Film Theory: The Minions in Minions AREN'T MINIONS!

Objavljeno 29. apr. 2021
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What IS a Minion? That was the question I started with when working on this theory. I wanted to REALLY understand these little guys, so I started searching the movies for information. Well Theorists, I found more that I expected buried in the Minions and Despicable Me movies. A LOT more. So much that I can definitely say that the Minions in the movies are NOT Minions. You'll have to watch to find out WHY!

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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Mark Hofmeyer
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Forrest Lee, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


  • I now have a conspiracy theory about your theory!

  • If they had not been sitting in that ice cave they would helped Mr. H in 1939

  • He has too much time it is a cartoon it doesn’t need to make sense in the real world.

  • Tbh this reminds me of the nomes from little nightmares because they are kids that have been turned into nomes

  • Whatever if it gets my baby cousin to shut I love it.

  • ´Minions are NOT minions´ ah yes i see, the floor here is NOT made out of floor yes i saw a similar comment after i wrote this though

  • Isn’t minion just a modern word for slave?

  • O

  • At the universal minion mayhem gru said they where humans that turned into humans but I don't know if it's Cannon

  • Fun fact: napoleon was average height for the time, the French length units were bigger so he was mistaken for a midget man but he was on eye level with most people

  • To everyone, ILY

  • Couldn't there have been yellow cell things somewhere else, and Gru grouped them all together?

  • ACTUALLY mat pat could be wrong they could reproduce asexually meaning to mate without a female partner, BUT... probably not (prove e wrong if so.)

  • Haha his first name is Felonius?!😂

  • New information : met has a child

  • Make a fairy about Adventure Time

  • Wait... YOU HAVE A SON?!!!

  • Um I hope y’all know that minions means like a servants or something like that and not just some made up word that they made lol

  • min ion

  • Bet watt want in the mother 1 Grow was a kid so how did he crayt the ninyons

  • he is now stolen for mrBeast hahaha

  • Oliver is way too cute

  • Fun fact:the minions are based off kids in a certain country that are forced to do child labor and have some sort of contraption on their head to prevent them from talking. P.S:I found this from Tiktok and unfortunately,it is very much real

  • Keeps doing these bespoke intros to mask the fact he hasn't made a new intro since the beginning of Film Theorists

  • Do a theory on the Rabbids in Rabbids Invasion

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  • His son is the cutest thing ever Also he says “minions are so dumb they couldn’t be girls-“ I can’t tell if he’s saying girls are dumb or girls are smart

  • your son is sooo adorable

  • Matpat should receive an oscar for editing

  • I just realize how big your son has gotten- I feel like it’s only been yesterday he was a baby.

  • Can you do a owl house theory

  • seems sus they were coincidently gone during the 30s - 50s 👀

  • Disliked all of his vid bc hes ruining all of your child hood

  • Why do the minions sound like Morph?

  • Next: Game Theory: The Pokemon in Pokemon AREN'T POKEMON!

  • I honestly thought they reproduced asexually like ameobas.

  • there minions of minions

  • The 4d dispicibal me ride is about gru transforming people into minions. Cool

  • Couldn’t it also be that they might be huge cells (most likely prokaryotes since one clip showed nucleoid dna) replicating themselves by binary fission?🤔

    • @Keely oh that’s a relief! I was worried that I had unintentionally offended you😂😭😅

    • @Iduna I'm so sorry! I should have added an indicator that I was making a little joke. I'm not offended at all, but apologize for causing you stress when I intended to make you chuckle a bit.

    • I’m sorry if you view anything as me being immature. I never intended anything to be a joke. If anything, I have not much humour, so forgive me if I have offended you in any way. It wasn’t my intention

    • @Keely why would they be a joke to me? Of course they aren’t a joke.

    • @Keely I’m just a gcse student. Just using my education to suggest a theory. I’m not be as aware of any other concepts of binary fission since I’m only at a gcse level, but that’s what we were taught

  • Wait he stole from beast? Was this got on video? bc now I wanna watch

  • That joke is dumb

  • Y'ALL: TIME TRAVEL. My kid begged me to share this (she's the real fan, I get sucked in). The more I talked it out the more sense it made. Minions didn't evolve from the past. Gru & Dru's FATHER put them in the past by travelling in time. Papa Hu was more than just a rolling stone. In a plan to clone the most evil person on earth--himself but more indestructible and an army. Like most great discoveries, he first failed, creating twins, Gru and Dru. Though Papa Hu preened over their twisted genius and...durability... and both were proud parents. However, they soon saw the need to separate the boys after realizing what it means when naughty clones think alike: they're competitive and destructive. Before they could walk, they had already destroyed two homes and a Piggly Wiggly. At this rate, the parents realized the twins could destroy the entire planet (solar system?) if they stayed in contact and equally yoked. One twin would need an army of minions, COMPLETELY loyal to one master until death, immortal, and too stupid to ever switch masters. So Papa Hu and Dru moved. Papa Hu secretly developed minions. As he developed more minions, he couldn't make them indestructible unless they were exposed to a vast variety of times and environments. With the help of minions, Papa Gru invented a time machine. Conveniently, minions were test subjects. Each time they returned, he improved the time travel technique and the minion's DNA encoded new survival. This accounts for the slight changes in minions, even the anatomical variants. It was time to take all the minions to the very earliest point in history and leave them. The minions recognized Gru when they saw him as a child. They knew he was one of their creator's son's and this was their ultimate master. Many minion couldn't have successfully returned in the time machine. Papa Hu could have just told the minions to find and pick up their brothers as they live over the centuries. He could have even created some kind of biological homing device so they would be drawn to each other. But that's just a theory.

  • i feel so old now i used to watch TONS of matpat's theory's and now he has a kid it's just...wonderful

  • Why would this mean the clones are not minions because their clones. That’s like saying dolly the sheep isn’t a sheep because it’s a clone.

  • I hate film theory he just makes kids film a nightmare

  • You know what, I hate minions, but seeing Oliver so excited about that stolen minion, it brings a tear to the eye it does

  • Ware did Bob go the wun with the tety bare

  • For simple they are B E A N S with goggle 1 or 2 eyes

  • Actually the minions are from the nazi's the people are wearing the helmet.

  • MatPat: i tole a minion from a mr beast Christmas video MrBeast: so thats where that went

  • Idk why but as soon as he said he had a son it ruined the vibe 😑

  • have you heard of the SCB

  • f

  • 4:50 isn’t it the napoleonic wars

  • you have a son

  • Minions are more human than human.

  • What about the ride at universal studios

  • #JustMonika

  • aww cute little boy

  • yellow sus

  • Bro matpat's kid will be the smartes kid

  • Theory: this is confirmed by natural selection because they stayed near evil people in hope that they could make more of them and/or protect them

  • in the 2nd movie in order to turn the minions back from the purple minion form dr Nifario says to turn them back he mixes the minion formula with the nasty jam to turn them back. this is to say they do make new minions just in a different way. Noy saying that your wrong just wanted to see if you would use it and kinda was dissapointed.

  • What happened to norbert

  • Of course they are really minios, they are demons

  • Minions are gods

  • ok off topic but ur child is so adorable

  • Banana anyone?🍌

  • This just ruined my childhood

  • At the start you forgot bobs different eyes

  • Omggggggggggggg

  • 1270 are facke

  • Gru + gelato matter =imortal gru Imortal gru + minions = chaos

  • I have a question for you, if GRU had ‘em in 1968, was GRU hiding then from his mum? when we see him watch the moon landing which happened the next year, the minions aren’t in that seen but his mum is not shocked at all when she sees them when the movie takes place

  • What if minions just split in half and then each half grows into another and then it just repeats Edit: just re wach for like 2 seconds at 9:13

  • the minions are based on the kids prisoners of Jews from ww 2 by hitlers crazy scientist, the reason the kids look like minions is because a crazy scientist locked their heads by a metal helmet by not looking or not talking so that’s why the minions don’t talk normal language

  • Did anybody lose count over how many times MatPat said “minions”?🤣

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  • So uuhhh, sorry to burst your bubble mat, but they're genetic clones lol, the shorts attached to either the first or second movie literally spelled out to the audience that each of the minions are genetic clones of each other, made by each other in Gru's lab. Bruh moment.

  • There are three things that are infinite: the universe, human stupidity, and Minions' lifespan. And I'm not sure about the universe or human stupidity (Albert Einstein in this universe)

  • Nobody: Tall One eyed Minions:

  • idk if this is true but when i watched all 3 movies as a kid I don't know if this is true but I remembered that Gru has a minion making machine not a robot one their just minions nothing special

    • yeah ok he said their clones yes their kinda clones but they arent ripoffs or imposters if their clones then why would they be a imposter EDIT: THEIR CLONES OF THE ORIGINAL NOT GRU MADE SOME RIPOFF THEY CLONED THE ORIGNAL MINIONS SO THEIR STILL ORIGINAL

  • The minions are actually Jewish kids the were taken and tested in a lab by scientists

  • So Pierre Coffin says minions are so dumb that they can't be girls. That feels like a insult to girls.

  • he said minions 3 times in the title lol

  • What if Jimmy saw this?

  • Look Matt Pat I’m not sure how big of a sports fan you are but I really want you to make a sports theory channel do it for me please I’m a big sports fan

  • Isn’t a clone still it? I mean, if it’s super off no, but these are spot on, so can’t they effectively be called Minions? They are largely indistinguishable from the originals.

  • So if the minions could have been people, then you have a case for the characters in Among Us being minions. Various colors of spacesuits explain the colors, the single bubble visor is just a uniform way to accommodate for the goggles, and the imposter had the serum from the second movie. The general size and shape match, and we know minions have knowledge of space flight because they worked on Gru’s rocket.

  • The minions are Something that should be destroyed


  • "Minions are so dumb, they couldn't be girls." Can someone please explain this? I'm not sure if it's a joke or just mean-spirited self-deprecation.

  • Matpat: i got you some minons

  • In secret life of pets the animals can communicate to each other but not humans as seen in the beginning of the first movie just want to point that out

  • There is a Theron that mimions were created by nazis

  • So what you don’t realize is that they probably where Nazis at one point

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