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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Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


  • Matthew Jacob
    Matthew Jacob

    What if Beth is actually his wife, but he made her forget him and instead raised being an absent father. He had a kid with her, Morty, and spends all his free time with his son. While Beth finds an idiot, Jerry, who gives her summer. But actually...Jerry is the worst parts of Rick, expelled and implanted into a clone or creation. somehow summer inherits more of his intellect, and praises her more than Morty, yet keeps her at a distance and as far away from his "adventures" as possible because he wants to save her from the mental effects of personal loss and the strain of travelling through space and multiple dimensions.

    3 ore fa
  • Klint AC
    Klint AC

    I hate the part when he says its just a theory

    11 ore fa
  • demon king
    demon king

    Rick:I have crippleing depression

    20 ore fa
  • Nether lord
    Nether lord

    I'm surprised that alongside all the holographic Mickey mice there weren't some Scott cawthon's 🤣😂🤣😂

    20 ore fa
  • James Gieck
    James Gieck

    ok im not saying im a super intelligent interdimensional traveling being but why did this describe me

    Giorno fa
  • Myles Madill
    Myles Madill

    “We’ve seen a range of emotions from Rick like sad rick, bored rick and pickle rick” Therapist: so what emotions do you feel Me: pickle

    Giorno fa
  • Raisin

    Confirmed: Rick and I has depression

    2 giorni fa
  • Caleb Lucas
    Caleb Lucas

    Film theory is forgetting that Rick isn't that Beth's rick.

    3 giorni fa
  • Pacoisdabwstツ

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="239">3:59</a> also in the season 1 finale, birdperson says that in his tounge "wubba lubba dub dub" means "i am in great pain",so, MORE PROOF

    3 giorni fa
  • Thomas Go
    Thomas Go

    when you do a better job than therapists

    3 giorni fa
  • Isaiah Espinoza
    Isaiah Espinoza

    I think film theory just took me a apart .

    4 giorni fa
  • Gizmo Rich
    Gizmo Rich

    Watching this episode made me realize how much me and Rick are the same.

    4 giorni fa
  • Nezz Effect
    Nezz Effect

    Rick is miserable because in order to be Rick across all dimensions his wife died. Sounds impossible but what if. The only way the whole multiverse is kept together is if Rick is alive and she stays dead? So it was set up so that no matter what she dies early and it all started with the invention of the portal gun.

    4 giorni fa
  • Nezz Effect
    Nezz Effect

    Further further to note. That maybe just maybe athe the creation of that gun the multiverse universe or whatever was broken and so it linked her life to the portal gun across all realities.

    4 giorni fa
  • Nezz Effect
    Nezz Effect

    Further to note that. Maybe the fuel for it was her soul.

    4 giorni fa
  • captaindog

    As someone with depress this is accurate

    5 giorni fa
  • krunchly

    Idec about the deep theories, I just like how about face this show is about depression.

    5 giorni fa
  • Jessie MacDonald
    Jessie MacDonald

    He pushes summer away as he sees himself in her and doesn’t want her to be like him

    6 giorni fa
  • Magnus Moutonum
    Magnus Moutonum

    didnt know Rick was currently listenning to billie Eilish

    7 giorni fa
  • baolong vu
    baolong vu

    Rick just rosted him selft

    7 giorni fa
  • Microwaved Popcorn
    Microwaved Popcorn

    Can u make theories on the 100

    7 giorni fa
  • Tuck Hodges
    Tuck Hodges

    Why should we assume that the Beth we know is the daughter of the Rick we know? He could very well be a Rick with no one left in his own life so he’s taken the place of a different Rick, he’s done it before

    7 giorni fa
  • gerardoareyesm

    Melancholy more than depression

    7 giorni fa
  • Blu Rubiks
    Blu Rubiks

    Coming from somebody who has depression: This hits home man.....

    7 giorni fa
  • JT Callison
    JT Callison

    There is more than 5 episodes in season 4 lmao

    8 giorni fa
  • Miguel Messina
    Miguel Messina

    Scott cawthon should’ve been there

    8 giorni fa
  • AmaniTNT

    Anyone know the song starting from <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="404">6:44</a> ?

    8 giorni fa
  • Laura Deville
    Laura Deville

    Let’s get off toilet and eat mrpoopybutthole

    8 giorni fa
  • Bellboy


    8 giorni fa
  • Jeffrey Dallas
    Jeffrey Dallas

    The more and more I watch these film theories about Rick Sanchez the more and more I realize I personally relate to him. I don't want to relate to him at all...

    8 giorni fa
  • subuix

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="591">9:51</a> sorry fam, but ASPD it's not Psychopathy it's sociopathy

    9 giorni fa
  • Ãir Angel9
    Ãir Angel9

    Rick is just traveling within himself and experience life as one of his light bodies (creation) but he got lost within his creations (ideas) he is consciously aware all is just an experience but he got attached to an experience creating a memory and emotion to something in the physical. he is Consciously aware of this with his high sense of logic but he personally chooses to experience his lower senses form body which is the only rick we are consciously aware of human Rick. But subconsciously aware of other ricks only because he is too. no matter the realm rick needs his morty (feelings). Rick is the thought and Morty is the feeling of that thought that gives overall energy. Creating an idea to go in a new realm (universe, planet, etc.) so everyone is just a projection of Rick and his thoughts and feelings but and the mediation is like when you're mind is still with no idea or feeling of anything no one trying to give off their emotions and feelings

    9 giorni fa
  • Jcr1g

    I like most of your theories, but you kinda glossed over the part about about memories being associated with ideas, which was the basis of the entire theory.

    9 giorni fa
  • Perfect Sonic
    Perfect Sonic

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="317">5:17</a>

    9 giorni fa
  • Red Teddy Amazing Adventures
    Red Teddy Amazing Adventures

    Matpat here's a theory what if Summer is Dian? (Also I love ur Vids) #GameandFilmTheoryare1ofthebest

    9 giorni fa
  • huazhouye

    Well, he makes me think that I’m not insightful enough to be a film critic for sure. Awesome content lol

    9 giorni fa
  • R ed
    R ed

    So rick is a tsundere

    10 giorni fa
  • Asriel Dreemurr
    Asriel Dreemurr

    Okay I'm not usually on this side of IT-stream but Pickle Rick

    10 giorni fa
  • Rich Gaming
    Rich Gaming

    This made me cry bcoz i too have depression and kept pushing away people that i care about in fear of being hurt or hurting them

    10 giorni fa
  • Old Sport
    Old Sport

    Dislike if you feel pickle Rick today

    10 giorni fa
  • Rich Gaming
    Rich Gaming

    This is what i talk to myself about when depression hits me hard...”*it ironic?.... you are afraid to be alone for the rest of your life and you are constantly seeking attention from people so that you dont have to be alone anymore....but when they make you happy you think to yourself that you dont deserve every little thing they do for you and it ended up with you, hurting them and pushing them away from you coz you feel like if they stayed with you they will only feel miserable*” I KNOW ITS CONFUSING AND SORRY COZ MY BRAIN CANT TRANSLATE EVERYTHING I THINK OF TO EXACTLY WHAT I WANT IT TO BE TRANSLATED TO.... SORRY BAD GRAMMAR

    10 giorni fa
  • Earthquake William
    Earthquake William

    For saving Morty in Rickle in time, he was so certain about it that it didn’t create any more of the (alternate time? I can’t remember the name)

    10 giorni fa
  • cris rodriguez
    cris rodriguez

    I think it's simpler than that. He wanted to make Tony suffer and since death didn't scare Tony it didn't satisfy Rick at all.

    11 giorni fa
  • S Z
    S Z

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="346">5:46</a> what's the name of the song

    11 giorni fa
  • D34TH

    This made me realize I’m depressed

    11 giorni fa
  • Goku son
    Goku son

    Danny phantom is future timmy turner

    12 giorni fa
  • Unstable_name 1192
    Unstable_name 1192

    i was reating taco bell durring the vidio

    12 giorni fa
  • drak eye one
    drak eye one

    rich nows how to be unhappy HOW I WANT TO NOW HOW i want to fell nothing

    12 giorni fa
  • Ok

    Ah, yes. My favourite emotion. pickle.

    13 giorni fa
  • P14YZzero

    In the episode we’re they we’re in blitz and chips when morty finishes playing roy and rick played it after if you look at rick during the scene when his playing it he has a smile in his face because when he played roy he felt in control of his life and i think why rick loves to go to blitz and chips because he can feel in control there through the games.this is just my theory on rick

    13 giorni fa
  • pharmer73

    That’s the writing thumbnail

    13 giorni fa
  • T. Mojito
    T. Mojito

    i can attest to the creative thoughts part. As an artist, once you realize that fact it makes it easier. I always say, "you aren't going to create a new note, color, or word. You can only work with what we have. But only you can feel your feeling so strong that it pours out of you in those notes colors or words." No one really just one day picks up a talent. They are inspired to do something they saw, heard or felt and want to recreate it somehow. usually by picking up the same instrument that inspired them. then the act of practice is needed to be skillful in that endeavor. during this time you learn the combinations that work and the techniques you favor and don't. With that knowledge, you are then able to explore your creativity, or what the video is saying the remixing of those techniques and combinations. He's right, nothing is new.

    13 giorni fa
  • Marcelo J. Nader
    Marcelo J. Nader

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="394">6:34</a> It's true! I mean, Rick & Morty is just a remix of "Back to the Future", right?

    13 giorni fa
  • R O M
    R O M

    The cloning kit.

    15 giorni fa

    Do you think that Rick just convinced Beth that he left her mom

    16 giorni fa
  • undertale superfan
    undertale superfan

    The depression thing is true, not from experience, my friend has depression, and her actions are what was described as depression

    16 giorni fa
  • Phatniqqaboolin

    great video!

    16 giorni fa
  • Hihowarehaboi

    episode on rick being a literal god

    17 giorni fa
  • Luna & Saturn
    Luna & Saturn

    I haven’t even watch Rick and Morty but anyone who ever talked about Rick I could tell that he had depression probably because I have it

    18 giorni fa
  • Juke Lones
    Juke Lones

    rickshank rickdemption*

    18 giorni fa
  • Fire Gem
    Fire Gem

    Wait but where did the first music come from if it's not even an original idea?

    19 giorni fa
  • Plaz zmal
    Plaz zmal

    isnt the only thing in his mind is the scezhuan sauce?

    19 giorni fa
  • Chill Jelloton
    Chill Jelloton

    I was a shy poooer, then i transitioned

    19 giorni fa
  • penis

    Happiness is a chemical so maybe he can

    20 giorni fa
  • Benedict ,T Largo
    Benedict ,T Largo

    I'm watching this while eating

    20 giorni fa
  • Breadpiece

    Forgot to censor when h said poop

    20 giorni fa
  • Mr. Henry
    Mr. Henry

    summer does not have morty waves

    20 giorni fa
  • Wendalynn

    Omg thank you for this video I immediately subscribed

    21 giorno fa
  • Jessica Evans
    Jessica Evans

    A toaster but it's a back massaging cell phone! Mine! I invented it!

    22 giorni fa
  • The black goat of the woods
    The black goat of the woods

    What he needs to make a video on are how bad do Rick's breath stink and how drunk he really are. Maby a case for Austin to do....

    22 giorni fa
  • Anonymoose

    As a person with depression, this seems accurate.

    22 giorni fa
  • Amber Rogers
    Amber Rogers

    Who came up with the old ideas if we mix around those ones

    23 giorni fa
  • Nani

    Pickle Rick! Funniest sh*t I’ve ever seen!

    23 giorni fa
  • Thexalchemists productions [T.X.A.P]
    Thexalchemists productions [T.X.A.P]

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="656">10:56</a> I can say this is true. I have depression and am trying to get out of it. It’s really sad to see people like this.

    23 giorni fa
  • TitoTaTito :D
    TitoTaTito :D

    Rick & Morty new Episode came out TODAY!!! The plot was cool... but there were TONs of scenes with hints of whats happening next!!! PLEASE do a vid on the episode (maybe breaking down on what happened and what it means???) :P

    24 giorni fa
  • sarikatimmi

    but then beth wldve still had a relationship w diane

    25 giorni fa
  • Tex Texas
    Tex Texas

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="581">9:41</a> Morty not that I give a shiffy poopy😂😂

    26 giorni fa


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  • Dave Melo
    Dave Melo

    LOL intro Drunk bi*ch

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  • Kelly Cox
    Kelly Cox


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  • Warren Rice
    Warren Rice

    The true is rick is summer.

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  • wolf eye jack
    wolf eye jack


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