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




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

    Cameile SecakukuCameile Secakuku14 hours ago
  • Who is can’t wait for episode 10

    Mitchell SMitchell SDay ago
  • Hearing matpat say special poopy time is like the best thing ever

    excalrical83excalrical83Day ago
  • 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.

    Auntie BAuntie BDay ago
  • 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.

    KamishibaiyaKamishibaiyaDay ago
  • *_PICKLE RICK!!!!!!!_*

    Airplane NoiseAirplane Noise2 days ago
  • Rick is great at social distancing

    SystemRed09SystemRed092 days ago
  • 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.

    Matthew JacobMatthew Jacob2 days ago
  • I hate the part when he says its just a theory

    stupidest channelstupidest channel2 days ago
  • Rick:I have crippleing depression

    demon kingdemon king3 days ago
    • Crippleing. *_crippleing_*

      Airplane NoiseAirplane Noise2 days ago
  • I'm surprised that alongside all the holographic Mickey mice there weren't some Scott cawthon's 🤣😂🤣😂

    Nether lordNether lord3 days ago
  • ok im not saying im a super intelligent interdimensional traveling being but why did this describe me

    James GieckJames Gieck4 days ago
  • “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

    Myles MadillMyles Madill4 days ago
  • Confirmed: Rick and I has depression

    RaisinRaisin4 days ago
  • Film theory is forgetting that Rick isn't that Beth's rick.

    Caleb LucasCaleb Lucas5 days ago
  • <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

    PacoisdabwstツPacoisdabwstツ6 days ago
  • when you do a better job than therapists

    Thomas GoThomas Go6 days ago
  • I think film theory just took me a apart .

    Isaiah EspinozaIsaiah Espinoza6 days ago
  • Watching this episode made me realize how much me and Rick are the same.

    Gizmo RichGizmo Rich7 days ago
  • 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.

    Nezz EffectNezz Effect7 days ago
    • 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.

      Nezz EffectNezz Effect7 days ago
    • Further to note that. Maybe the fuel for it was her soul.

      Nezz EffectNezz Effect7 days ago
  • As someone with depress this is accurate

    captaindogcaptaindog7 days ago
  • Idec about the deep theories, I just like how about face this show is about depression.

    krunchlykrunchly7 days ago
  • He pushes summer away as he sees himself in her and doesn’t want her to be like him

    Jessie MacDonaldJessie MacDonald8 days ago
  • didnt know Rick was currently listenning to billie Eilish

    Magnus MoutonumMagnus Moutonum9 days ago
  • Rick just rosted him selft

    baolong vubaolong vu9 days ago
  • Can u make theories on the 100

    Microwaved PopcornMicrowaved Popcorn9 days ago
  • 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

    Tuck HodgesTuck Hodges9 days ago
  • Melancholy more than depression

    gerardoareyesmgerardoareyesm10 days ago
  • Coming from somebody who has depression: This hits home man.....

    Blu RubiksBlu Rubiks10 days ago
  • There is more than 5 episodes in season 4 lmao

    JT CallisonJT Callison10 days ago
  • Scott cawthon should’ve been there

    Miguel MessinaMiguel Messina10 days ago
  • Anyone know the song starting from <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="404">6:44</a> ?

    AmaniTNTAmaniTNT10 days ago
  • Let’s get off toilet and eat mrpoopybutthole

    Laura DevilleLaura Deville10 days ago
  • ;-;

    BellboyBellboy11 days ago
  • 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...

    Jeffrey DallasJeffrey Dallas11 days ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="591">9:51</a> sorry fam, but ASPD it's not Psychopathy it's sociopathy

    subuixsubuix11 days ago
  • 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

    Ãir Angel9Ãir Angel911 days ago
  • 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.

    Jcr1gJcr1g11 days ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="317">5:17</a>

    Perfect SonicPerfect Sonic12 days ago
  • Matpat here's a theory what if Summer is Dian? (Also I love ur Vids) #GameandFilmTheoryare1ofthebest

    Red Teddy Amazing AdventuresRed Teddy Amazing Adventures12 days ago
  • Well, he makes me think that I’m not insightful enough to be a film critic for sure. Awesome content lol

    huazhouyehuazhouye12 days ago
  • So rick is a tsundere

    R edR ed12 days ago
  • Okay I'm not usually on this side of USproject but Pickle Rick

    Asriel DreemurrAsriel Dreemurr12 days ago
  • 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

    Rich GamingRich Gaming13 days ago
  • Dislike if you feel pickle Rick today

    Old SportOld Sport13 days ago
  • 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

    Rich GamingRich Gaming13 days ago
  • 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)

    Earthquake WilliamEarthquake William13 days ago
  • 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.

    cris rodriguezcris rodriguez13 days ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="346">5:46</a> what's the name of the song

    S ZS Z13 days ago
  • This made me realize I’m depressed

    D34THD34TH14 days ago
  • Danny phantom is future timmy turner

    Goku sonGoku son14 days ago
  • i was reating taco bell durring the vidio

    Unstable_name 1192Unstable_name 119214 days ago
  • rich nows how to be unhappy HOW I WANT TO NOW HOW i want to fell nothing

    drak eye onedrak eye one15 days ago
  • Ah, yes. My favourite emotion. pickle.

    OkOk15 days ago
  • 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

    P14YZzeroP14YZzero16 days ago
  • That’s the writing thumbnail

    pharmer73pharmer7316 days ago
  • 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.

    T. MojitoT. Mojito16 days ago
  • <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?

    Marcelo J. NaderMarcelo J. Nader16 days ago
  • The cloning kit.

    R O MR O M18 days ago
  • Do you think that Rick just convinced Beth that he left her mom

    TSUKUNETSUKUNE18 days ago
  • The depression thing is true, not from experience, my friend has depression, and her actions are what was described as depression

    undertale superfanundertale superfan18 days ago
  • great video!

    g sg s19 days ago
  • episode on rick being a literal god

    HihowarehaboiHihowarehaboi20 days ago
  • 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

    Luna & SaturnLuna & Saturn20 days ago
  • rickshank rickdemption*

    Juke LonesJuke Lones21 day ago
  • Wait but where did the first music come from if it's not even an original idea?

    Fire GemFire Gem21 day ago
  • isnt the only thing in his mind is the scezhuan sauce?

    Plaz zmalPlaz zmal21 day ago
  • I was a shy poooer, then i transitioned

    Chill JellotonChill Jelloton22 days ago
  • Happiness is a chemical so maybe he can

    penispenis22 days ago
  • I'm watching this while eating

    Benedict ,T LargoBenedict ,T Largo23 days ago
  • Forgot to censor when h said poop

    BreadpieceBreadpiece23 days ago
  • summer does not have morty waves

    Mr. HenryMr. Henry23 days ago
  • Omg thank you for this video I immediately subscribed

    WendalynnWendalynn24 days ago
  • A toaster but it's a back massaging cell phone! Mine! I invented it!

    Jessica EvansJessica Evans24 days ago
  • 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....

    The black goat of the woodsThe black goat of the woods24 days ago
  • As a person with depression, this seems accurate.

    AnonymooseAnonymoose25 days ago
  • Who came up with the old ideas if we mix around those ones

    Amber RogersAmber Rogers25 days ago
  • Pickle Rick! Funniest sh*t I’ve ever seen!

    NaniNani25 days ago
  • <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.

    Thexalchemists productions [T.X.A.P]Thexalchemists productions [T.X.A.P]25 days ago
  • 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

    TitoTaTito :DTitoTaTito :D26 days ago