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. Cameile Secakuku

    Cameile Secakuku22 цагийн өмнө

    Who else here after season 4 finale to see if he was right, I kinda think he was.

  2. Mitchell S

    Mitchell SӨдрийн өмнө

    Who is can’t wait for episode 10

  3. excalrical83

    excalrical83Өдрийн өмнө

    Hearing matpat say special poopy time is like the best thing ever

  4. Auntie B

    Auntie BӨдрийн өмнө

    That toilet episode hurt my feelings. It’s really hard to let people in. They didn’t have to call me out like that.. I relate too much to Rick, it hurts.

  5. Kamishibaiya

    KamishibaiyaӨдрийн өмнө

    Wait what if he showed the aliens Simple Rick’s origin story? Then he’d know EXACTLY what happened. Then it would totally be fabricated from someone else’s story, and he totally could’ve left that Beth when she was a child.

  6. Airplane Noise

    Airplane Noise2 өдрийн өмнө

    *_PICKLE RICK!!!!!!!_*

  7. SystemRed09

    SystemRed092 өдрийн өмнө

    Rick is great at social distancing

  8. Matthew Jacob

    Matthew Jacob3 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  9. stupidest channel

    stupidest channel3 өдрийн өмнө

    I hate the part when he says its just a theory

  10. demon king

    demon king3 өдрийн өмнө

    Rick:I have crippleing depression

  11. Airplane Noise

    Airplane Noise2 өдрийн өмнө

    Crippleing. *_crippleing_*

  12. Nether lord

    Nether lord3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  13. James Gieck

    James Gieck4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  14. Myles Madill

    Myles Madill4 өдрийн өмнө

    “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

  15. Raisin

    Raisin4 өдрийн өмнө

    Confirmed: Rick and I has depression

  16. Caleb Lucas

    Caleb Lucas6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  17. Pacoisdabwstツ

    Pacoisdabwstツ6 өдрийн өмнө

    <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

  18. Thomas Go

    Thomas Go6 өдрийн өмнө

    when you do a better job than therapists

  19. Isaiah Espinoza

    Isaiah Espinoza7 өдрийн өмнө

    I think film theory just took me a apart .

  20. Gizmo Rich

    Gizmo Rich7 өдрийн өмнө

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

  21. Nezz Effect

    Nezz Effect7 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  22. Nezz Effect

    Nezz Effect7 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  23. Nezz Effect

    Nezz Effect7 өдрийн өмнө

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

  24. captaindog

    captaindog7 өдрийн өмнө

    As someone with depress this is accurate

  25. krunchly

    krunchly8 өдрийн өмнө

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

  26. Jessie MacDonald

    Jessie MacDonald9 өдрийн өмнө

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

  27. Magnus Moutonum

    Magnus Moutonum9 өдрийн өмнө

    didnt know Rick was currently listenning to billie Eilish

  28. baolong vu

    baolong vu10 өдрийн өмнө

    Rick just rosted him selft

  29. Microwaved Popcorn

    Microwaved Popcorn10 өдрийн өмнө

    Can u make theories on the 100

  30. Tuck Hodges

    Tuck Hodges10 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  31. gerardoareyesm

    gerardoareyesm10 өдрийн өмнө

    Melancholy more than depression

  32. Blu Rubiks

    Blu Rubiks10 өдрийн өмнө

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

  33. JT Callison

    JT Callison10 өдрийн өмнө

    There is more than 5 episodes in season 4 lmao

  34. Miguel Messina

    Miguel Messina11 өдрийн өмнө

    Scott cawthon should’ve been there

  35. AmaniTNT

    AmaniTNT11 өдрийн өмнө

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

  36. Laura Deville

    Laura Deville11 өдрийн өмнө

    Let’s get off toilet and eat mrpoopybutthole

  37. Bellboy

    Bellboy11 өдрийн өмнө


  38. Jeffrey Dallas

    Jeffrey Dallas11 өдрийн өмнө

    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...

  39. subuix

    subuix11 өдрийн өмнө

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

  40. Ãir Angel9

    Ãir Angel912 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  41. Jcr1g

    Jcr1g12 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  42. Perfect Sonic

    Perfect Sonic12 өдрийн өмнө

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

  43. Red Teddy Amazing Adventures

    Red Teddy Amazing Adventures12 өдрийн өмнө

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

  44. huazhouye

    huazhouye12 өдрийн өмнө

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

  45. R ed

    R ed13 өдрийн өмнө

    So rick is a tsundere

  46. Asriel Dreemurr

    Asriel Dreemurr13 өдрийн өмнө

    Okay I'm not usually on this side of MNgos but Pickle Rick

  47. Rich Gaming

    Rich Gaming13 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  48. Old Sport

    Old Sport13 өдрийн өмнө

    Dislike if you feel pickle Rick today

  49. Rich Gaming

    Rich Gaming13 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  50. Earthquake William

    Earthquake William13 өдрийн өмнө

    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)

  51. cris rodriguez

    cris rodriguez13 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  52. S Z

    S Z14 өдрийн өмнө

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

  53. D34TH

    D34TH14 өдрийн өмнө

    This made me realize I’m depressed

  54. Goku son

    Goku son14 өдрийн өмнө

    Danny phantom is future timmy turner

  55. Unstable_name 1192

    Unstable_name 119215 өдрийн өмнө

    i was reating taco bell durring the vidio

  56. drak eye one

    drak eye one15 өдрийн өмнө

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

  57. Ok

    Ok16 өдрийн өмнө

    Ah, yes. My favourite emotion. pickle.

  58. P14YZzero

    P14YZzero16 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  59. pharmer73

    pharmer7316 өдрийн өмнө

    That’s the writing thumbnail

  60. T. Mojito

    T. Mojito16 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  61. Marcelo J. Nader

    Marcelo J. Nader16 өдрийн өмнө

    <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?

  62. R O M

    R O M18 өдрийн өмнө

    The cloning kit.


    TSUKUNE18 өдрийн өмнө

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

  64. undertale superfan

    undertale superfan19 өдрийн өмнө

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

  65. g s

    g s19 өдрийн өмнө

    great video!

  66. Hihowarehaboi

    Hihowarehaboi20 өдрийн өмнө

    episode on rick being a literal god

  67. Luna & Saturn

    Luna & Saturn20 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  68. Juke Lones

    Juke Lones21 өдрийн өмнө

    rickshank rickdemption*

  69. Fire Gem

    Fire Gem22 өдрийн өмнө

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

  70. Plaz zmal

    Plaz zmal22 өдрийн өмнө

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

  71. Chill Jelloton

    Chill Jelloton22 өдрийн өмнө

    I was a shy poooer, then i transitioned

  72. penis

    penis22 өдрийн өмнө

    Happiness is a chemical so maybe he can

  73. Benedict ,T Largo

    Benedict ,T Largo23 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm watching this while eating

  74. Breadpiece

    Breadpiece23 өдрийн өмнө

    Forgot to censor when h said poop

  75. Mr. Henry

    Mr. Henry23 өдрийн өмнө

    summer does not have morty waves

  76. Wendalynn

    Wendalynn24 өдрийн өмнө

    Omg thank you for this video I immediately subscribed

  77. Jessica Evans

    Jessica Evans25 өдрийн өмнө

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

  78. The black goat of the woods

    The black goat of the woods25 өдрийн өмнө

    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....

  79. Anonymoose

    Anonymoose25 өдрийн өмнө

    As a person with depression, this seems accurate.

  80. Amber Rogers

    Amber Rogers25 өдрийн өмнө

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

  81. Nani

    Nani25 өдрийн өмнө

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

  82. Thexalchemists productions [T.X.A.P]

    Thexalchemists productions [T.X.A.P]25 өдрийн өмнө

    <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.

  83. TitoTaTito :D

    TitoTaTito :D27 өдрийн өмнө

    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