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


  • Panda

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

    22 minuti fa
  • izuku midoria
    izuku midoria

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

    31 minuto fa
  • 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?

    57 minuti fa
  • The Epic Doges Hiding Account
    The Epic Doges Hiding Account

    Yup i know depeson

    Ora fa
  • Ask to seduce Miss
    Ask to seduce Miss

    Anyone waiting for the second part of hi Mary Mary?

    26 minuti fa
  • Guilherme Deitado
    Guilherme Deitado

    Hey MatPat do a theory about Teen Wolf

    2 ore fa
  • Ask to seduce Miss
    Ask to seduce Miss


    26 minuti fa
  • Ana O.
    Ana O.

    Can you cover the movie ready or not?

    2 ore fa
  • A Galah
    A Galah

    Hey, didn't Robert Heinlein go down this path with 6-to-the-power-of-6-to-the-power-of-6 alternate universes where authors got to hang out with the characters that they created? (I think he smoked some bad weed that day)

    3 ore fa
  • Mike McConeghy
    Mike McConeghy

    I wonder if the writers ever watch stuff like this and go, "Oh, is that what we were doing? Hmm."

    3 ore fa
  • Kyle Chapman
    Kyle Chapman

    I liked this theory because I always believed that yes rick says he fabricated that memory of Beth and his wife dying but I believe he was selective to what he was referring to. I believe that really did happen to him and the only memory he fabricated was the formula for the portal gun. I think rick went straight to another dimension that was almost exactly like the one he was living right after the bombing. But once he noticed the differences between both dimensions, he got to depressed and eventually left that version of Beth and his wife. He is the smartest man in the universe after all. Knowing that your one true wife in the universe died and he couldn’t replace her. That is reason why toxic Rick is so attached to his Morty because he cares about that original version of Morty. Even though he can clone them with no problem, he has these attachments and he views them as toxic. Which might be the main reason for his depression...the loss of his original wife.

    3 ore fa
  • SpideyAnonymous

    Never would I have ever thought I’d be saddened by film theory

    3 ore fa
  • Ryan Proshusta
    Ryan Proshusta

    Not sure if you’re a fan or not but South Park did some really meta stuff by posting a number to buy streaming rights to their “spin off shows”. These shows went by terrify farms, pc babies, one for the ladies, and Scott Malcason. Each was listed in the phone recording if you called the number. On top of that the show even calls out Disney at the beginning where Mickey Mouse asks. “Tegriry farms? Do I own that” Then a random third party yells not yet. This means I think anyone who can stream may be able to get rights to one of more of these spin offs for cheap be it IT-stream or even IT-streamrs or any of the big platforms. I think they just want to prove a point.

    5 ore fa
  • Ludwig Jose
    Ludwig Jose

    Please do a theory on coraline

    5 ore fa
  • derrick carmenatty
    derrick carmenatty

    i feel you Rick, i feel you... :(

    6 ore fa
  • jojo0142

    Why did I even click!?!? Lame!!!

    6 ore fa
  • Steven Haws
    Steven Haws

    did anyone else notice that Morty is in ricks eyes? @1:00

    6 ore fa
  • Vincent Ordas
    Vincent Ordas

    Cringy af opening

    6 ore fa
  • Cassie

    You should watch disenchantment on Netflix

    6 ore fa
  • Kiki Thorn
    Kiki Thorn

    okay so before I finish the video6:10 what if unity was secretly Beths mother but she died and rick bought her back as an alien thing that takes control of other people, probably why we never saw unity's real form

    6 ore fa
  • Cassie

    in the 8 years? His wife died but how and when? Did he leave or come from somewhere else?

    6 ore fa
  • APY Reign
    APY Reign

    Dude love the intro👌

    7 ore fa
  • Alexander Mangaard
    Alexander Mangaard

    Great job. If anything, he's a wounded empath. Such intelligence doesn't come without a finely attuned central nervous system, albeit he displays a lot of reactionary, almost PTSD-like avoidance at times.

    7 ore fa
  • Kimbo Morty
    Kimbo Morty


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  • Adrian Herrera
    Adrian Herrera

    Anyone waiting for the second part of hi Mary Mary?

    8 ore fa
  • Sebastian Hofmann
    Sebastian Hofmann

    I mean it's a good video, but can we have hot, slightly tan, animatronic matpat back?

    9 ore fa
  • Mitch Comer
    Mitch Comer

    What if summer was Rick's wife? Through some device she was sent into a reverse time warp into the future... Does that make sense lmao

    9 ore fa
  • Mitch Comer
    Mitch Comer

    It's been awhile since I've seen these seasons but wasn't the only reason Rick kept Morty around because he was dumb?

    9 ore fa
  • Roblox Guest
    Roblox Guest

    This is sad hope Ricks family will respect rick

    9 ore fa
  • Miss Bloocat
    Miss Bloocat

    Depression really is the worst though.

    10 ore fa
  • Hendra Lim
    Hendra Lim

    Is it weird if I'm crying watching this?

    10 ore fa
  • MR.sadness Cry
    MR.sadness Cry

    Bruh instead of sad Bart simpson edits there’s gonna be sad rick edits

    10 ore fa
  • Backon Thelevel
    Backon Thelevel

    Just a thought, but Beth is noticable more pale in color than the rest of her family is because she is a clone.

    10 ore fa
  • Chazzie317

    Rick and morty renewed for 100 episodes! *WOOOO* New season only 5 episodes! *AWWHH*

    10 ore fa
  • Douglas Thuglas
    Douglas Thuglas

    Hey I know this is random, but I have been rewatching Rick and Morty, and I don't know, I feel like we aren't watching the episodes in the right order. Granted the continuity is emaculate, and we'll built, but we hear Rick say and refer to things that we haven't really seen, especially in the earlier seasons. contact me matt if ur interested in my idea, and more details of it, but basically I'm thinking that the pilot isn't the first event to occur chronologically, I mean it most likely is there's not much else saying no. But where was Rick in the 8 years? His wife died but how and when? Did he leave or come from somewhere else?

    10 ore fa
  • Carson Scohera
    Carson Scohera

    You should watch disenchantment on Netflix

    11 ore fa
  • mathias valtsov
    mathias valtsov

    Why cant i see rick and morty in Netflix

    11 ore fa
  • Celsus Bolt-Fire
    Celsus Bolt-Fire

    Just to point out, Rick and Morties mind blowers after she brings them back to status quo. Summer states "“No wonder you're constantly fighting with each other and behind schedule." I wouldn't say she's his favorite but something more sinister behind her character.

    11 ore fa
  • michael beef
    michael beef

    one theory: Every rick in the multiverse is connected through random memories, and young rick is actually a rick from a different dimension who actually experienced his wife and daughter dying another theory: Rick isn't human. this could explain how smart he is, how he can make anything out of virtually nothing, and even explains how he miraculously isn't dead (he isn't lucky, he is immortal)

    11 ore fa
  • Brandon Brewer
    Brandon Brewer

    Rick and morty: comes back Game theory: $$$

    12 ore fa
  • Kris Kreuzer
    Kris Kreuzer

    The rickshank rickdemption?

    12 ore fa
  • Randy BBall
    Randy BBall

    12:05 Hmmmm.....I have always wondered when Rick rescued Summer and Morty from the Council of Ricks... [Season 3 Episode 1 The Rickshank Rickdemption] WHY did the spokesman and clear leader of the Council of Ricks, Riq IV, specifically choose to take Summer as his hostage and leave Morty to be fought over by the remaining lesser Ricks? Riq IV: " Alright calm down! We have his Summer as a hostage... obviously I get her. You guys play "Rick, Lasers, Scissors" for the Morty. Perhaps I'm getting closer to an answer ☝🏽

    12 ore fa
  • Spencer Hawley
    Spencer Hawley

    I think the reason he probably treated Tony like crap is because he sees how tony could've been just like him if he was just a little smarter and the fact that they both experienced serious loss makes the fact that tony chose comfort and simplicity makes him a quitter. Because in Rick's mind, making himself suffer and punishing himself for every single possible thing is the only solution, Because he hates himself and blames himself deeply for all his suffering as well as all evil and crap in the multiverse.

    12 ore fa
  • Locolucas 10
    Locolucas 10


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