Film Theory: Inside the Mind of Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)


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  • Seshpenguin
    Seshpenguin  1 hours back

    that was tasty

    • Derek Gutierrez barba
      Derek Gutierrez barba  2 hours back


      • Bowen Orcutt
        Bowen Orcutt  2 hours back

        I honestly find it hard to feel bad for this guy. As any given episode with the council of Ricks demonstrates, the man is a near-literal tumor on the entire multiverse.

        • Jaden Boi
          Jaden Boi  3 hours back

          Film theory you should make a disenchantment theory about Elfo’s mom

          • Destiny Subscriber
            Destiny Subscriber  3 hours back

            Please do a theory on what the talking cat was from the latest episode

            • stuff
              stuff  6 hours back

              Happiness is a chemical in your Brain so it kinda is

              • stuff
                stuff  6 hours back

                My name is Tony and I'm now scared

                • Grace Portugal
                  Grace Portugal  7 hours back

                  Shaeyt just got real!!

                  • victor wittink
                    victor wittink  8 hours back

                    I have tow of thos simptoms

                    • Maverick O’Sullivan
                      Maverick O’Sullivan  9 hours back

                      I really do like Summer's character

                      • CodeguruX
                        CodeguruX  10 hours back

                        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.

                        • lil trix
                          lil trix  14 hours back

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

                          • Champ4Now
                            Champ4Now  15 hours back

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

                            • Tododeku Bakudeku
                              Tododeku Bakudeku  17 hours back

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

                              • Dago Norrea
                                Dago Norrea  18 hours back

                                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)

                                • TJ Knight
                                  TJ Knight  19 hours back

                                  *HOW COME THE CAT COULD TALK?*
                                  WhAT dID tHey See!

                                  • Polumathēs
                                    Polumathēs  20 hours back

                                    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."

                                    • Bruce Wayne
                                      Bruce Wayne  20 hours back

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

                                      • ceerw buty
                                        ceerw buty  21 hours back

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

                                        • NeonBolt
                                          NeonBolt  3 hours back

                                          That was supposed to be a made up origin story, but who knows?

                                      • Nic Williams
                                        Nic Williams  22 hours back

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

                                        • David Palomares
                                          David Palomares  22 hours back

                                          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

                                          • Trivia 承
                                            Trivia 承  23 hours back

                                            Hey probaly has borderline personality disoder

                                            • ceerw buty
                                              ceerw buty  21 hours back

                                              Honestly mat, you just frustrate me these days.

                                          • Shawn Bomb
                                            Shawn Bomb  24 hours back

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

                                            • Menos The Name
                                              Menos The Name  1 days back

                                              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 ❤

                                              • Toby Toby
                                                Toby Toby  1 days back

                                                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

                                                • why world ? why! ?
                                                  why world ? why! ?  1 days back

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

                                                  • Kyrator
                                                    Kyrator  1 days back

                                                    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.

                                                    • H4K3R SP4C3
                                                      H4K3R SP4C3  1 days back

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

                                                      • William Karbala
                                                        William Karbala  1 days back

                                                        That or Dianes Rick died. And this another a rick

                                                        • Pete Hamm
                                                          Pete Hamm  1 days back

                                                          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.

                                                          • Bananen Cupcake
                                                            Bananen Cupcake  1 days back

                                                            why can I relate so well to rick oof

                                                            • Lizzy CAN’T draw
                                                              Lizzy CAN’T draw  1 days back

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

                                                              • BorkMyLife ;3;
                                                                BorkMyLife ;3;  1 days back

                                                                Aye summer for the win

                                                                • BorkMyLife ;3;
                                                                  BorkMyLife ;3;  1 days back

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

                                                                  • Sweet Prince
                                                                    Sweet Prince  1 days back

                                                                    M theory i fink

                                                                    • VQM6
                                                                      VQM6  1 days back

                                                                      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.

                                                                      • Kye Rafferty
                                                                        Kye Rafferty  1 days back

                                                                        Honestly mat, you just frustrate me these days.

                                                                        • ShizaanSil
                                                                          ShizaanSil  1 days back

                                                                          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"

                                                                          • Ricardo Plummer
                                                                            Ricardo Plummer  1 days back

                                                                            Must watch

                                                                            • Darnoc Pokemon
                                                                              Darnoc Pokemon  1 days back

                                                                              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.

                                                                              • mooncake
                                                                                mooncake  1 days back

                                                                                Rick listened to billy Eilish once

                                                                                • LordHollow
                                                                                  LordHollow  1 days back

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

                                                                                  • Sway
                                                                                    Sway  1 days back

                                                                                    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.

                                                                                    • ResurrectionX
                                                                                      ResurrectionX  1 days back

                                                                                      Omfg 😂

                                                                                      • Eric Lemesany
                                                                                        Eric Lemesany  1 days back

                                                                                        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.

                                                                                        • butt butt
                                                                                          butt butt  1 days back

                                                                                          Obviously it’s beths mother

                                                                                          • Sean Horne
                                                                                            Sean Horne  1 days back

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

                                                                                            • Trip Irions
                                                                                              Trip Irions  1 days back

                                                                                              And tiny rick