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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  1. krunchly

    krunchlyHace 4 horas

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

  2. Jessie MacDonald

    Jessie MacDonaldHace un día

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

  3. Magnus Moutonum

    Magnus MoutonumHace 2 días

    didnt know Rick was currently listenning to billie Eilish

  4. baolong vu

    baolong vuHace 2 días

    Rick just rosted him selft

  5. Microwaved Popcorn

    Microwaved PopcornHace 2 días

    Can u make theories on the 100

  6. Tuck Hodges

    Tuck HodgesHace 2 días

    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. gerardoareyesm

    gerardoareyesmHace 2 días

    Melancholy more than depression

  8. Blu Rubiks

    Blu RubiksHace 2 días

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

  9. JT Callison

    JT CallisonHace 2 días

    There is more than 5 episodes in season 4 lmao

  10. Miguel Messina

    Miguel MessinaHace 3 días

    Scott cawthon should’ve been there

  11. AmaniTNT

    AmaniTNTHace 3 días

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

  12. Laura Deville

    Laura DevilleHace 3 días

    Let’s get off toilet and eat mrpoopybutthole

  13. Bellboy

    BellboyHace 3 días


  14. Jeffrey Dallas

    Jeffrey DallasHace 3 días

    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...

  15. subuix

    subuixHace 3 días

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

  16. Ãir Angel9

    Ãir Angel9Hace 4 días

    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

  17. Jcr1g

    Jcr1gHace 4 días

    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.

  18. Perfect Sonic

    Perfect SonicHace 4 días

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

  19. Red Teddy Amazing Adventures

    Red Teddy Amazing AdventuresHace 4 días

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

  20. huazhouye

    huazhouyeHace 4 días

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

  21. R ed

    R edHace 5 días

    So rick is a tsundere

  22. Asriel Dreemurr

    Asriel DreemurrHace 5 días

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

  23. Rich Gaming

    Rich GamingHace 5 días

    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

  24. Old Sport

    Old SportHace 5 días

    Dislike if you feel pickle Rick today

  25. Rich Gaming

    Rich GamingHace 5 días

    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

  26. Earthquake William

    Earthquake WilliamHace 5 días

    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)

  27. cris rodriguez

    cris rodriguezHace 5 días

    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.

  28. S Z

    S ZHace 6 días

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

  29. D34TH

    D34THHace 6 días

    This made me realize I’m depressed

  30. Goku son

    Goku sonHace 6 días

    Danny phantom is future timmy turner

  31. Unstable_name 1192

    Unstable_name 1192Hace 7 días

    i was reating taco bell durring the vidio

  32. Nick Wilde loves cuddles

    Nick Wilde loves cuddlesHace 7 días

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

  33. Ok

    OkHace 8 días

    Ah, yes. My favourite emotion. pickle.

  34. P14YZzero

    P14YZzeroHace 8 días

    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

  35. pharmer73

    pharmer73Hace 8 días

    That’s the writing thumbnail

  36. T. Mojito

    T. MojitoHace 8 días

    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.

  37. Marcelo J. Nader

    Marcelo J. NaderHace 8 días

    <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?

  38. R O M

    R O MHace 10 días

    The cloning kit.


    TSUKUNEHace 11 días

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

  40. undertale superfan

    undertale superfanHace 11 días

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

  41. Phatniqqaboolin

    PhatniqqaboolinHace 11 días

    great video!

  42. Hihowarehaboi

    HihowarehaboiHace 12 días

    episode on rick being a literal god

  43. Luna & Saturn

    Luna & SaturnHace 13 días

    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

  44. Juke Lones

    Juke LonesHace 13 días

    rickshank rickdemption*

  45. Fire Gem

    Fire GemHace 14 días

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

  46. Plaz zmal

    Plaz zmalHace 14 días

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

  47. Chill Jelloton

    Chill JellotonHace 14 días

    I was a shy poooer, then i transitioned

  48. penis

    penisHace 15 días

    Happiness is a chemical so maybe he can

  49. Benedict ,T Largo

    Benedict ,T LargoHace 15 días

    I'm watching this while eating

  50. Breadpiece

    BreadpieceHace 15 días

    Forgot to censor when h said poop

  51. Mr. Henry

    Mr. HenryHace 15 días

    summer does not have morty waves

  52. Wendalynn

    WendalynnHace 16 días

    Omg thank you for this video I immediately subscribed

  53. Jessica Evans

    Jessica EvansHace 17 días

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

  54. The black goat of the woods

    The black goat of the woodsHace 17 días

    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....

  55. Anonymoose

    AnonymooseHace 17 días

    As a person with depression, this seems accurate.

  56. Amber Rogers

    Amber RogersHace 18 días

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

  57. Nani

    NaniHace 18 días

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

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

    Thexalchemists productions [T.X.A.P]Hace 18 días

    <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.

  59. TitoTaTito :D

    TitoTaTito :DHace 19 días

    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

  60. sarikatimmi

    sarikatimmiHace 20 días

    but then beth wldve still had a relationship w diane

  61. Tex Texas

    Tex TexasHace 21 un día

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


    HELLO EARTHLINGSHace 23 días


  63. Dave Melo

    Dave MeloHace 26 días

    LOL intro Drunk bi*ch

  64. Kelly Cox

    Kelly CoxHace 26 días


  65. Warren Rice

    Warren RiceHace 27 días

    The true is rick is summer.

  66. wolf eye jack

    wolf eye jackHace 27 días


  67. im totally cool !!!!

    im totally cool !!!!Hace 28 días

    I play a card game called magic of the gathering and I made a new I idea for a deck about simic blinck

  68. Michele galvanized

    Michele galvanizedHace 28 días

    a sieantest turn into him self into a pickle funniest crap I seen

  69. wilam black

    wilam blackHace un mes

    Please understand that conversation rick and his daughter is a complement to morty as he found nothing mattered in the universe making the universe morty's oyster as much as rick's.

  70. Albert Gomez

    Albert GomezHace un mes


  71. Dragon Spectrum

    Dragon SpectrumHace un mes


  72. Orange

    OrangeHace un mes


  73. Alex Fierro

    Alex FierroHace un mes

    So there is literally nothing new under the sun.

  74. Carrie Mosman

    Carrie MosmanHace un mes

    Also he needs a Morty to cloak his brain Waves summer can't do that.

  75. Indigo Undead

    Indigo UndeadHace un mes

    I saw Sonichu in stupid ideas, that's fucking true.

  76. ?????????????

    ?????????????Hace un mes

    Thanks matpat for saying what I’m feeling right now...

  77. Pokemonweeaboopikachuninja boi

    Pokemonweeaboopikachuninja boiHace un mes

    Why is MatPat suddenly an english teacher

  78. nemo santos

    nemo santosHace un mes

    why doesnt rick take antidepressants

  79. That80sGuy1972

    That80sGuy1972Hace un mes

    I always considered Rick's personality the most relatable on the show. I spoke about it a lot. Thanks (spoken sarcastically) for putting one of my issues in the spotlight.

  80. Keagan rodrigues creative

    Keagan rodrigues creativeHace un mes

    Who is smarter Matt Patt or rick