotion to something in the physical. he is Consciously aware of this with his high sense of logic but he personally chooses to experience his lower senses form body which is the only rick we are consciously aware of human Rick. But subconsciously aware of other ricks only because he is too. no matter the realm rick needs his morty (feelings). Rick is the thought and Morty is the feeling of that thought that gives overall energy. Creating an idea to go in a new realm (universe, planet, etc.) so everyone is just a projection of Rick and his thoughts and feelings but and the mediation is like when you're mind is still with no idea or feeling of anything no one trying to give off their emotions and feelings

  • Jcr1g

    I like most of your theories, but you kinda glossed over the part about about memories being associated with ideas, which was the basis of the entire theory.

  • Perfect Sonic
    Perfect Sonic


  • Red Teddy Amazing Adventures
    Red Teddy Amazing Adventures

    Matpat here's a theory what if Summer is Dian? (Also I love ur Vids) #GameandFilmTheoryare1ofthebest

  • huazhouye

    Well, he makes me think that I’m not insightful enough to be a film critic for sure. Awesome content lol

  • R ed
    R ed

    So rick is a tsundere

  • Asriel Dreemurr
    Asriel Dreemurr

    Okay I'm not usually on this side of TR-my but Pickle Rick

  • Rich Gaming
    Rich Gaming

    This made me cry bcoz i too have depression and kept pushing away people that i care about in fear of being hurt or hurting them

  • Old Sport
    Old Sport

    Dislike if you feel pickle Rick today

  • Rich Gaming
    Rich Gaming

    This is what i talk to myself about when depression hits me hard...”*it ironic?.... you are afraid to be alone for the rest of your life and you are constantly seeking attention from people so that you dont have to be alone anymore....but when they make you happy you think to yourself that you dont deserve every little thing they do for you and it ended up with you, hurting them and pushing them away from you coz you feel like if they stayed with you they will only feel miserable*” I KNOW ITS CONFUSING AND SORRY COZ MY BRAIN CANT TRANSLATE EVERYTHING I THINK OF TO EXACTLY WHAT I WANT IT TO BE TRANSLATED TO.... SORRY BAD GRAMMAR

  • Earthquake William
    Earthquake William

    For saving Morty in Rickle in time, he was so certain about it that it didn’t create any more of the (alternate time? I can’t remember the name)

  • cris rodriguez
    cris rodriguez

    I think it's simpler than that. He wanted to make Tony suffer and since death didn't scare Tony it didn't satisfy Rick at all.

  • S Z
    S Z

    5:46 what's the name of the song

  • D34TH

    This made me realize I’m depressed

  • Goku son
    Goku son

    Danny phantom is future timmy turner

  • Unstable_name 1192
    Unstable_name 1192

    i was reating taco bell durring the vidio

  • drak eye one
    drak eye one

    rich nows how to be unhappy HOW I WANT TO NOW HOW i want to fell nothing

  • Ok

    Ah, yes. My favourite emotion. pickle.

  • aatrayn Justin
    aatrayn Justin

    In the episode we’re they we’re in blitz and chips when morty finishes playing roy and rick played it after if you look at rick during the scene when his playing it he has a smile in his face because when he played roy he felt in control of his life and i think why rick loves to go to blitz and chips because he can feel in control there through the games.this is just my theory on rick

  • pharmer73

    That’s the writing thumbnail

  • T. Mojito
    T. Mojito

    i can attest to the creative thoughts part. As an artist, once you realize that fact it makes it easier. I always say, "you aren't going to create a new note, color, or word. You can only work with what we have. But only you can feel your feeling so strong that it pours out of you in those notes colors or words." No one really just one day picks up a talent. They are inspired to do something they saw, heard or felt and want to recreate it somehow. usually by picking up the same instrument that inspired them. then the act of practice is needed to be skillful in that endeavor. during this time you learn the combinations that work and the techniques you favor and don't. With that knowledge, you are then able to explore your creativity, or what the video is saying the remixing of those techniques and combinations. He's right, nothing is new.

  • Marcelo J. Nader
    Marcelo J. Nader

    6:34 It's true! I mean, Rick & Morty is just a remix of "Back to the Future", right?

  • R O M
    R O M

    The cloning kit.


    Do you think that Rick just convinced Beth that he left her mom

  • undertale superfan
    undertale superfan

    The depression thing is true, not from experience, my friend has depression, and her actions are what was described as depression

  • g s
    g s

    great video!

  • Hihowarehaboi

    episode on rick being a literal god

  • Luna & Saturn
    Luna & Saturn

    I haven’t even watch Rick and Morty but anyone who ever talked about Rick I could tell that he had depression probably because I have it

  • Juke Lones
    Juke Lones

    rickshank rickdemption*