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


  1. CodeguruX

    CodeguruXPřed 31 minutou

    This is mostly why psychology is seen as a pseudo science. In the same way that the human mind acts in predicable behavior patterns, and those patterns given a stock name and labeled for all to see and know, you use it to second guess those that are beyond you. In the same way regular psychology is not applied to people with genetic mental disorders, because they can't accurately predict their behavior. Only in this manner, those born with a genetic aberration allowing for more comprehensive thought process and enhanced mental capacity are very similar, and yet those with lower understanding use regular psychology to attempt to second guess their actions and motives which lead to those actions. As simply put by Rick as a pickle, the reason someone would turn themselves into a pickle, is because they can. Ultimately revealed to be a convoluted method of avoiding family therapy brings it back into scope for the normal human mind. Oh yeah, he just did that because *insert something I can relate to here*. Why does a bird fly, because it doesn't like to awkwardly hop-walk to where it's going? Psychology itself is a bid for control over others. A rather mundane approach at it, but it is none-the-less. By explaining away motives with established mental disorders that have authoritative backing, they can pretty much see themselves as being on par with a real avenue of intellect. When in reality, any good businessman or influential person practices psychological control in an effortless manner. And I would say those two categories of people are the first targets to be scrutinized by any psychological study. Why do this person's actions result in success, when the person analyzing the question is not remotely as successful? Short and sweet, you're blindfolded and throwing darts at a wall without a target.

  2. lil trix

    lil trixPřed 4 hodinami

    hey look at the cat of rick and morty season 4 episode 4 he is Bill Cipher

  3. Champ4Now

    Champ4NowPřed 5 hodinami

    Do a video on the cat and what rick and jerry saw

  4. Tododeku Bakudeku

    Tododeku BakudekuPřed 6 hodinami

    Ok the depression thing I someone with depression agree he acts like me in ways

  5. Dago Norrea

    Dago NorreaPřed 7 hodinami

    This episode gave me some serious insight into the mind of Bernard Lowe.... maybe even Arnold.... amazing 😉 (what, you were expecting me to say rick... realize who was the guest here. Huge stuff)

  6. TJ Knight

    TJ KnightPřed 9 hodinami


  7. Polumathēs

    PolumathēsPřed 10 hodinami

    JRR Tolkien used to call human beings "sub-creators". If you think about it, sub-creation can only take from creation, it can never create outright. Or put another way, "original ideas don't even exist."

  8. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce WaynePřed 10 hodinami

    Do a theory on the cat and what rick and jerry saw when they scanned its brain.

  9. ceerw buty

    ceerw butyPřed 11 hodinami

    I don’t get how if ricks wife died and Beth was standing next to her how she didn’t

  10. Nic Williams

    Nic WilliamsPřed 12 hodinami

    And only the ricks who don’t stay with Diane get accses to the multiverse

  11. David Palomares

    David PalomaresPřed 12 hodinami

    Just wanted new episode of Rick and Morty he matpat if your cool with it figure out what the cat did first thing it happens in Florida that's all I know coment if you see this thank you for doing it for later

  12. Trivia 承

    Trivia 承Před 13 hodinami

    Hey probaly has borderline personality disoder

  13. ceerw buty

    ceerw butyPřed 11 hodinami

    Honestly mat, you just frustrate me these days.

  14. Shawn Bomb

    Shawn BombPřed 13 hodinami

    I can't wait for your theory on why the cat talks

  15. Menos The Name

    Menos The NamePřed 15 hodinami

    This intro was the best so far. I get you may feel disgruntled to miss a theory now and then. Even if you tell it's just a theory over and over, I'm sure you get a lot of plop with such a big fan base. And the joke is golden. Hat off, Mat ❤

  16. Toby Toby

    Toby TobyPřed 15 hodinami

    MAT PAT I HAVE 2 THEORY!!!! Theory 1 rick has stated and it has been demonstrated that ricks and morties have complementary brain waves. Thing is, c137 morty is changing to be more assertive. So is it possible that c137 rick is more depressed due to this fact that the waves are complimentary? Theory 2 morty is changing a ton mentally in the span of the show, he is becomeing more assertive. I think rick allowed that.Before, when ever morty got assertive rick would put a stop to it like when he tazzed morty in the Purge ep. It is important then he stay the same so he could use mortys brain waves to hide. Now with the fall of the galactic gov and cinidl, rick dose not need that anymore. Now what rick dose not know is that the cinidel is being rebuilt, by evil morty. To add on There is no possible way he could have predicted that. We have seen evil morty outsmart rick in the past. This is a big problem bc evil morty is directly related to c137 rick in some way. i think evil morty will find rick without morties complimentary brain waves. reddit user is llamaman669 if anyone wants to talk more

  17. why world ? why! ?

    why world ? why! ?Před 15 hodinami

    "our rick' has no beth, remember he is ground 0 rick and only looks for the multiverses with a more full family..

  18. Kyrator

    KyratorPřed 16 hodinami

    Saying we can't make new ideas, just remix old ones is one of the most retarded things I've ever heard. If you want to be able to comprehend anything as a human being you need to be able to relate it to something you have been taught or experienced. You literally cannot have an new idea if you have no comprehension of the world. That's one of me most retardedly phrased things I've ever heard to make a point.

  19. H4K3R SP4C3

    H4K3R SP4C3Před 16 hodinami

    i dont know why. but the simplicity of this theory irritates me because of how accurate it is XD.

  20. William Karbala

    William KarbalaPřed 16 hodinami

    That or Dianes Rick died. And this another a rick

  21. Pete Hamm

    Pete HammPřed 18 hodinami

    The Morty, Beth and Diane that belonged to this Rick never existed. We already know this. He jumps to Beth's that are other Rick's Beths.

  22. Bananen Cupcake

    Bananen CupcakePřed 18 hodinami

    why can I relate so well to rick oof

  23. Lizzy CAN’T draw

    Lizzy CAN’T drawPřed 19 hodinami

    Theirs a new live action Mulan movie coming out... SZECHUAN SAUSE 4 EVERYBODY!!!

  24. BorkMyLife ;3;

    BorkMyLife ;3;Před 20 hodinami

    Aye summer for the win

  25. BorkMyLife ;3;

    BorkMyLife ;3;Před 20 hodinami

    When you yourself has depression and you kinda figured he did have depression 😂

  26. Sweet Prince

    Sweet PrincePřed 20 hodinami

    M theory i fink

  27. VQM6

    VQM6Před 20 hodinami

    That's a lot like real life. I read somewhere that a lot of men go to the toilet not to go but, to get a break from everything. One of the few valid excuses to get away.

  28. Kye Rafferty

    Kye RaffertyPřed 20 hodinami

    Honestly mat, you just frustrate me these days.

  29. ShizaanSil

    ShizaanSilPřed 21 hodinou

    this episode reminded me of how a friend of mine made fun of me when i said the character i identify the most is rick. i am also a "shy pooper"

  30. Ricardo Plummer

    Ricardo PlummerPřed 21 hodinou

    Must watch

  31. Darnoc Pokemon

    Darnoc PokemonPřed 21 hodinou

    Rick's wife couldn't of died and she definitely raised Beth after he left her but We never see her in any universe he visits. There's no way she died in every reality. In the episode where bird person gets married, Rick says he couldn't make his marriage work. Insinuating that they broke up. Surely if he broke up with one, he could move to an identical universe but one where Rick doesn't exist and meet her again. It's more likely that his wife is just as clever as him and is hiding from him in every reality. Like the citadel of Rick but for her. Beth is very head strong and dominant over Jerry, it is likely that her mother was as well making her and Rick clash being both dominant. It's likely he wishes he'd given in more to her to make himself happy. Anyways, just a thought.

  32. mooncake

    mooncakePřed 21 hodinou

    Rick listened to billy Eilish once

  33. LordHollow

    LordHollowPřed 21 hodinou

    At least Rick's change of heart didn't come from him and Tony's mothers having the same name...

  34. Sway

    SwayPřed 21 hodinou

    Well, I love this theory but remember- he is the smartest guy in the universe. So creating a new scenario of fake memory in his head, might be easier for him.

  35. ResurrectionX

    ResurrectionXPřed 21 hodinou

    Omfg 😂

  36. Eric Lemesany

    Eric LemesanyPřed 22 hodinami

    This episode hits really close to home for me. As someone who struggles with a few different mental illnesses, including MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) PTSD, and anxiety, as well as having an above average IQ, I relate a lot to Rick as a character. Thank you Matpat, I really think you handle these episodes that handle deeper topics really well and I appreciate that.

  37. butt butt

    butt buttPřed 22 hodinami

    Obviously it’s beths mother

  38. Sean Horne

    Sean HornePřed 23 hodinami

    Remember, he uses morty’s dumbass waves to cloak his Rick waves

  39. Trip Irions

    Trip IrionsPřed 23 hodinami

    And tiny rick

  40. Moose-Mooose Pusheen fluff

    Moose-Mooose Pusheen fluffPřed 23 hodinami


  41. Diego’s Gaming channel

    Diego’s Gaming channelPřed dnem

    Do a theory about the netfix show the flash and how he is able to fase ,throw lightning, reverse time,stop time and how if it is possible to to the flash

  42. Diego’s Gaming channel

    Diego’s Gaming channelPřed dnem

    Plz matpat read this