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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Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick and Koen Verhagen
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  1. Trash Cam

    Trash Cam2 órája

    Beth’s mom is still alive, if she died he would’ve just cloned her

  2. awdc 2

    awdc 23 órája

    He's a big question, why is Rick's wife dead in every universe? Now that's deeo

  3. Janet Bodor

    Janet Bodor4 órája

    one like=one happy thought for rick

  4. Joshua Bang

    Joshua Bang6 órája

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

  5. Alpha_Speedwalker ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

    Alpha_Speedwalker ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ6 órája

    *pickle rick is an emotion.*

  6. Quazar

    Quazar7 órája

    Look into the cat

  7. Jason Harris

    Jason Harris8 órája

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

  8. Quazar

    Quazar7 órája

    Not the same one

  9. Jet Screamer

    Jet Screamer9 órája

    Rick, like me is BPD.

  10. Tricksy Diamond-heart

    Tricksy Diamond-heart10 órája

    I haven’t seen it but if heard about it

  11. Hari Kiran

    Hari Kiran12 órája

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

  12. angel manibusan

    angel manibusan13 órája

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

  13. TheRedFox

    TheRedFox14 órája

    That got real at the end. =(

  14. The Fallout Survivor

    The Fallout Survivor15 órája

    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

  15. Andrew

    Andrew19 órája

    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 😁👍🏻

  16. Y is it Me?

    Y is it Me?23 órája

    Mat Pat, is Rick smart enough to cure cancer?



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

  18. poke zel

    poke zelNapja

    Where is Jerry's Talking Cat from?

  19. CKT //CorrinKathleenTravis

    CKT //CorrinKathleenTravisNapja


  20. Lillie Webb

    Lillie WebbNapja

    That’s depressing no pun intended

  21. Shaun Hurst

    Shaun HurstNapja

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

  22. Harsh Wardhan

    Harsh WardhanNapja

    when will the episode on earth bending will be released

  23. Microwave Gamer

    Microwave GamerNapja

    I never have any new ideas

  24. Arcane Raccoon Art

    Arcane Raccoon ArtNapja

    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 ?

  25. taetae


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

  26. Zhou Ugene

    Zhou UgeneNapja

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

  27. QuantumBlur but stronger

    QuantumBlur but strongerNapja

    You have punctuative atrophy.

  28. SeekerMillan


    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

  29. Matthew Amato

    Matthew Amato53 perccel

    Totally ignored it because it goes against his"obvious" theory. Really poorly done from an argumentative stand point

  30. royce lanham

    royce lanhamNapja

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

  31. AadenAverygaming avery

    AadenAverygaming avery2 napja

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

  32. its BeeLeth

    its BeeLeth2 napja

    i feel attacked

  33. Laura Poppitt

    Laura Poppitt2 napja

    I am dosing a poo 💩

  34. Lightxr Blue

    Lightxr Blue2 napja

    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

  35. Ryan Wilson

    Ryan Wilson2 napja

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

  36. kill switch 101

    kill switch 1012 napja

    Danny phantom is timmy Turner grown up

  37. Jeff J

    Jeff J2 napja

    “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?

  38. yoboy lildj

    yoboy lildj2 napja

    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

  39. Mike Coxlong

    Mike Coxlong20 órája

    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.

  40. Djordje Miljenovic

    Djordje Miljenovic3 napja

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

  41. Josh Hulsey

    Josh Hulsey3 napja

    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.

  42. ZIH87 /JB_JOEF

    ZIH87 /JB_JOEF3 napja

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

  43. Andrew

    Andrew19 órája

    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.

  44. QuantumBlur but stronger

    QuantumBlur but strongerNapja

    That wasn't happiness, that was mania.

  45. Oliver Johnson

    Oliver Johnson3 napja

    rick sounds like my baby momma lol

  46. Faithful Wings

    Faithful Wings3 napja

    He is such a deep character I love it

  47. Loranscales !

    Loranscales !3 napja

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

  48. peace chan

    peace chan3 napja

    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?

  49. Eric Enriquez

    Eric Enriquez3 napja

    God, i saw Detective Sonichu almost spit my coffee.

  50. Games 101

    Games 1013 napja

    Film theory: who is the evil cat

  51. Cheddulous D

    Cheddulous D3 napja

    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.

  52. KonsciousKoonKiller 22

    KonsciousKoonKiller 223 napja


  53. _bukkak3_ Hurrikan3_

    _bukkak3_ Hurrikan3_3 napja

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

  54. skimmyjeans

    skimmyjeans3 napja


  55. Love Dem Tiddies

    Love Dem Tiddies3 napja


  56. Cyan Dreams

    Cyan Dreams3 napja

    So plagiarism is impossible to escape...

  57. Giulio Z

    Giulio Z4 napja

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

  58. PotNoodles_AreGREAT

    PotNoodles_AreGREAT4 napja

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

  59. R L

    R L4 napja

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

  60. R L

    R L3 órája

    Why should I tell you? *Creeper*

  61. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross6 órája

    How old are you

  62. I'mmaGoofyGoober

    I'mmaGoofyGoober4 napja

    Wuba lubba dub dub = Notice me, senpai

  63. Team Avengers

    Team Avengers4 napja

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

  64. Advancering Newholder

    Advancering Newholder4 napja

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

  65. Arif Anwar Kamarulzaman

    Arif Anwar Kamarulzaman4 napja

    Do you mean to rick-cap

  66. MK ULTRA

    MK ULTRA4 napja

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

  67. Sportgames l

    Sportgames l4 napja

    cheeses you almost made me cry

  68. Stephen Cantarero

    Stephen Cantarero4 napja

    Censored by the demonetized symbol lmao nice