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

Birt 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


  • 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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  • Oh yeah, you were one of the judges in that mr beast video!

  • fun fact: theres somebody making gru and the movie turn into a meme

  • ngl I was expecting him to say something like minions are kids infused with bananas, would defiantly make things more interesting

  • 1:34 spoken like a true parent

  • the minon gettng crushed in the bigging made me smile

  • Minions are tardigrades.

  • Or there were more somewhere else

  • Minonizer? I prefer The Minion-anator

  • The amount of unnecessary information that is in my brain

  • Boooo man

  • What's next, Grubhub is related to Jimmy Neutron?

  • Even in universal they have signs saying become a minion

  • Ya know if you think about it. It is kinda obvious like Gru would do that to get more idiots to command.

  • Your son is beautifull!!!

  • I find it nice that gru favors the original 230

  • You call Oli ‘bean’ 🥺 that’s so cute

  • as you are as a so good at tils soooooooooooooo goooooodd

  • Since they dont die, at some point you can just launch them all into space, then who knows what theyll do

  • ur son is cute ngl

  • Matpat the theif🤣

  • Maybe they work like ameoba you know like that film called evolution

  • He should quadruple those search terms by saying (ILLUMINATION'S The Minions)

  • You are monster you rewind your son's childhood 💔💔😭😭😓

  • Ooooh a minions theory

  • Bubble boy Released: 08-24-2001 Touchstone pictures Love this goofy movie please make a FILM THEORY. Maybe about the cults prophecy

  • Should've added most of the minions from MInions ARENT MINIONS

  • Jimmy doesn't care... Right?

  • Wow you really put "minions" in the title 3 times and it actually makes sense

  • Let me guess, it has SOMETHING to do with inbreeding, doesn't it.

  • “Got you some minions bean!” *Smiles in father*

  • Hello internet, welcome to poor intro quality.

  • LoL hahahah I love them 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

  • Or maybe.... it’s a kids movie


  • "...silly language..." **rages in multi-lingual**

  • "We have 10,000 units ready, and a million more on the way" - the other science guy whose name I forgot probably

  • Does anyone else think these minion things look like Cheetos?

  • Sorry if this is already been said before but I just figured I’d point it out. The minions movie is actually ret-cons their origin. There was a short that was released to hype the release of the first or second movie (I forget which) that was presented as a sort of training tape for new minions. And in the very end of the short it explained that they were all “cloned from the same strand of dna” by Gru. I understand that the movie changes where the minions come from but I think it’s interesting to see the original intention of their origins. Let me know if anyone else has seen this or if I’m just going crazy

  • Um AcTuAlLy... the Minions in Minions ARE MINIONS, it’s just that the minions in Despicable Me AREN’T MINIONS! MatPat you’ve lied to us all

  • What if the Minions' bumbling natures are actually intended to defeat evil and keep it at bay?

  • Minions are gelato 👀✨

  • 6:36 they don’t even have noses lol

  • Ithink gru should make himself immortal so he could be with the minoins forever

  • The intro🤣🤣🤣

  • That title tho

  • So in this video about the Minions MatPat says that Gru made most of them, but in the opening of the minions movie, we see three minion organisms but right as they leave the water, a bunch more fill the frame. In MatPat's video, he deduces that the minions don't reproduce. So, are there holes in the water that minions come out of, or are there multiple minion hordes and they follow what they think to be the most despicable thing?

  • Of course their not, There Hillary, obauma and MSM followers !

  • You have a fun?!?

  • 11:07 well dru gru's twin brother can in despicable me 3 at the end they fly of with you guessed it dru so he will look after the 10,400 minions


  • Ah yes, the minions in minions are infact not minions.

  • "Minions can fart"

  • Rabbids are better

  • Lamelamelamelamelamelamelamelame

  • They slap

  • M I N G O N G

  • You have a wonderful family

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  • Minions are humans but they have a size of a peanut

  • where do i sign up

  • After watching all these episodes, I want to see how the creators react. Matpats a dad whos job is looking at random science and posting it to the internet.

  • Bad news is that there used for Facebook memez

  • you ruined my childhood :(

  • 1:05 is that Emmet from the lego movie?

  • but what if the one that was injected was origonal minions matpat

  • 1:58 oliver is so cute

  • Its just like matpat in game/film theories AINT MATPAT


  • Minions just duplicate sometimes, it's completely normal

  • Oliver is so cute

  • Here’s a theory that my cousin told me In SECRET LIFE OF PETS the girl who adopted Snowball the bunny was the villain of MINIONS I did not make sense because in this video there is a Gru EASTER EGG and he is adult man so the child is young? I think this like time travel or something so SUBSCRIBE AND WHO ARE READING THIS FANS OF THIS AND THIS GUY WHO YOU ARE WATCHING HE IS SO COOL

  • Minion knockoffs Me: miniockoffs

  • MatPat: they make at least 3.5 billion The edits:Best I can do is 3.7 billion

  • It's crazy how I actually knew about this without ever watching the video before. It was something I theorized after rewatching the movies.

  • They should make a tv-14 version of despicable me but it’s just Gru and him becoming a villain. Oh and it’s live action *wait a second didnt cruella do tha-*