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

  • Nicole Vaillancourt
    Nicole Vaillancourt

    Diane & Beth were clones and thats why he left them. Not to feel at fault about Diane's death.

  • kspot legends
    kspot legends

    I think Rick tried to do this with morty but morty was too self centered to realize what was going on

  • olivia medeiros
    olivia medeiros

    I have a character called PickaTC Wich looks like Toyota Chica and pickachu hybrid;-; well I don't make her anymore, I DO have a lot if original character

  • Kevin dragon hunter
    Kevin dragon hunter

    You kant komme upp whit something truly kriative becos evrything that hapends hapends becos the buterfly effekt wich also disproves the timeline thery or what its kaled

  • Pepe Priest
    Pepe Priest

    He is like house with more toys

  • Isaiah Rivera
    Isaiah Rivera

    Beth said that Rick left her mother which kinda indicates that Rick didn’t push her away but abandoned her ... maybe it was for her safety kinda because he’s a criminal ... he abandoned Beth to and morty and he cries when he remembered the good old days where he wasn’t on the run I hope I didn’t ruin it for the developers

  • Isaiah Rivera
    Isaiah Rivera

    Bravo MattPatt

  • Derek Kent
    Derek Kent

    This video destroyed by the fact this is not Rick's original family. His past is not their past. Until the point where he and Morty turned up in this particular reality. Plus nothing that happens in Narnia bears any relationship to my life, but I can imagine a similar world because I read a book.

  • LLCOOJful

    This man overthinks everything

  • Mahdi Malekzadeh
    Mahdi Malekzadeh

    It's Obvious what Rick lost that made him like this *Szechuan Sauce*

  • Fushicho Kurayami
    Fushicho Kurayami

    As Someone With Bipolar Depression Aka Manic Depression I Agree With This. Being Younger Before I Started Really Taking Steps To Control My Depression, Lashing Out Was My Main Thing. Family, Friends, Or Strangers Who Tried To Be Kind. Everyone Got The Flames. I Was Just Mean. Hence How I Got The Name Dark Phoenix From People Who SOMEHOW, Were Able To Handle Befriending The Monster That Was Me. LOLZ!! I Think Im Much Kinder Now....Im Kinda Like Simple Rick More So Than C137 Rick Now. So Yeah, Depression Is 100% The Most Likely To Be Ricks Problem And It Totally Makes Since. Go On The Theory That His Supposedly Made Up Version Of His Vision Of His Wife And Beth Dieing Was Actually True. Account For The Idea That He Is NOT The Beth We Knows Father But Is Instead Filling In Because He Knows That Particular Rick Is Dead. That Explains Alot As Well Because He Could Of Let Her Mom, Died And Was Dead For Years Before C137 Rick Popped In And Took His place. But Yeah....I Think From The Start I Saw Myself In Rick. So Its Pretty Cool To See Just How Deep His Character Development Is.

  • The Random Kid
    The Random Kid

    Dude, Make a Steven universe Theory .#bestshowever

  • Jazzy s
    Jazzy s

    everyone who has Depression and watched this probably cried

  • blabloojabun

    There should be 10 episodes 5 more later this year

  • Yasin Baturlu
    Yasin Baturlu

    You're a moron

  • Michael Stewart
    Michael Stewart

    I read these comments for a laugh while people search for deeper meanings. In the battle with the President he has a disintegrating gun (really scary) yet relies on dropping snakes as a deterrent. Considering his body has multiple A.I. defenses neither is really needed, it just adds to the chaotic fun.

  • Cthulhu Fhtagn
    Cthulhu Fhtagn

    I'm sorry but new ideas come up every day if it didn't we wouldn't have everything we have today.

  • quinnx

    Wait, but if Rick wasn't originally from the timeline we're watching, then Beth could've died in his original timeline

  • 777 Arriba
    777 Arriba

    Will you stop it with the fcking theories about the show already? The cat episode wasn't enough for ya huh?

  • timothy Danila
    timothy Danila

    Hahshah no

  • Darrian Smith
    Darrian Smith

    I like the lil beat at the end of your videos now

  • ImSwavvy

    I think it’s all about rick doing to much work so it push the mom away

  • GLemon

    Wow after your illustration conculed , I am real jerk

  • Sean O.
    Sean O.

    Definitely going to read "the subtlety of emotion" now.

  • Don Kyle Fernandez
    Don Kyle Fernandez

    "His past and future are the few things out of his control" Hurts even more that one of the theories is Rick's 4th wall break meaning c-137 could be the one he knows is not only the main character, but that the creators established they wouldn't mess with time travel until we actually understood it on any level.

  • Innov Ace
    Innov Ace

    Rick Sanchez aka JORDAN PETERSON

  • Alfonso Soria
    Alfonso Soria

    The unused thumbnail in 0:35 is far superior to the one used in the video.

  • Prime PB
    Prime PB

    Wow....this went from a very interesting video about rick to making me realize I probably have depression..

  • The Absolute
    The Absolute

    if each Rick is different. each Rick has a different universe. how can we be sure each episode is the same Rick?

  • Natalie H
    Natalie H

    don't make me question my life choices

  • Jon Haymaker
    Jon Haymaker

    Why doesn't Rick burp anymore?

  • Sailor Pickles
    Sailor Pickles

    I knew Rick had depression from the beginning as I myself have, he is so incredibly easy to read if you know what to look for. I relate to Rick on so many levels and I genuinely feel and understand what's he's going and how he acts. Most don't see how much he is hurting, that's the problem with high-functioning depression. I'm 18 and have had depression most of my life however, my parents didn't know anything was wrong till a couple years ago.

  • Luca

    season 3 episode one is called rickshank rickdemption

  • Line theemofurry
    Line theemofurry

    Oof this is coming from someone with depression, I F E L T T H A T .

    • Dabsie R
      Dabsie R

      Line theemofurry lol clout chaser

  • DimisV12

    Why does s.4 has 5 episodes?

  • Toxie Cookie
    Toxie Cookie

    There's actually a very well-figured out thing about how being intelligent is related to not being able to be happy. A lot of people, especially gifted kids even when they grow up.. ESPECIALLY when they grow up, are victim of this, and I'm pretty sure the creators of that show know about this too cause they definitely make it clear Rick cannot be happy because he's aware of how things work and understands that happiness is not something you can achieve by thinking or solving a problem.

  • Suzan Thomasse
    Suzan Thomasse

    just a quick thing to add, don't let people treat you poorly just because they are struggeling with something

  • kein Stress kochen
    kein Stress kochen

    wer ist noch aus *Graz Österreich* ? ;D

  • Dumb stuff Dot net
    Dumb stuff Dot net

    Who wouldn’t be happy as a pickle

  • Ikalee LN
    Ikalee LN

    During the scene where they talk after Tony wakes up, is that Diane 1 alien away? Did he do that to her so she can have the best life he was never able to give her?

  • Jerome Lancashire
    Jerome Lancashire

    I always thought Rick was from an alternate universe to the rest of the show, gone mad after his wife and his Beth died.

  • Minha Livroria
    Minha Livroria

    Hey, want to develop an app?

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  • Алексей Стах
    Алексей Стах

    1:06 almost went over my head

  • Lone samurai KRO
    Lone samurai KRO

    10:50 dont call me out like that

  • ZeOverman

    You know Rick is able to traverse to alternative universes where Tables can order humans with phone on half. However it seems that there are no universes where Beth has a mother around.

  • Jayesh Pandey
    Jayesh Pandey


  • Matthew Costello
    Matthew Costello

    he said it was totally fabricated, not partially fabricated

  • Matthew Costello
    Matthew Costello

    if Rick's toilet planet is deserted how does Tony get there

    • Matthew Costello
      Matthew Costello

      only Ricks have portal gun tech

    • Matthew Costello
      Matthew Costello

      @Brian Nguyen I'm pretty sure that if the bugs would go to such extremes to get Rick to give up the portal gun secrets Tony would be a cinch

    • Matthew Costello
      Matthew Costello

      @Ilija Miljkovic hopefully

    • Ilija Miljkovic
      Ilija Miljkovic

      well you see rick arriving on the planet with his flying car, and tonys species probably has flying cars xD

    • Matthew Costello
      Matthew Costello

      @Brian Nguyen well that's kinda what I'm getting at he had to have gotten there somehow, but the ability to travel the infinite and still work in an office seems funny

  • lεмση

    As someone who intends to major in psychology I am extremely happy I correctly predicted what mental disorder Rick could have. Thank you for confirming it, you have no idea how happy it makes me that I did something correctly for once.

  • DMBLaan

    So do you have a problem with Locksten, and his channel Gnoggin, since you show a thumbnail from his "Psychology of Rick"? Cause he basically agreed with you.

  • MR.President

    That rick makes too much problem in other universes HE MUST BE NEUTR *uuur* lised

  • Partharum •
    Partharum •

    I was on the toilet the entire video

  • Andrew Brownie
    Andrew Brownie

    On the pilot episode it is said morty has a disability and I’m not sure which one so does anybody ?

  • big quack
    big quack

    3:40 Relatable

  • Jethal Silverwing
    Jethal Silverwing

    Theory: Summer IS Rick's wife from another dimension

  • Aeon Decker
    Aeon Decker

    So where does your first original thought come from the one that gets remixed? This would imply that children have no ideas and can't think until they have accumulated enough experience? Then how do the mid blowers work? Erasing experience and with that though.sientific theory or not it does not fly ask anyone with for instance short term memory loss

  • rey martain
    rey martain

    I still think its Bill Cipher

  • monica sifferle
    monica sifferle

    i’m sorry, am i the only one who thought the whole “depression diagnosis” was so goddamn obvious? he clearly shows the signs. it’s clearly mentioned and it’s very very clearly implied throughout the show... smart people tend to be depressed. Rick knows everything and relies so much on scientific intelligence while Morty, the happier of the two, is the opposite. He is emotionally intelligent, but not very smart like Rick is. not to mention, alcoholism and depression are usually intertwined. I’m not quite sure where i’m going with this but i do know that this has been a very obvious and common theme throughout the show, and will no doubt continue to be.

  • Madeleine Heath
    Madeleine Heath

    Well that neurorology explains why i steal so many story writing ideas from Stephen King stories.