Film Theory: Rick is a Morty CONFIRMED! (Rick and Morty)

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Have you all been watching the Rick and Morty anime shorts? I have and let me tell you, there is a LOT hiding there! Things like the PROOF that our very own Rick is actually a MORTY! Are you thinking, "How is that possible?" Welcome to timeloops, Loyal Theorists! Where Morty is his own grandfather and grandson all at the same time! Get ready for this wild ride!
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Writer: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editor: Koen Verhagen and Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman



  • Wait did he say the n word at 3:42?

    Asseater5000 __Asseater5000 __ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I hope somebody actually makes a more Professional anime intro for film theory

    Little ApachinoLittle Apachino9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • That anime intro is so EPIC

    EXP_RAIN 。EXP_RAIN 。12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Great channel! Just subscribed. Watched all the Rick and Morty uploads. AWESOME! 👍🤓 Keep up the amazing work. 🤓 🇺🇸 ✌

    Sonny LemoineSonny Lemoine13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Why did you matpat use this meme form that episode of Dr stone do you use this meme when you make anime ok out the question

    game place 2.7game place 2.718 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • if morty became rick then we can guess that this might have happened before as well but who are the original rick and morty won't this be like asking who came first the chicken or the egg like situation

    Slender Teen PlaysSlender Teen Playsวันที่ผ่านมา
  • So morty is technically the smartest man in the world?

    Shaxui XShaxui Xวันที่ผ่านมา
  • what?? beth daughter of rick? rick is son of beth??

    Louie ParaguisonLouie Paraguison2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • MATTPATT. dam do I have a theory for you. Rick said he cant cure death yet on the journey with jerry we see a force field that if you die in you heal fully

    Max MajerowiczMax Majerowicz2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Matpat! Can you please make more my hero theories!!

    Gacha RoyalsGacha Royals2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is it just me or that rick sounds like doofinsmert

    LUFC Chaz10LUFC Chaz102 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Just rewatched S1Ep10. Rick told Morty that a cocky Morty could lead to some big problems (alluding to evil Morty) Morty asks how's that? Rick says uh I'll explain when you're older (Morty absorbing Rick's memories) It might be a stretch, but it's fun to think about :)

    Pablo RecinosPablo Recinos2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’m so confused

    AAC's lets play'sAAC's lets play's3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You should better make an Anime , I mean you got already an opening .

    Eric kuhlenEric kuhlen3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I wouldn’t say “CONFIRMED” since this short was made by a completely different person and there’s a lot of problems with the theory as it is. We’ll see tho

    Acelene HerzogAcelene Herzog3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is it just me or does the style of the second anime short remind anyone of Lupin the 3rd?

    Ihate nessIhate ness3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Imagine it’s a translation error and it’s a 6 instead of a 7.

    Nicholas Van VlietNicholas Van Vliet3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is everyone 100% sure the Japanese is translated correctly? a simple slang term can change what a sentence means or just the way hes is he addressing Morty like his nephew or like his equal theres a shitload of nuance in Japanese . Just let auto translate run on youtube you can understand it if you realize that you hafta extrapolate each line though

    findantufindantu4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • in pocket morty,old morty and his evolutions have ricks hair color,and his skin color...

    the chill ladstersthe chill ladsters4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • it's not an anime opening if they don't spoil the ending, you forgot this crucial rule MatPat

    AnarKittyAnarKitty5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So if Morty is Rick, then Beth is the Daughter of Morty?

    The Gentle PotatoThe Gentle Potato5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think in the end when everything blows everybody loses memories of present so when Morty drinks that thing he remembers everything of rick before Morty being born and also loses his memories of present (but still remembers that he is Morty) so nobody remembers present or anything so they woosh and Morty remembers the time when Morty was born so he makes reality go back to that year and now he remembers that he is Morty (no future memories ) but he is also rick!!! I don't know if this makes sense I am high on weed

    Z _MoouseZ _Moouse6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So y'all ever heard the song "I am my own Grandpa?"

    KeroKero6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You know there pedo’s right 😂

    Eugenia AppiahEugenia Appiah6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • is it just me or does Mat Pat look great as an anime character?

    Decker DabrowiakDecker Dabrowiak6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Am I the only one who thinks his intros are underrated

    Anthony CameseAnthony Camese6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "its the mortiest morty against the rickest rick"completely falls apart if we assume the theory is true and rick = morty. if they're one and the same then mortiest morty WOULD BE the rickest rick

    waddupdawgnesswaddupdawgness6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • so techaleiy jerry is beths grandfauther

    Elijah Gillis-NduwimanaElijah Gillis-Nduwimana6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • that intro though

    Opdragon806Opdragon8067 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Excuse me? Are we not gonna address how absolutely fire that opening was?

    Akatsuki69GamerAkatsuki69Gamer8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Your intros continue to amaze me

    Chilly PandaChilly Panda8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It's Rick a joker? Is the looksee a Joker? Is Bruce Wayne a joker?

    Roy JernstadtRoy Jernstadt8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • M O R T Y

    Binoo BearBinoo Bear8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Johan StrombeckJohan Strombeck8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey MatPat. I know that its been a while since you did "Is Mr.Poopybutthole a Morty?" theory but in the final act of Get Shwifty (S2 E5) when Rick, Morty and the President are all singing and dancing, if you listen closely to Morty, he sounds exactly like Mr. Poopybutthole. I dont know if you knew this already or someone already brought this to ur attention but Ive been recently rewatching R&M so I thought I'd point it out

    Luis ZamudioLuis Zamudio8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’ve interpreted the ending as Morty drank the vial and gained Ricks memories which made him Rick. He then listens to a message he had saved from when Morty was born. Since he remembers that Morty existed, Morty becomes real again.

    Cassandra StillmanCassandra Stillman8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • pls do Hello World (anime) theory

    zeroh 21zeroh 218 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • but urashima taro dies!!!

    Gabriel Barbosa Porto Carreiro Lira CavalcantiGabriel Barbosa Porto Carreiro Lira Cavalcanti8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • There is SO many reasons that this is obviously not true. For starters, in the time crystal episodes, we see morty on his death bed and he looks nothing like Rick at all. Just an old Morty. Next reason is Rick reverts to his youth in the project Phoenix episode showing that he's always had blue spiky hair. Next we have the unique purpose Morty serves, the cancelling of Rick's "Rick waves" that serves to cloak him from his enemies, as explained in the evil Morty episode. As for the theory of the Rick with the face of Morty in the citadel of Ricks could just be a more nefarious Rick that merged himself with Morty at some point. Possibly for the benefit of being in control of his cloaking device, aka Morty. But Morty growing up into Rick? I'd bet good money that never happens.

    dvn caubledvn cauble9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Rick is morty,quit hating coward

      SupportGaming 2020SupportGaming 20205 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My theory like the memory thing he just makes every body believe that he is rick but he is just in his normal body with all of Rick's memories

    Landon WatsonLandon Watson9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wate about Jerry's phone call ?

    Landon WatsonLandon Watson9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Does this mean Ricks unibrow is fake? My world is a lie!

    TrickmasterTrickmaster9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Did you skip on purpose the moment where Rick points at Morty and literally calls him Rick Sanchez?

    Donnie CashDonnie Cash9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • One problem with the Rick is Morty theory is that each Morty would become less of a Rick.

    David LaGrone JrDavid LaGrone Jr9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • But what about all the rick clones in different stages of their lives

    Luis Soto TorresLuis Soto Torres9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Fake clones with old rick's dna,they all have grey hair

      SupportGaming 2020SupportGaming 20205 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Weirdest intro on film theory and I saw the boob ep

    Roi Aldrich EcleviaRoi Aldrich Eclevia9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this anime part is clearly non-canon "everything is canon" yes that's the problem lol

    HexaRecterHexaRecter9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ok, so why teenage Rick doesn't look like Morty, not even anywhere near.

  • This is a SHORT. It is self contained and is not part of the greater show, despite referencing the rest of the show. Like Isekai Quartet is not part of their respective shows just because it has the exact some characters in it (seriously bravo with the faithful characters in IQ). Which is good because while a lot matches up with the show, a lot more doesn't. That being said this is my interpretation of the short. Evil Morty is using the memory manipulation parasites to erase people by making everyone forget them. In the series the parasites created more parasites by inserting memories of them in other people. The vial Morty drinks at the end turns Morty into Rick, complete with his memories. For some reason that isn't very clear this created a new timeline, or rather it recreated the old timeline with everyone that was forgotten back in it. When Rick taunts Evil Morty at the end he says "So this is your timeline huh? It sucks!". There was no need to fix the city because it never exploded. After Rick's taunting scene you see the explosion suddenly freeze in time, I think this was a visual que to show the creation of the new timeline. In this new timeline JERRY Smith calls to tell his loving "father" that they had a baby. Seeing as how Rick and Jerry have never gotten along, I think this makes it pretty clear it's not the same Rick. Morty/Rick then goes back to his family and the start of the series begins. The after credits scene is a mirror of the first, only with this new Morty seemingly more confident and with a stronger connection to the new Rick.

    Er ErEr Er10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Isso significaria que ele é filho e pai se sua própria mãe... Mio Dio 🤦🏻‍♂️

    ultracraft Rafaelultracraft Rafael10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Anthony TunstallAnthony Tunstall10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • here me out.......jerry is an older version of morty

    Imman IqbalImman Iqbal10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 6:14 Take this small shield. It will give you shields. (Reference to fortnite)

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  • Wait so if he tortured mortys... Does that mean he tortured himself?

    1k subscribers before 2021 challenge Aka admin team1k subscribers before 2021 challenge Aka admin team10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Who else appreciates the Death Note reference?

    Hubert FraczekHubert Fraczek11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You forgot about rick telling morty that a cocky morty can be a bad thing and he would explain it to him when he is older. This shows Rick is aware of evil morty, as that is the only morty the we have seen be cocky.

    PalgravePalgrave11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Justin Roiland (creator of "Rick & Morty" & voice-actor of the 2 title characters): Let's confirm the fan theory that Rick & Marty are actually one person but in two different points in time in a online spin-off Anime Episode. Writers: Wow that's harsh for the people that only watch the TV Show and not the web-episodes especially that Anime ones. Justin Roiland: Just do it! Like that catchphrase from Nike!

    Mod MakerMod Maker11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love the anime version omg

    Kinda gay NglKinda gay Ngl12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm litterly in love with the anime evil morty

    B-37-hd lh MinyB-37-hd lh Miny12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Do another theory on jojo’s bizzare adventure! That would be awesome, maybe do it on now stands work, or how king crimson, the main villain of part 5’s stand works.

    Ech0Ven0mEch0Ven0m12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Rick: *exists* MatPat: is this a morty?

    Thomas AshwoodThomas Ashwood12 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Thomas Ashwood I’m a motherfucking rick

      Rick-C137Rick-C13712 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love your theories, butn uour pronounciation of the Japanese wordt Keikaku, was cringeworthy to say the least LOL

    J.H. DeneerJ.H. Deneer12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Kind of need that opening song as it’s own thing.

    SuperShankoSuperShanko13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love how jerry says ~anime~ it makes me laugh every time I hear it

    orbit 4evaorbit 4eva13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Just got a headache

    Fonzy HunterFonzy Hunter13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • what about Solar Opposites

    NIGHT RYDERNIGHT RYDER13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • But didn’t we see a teenage Rick as Rick becomes Tiny Rick to go to high school?

    Alp AktugAlp Aktug13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What if everything is just Morty’s dream and Rick is using some kinda magic or something to do with his portal gun to make Morty’s miserable life have some sense of of sanity or idk 😹??? And the things that erases your memory’s (and they are colour keyed) is mabye when things get out of hand or something I’m not good at explaining things- Just a thought-

    McFlabbton BOIZMcFlabbton BOIZ13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I don’t know if this has been mentioned in the comments, but it would make sense as to why “Rick” was away for most of Beth’s life.

    KathykangarooKathykangaroo14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 13:43 Always thought that was why...

    Your Sleep Paralysis DemonYour Sleep Paralysis Demon14 วันที่ผ่านมา
Film Theory: Rick is a Morty CONFIRMED! (Rick and Morty)