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
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  1. Alexander vd Merwe

    Alexander vd Merwe4 საათის წინ

    Just like me

  2. Kieran Scott

    Kieran Scott16 საათის წინ

    And might I add, no matter what universe Rick is in, there is never a universe where he has his wife and Beth has her mother.

  3. Kieran Scott

    Kieran Scott16 საათის წინ

    Summer was obviously one of the smarter of the family, she was the one who saved Rick on MULTIPLE occasion's, she understand's he is hurt, yet, like anyone else would have, doesn't give him attention for it, which is why he see's something else in her that he will never see in Jerry, Morty, or even his own daughter, I believe that he pushes her away because, in a way, she reminds him of Diane, it may seem odd but honestly, even though we don't see all that much of her, he connected with Diane deeply because he was so deeply effected when he lost her. He connect's with Summer but pushes her away most because she reminds him of the reason he has to push people away, Diane and her memory.

  4. Jarod_BaroN

    Jarod_BaroNდღის წინ

    10:45 bro I did NOT come here to be attacked

  5. ً

    ًდღის წინ

    6:57 that brain looks disguisting

  6. Erin McGraw

    Erin McGraw2 დღის წინ

    I think the reason Summer lets the insults roll off of her is because she too is depressed to some degree. In the episode with tiny Rick, she understood the existential crisis and pain he was going through. She knows that while she hides it, he lashes out because of it, and she gets that.

  7. Eric Msemwa

    Eric Msemwa2 დღის წინ

    He is, the smartest man in the universe.

  8. Lil Tru

    Lil Tru2 დღის წინ

    Jerry’s can dream? 1:08

  9. Mystic Frostgem

    Mystic Frostgem2 დღის წინ

    Is it bad that I can relate to Rick?

  10. Mr Swede

    Mr Swede2 დღის წინ

    How can people think Rick and Morty is deep?

  11. Vedant Thapar

    Vedant Thapar3 დღის წინ

    6:09 Did he just.... did he just call the best episode of Rick and Morty by a wrong name? Rickshank RICKdemption is suddenly Rickshank REdemption?! HOW DARE YOU!!!?!?!

  12. Super Nova84

    Super Nova843 დღის წინ

    watching on the toilet

  13. Savanna Corsec

    Savanna Corsec3 დღის წინ

    What if summer is a younger version of ricks lost love? And ricks not really there uncle?

  14. Dallas Texas

    Dallas Texas4 დღის წინ

    Wow man .. this is Deep .. how you do that ?

  15. David Eversole

    David Eversole5 დღის წინ

    Low key I’ll be kinda pissed if they ever confirm he likes summer more.😂 id take Rick and Morty over Rick and summer any day. Summers cameos ect... are fun and like in Mortys mind blowers it was a relief to see her instead of them doing an entire amnesia episode. But after a few episodes I just straight up wouldn’t want to listen to her voice anymore.

  16. Aleah Carter

    Aleah Carter5 დღის წინ

    Please do a beyblade burst theory (please just the seasons with valt)

  17. shinxblue

    shinxblue6 დღის წინ

    Mash it with the ep Puppet the master 0o0

  18. Animatizando

    Animatizando7 დღის წინ

    Ah, I love this channel


    JAEDA SANCHEZ7 დღის წინ

    Who else loves rick and morty💯💯

  20. Ojaswani Joshi

    Ojaswani Joshi7 დღის წინ

    Please make Gravity falls

  21. Nicole Vaillancourt

    Nicole Vaillancourt7 დღის წინ

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

  22. kspot legends

    kspot legends7 დღის წინ

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

  23. olivia medeiros

    olivia medeiros7 დღის წინ

    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

  24. Kevin dragon hunter

    Kevin dragon hunter8 დღის წინ

    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

  25. Pepe Priest

    Pepe Priest8 დღის წინ

    He is like house with more toys

  26. Isaiah Rivera

    Isaiah Rivera8 დღის წინ

    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

  27. Isaiah Rivera

    Isaiah Rivera8 დღის წინ

    Bravo MattPatt

  28. Derek Kent

    Derek Kent9 დღის წინ

    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.

  29. LLCOOJful

    LLCOOJful9 დღის წინ

    This man overthinks everything

  30. Mahdi Malekzadeh

    Mahdi Malekzadeh10 დღის წინ

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

  31. Fushicho Kurayami

    Fushicho Kurayami11 დღის წინ

    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.

  32. The Random Kid

    The Random Kid11 დღის წინ

    Dude, Make a Steven universe Theory .#bestshowever

  33. Jazzy s

    Jazzy s11 დღის წინ

    everyone who has Depression and watched this probably cried

  34. blabloojabun

    blabloojabun12 დღის წინ

    There should be 10 episodes 5 more later this year

  35. Yasin Baturlu

    Yasin Baturlu12 დღის წინ

    You're a moron

  36. Michael Stewart

    Michael Stewart12 დღის წინ

    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.

  37. Cthulhu Fhtagn

    Cthulhu Fhtagn12 დღის წინ

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

  38. quinnx

    quinnx12 დღის წინ

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

  39. 777 Arriba

    777 Arriba12 დღის წინ

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

  40. timothy Danila

    timothy Danila13 დღის წინ

    Hahshah no

  41. Darrian Smith

    Darrian Smith13 დღის წინ

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

  42. ImSwavvy

    ImSwavvy13 დღის წინ

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

  43. GLemon

    GLemon14 დღის წინ

    Wow after your illustration conculed , I am real jerk

  44. Sean O.

    Sean O.14 დღის წინ

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

  45. Don Kyle Fernandez

    Don Kyle Fernandez14 დღის წინ

    "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.

  46. Innov Ace

    Innov Ace14 დღის წინ

    Rick Sanchez aka JORDAN PETERSON

  47. Alfonso Soria

    Alfonso Soria14 დღის წინ

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

  48. Prime PB

    Prime PB15 დღის წინ

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

  49. The Absolute

    The Absolute15 დღის წინ

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

  50. Natalie H

    Natalie H15 დღის წინ

    don't make me question my life choices

  51. Jon Haymaker

    Jon Haymaker15 დღის წინ

    Why doesn't Rick burp anymore?

  52. Sailor Pickles

    Sailor Pickles16 დღის წინ

    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.

  53. Luca

    Luca17 დღის წინ

    season 3 episode one is called rickshank rickdemption

  54. Line theemofurry

    Line theemofurry17 დღის წინ

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

  55. Dabsie R

    Dabsie R15 დღის წინ

    Line theemofurry lol clout chaser

  56. DimisV12

    DimisV1218 დღის წინ

    Why does s.4 has 5 episodes?

  57. Toxie Cookie

    Toxie Cookie18 დღის წინ

    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.

  58. Suzan Thomasse

    Suzan Thomasse19 დღის წინ

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

  59. kein Stress kochen

    kein Stress kochen19 დღის წინ

    wer ist noch aus *Graz Österreich* ? ;D

  60. Dumb stuff Dot net

    Dumb stuff Dot net19 დღის წინ

    Who wouldn’t be happy as a pickle

  61. Ikalee LN

    Ikalee LN19 დღის წინ

    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?