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The $1.7 Million Lie
They stole $1.7 million
  1. poctorDepper42

    poctorDepper422 分 前

    Heart of the Sea? Yeah I think I got one of those in my storage somewhere

  2. Mo Has A YouTube Channel

    Mo Has A YouTube Channel5 分 前

    Giving such a big platform to a clueless woman equals disaster. Fire her, please.

  3. Rose dust

    Rose dust8 分 前

    It’s like 2020 is going to be the worse year ever also tf do you have to talk about your Christmas stuff

  4. SumDude

    SumDude8 分 前

    *M A S H I T T I M A*

  5. Alex Mich

    Alex Mich9 分 前

    Thank you Mat for asking these questions. As someone who is working on my gaming channel (Different channel) these questions and answers are very important for me to understand better how to work on this platform. Amazing work!

  6. Sage Salamander

    Sage Salamander10 分 前

    Throwback to matpat's smosh interview game thing when Ian said "Matpat is known for making 15 minute videos of things that can be summed up in one sentence" lol im kidding though. love yoor videos!

  7. Felix V

    Felix V11 分 前

    I'm pretty sure they wanted night vision to be able to see in the murky water and haste to be able to move at least the same as above ground where air isn't as resistance as water. It'll be awesome that if you place the conduct on top of a temple the guardians responded (and the ones still around because no one ever kills them all) don't attack you and attack the drowned and other players maybe.

  8. AutBot

    AutBot12 分 前


  9. Skelzorcody

    Skelzorcody13 分 前

    Liked the wind waker reference

  10. IMidnightyI

    IMidnightyI14 分 前

    What if? If you give a drowned a heart of the sea, You get an achievement; “Finally free”. All the drowned and their ocean structures goes back to being villagers again, And you’ve saved the day. As a new update perhaps?

  11. Yes Juice

    Yes Juice15 分 前


  12. Saleh Atat

    Saleh Atat15 分 前

    They failed their mission to look for the Heart of the Sea, desperately looking for it when born. Me: Spawned near the shipwreck, took the map, tracked, and found the Heart and I was only " *five minutes old* "

  13. chbrules

    chbrules17 分 前

    The board for JPgo needs to fire this woman and get someone who isn't a corporate shill in there. If YT can't be profitable without traditional media wh0ring, then it sounds like there is no home for many communities on YT anymore, and we need to leave. Problem is, there is next to no competition for YT. Bitchute and the like are infinitesimal comparatively. It's not a very lucrative business the way YT runs it. Who knows? Maybe someone will discover the secret. Maybe there just needs to be more websites dedicated to specific types of video content, like Twitch for gaming.

  14. Quinn Lim

    Quinn Lim17 分 前

    ok, that all makes sense, and I'm willing to believe this theory, but there's one issue; if they wanted to build the conduits, why do conduits damage drowned that get too close?

  15. gamerman183

    gamerman18320 分 前

    i really like a these minecraft videos and would love more

  16. Akinokaze Haruichiban

    Akinokaze Haruichiban23 分 前

    My question for her would be "Why doesn't youtube support xbox gamers?" They need to upgrade their xbox app to allow us to stream to youtube and our channels from our consoles. As it is, the only way to do it natively from the console is to stream to twitch and them export the archive to youtube. You can't even export from Mixer to JPgo, much less use the youtube app to do it directly.

  17. Carlos

    Carlos23 分 前

    That pretty deep

  18. DoubleDashMan

    DoubleDashMan25 分 前

    Fnaf explained in three word’s w.t.f

  19. Ashleigh Mncube

    Ashleigh Mncube26 分 前

    2019? Like if yes

  20. Holly Voorhees

    Holly Voorhees26 分 前

    I can't be the only one who was waiting for the beat drop in the intro.

  21. Sovietpudding YEET

    Sovietpudding YEET26 分 前

    That is a weird hashtag......

  22. Logan Nation

    Logan Nation27 分 前

    Me:*sees tilte* I knew it yuri is Japanese for ghost btw

  23. Jaqui Stoman

    Jaqui Stoman27 分 前

    Youre rong its bedrock

  24. Galaxy Trooper 1965 T.V -Minecraft pe

    Galaxy Trooper 1965 T.V -Minecraft pe31 分 前

    Mojang should turn these theories into a game like story mode

  25. SlickNicky10

    SlickNicky1031 分 前

    Who else was happy to see a sponsorship for nature box instead of raid shadow legends

  26. Dark anti

    Dark anti32 分 前

    Hot wings! 💖

  27. Decomissioned Unit 24 N-TECH

    Decomissioned Unit 24 N-TECH34 分 前

    Now that was a long intro.

  28. Goofy Goober

    Goofy Goober34 分 前

    i'm really enjoying these minecraft videos

  29. TimeWalker 0000

    TimeWalker 000035 分 前

    I mean, if I were them, I wouldn’t worry about the cameras. They move slow and by the time you see them you have enough time to shut the doors. So yea

  30. Jayden C

    Jayden C35 分 前

    I mean that was close to what I guessed...except for the conduit part

  31. DETECTIVE Cuphead

    DETECTIVE Cuphead35 分 前

    "gaminging is part of our ecosystem" Ohhh this is why I found a bear playing fnaf

  32. gavin samudera

    gavin samudera35 分 前

    this comment is late but i have a theory,maybe just maybe sun and moon was a vacation after the first series,so ash already knows brock and misty

  33. Cassidy Wong

    Cassidy Wong36 分 前


  34. Super fnaf Mario

    Super fnaf Mario36 分 前

    When you can go from a grizzled soldier to a goofy jumping killer with a shovel in a second we clearly have a winner TF2: 12 yrs old and still going strong

  35. Zachary Moses

    Zachary Moses36 分 前

    This legitimizes the Enclave.

  36. Shaney Zamora

    Shaney Zamora38 分 前

    While people say BOTW2 really blows this theory out, I think it still stands because while Ganon has a demon form, he still had a human form to shed it from after all. What matters is that this is still the failed hero time line and he has a back up, his own original body, if all else fails. He'll still be alive and ready.

  37. uravg gamer

    uravg gamer38 分 前

    I vote for purple guy

  38. Hanzimmer7

    Hanzimmer743 分 前

    YT is dead

  39. Jai ujjwal

    Jai ujjwal44 分 前

    A minecraft Iceage?

  40. Ken Sakali

    Ken Sakali44 分 前

    I think you did great!

  41. Zachary Moses

    Zachary Moses45 分 前

    Why did the builders bring golden swords to the nether?

  42. Dr.Fudge

    Dr.Fudge46 分 前

    R.I.P. Ronnie, you were a great man. You will be missed by many.

  43. Spice _61

    Spice _6147 分 前

    At 9:41 mat looks like he's gonna cry with red eyes I actually was doing the same

  44. Joaquin Picazo

    Joaquin Picazo47 分 前

    Btw I have a theory: The “one you shouldn’t have killed” is actually Henry himself because he killed Henry before he got trapped in the springlocks

  45. MooMooBoogs

    MooMooBoogs48 分 前

    I really can't believe it's NOT MARGARINE!

  46. Dylan Kincaid

    Dylan Kincaid50 分 前

    I'd like to compliment MatPat on being such a great story teller

  47. YouTubeFan 606

    YouTubeFan 60651 分 前

    Omg when matpat said “remember that first cinematic when we all first booted up the game” or something, a StateFarm ad popped up and I was like ‘hilarious timing ad!’🤣 Btw great mind shaking theory!👍🏻

  48. I like Maltesers :D

    I like Maltesers :D53 分 前

    Theory: The drowned were humans when they built the structure. They were then eaten by zombies and later turned into zombies them selves. The guardians were made by them before they were turned into monsters and I believe that that’s why they are still nice to them when drowned come by. When they drowned in water they became drowned and they still have the actions of a zombie but have different drops. Zombies raid villages is equal to Drowned attacking villagers. HOPE YOU ENJOYED MY SINPLE THEORY

  49. Joaquin Picazo

    Joaquin Picazo54 分 前

    As soon as it begins: XD

  50. Buildbustr789

    Buildbustr78954 分 前

    I can’t buy the winter merchandise because I live in Australia and here it is summer when it’s winter for you and vise versa.

  51. ResidentEvilShrill

    ResidentEvilShrill55 分 前

    You had me tearing up at the end there. DX

  52. Batfan1939

    Batfan193957 分 前

    Ironically, most of the big words could totally show up in the middle of an episode, and nobody would bat an eye.

  53. C n' C

    C n' C58 分 前

    Dang you good at this matpat ^ ͜ʖ^

  54. yeet mah yeetahs

    yeet mah yeetahs59 分 前

    lol i'm not eligible for monetization so i have slightly less problems with COPPA

  55. Spring Trap games

    Spring Trap games時間 前

    1:25 acted like my grandma

  56. Gabsiel

    Gabsiel時間 前

    Time for a fnaf game theory marathon

  57. Redneck MTG

    Redneck MTG時間 前

    As someone who plays video games and shoots guns I'll say this: It's easier to point at a target in real life rather than coordinating multiple joysticks to do so, especially after doing it for years. It's harder to put rounds downrange accurately and effectively. Breathing control, staying relaxed, and quick target reaquisition after recoil aren't things simulated by your body while playing games. Moving the R Stick down or moving your mouse don't equate to actually getting control of the firearm and getting it back on target. Video games may help with spotting targets easier, but actually hitting the target takes hours of real live-fire practice and skill. And remember with international firearms death statistics: the United States has more guns than citizens. These countries don't have an equivalent to the Second Amendment and firearms aren't as easy to come by.

  58. I am the Real purple guy

    I am the Real purple guy時間 前

    I am a kid killer

  59. Nintendo Gamer

    Nintendo Gamer時間 前


  60. Redneck MTG

    Redneck MTG時間 前

    I want to be an infantry Marine (should be leaving for MCRD San Diego in around a year for Boot Camp). I'm willing to commit violent acts to protect my country. I also hopped out of a car and ran across traffic to help a person who got in a huge car accident the other day. I can be violent and caring too. It's the poor direction of violence that people need to be worried about.

  61. Fresh gamer

    Fresh gamer時間 前

    Mr mat pat i dont know if u notice this before but i think shadow bonnie and shadow freddy is following purple guy



    Gabriel? Then im dead in fnaf

  63. Lai Nemo

    Lai Nemo時間 前

    Guys we shall actually make a donate system for the st Jude thing, and not just for 1video

  64. My_Swiper /

    My_Swiper /時間 前

    What if my index finger is bigger than my ring finger

  65. ILLumi ._.

    ILLumi ._.時間 前

    Theory already debunked *When you can choose who you slow down and slowing something/someone down affects the rate at which it fall*

  66. Chamberlain Miller

    Chamberlain Miller時間 前

    Have you considered adding video game archaeologist to your job description?

  67. leadpoisoning

    leadpoisoning時間 前

    undweratercity hmm

  68. J D

    J D時間 前

    MP comes off as a narcissist

  69. Zethër

    Zethër時間 前

    Ah, yes, good old days of Internet.

  70. Cuber 7535

    Cuber 7535時間 前

    Wait. If there is music around the red door... It's possible that the door is a portal between worlds and the sound is just distorted because of that.

  71. Tesseract

    Tesseract時間 前

    im having such a hard time watching this, well im twenty my close family friend who is 20 as well was diagnosed and money in my family have had it. I am amazed at how much you have earned thank you to everyone who donated

  72. If you read this your gay

    If you read this your gay時間 前

    Poor candise she just wanted a home but she got torture.

  73. Giddy B

    Giddy B時間 前

    He proceeded to pour me a glass of just ice cold lemonade, ooh, you ever mix it with iced tea?do like-little half lemonade half-ooh, it's so you try it some- WELL YOU CANT BECAUSE YOUR DEAD I literally died😂

  74. Bobling

    Bobling時間 前

    I’m gunna love this!!

  75. ShamzStarz9802

    ShamzStarz9802時間 前

    ok so who buried the treasure chest?

  76. Peter Falk

    Peter Falk時間 前

    Actually, in Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy we DO see "Force Slow", though it is by a different name called "Force Speed", and it's a core ability that all force users possess right from the get-go and you use it in a Jedi temple as a part of your training.

  77. Huigovale Marginez

    Huigovale Marginez時間 前

    William:kills Henry’s daughter Henry:Creates a new robot that eats his daughter Henry: A soul for a soul

  78. DIRTCRAFT gaming

    DIRTCRAFT gaming時間 前

    Why not theorize the steve or the player?

  79. NoR 64

    NoR 64時間 前

    William can be killed by Afton AND Himself. (Springtrap)

  80. Marc-Gabriel Bute

    Marc-Gabriel Bute時間 前

    This intro looks like AIDS

  81. MyGreat Rolls

    MyGreat Rolls時間 前

    Sorry I couldn't make it to the stream but I wish the best for those children and also for you Matt. Keep on keeping on dude.

  82. Eren Jaeger

    Eren Jaeger時間 前

    JPgo isn't demonetizing based on violence it profanity, heyre demonetizing based on if it makes them money or not. This woman is not a fair woman, she's one if the greediest woman in the business, going as far as taking away our entertainment unfairly based on greed. I wish I could say this to this woman's face, but sadly, this channel would be demonetized and I can almost guarantee they would try to make me disappear. Not like it would do much, everybody is noticing this greediness in the system.

  83. Giant 1108-08

    Giant 1108-08時間 前

    I want his animator to make a movie with the same art style XD

  84. Smilomaniac

    Smilomaniac時間 前

    Good interview. It's a shame that she spends most of the time dodging the question and simultaneously assuring you that 'they care'. You can only be so sympathetic knowing that she has to stay within the distance of a lawyer, at some point there has to be actual honesty involved and less 'brand management'. The fact is that JPgo refuses to take a stand against advertiser demands and instead of letting them go directly to the channels for deals, they insist on their learning algorithms to sort it out. Their new "harassment policy" is laughable. We all know that harassment isn't what is actually happening out there, it's people who can't deal with the attention they get, when they say something stupid and/or wrong. At the same time the same people love saying 'freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequence'. Apparently not for them? Whatever, youtube is a trash platform and it's only getting worse from here.

  85. Logan Calapp

    Logan Calapp時間 前

    8:13 a vacuole!

  86. LettuceBowler

    LettuceBowler時間 前

    There are 217 length options because your counting didn't include the option of 24 blocks.

  87. Hashtag Stopusingmyfreakingaccount

    Hashtag Stopusingmyfreakingaccount時間 前

    F#ck yo game theory

  88. Noeal Noeal

    Noeal Noeal時間 前

    Maybe Sans and papyrus were once humans but they did not managed to exit and died and their human souls were one of the hearts and they became a skeleton?

  89. Kaden Cr

    Kaden Cr時間 前

    Video games causing violence was cuz they used ps4 spiderman as 100% of the experiments

  90. Bailey Morrissey

    Bailey Morrissey時間 前

    Theory fran bow it's a horror game and you can't make a theory about how it's all a dream I'm not going to spoil it but you should play it and then make it theory on it

  91. Bodhi Mantra

    Bodhi Mantra時間 前

    The force is the aether, all of it is based on real science. Lucas is a Freemason he would be well trained in the knowledge

  92. Dark AYZAX

    Dark AYZAX時間 前

    I just battled Gary in ss ship today

  93. Popasaurusrex Rex

    Popasaurusrex Rex時間 前

    Why would they design a marine security system if it wasn't already under water?

  94. Purple Fire 28

    Purple Fire 28時間 前

    7:00 Shouldn't it be 124 water blocks? 5x5x5 space, centered around the sponge = 5*5*5 - 1 = 125 - 1 = 124

  95. Kayla Blue

    Kayla Blue時間 前

    *Michael Rosen* Me: **click** noice Also, #undrewerercity

  96. Chrono King

    Chrono King時間 前

    That last bit lol




  98. Mr. Wafflehead

    Mr. Wafflehead時間 前


  99. Ryan Long

    Ryan Long時間 前

    Mr. Hippo is right, not every story has a meaning, like fnaf world

  100. S Hetrick

    S Hetrick時間 前

    If this is the case, why does a conduit harm the drowned?