Film Theory: Inside the Mind of Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)

  • Published: 01 December 2019
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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

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  • TJ Knight
    TJ Knight  11 minutes back

    WhAT dID tHey See!

    • Polumathēs
      Polumathēs  1 hours back

      JRR Tolkien used to call human beings "sub-creators". If you think about it, sub-creation can only take from creation, it can never create outright.

      Or put another way, "original ideas don't even exist."

      • Bruce Wayne
        Bruce Wayne  1 hours back

        Do a theory on the cat and what rick and jerry saw when they scanned its brain.

        • ceerw buty
          ceerw buty  2 hours back

          I don’t get how if ricks wife died and Beth was standing next to her how she didn’t

          • Nic Williams
            Nic Williams  3 hours back

            And only the ricks who don’t stay with Diane get accses to the multiverse

            • David Palomares
              David Palomares  3 hours back

              Just wanted new episode of Rick and Morty he matpat if your cool with it figure out what the cat did first thing it happens in Florida that's all I know coment if you see this thank you for doing it for later

              • Trivia 承
                Trivia 承  4 hours back

                Hey probaly has borderline personality disoder

                • ceerw buty
                  ceerw buty  2 hours back

                  Honestly mat, you just frustrate me these days.

              • Shawn Bomb
                Shawn Bomb  5 hours back

                I can't wait for your theory on why the cat talks

                • Menos The Name
                  Menos The Name  6 hours back

                  This intro was the best so far.
                  I get you may feel disgruntled to miss a theory now and then. Even if you tell it's just a theory over and over, I'm sure you get a lot of plop with such a big fan base. And the joke is golden. Hat off, Mat ❤

                  • Toby Toby
                    Toby Toby  6 hours back

                    MAT PAT I HAVE 2 THEORY!!!!

                    Theory 1
                    rick has stated and it has been demonstrated that ricks and morties have complementary brain waves. Thing is, c137 morty is changing to be more assertive. So is it possible that c137 rick is more depressed due to this fact that the waves are complimentary?

                    Theory 2
                    morty is changing a ton mentally in the span of the show, he is becomeing more assertive. I think rick allowed that.Before, when ever morty got assertive rick would put a stop to it like when he tazzed morty in the Purge ep. It is important then he stay the same so he could use mortys brain waves to hide. Now with the fall of the galactic gov and cinidl, rick dose not need that anymore. Now what rick dose not know is that the cinidel is being rebuilt, by evil morty.

                    To add on
                    There is no possible way he could have predicted that. We have seen evil morty outsmart rick in the past. This is a big problem bc evil morty is directly related to c137 rick in some way. i think evil morty will find rick without morties complimentary brain waves.

                    reddit user is llamaman669 if anyone wants to talk more

                    • why world ? why! ?
                      why world ? why! ?  6 hours back

                      "our rick' has no beth, remember he is ground 0 rick and only looks for the multiverses with a more full family..

                      • Kyrator
                        Kyrator  7 hours back

                        Saying we can't make new ideas, just remix old ones is one of the most retarded things I've ever heard. If you want to be able to comprehend anything as a human being you need to be able to relate it to something you have been taught or experienced. You literally cannot have an new idea if you have no comprehension of the world. That's one of me most retardedly phrased things I've ever heard to make a point.

                        • H4K3R SP4C3
                          H4K3R SP4C3  7 hours back

                          i dont know why. but the simplicity of this theory irritates me because of how accurate it is XD.

                          • William Karbala
                            William Karbala  8 hours back

                            That or Dianes Rick died. And this another a rick

                            • Pete Hamm
                              Pete Hamm  9 hours back

                              The Morty, Beth and Diane that belonged to this Rick never existed. We already know this. He jumps to Beth's that are other Rick's Beths.

                              • Bananen Cupcake
                                Bananen Cupcake  10 hours back

                                why can I relate so well to rick oof

                                • Lizzy CAN’T draw
                                  Lizzy CAN’T draw  10 hours back

                                  Theirs a new live action Mulan movie coming out... SZECHUAN SAUSE 4 EVERYBODY!!!

                                  • BorkMyLife ;3;
                                    BorkMyLife ;3;  11 hours back

                                    Aye summer for the win

                                    • BorkMyLife ;3;
                                      BorkMyLife ;3;  11 hours back

                                      When you yourself has depression and you kinda figured he did have depression 😂

                                      • Sweet Prince
                                        Sweet Prince  11 hours back

                                        M theory i fink

                                        • VQM6
                                          VQM6  11 hours back

                                          That's a lot like real life. I read somewhere that a lot of men go to the toilet not to go but, to get a break from everything. One of the few valid excuses to get away.

                                          • Kye Rafferty
                                            Kye Rafferty  11 hours back

                                            Honestly mat, you just frustrate me these days.

                                            • ShizaanSil
                                              ShizaanSil  12 hours back

                                              this episode reminded me of how a friend of mine made fun of me when i said the character i identify the most is rick. i am also a "shy pooper"

                                              • Ricardo Plummer
                                                Ricardo Plummer  12 hours back

                                                Must watch

                                                • Darnoc Pokemon
                                                  Darnoc Pokemon  12 hours back

                                                  Rick's wife couldn't of died and she definitely raised Beth after he left her but We never see her in any universe he visits. There's no way she died in every reality. In the episode where bird person gets married, Rick says he couldn't make his marriage work. Insinuating that they broke up. Surely if he broke up with one, he could move to an identical universe but one where Rick doesn't exist and meet her again.

                                                  It's more likely that his wife is just as clever as him and is hiding from him in every reality. Like the citadel of Rick but for her. Beth is very head strong and dominant over Jerry, it is likely that her mother was as well making her and Rick clash being both dominant. It's likely he wishes he'd given in more to her to make himself happy.

                                                  Anyways, just a thought.

                                                  • mooncake
                                                    mooncake  12 hours back

                                                    Rick listened to billy Eilish once

                                                    • LordHollow
                                                      LordHollow  12 hours back

                                                      At least Rick's change of heart didn't come from him and Tony's mothers having the same name...

                                                      • Sway
                                                        Sway  12 hours back

                                                        Well, I love this theory but remember- he is the smartest guy in the universe. So creating a new scenario of fake memory in his head, might be easier for him.

                                                        • ResurrectionX
                                                          ResurrectionX  13 hours back

                                                          Omfg 😂

                                                          • Eric Lemesany
                                                            Eric Lemesany  13 hours back

                                                            This episode hits really close to home for me. As someone who struggles with a few different mental illnesses, including MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) PTSD, and anxiety, as well as having an above average IQ, I relate a lot to Rick as a character. Thank you Matpat, I really think you handle these episodes that handle deeper topics really well and I appreciate that.

                                                            • butt butt
                                                              butt butt  13 hours back

                                                              Obviously it’s beths mother

                                                              • Sean Horne
                                                                Sean Horne  14 hours back

                                                                Remember, he uses morty’s dumbass waves to cloak his Rick waves

                                                                • Trip Irions
                                                                  Trip Irions  14 hours back

                                                                  And tiny rick

                                                                  • Moose-Mooose Pusheen fluff

                                                                    FROZEN 2 PPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEE

                                                                    • Diego’s Gaming channel
                                                                      Diego’s Gaming channel  15 hours back

                                                                      Do a theory about the netfix show the flash and how he is able to fase ,throw lightning, reverse time,stop time and how if it is possible to to the flash

                                                                    • Luna Burrito
                                                                      Luna Burrito  15 hours back


                                                                      • chding zuure
                                                                        chding zuure  16 hours back

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

                                                                        • Amina B
                                                                          Amina B  16 hours back

                                                                          Depression:hello Rick
                                                                          Rick: *sad Rick sounds

                                                                          • IQ_ YEET
                                                                            IQ_ YEET  17 hours back


                                                                            • Nikole Wolf
                                                                              Nikole Wolf  17 hours back

                                                                              When I was watching this video i got an add for antidepressants...

                                                                              • chding zuure
                                                                                chding zuure  16 hours back

                                                                                I’m sure it was obvious that he was depressed. When you are depressed you always have one thing that hits you in the back of your head, “I want someone to relate to me an

                                                                            • White Diamonds
                                                                              White Diamonds  17 hours back

                                                                              Are you gonna do a Frozen 2 Film Theory? There was some pretty good stuff………

                                                                            • Maximus Heaton
                                                                              Maximus Heaton  17 hours back

                                                                              Mat pat pls do a theory on the thomas the tank engine mad bomber an who it was . The video is by leokimvideo pls do this

                                                                              • lengendary ares
                                                                                lengendary ares  18 hours back

                                                                                matt in crypt tv on facebook the birch shows someone turning into well THE BIRCH

                                                                                • Slash Clash
                                                                                  Slash Clash  18 hours back

                                                                                  I have a question: can a water bender bend clouds, and can a air benders do the same??

                                                                                  • a heart in a cage
                                                                                    a heart in a cage  18 hours back

                                                                                    the meme at the end is a absolute *MOOD*

                                                                                    • Video Critic
                                                                                      Video Critic  18 hours back

                                                                                      What if Jerry...

                                                                                      • Bandit Bambi
                                                                                        Bandit Bambi  18 hours back

                                                                                        where did u watch rick and morty new season

                                                                                        • Scarlet Jones
                                                                                          Scarlet Jones  19 hours back

                                                                                          MATPAT CHECK OUT POPPY'S CHANNEL'S CHANNEL AND WEBSITE SHE'S CHANGED SO MUCH SINCE YOUR LAST ANALYSIS VIDEO OF HER