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
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  1. Janet Bodor

    Janet Bodor分 前

    one like=one happy thought for rick

  2. Joshua Bang

    Joshua Bang2 時間 前

    Its sad that mat refers to depressed people as “us”

  3. Alpha_Speedwalker ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

    Alpha_Speedwalker ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ2 時間 前

    *pickle rick is an emotion.*

  4. Quazar

    Quazar3 時間 前

    Look into the cat

  5. Jason Harris

    Jason Harris4 時間 前

    Hey season 2 episode 10 the cat with Mr.PoopyButHole? He is feeding the cat !

  6. Quazar

    Quazar3 時間 前

    Not the same one

  7. Jet Screamer

    Jet Screamer5 時間 前

    Rick, like me is BPD.

  8. Tricksy Diamond-heart

    Tricksy Diamond-heart6 時間 前

    I haven’t seen it but if heard about it

  9. Hari Kiran

    Hari Kiran8 時間 前

    If I go by Disney's idea of little people in people's mind, I just wonder how Rick's mind would be?

  10. angel manibusan

    angel manibusan8 時間 前

    This hit my heart real bad like that time butter robot was made "just" for butter.

  11. TheRedFox

    TheRedFox9 時間 前

    That got real at the end. =(

  12. The Fallout Survivor

    The Fallout Survivor11 時間 前

    This video the part whee he said "Funde-mental, gave me an idea for my Essay, Thanks film theory you just help my Essay by giving me an idea for my Essay

  13. Andrew

    Andrew15 時間 前

    I gotta hand it to you bro, I think that while you are able to analyze the content a WHOLE lot, you might be more right than you realize. Dan Harmon has been going thru quite allot of things in his personal life, going all the way back to the middle-end of season 1 so Im sure allot of that depression has found its way into the writing and/or direction of the show. Your analysis of Rick, Summers dynamic, Beths mother and the behaviors of Tony are all, (in my opinion), canonically and theoretically 100,000% spot on. You must be either a very skilled therapist, an ADHD/OCD-CIA level profiler or BOTH 😁👍🏻

  14. Y is it Me?

    Y is it Me?19 時間 前

    Mat Pat, is Rick smart enough to cure cancer?



    10:30 - It's called being a Sociopath dummy.

  16. poke zel

    poke zel21 時間 前

    Where is Jerry's Talking Cat from?

  17. CKT //CorrinKathleenTravis

    CKT //CorrinKathleenTravis日 前


  18. Lillie Webb

    Lillie Webb日 前

    That’s depressing no pun intended

  19. Shaun Hurst

    Shaun Hurst日 前

    Rick does care about his grandchildren but I think Summer is his favorite.

  20. Harsh Wardhan

    Harsh Wardhan日 前

    when will the episode on earth bending will be released

  21. Microwave Gamer

    Microwave Gamer日 前

    I never have any new ideas

  22. Arcane Raccoon Art

    Arcane Raccoon Art日 前

    no no no...Rick's past is not the greatest mystery. The Plumbus is the greatest fucking mystery, like c'mon, wtf is it for ?

  23. taetae

    taetae日 前

    Matt, please do a theory on the cat from Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty

  24. Zhou Ugene

    Zhou Ugene日 前

    I do all the things that Rick does at home and out side does it mean I have depression

  25. QuantumBlur but stronger

    QuantumBlur but stronger21 時間 前

    You have punctuative atrophy.

  26. SeekerMillan

    SeekerMillan日 前

    You seems to forget that when Tony mentioned his "dead wife", Rick found another dimension Tony to tell the truth and gets angry for using his wife as an excuse

  27. royce lanham

    royce lanham日 前

    Gravity falls s. 1 ep. 8 81/2 president trembly quotes about giant man eating spiders

  28. AadenAverygaming avery

    AadenAverygaming avery日 前

    Wait if we see our future then isint the past now because we already saw it?! ILLUMINATE CONFIRMED

  29. its BeeLeth

    its BeeLeth2 日 前

    i feel attacked

  30. Laura Poppitt

    Laura Poppitt2 日 前

    I am dosing a poo 💩

  31. Lightxr Blue

    Lightxr Blue2 日 前

    read me one sec please , it Will be like Beth and rick ´s wife died and rick go to a dimention where rick left Beth and her mother alone meaby rick experience both deaths

  32. Ryan Wilson

    Ryan Wilson2 日 前

    Wasn’t expecting this to hit home so hard.... :(

  33. kill switch 101

    kill switch 1012 日 前

    Danny phantom is timmy Turner grown up

  34. Jeff J

    Jeff J2 日 前

    “There are no original ideas”... said while reviewing an episode of r&m which (in our real world) contains nothing but creative, new, original ideas. Did you not see the incredible irony in your analysis of rick’s original idea?

  35. yoboy lildj

    yoboy lildj2 日 前

    Have y'all not realized that in the memory with the explosion that Rick's daughter also dies so there's no way it could be true

  36. Mike Coxlong

    Mike Coxlong16 時間 前

    That’s true but he has infinite daughters and the young Beth that died could be his original daughter from his original timeline while the Beth we know is from a timeline where she never died. There is evidence that c-137 isn’t his original universe. Idk I’m stupid he did say it was fabricated but you can’t help but wonder.

  37. Djordje Miljenovic

    Djordje Miljenovic2 日 前

    But it;s not sacrifice, it;s guilt, and fear cause "Morty gets cocky, he gets to be dangerous"

  38. Josh Hulsey

    Josh Hulsey2 日 前

    Idk if ur going to see this because of how old this video is, but I’ve found something of possible interest in the pocket Mortys game. There is a picture of a Morty in the ricks bathroom in the Morty games arena when u click A next to the picture a ghost rick appears and says, “I’ll never give up on you Morty, I know your out there.....” this was a little interesting to me. Possibly some small thing hinting towards evil Morty? It could be possible that evil mortys rick died at the hands of another rick and Morty ran away out of grief, living on his own he became hardened and grew major resentment towards all ricks... again idk if you’ll see this but it could be an interesting thing to look into.

  39. ZIH87 /JB_JOEF

    ZIH87 /JB_JOEF2 日 前

    People who say Rick can’t be happy, *look at Pickle Rick.*

  40. Andrew

    Andrew15 時間 前

    Rick was happy to have found a way to avoid going to the therapist and VERY happy/impressed with himself for being capable of turning himself into a pickle...but thats not true “happiness”. Its TRUE happiness that eludes Rick and his inability to set aside his own ego enough to even allow himself to show unconditional love to the people he does in fact “love” that causes him such emotional distress...which in & of itself is one of the things that makes the show so compelling.

  41. QuantumBlur but stronger

    QuantumBlur but stronger21 時間 前

    That wasn't happiness, that was mania.

  42. Oliver Johnson

    Oliver Johnson3 日 前

    rick sounds like my baby momma lol

  43. Faithful Wings

    Faithful Wings3 日 前

    He is such a deep character I love it

  44. Loranscales !

    Loranscales !3 日 前

    DUUUUUDE check out J19Z7 Jerry from the comics hes just as smart as C-137 Rick - BTW comics confirmed canon to the show

  45. peace chan

    peace chan3 日 前

    Today I learn that I'm really depressed. And with that Rick done is very clear to me I need to watch this show aren't I?

  46. Eric Enriquez

    Eric Enriquez3 日 前

    God, i saw Detective Sonichu almost spit my coffee.

  47. Games 101

    Games 1013 日 前

    Film theory: who is the evil cat

  48. Cheddulous D

    Cheddulous D3 日 前

    Isn’t Rick supposed to be the smartest being in the universe? Therefore wouldn’t he be capable of concocting an original idea? Or is it because the show is not written by the smartest beings in the universe that he’s written to be incapable of original thought? I think the show was created to be fun and funny and all the philosophizing sucks the soul out of it which is why Rick and Morty fans are some of the most pretentious and obnoxious people on the planet.

  49. KonsciousKoonKiller 22

    KonsciousKoonKiller 223 日 前


  50. _bukkak3_ Hurrikan3_

    _bukkak3_ Hurrikan3_3 日 前

    It’s a lesson to be learned here and I am not going to learn it...

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    skimmyjeans3 日 前


  52. Love Dem Tiddies

    Love Dem Tiddies3 日 前


  53. Cyan Dreams

    Cyan Dreams3 日 前

    So plagiarism is impossible to escape...

  54. Giulio Z

    Giulio Z3 日 前

    What if evil Morty is just a Morty who was replaced by summer in Rick's adventures?

  55. PotNoodles_AreGREAT

    PotNoodles_AreGREAT3 日 前

    Can you do a theory of how the cat can talk from (I think) the last episode?

  56. R L

    R L3 日 前

    I was searching through the emojis and found this:🖕. *WHY* Not related to topic, btw

  57. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross2 時間 前

    How old are you

  58. I'mmaGoofyGoober

    I'mmaGoofyGoober4 日 前

    Wuba lubba dub dub = Notice me, senpai

  59. Team Avengers

    Team Avengers4 日 前

    How is the cat able to talk .. crack the code mappack

  60. Advancering Newholder

    Advancering Newholder4 日 前

    I don't know why i keep coming back and watch this video. Strange

  61. Arif Anwar Kamarulzaman

    Arif Anwar Kamarulzaman4 日 前

    Do you mean to rick-cap

  62. MK ULTRA

    MK ULTRA4 日 前

    What did the cat do to make Rick and Jerry so traumatized?

  63. Sportgames l

    Sportgames l4 日 前

    cheeses you almost made me cry

  64. Stephen Cantarero

    Stephen Cantarero4 日 前

    Censored by the demonetized symbol lmao nice

  65. Mike Coxlong

    Mike Coxlong4 日 前

    The only thing fabricated about Rick’s memory is that he used to wear blue pants.

  66. Daniel Kipp

    Daniel Kipp4 日 前

    At the end of season 4 you should do a “season 1-4 season explained”