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

  • Noah Wilhelmsen
    Noah Wilhelmsen

    mat pat is overthinking af

  • BigGucci Sosa
    BigGucci Sosa

    What if summer is evil morty?

  • Wolfgang Kenshin
    Wolfgang Kenshin

    This entire episode is total trash. Yes, you can't truly invent, but you can come up with untrue stories much further from your own than you're implying, MP. Do you think no one has ever written a story that had no resemblance to their life? What about people who have heard the stories of others, and plagiarize them, even though they don't relate on any level? How can you be sure Rick wasn't ripping off the plot of a book, movie, or even story from someone he encountered? It's absolutely ridiculous to suggest we can get anything meaningful out of that fake backstory.

  • Russell Westbrook
    Russell Westbrook

    i clicked so fast on this

  • DanTheMan

    Hey MatPat, in the season of Christmas, could you do a film theory over the scene from The Polar Express where they are on the ice? Not over if the train could be on the ice, but if the maneuvers the engineer used to turn around the train and line up with the tracks. You’re the best and I hope you and your family are have a great day!



  • Abraham Corona
    Abraham Corona

    Rick is the killer not the one who lost his family

  • gaytiger

    כל הישראלים תעשו לייק

  • potatoe tatoe
    potatoe tatoe

    i have one thing that i want to know about in clarence HOW DA HECK DID SUMOS ROCKET GO TO SPACE HE NEED 984,000 LITERS OF FUEL i want to know HE did this matpat pls do a theory on this

  • Robert Smalls
    Robert Smalls

    I always thought this was obvious, and that people were just looking into it too much. There’s even been studies that claim people with higher I.Qs are more depressed.

  • Satan

    MatPat should do an episode on the Expanse before the release of season 4!

  • Diles Sinan
    Diles Sinan

    do a theory on john wick and on all of them

  • SquirrelNutTV

    Do martin cabello

  • CaptainGibbons

    LMAO at Sonichu 7:05 I've never liked a video so hard.

  • Damian Melnichuk
    Damian Melnichuk

    how do you watch the new season?

  • Mary Schwarzer
    Mary Schwarzer

    do a theory on how to make a horcrux... I've heard cannibalism is involved

  • mateo parvex-switzer
    mateo parvex-switzer

    anyone else prefer morty over summer

  • Mathias Jansson Christensen 7A
    Mathias Jansson Christensen 7A

    Nux did it first..

  • Talya

    11:23 - This doctor is from my country (I live in Israel)

  • Noa Animations
    Noa Animations

    How do you watch season 4 episodes ? On adult swim it says "Blocked" for some reason...

  • bssni touir
    bssni touir

    When he says obvious metaphor but I never realized it

  • CStreetSupply

    What’s up with the intro

  • Richard M
    Richard M

    What ever happened to Frame By Frame?

  • William Hinson
    William Hinson

    Do a theory on sheriff domestic.

    • bssni touir
      bssni touir

      You should do a metal Gear Solid theory on the other channel

  • freshlysquosen

    What about Rick relationship with Unity? He loved her enough to leave her too.


    Hehe yeah obvious 🙂

  • Sodenut4 OH
    Sodenut4 OH

    Honestly there are so many people trying to open ricks mind I wouldn’t have even opened this video if it wasn’t coming from this Chanel

  • Raul Gaspar
    Raul Gaspar

    Ima raid this video for piracy,im described in it and i don't like it

  • clinton adams
    clinton adams

    Anyone else remember when evil morty was looking through ricks memories

  • fatfatskinnycat

    I would like to see Mat Pat make a theory video on the layout of the Smith's house.

  • Kean4711 DUB
    Kean4711 DUB

    am I the only person who thinks rick would rather you live a sad tortuous life then be relieved by death so hes not the only one which is why rick felt alone at the end again

  • insane

    What about joe pera talks with you? It gets weird at some points and i dont understand the oddness.

  • Kaysimmer

    Matpat i was watching John wick and thought to myself “only matpat can frame by frame count how many men this guy has killed” i would love to see if unless it’s out there somewhere already

  • Dylan Jackson
    Dylan Jackson

    Talking about the creative thinking and how there really are not any original ideas, Rick and morty started as a show that was heavily influenced by back to the future

  • Noah Toe-ah
    Noah Toe-ah

    Season 3, ep 9, the ABC’s of Beth came off as a little tryhard with the nihilistic existentialism, but this episode actually kinda felt gloomy and made me sad. Hate to be that guy, but Rick and Morty is my favorite show because it feels so different than others, I think mainly because they make anything possible. So unlike Family Guy, which is funny but based on actual laws of science, there’s always a new idea. Or I guess unoriginal, because of those brain remixes MatPat mentioned.

    • Puppet lover
      Puppet lover

      I watch rick and morty in the middle of the night so I can’t really hear it

  • Turjo Biswas
    Turjo Biswas

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    • Puppet lover
      Puppet lover

      He should do a theory on the rick morty hybrid ( the ricklantis mixup) like so he sees

  • #百家乐#龙虎#分分彩博彩专业分析软件

    Point of order: "The Rickshank Rickdemption" was the name of Season 3 Episode


    2:13 You skipped over the part where he goes to an alternate timeline where Tony's wife recovered and Tony still crapped on Rick's toilet so Tony's wife has nothing to do with it

  • Spetsnaz Operator
    Spetsnaz Operator

    You should do a metal Gear Solid theory on the other channel

  • Precious Terry
    Precious Terry

    Can you make a theory on popee the performer? There's a lot of weird things that need to be explained in that show-

  • TheNekroSonic

    It all makes sense! thank you matthew

  • Paul Cho
    Paul Cho

    Why not do a theory on how fast a barrage is in the anime Jo Jo's bizarre adventure?

  • matias divinsky
    matias divinsky

    You should make a video about how much money does de U.A acedemy from my hero academia cost

  • Little pixie Chick
    Little pixie Chick

    Can you mix in some more science and math theory’s I love what your doing and if doing so makes you unhappy then don’t do so but you have made school much more sense by teaching me things in a more fun way

  • Kyle Thomas
    Kyle Thomas

    Matt pat: "Rick is not a pyscopath, he is just depressed" Rick in very next episode: creates robot that leads to the death and genocide of counteless number of planets, potentially with life just to keep his grandson from ditching him.

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  • Ratchet0203

    "You guys clearly liked it. *Shows likes vs dislikes on last Rick and Morty theory video*" Yo, no they didn't. That isn't even a 95% like ratio. Kinda crappy.

  • GKdunch

    the fact that you didn'y say annnnnnnddddddd cuuuuttttttt, the cheese, disapoints me

  • Neptune :D
    Neptune :D

    I watched a video that fundamentally changed the way I see myself and other people!!! It’s about something called attachment theory!! According to psychiatrists there are 4 Relationship types: Avoidant Anxious Secure and Fearful Rick is a fearful type and it explains why he is self sabotaging in his relationships with others. If anybody is curious about attachment theory check out this video Hope it helps you the way it helped me! 😊

  • Tasenova

    Yo man, they got a third one. AND IM EVEN MORE CONFUSED

  • Løcal Dreemur
    Løcal Dreemur

    He should do a theory on the rick morty hybrid ( the ricklantis mixup) like so he sees

  • Koen Kirby
    Koen Kirby

    I watch rick and morty in the middle of the night so I can’t really hear it

  • S.G.

    Do a ben 10 theory

    • bofooit gojo
      bofooit gojo


  • Sonic Kunkel
    Sonic Kunkel

    Bad news people youtube might not survive 2020

  • Ass Ass
    Ass Ass

    Where can i watch season 4

    • bofooit gojo
      bofooit gojo

      disorder. Matt Pat's older videos have misrepresented a number of psychiatric disorders, which is what tends to happen when a layman tries to understand and explain ment

  • All my weird And random theories
    All my weird And random theories


  • dalton gleeson
    dalton gleeson

    mat you got it all wrong the 5 episodes is a sign its the five stages of grief this season is to rewrite rick in a suddle way that they dont think anybody will notice

  • TurboDieselDan

    9:15 [Smartest in the galaxy] I think you meant to say universe... huge difference between the two.

  • YJN Lowry
    YJN Lowry

    It’s crazy how rick can be depressed and I’m depressed but I don’t want that I’m the opposite of that I don’t want no one to feel how I feel but In the end it affects ppl differently

  • Whoop Boop
    Whoop Boop

    You should totally do a theory on treats for beasts it's weirdest channel I have ever found

  • Robert Clopton
    Robert Clopton

    what about ricks dui incident, while driving from a miami dolphin football game, where a man died, then rick ended up working in another state, no charges filed, what a guy!

  • PizzaCrafterzzz

    You know I have a request scary movie Sydney camble

  • ChrisChin94

    Watched this while pooping, only to feel attacked cus I've been doing the same to people I love recently. Thank you MatPat, screw you depression.

  • John Bainbridge
    John Bainbridge

    Taking your conclusion about Summer to its logical conclusion, there's a pretty clear reason why Rick constantly puts her down and tries to exclude her from his adventures... Because she's Beth, just in the way that Beth is also Rick's wife. Not literally, of course, but symbolically. Rick screwed up things with his wife and ended up screwing Beth up in the process. He's clearly trying to keep Summer at arm's length to protect her from himself.

  • Fin Browne
    Fin Browne

    Goes to show no ones truly happy and if they are well unfortunately they won’t be forever because nothing lasts and we all have the same fate looool 😂

  • SonicDX #1
    SonicDX #1

    Can u do a flash cw theory

  • Panda

    iTs and old saying we have. Humans are just walking talking parrots

  • izuku midoria
    izuku midoria

    do interstellar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Isabell Xie
    Isabell Xie

    This episode is Matt Pat's most accurate psychiatric diagnosis--he correctly understood the diagnosis criteria of the two personality disorders and correctly ruled them out based on observable behaviors. Yes, from Rick's actions, his diagnosis would be depression. His alcoholism is his self medicating, which could also be diagnosed as alcohol use disorder. Matt Pat's older videos have misrepresented a number of psychiatric disorders, which is what tends to happen when a layman tries to understand and explain mental illnesses. Not sure what changed because this episode was accurate. Perhaps Matt and his team have done deeper research, or he hired a mental health professional as a consultant?

  • The Epic Doges Hiding Account
    The Epic Doges Hiding Account

    Yup i know depeson

    • Ask to seduce Miss
      Ask to seduce Miss

      Anyone waiting for the second part of hi Mary Mary?