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

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    1. Neptune :D

      I watched a video that fundamentally changed the way I see myself and other people!!! It’s about something called attachment theory!! According to psychiatrists there are 4 Relationship types: Avoidant Anxious Secure and Fearful Rick is a fearful type and it explains why he is self sabotaging in his relationships with others. If anybody is curious about attachment theory check out this video Hope it helps you the way it helped me! 😊

    2. Tasenova

      Yo man, they got a third one. AND IM EVEN MORE CONFUSED

    3. Løcal Dreemur

      He should do a theory on the rick morty hybrid ( the ricklantis mixup) like so he sees

    4. Koen Kirby

      I watch rick and morty in the middle of the night so I can’t really hear it

    5. S.G.

      Do a ben 10 theory

      1. bofooit gojo


    6. Sonic Kunkel

      Bad news people youtube might not survive 2020

    7. Ass Ass

      Where can i watch season 4

      1. bofooit gojo

        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 ment

    8. dalton gleeson

      mat you got it all wrong the 5 episodes is a sign its the five stages of grief this season is to rewrite rick in a suddle way that they dont think anybody will notice

    9. TurboDieselDan

      9:15 [Smartest in the galaxy] I think you meant to say universe... huge difference between the two.

    10. YJN Lowry

      It’s crazy how rick can be depressed and I’m depressed but I don’t want that I’m the opposite of that I don’t want no one to feel how I feel but In the end it affects ppl differently

    11. Whoop Boop

      You should totally do a theory on treats for beasts it's weirdest channel I have ever found

    12. Robert Clopton

      what about ricks dui incident, while driving from a miami dolphin football game, where a man died, then rick ended up working in another state, no charges filed, what a guy!

    13. PizzaCrafterzzz

      You know I have a request scary movie Sydney camble

    14. ChrisChin94

      Watched this while pooping, only to feel attacked cus I've been doing the same to people I love recently. Thank you MatPat, screw you depression.

    15. John Bainbridge

      Taking your conclusion about Summer to its logical conclusion, there's a pretty clear reason why Rick constantly puts her down and tries to exclude her from his adventures... Because she's Beth, just in the way that Beth is also Rick's wife. Not literally, of course, but symbolically. Rick screwed up things with his wife and ended up screwing Beth up in the process. He's clearly trying to keep Summer at arm's length to protect her from himself.

    16. Fin Browne

      Goes to show no ones truly happy and if they are well unfortunately they won’t be forever because nothing lasts and we all have the same fate looool 😂

    17. SonicDX #1

      Can u do a flash cw theory

    18. Panda

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

    19. izuku midoria

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

    20. 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?

    21. The Epic Doges Hiding Account

      Yup i know depeson

      1. Ask to seduce Miss

        Anyone waiting for the second part of hi Mary Mary?

    22. Guilherme Deitado

      Hey MatPat do a theory about Teen Wolf

      1. Ask to seduce Miss


    23. Ana O.

      Can you cover the movie ready or not?

    24. 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)

    25. Mike McConeghy

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

    26. 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.

    27. SpideyAnonymous

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

    28. 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 US-new or even US-newrs or any of the big platforms. I think they just want to prove a point.

    29. Ludwig Jose

      Please do a theory on coraline

    30. derrick carmenatty

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

    31. jojo0142

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

    32. Steven Haws

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

    33. Vincent Ordas

      Cringy af opening

      1. Cassie

        You should watch disenchantment on Netflix

    34. 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

      1. Kiki Thorn

        @Cassie idk just something my tired mind thought of

      2. Cassie

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

    35. APY Reign

      Dude love the intro👌

    36. 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.

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    38. Adrian Herrera

      Anyone waiting for the second part of hi Mary Mary?

    39. Sebastian Hofmann

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

    40. 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

    41. 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?

    42. Roblox Guest

      This is sad hope Ricks family will respect rick

    43. Miss Bloocat

      Depression really is the worst though.

    44. Hendra Lim

      Is it weird if I'm crying watching this?

    45. MR.sadness Cry

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

    46. 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.

    47. Chazzie317

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

    48. 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?

    49. Carson Scohera

      You should watch disenchantment on Netflix

    50. mathias valtsov

      Why cant i see rick and morty in Netflix

    51. 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.

    52. 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)

    53. Brandon Brewer

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

    54. Kris Kreuzer

      The rickshank rickdemption?

    55. 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 ☝🏽

    56. 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.

    57. Locolucas 10


    58. Winterwolf

      I was hoping Film Theory would eventually go over silent Hill. But then questioned since the movies are based off games if it wouldn't be better for a game theory lol.

    59. JasianTheAsian 8

      I have a theory Johnny Test Became Johnny Bravo When quirks became a thing, he became all might

    60. CarLee Laster


    61. TouchedBigfoot8

      I watched the first 10 minutes and it started to talk about depression so I left like my dad

    62. NinjaNix

      Do you have any leaks about DHMIS???

    63. Scariett909

      Ayyy this hit home because i feel like i'm pushing my boyfriend and parents away but i don't know how to stop :')))))

    64. Javier Guerrero Pimentel

      One of the things that seems like we take for "granite" from the universe from Rick and Morty is that NOT ALL THE RICKS LEFT their family, I do believe there is two main paths one type of rick that left the wife and the other one that did live with the family. Every time that rick changes reality to live there if there are truly infinite they wont have lets say a few chances to do it BUT, the realities that are the same as the one that he wants to be part of are limited even in the random spectrum.

    65. WOLFYZ

      Do a frozen 2 theory

    66. DatBoi Luckyy

      There is a new video for local 58 called skywatching or something like that maybe a new theory on that

      1. hen ko

        I feel like im Rick

    67. Shiretoko

      9:30 I'd like to point out that the reason why the 'toxic hateful' version of rick cares for his Morty is because the evil version of yourself is the values you think are bad, basically, Rick sees his love and care for Morty as a bad thing or weakness. Although yes, it is present.

      1. Shiretoko

        @hen ko wha-

      2. hen ko

        “To pickle rick”

    68. Lɛօռ Rɛαɖɛʀ

      I didn't come to this episode to get exposed like this

    69. xXx_Chance_xXx

      If you ever do an intro like that I will unsubscribe that was the most annoying intro in the world I love your videos I love the message you send out to people and I love the energy but that was cringy