when he gave the spoiler warning, i actually paused the episode, watched both seasons, and came back to this video
@Dan Smith yea cause red vs blue isn't a cartoon
What a chad move
oh my God
same tho. except i watched 5
I think this theory is pretty much confirmed by this season three moment: Morty: "Rick, can we not leave without my sister?!" Rick: "Ugh. You have infinite sisters, Morty"
@aquasiox to me it was the dismissive way he said it. For Rick picking up another Summer would be like getting another sandwich, while Morty wants to go back for the one he left at the restaurant.
not really, it’s been stated since the beginning of the show that there are infinite dimensions, so obviously there would be infinite summers. it doesnt prove anything, just fits with the canon lore the theory is more about rick not returning to the same dimension each time, which i disagree with because there’s a running narrative and rick is shown to have an emotional attachment to family and friends (e.g. bird persons wedding, but is mostly shown in seasons after this video)
While he can do that he has said many times that he would rather avoid switching universes whenever there's a problem so i don't think he has done that many times but he has definitely done this a few times
@Fresh D yeah, honestly his situation with the galactic federation is probably about what’d you expect to be honest, just not following their laws in general. I mean even in the Pilot he was smuggling goods through a federation space port and murdering guards. Also it seems like he usually always travels to dimensions very similar to the one he just came from so it’d make sense that the federation would have dealt with ricks like c-137 in these other dimensions who broken their laws. Federation wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between ricks (basically saying the federation still has a long history of crimes with Rick)
*He wasn’t born a god, he earned his spot*
@Nicholas S 999
@Łukiimán we are actually far smarter at birth based on the rate your brain is learning information and we get dumber as we get older.
In the 'Mind-Blowers' episode, after Morty messes with squirrels, Rick tells him that they could only move to another universe a few more times...
me just finished season 5
@Fireblaster 89 Klolommoooloo Ommmmo mommy l
He said that when they first did it too
@Very Cool Guy an infinite amount
@BrianComics they do in fact not use the many worlds interpretation, for if they did, the many worlds with weird laws of nature wouldnt exist. like the one with sentient chairs, or the one where morty is a hammer
Dimension hopping is just a genius way to cover up their story errors 😂
Yeah I agree wholeheartedly. Have a plot hole? Oh it's just a different timeline lol
I have always had a theory that Rick use to love science and wasn't super jaded but the first time he had to abandon his dimension it fucked him up mentally like it did Morty. I mean think maybe his wife was alive in the first dimension and Rick loved her and had to abandon her and that's the reason why he didn't get a long with his new wives because they weren't really his wife. It could very small things but I think you could notice the differences and that could fuck with you. And maybe the reason he hates time travel is because he could never use it to undo whatever he did to his original dimension.
Not half bad Cory, were pretty spot on
@Mayank Mishra comment TL:DR
@Mayank Mishra You realize you took the time and space to type that out, thereby negating the spirit of the meaning, right?
too short , don't care
It's fun going back and watching these after the new episodes cause you remember details about the newer seasons that disprove parts of his theory. For example in the episode, Vindicators 3, they reveal that Morty has disarmed Neutrano bombs before disproving the part of the theory where in the first episode the world was destroyed
It's also strange to see how parts are vindicated, like how the Season 5 finale shows that Rick actually wasn't from the dimension we started out with.
Sure, he destroys some worlds, but he gave us get schwifty. Totally makes up for it.
@Sir Ramsay What's it matter, just get schwifty.
gusstav lagerwall well any Rick can destroy as many worlds as he pleases, there are literally infinite timelines so if anyone dies in thousands of realities there will still be infinite versions of that one person in infinite realities. Which is probably where Rick gets his apathy from, nothing anyone does will matter in the grand scheme of the multiverse.
“What is my purpose? “You pass butter.” “... o h m y g o d”
It's just a fucking robot
yea welcome to the club pal
Rick: i AM your god
@Jack Lung Cha Yes it is. No one has ever managed to create a sentient robot capable of understanding its a robot and that it was created for a sole purpose. We have AI, but the main thing separating it from true life is sentience. You know that you were a person and that you will die one day. A robot doesn’t.
“Do not watch if u haven’t seen season 2!” Me who finished season 4: Tim travl
I love Tim travling
@Bruhgamer i DID and I praise God for it!!! Penniless and happy
@PizzaOnEarth no that would be 36
@Blitz Blitz its actually blitzen shits cuz he ate all of Santa's Chilli
9:30 he left for twenty years that means that he left Beth before Morty was born with 20 years, but it was mentioned in another episode that he had returned for only one year so yea you're technically right but in the wrong way
We don’t know how long Rick has actually been gone, in mortys mind blowers we see Rick was present for mortys 13th birthday, but that memory was erased. In series 1 morty was always 14, he was 14 when Rick supposedly arrived. So this is proof that Rick was there longer than the smith family think, he wiped their memories for atleast over 1 year of him being there, as evidenced by the fact morty turned 13, meaning he was most likely there whilst morty was 12, and since morty turned 14 before series 1, he was there more than 1 year from mortys 13th birthday
@Dolly Kumo tactical dot
@Orfeas Dimos ؟
@Dolly Kumo .
When did they say that he came back a year then went away again ?
Theory: Evil Morty = Morty from the drunk explosion scene?
I think evil Morty is Rick who kills ricks family
Ehh I dunno. Evil morty doesn’t stutter, drunk explosion morty does
theory: in matpats theory that rick is morty when rick sacrifices himself and gives morty a memory potion so that a) morty will grow up into rick or b) morty instantaneously turns into rick. i think it is most likely to be A because it would loop but it cant loop without in one reality where morty doesnt turn into rick. i think evil morty was ricks first morty and rick did experiments on him before ricks original morty (aka evil morty) runs away (perhaps to a different reality) and creates a new life with a new family. rick changes his ways and sacrificed himself for his current morty just so he could live on (being a god). he not only IS a god but IS a god. he will live on FOREVER being the smartest man alive even if hes not technically “alive”. his memory lives on forever making him a god. so that would explain why there is evil morty and why hes out to get rick. because? he wants revenge. he wants to prove to rick that he and not just him but all the other mortys too are not just a mortys (a human cloaking device) but human beings too because thats what the mortiest morty would want right?
what was the drunk explosion scene? S1E1?
7:37 you have a point but in the Vindicator episode didn’t morty say he has defused way too many neutrino bombs made by drunk rick? Maybe that was the first one
Everyone: "Rick intellegence is dangerous" *me watching matpat film and game theories*
Very underrated comment
The theory of multiple timelines is entirely stable to timeline jumping. The timeline is already entirely predetermined. Including entering and exiting said timelines
This man's editing is smooth especially the intro
I love the intricate and very decisively interesting storylines
Something I would like to add in light of season 3 is that in the vindicators episode while Morty was disarming a nutrino bomb, Rick asked him how many of these he had to do, to which Morty replied too many. I think it just was put there to add to Rick's selfish and apathetic character. Just my thoughts.
I always thought that the branch of that reality was already there, and that there was a reality were Rick switched worlds and one where he didn't, and that it didn't mess anything up, because it was already a possibility.
Coming back to this video after everything about Rick was explained in Season 5, it holds up. Granted there were some parts MatPat couldn't explain, but mostly it's all true.
In the vindicator episode of season 3, it's implied that Morty has deactivate plenty of ricks bombs, so the world probably wasn't destroyed in episode 1
This was made before season 3
One thing your missing is when Rick says moving to a new reality is a pain and we know he always picks the easiest solution
Who else laughed when the intro water run said, "I'm walking here!!!" I laughed so hard!!!
3:25 I think maybe he is saying "everything" with a double meaning, referring to his family, since he let himself in for them
10:50 Yeah but in season 2 the clip of Jerry giving birth isn't found either.
There’s a lot of clips that aren’t in the show
I think it’s kinda accepted that, because the intro sequence has a mix of moments we’ve seen and not seen, all of it is canon. I mean, the two make passing references to past adventures (Rick more so than Morty) and Morty’s Mind Blowers outright proves that they’ve gone on hundreds more adventures that we never see.
Oh yea true
Finally I get it, after watching maybe 3 seasons and being on season 4 it’s amazing but that *Dragon* episode? Yikes. Also for 7:31 I think in the Vindicators 3 episode, Morty states he’s dealt with “too many” neutrino bombs from Drunk Rick.
It's so nice to see a Rick and Morty episode where the Game Theory intro _doesn't_ get painfully messed up on the television.
I just watched the whole series for the first time, and now I'm watching all these old theories. :)
If you take into account that Rick can remove memories there is a good chance he probably visited Beth and family several times and removed the memories from his family. That would explain his memory of baby Morty and the picture in Bird Person's house of Rick holding a baby Morty.
Given the availability of infinite outcomes, there really wouldn't be any tangential mess from him hopping between dimensions because, thanks to the "infinite" part of the outcomes, there was always at least one reality where it occurred.Yes, it would add a new set of variables, but that's where the tangents come off, that's the point of them...
07:37 ...Yeah, about that...I mean, the Vindicators episode, amiright? Granted, that was already a much more mature Morty, who's seen some sh/t, but you know. The potential is there. (I really love that episode).
Did you know when he got that “beer” which was actually a soda it was proof he was in a different detention because in the being of the episode Rick shakes the soda and now it didn’t explode proving he was in a different detention
rewatching this while waiting for the last episodes of season 5 is so weird
Imagined if they put an easter egg about film theory in a rick and morty episode.
The thing that you miss is Rick behaves as someone who has lost everything. C-137 and all who live in that dimension are probably dead and it is the one dimension he probably tried the hardest to save; even fought in a war and lost. That certainly can cause a person to become cynical and jaded, even to the point of destroying entire words without a second thought. When everyone/thing you loved has died in flames it's hard to give a damn about much else...
+Kaje Penndragon so far time travel hasn't come into play but we know since slow motion guy can slow down and speed up time, so time travel is possible in their universe. They love mocking main stream movies so they could go that route.
you're woke af fam
Omg! I fucking love your theory about Evil Morty! But then, there's this funny instance when my 10 year old brother told me, "What if it's him?" And I asked him what he meant and he said, "What if Rick is Morty?".. I thought about it and there's a slim chance that this is possible.. I haven't really figured it out yet but it is possible..
+Dany Monteiro As possible my own little musing on the matter and probably some hybrid of both will end up being the case.
+Callum563 wth are you talking about ? there's no time travel in Rick and Morty and is never going to be that's why they did the Season 2 Episode 1 , to show how time travelling can be a pain in the ass. The creators just took inspiration from Back To The Future but changed it to dimension travelling ... Did you ever watched the Evil Morty theory ? It's a pretty popular Rick and Morty theory and it proves quite well how Rick has memories from Morty when he was a kid. That theory says that the Evil Morty (the one with the eyepatch) was Rick's original Morty and he is seeking revenge in some way he was the one behind Evil Rick. This can be proven because we see in the Season 1 intros that a Morty is left by Rick in a dimension of Giant Frog creatures, but he got smart with Rick, Rick told him many things that he knew and teached him. Now he regrets he left him on that dimension that's why he was crying on the "Close Encounters of the Rick-kind" episode. So that explains his alcoholism too aswell has the World Destroyer Theory, and his depression and his catchprase. It's very probable that the first dimension of Rick and Morty (the one from the episodes 1-6) it's not Rick's original dimension and it is just another one and the Rick from that dimension must be dissapeared, Rick killed him, he went to another dimension or another place or he killed himself because of the divorce and marriage situations and maybe other problems. Don't forget Morty is a minor and influencialed by Rick so he can't go to jail like that he hasn't done nothing wrong except from the purge and the Gwendollyn's doll thing but those aren't crimes, purging is from a different planet too where that is normal so he wouldn't suffer any consequences, he could suffer from killing the Fart guy but he did a favor to all.
The one thing I dont get after rewatching this, is in the time split episode after they froze time, the whole point is that rick is "so certain" then how can there be so many versions of rick if he is so certain on what he is going to do?
With the memory of holding toddler Morty, I always assumed he visited Morty secretly when he was little without the family’s knowledge
Finally finished watching R&M, now gonna watch the theories!
- I think the show subscribes to the many possibilities theory, i.e. - Morty later in the show states that he has has to disarm multiple drunken Rick bombs, and the Rick often wires them wrong - If they are keeping the show mostly episodic, why would they keep out the Cromulon masks - Ricks aren't the smartest in _every_ universe, just in the one's the smart Ricks want you to see
Morty can disarm the bombs though. We saw that in that episode where Rick got drunk and put them in a SAW type situation
Imagine if film theory actually became a TV show
I love how it's this "big cliff hanger" and season 3 just starts with rick at the dinner table finishing his prison break story like dont ya wish you clda seen it😂😂😂😂
Jkeeboi 716 he was in a fake world and you can see it
I just realized that the title of the episode rick potion number 9 could literally be hinting at the fact that he has made 8 previous potions which had fucked up other worlds
Also, don't forget that Rick's catchphrase supposedly means "help me for I am in great pain", or something like that. This might be because he's destroyed so many worlds and realities, he can't stand himself anymore. Rick's an alcoholic. An addict. He's always running away from something and he pushes people away. Who does that? Someone who hates themselves/hates the things they've done. It's possible that Rick didn't mean for any of this to happen, and that the first time he started to fuck around with science he _accidentally_ caused a whole reality to deteriorate and eventually die. Maybe the guilt became so much he couldn't stand to have his wife and daughter look at him. Maybe that's why he left them. He left and started hopping around other dimensions to escape the pain, but he became lonely. We see in other episodes that, despite his selfishness and cruelty, he needs human interaction. He gets sad when his family leaves him/disappears, then excited when they come home. He actually _does_ care about his grandchildren, in the very least. They're all he has left. But he's numbed himself so much that causing cataclysmic events no longer fazes him.
Joshua Jin no what he means is the catchphrase "wuba lubba dub dub" wich (in bird persons language) means "i'm in great pain. Please help me"
kirikakirikakirika he said help me because of his lost connection with his real body.....
This episode of Film Theory got me into Rick and Morty sadly I spoiled it for myself
I hadnt even considered why i thought the last scene before the title card resembled Cthulhu and throughout all 4 seasons i was waiting for the episode that featured that scene, but alas, no such episode. It makes a lot of sense with the parallels matpat talks about. Also he's rick C-137, so he was originally from that dimension, but the show doesnt start there, and yeah hes traveled to so many he doesnt know which one he's in.
I binged watch all the way up to the first couple episodes of season 4 just so I can watch all of these episodes
I, for one, wish Film Theory and Game Theory was made into a T.V. show.
Some points: 1) The Ricks clearly state that there are a finite number of universes with Ricks on them. They call this the Central Finite Curve. 2) Only universes in the CFC are labelled. (It would make no sense to label an infinite number of universes for obvious reasons.) 3) Universes where there are no Ricks or Rick happens to die before some defining event are not a part of the CFC. Rick flees to one such dimension after the Kronenburg monster incident. 4) The Rick we follow in the episode where he sends Jerry to daycare is not the C-137 Rick. (We do see the C-137 Rick claim that Jerry's ticket at the end though.) Nice choice of music, by the way. Tyrian was a staple of my childhood.
Ahhhh, 2 more days! This Sunday! I’m so excited to finally watch the new episode!
Can we also talk about how rick chose not for the potion to not work in the first place?
I always thought of our lives as this way since I was 12! Its an awesome theory
I know this was a while ago but still love watching these, so like if Rick is the smartest rick why couldn't he save that universe? I would guess its because the show had to show that he can just hop to another reality but like he so smart
MatPat seems to have a superpower. He can say anything that is completely bizarre and make it reasonable, like sharks raining down from the sky or how zootopia was a crack conspiracy.
or he is good had finding things that are actually very reasonable but not noticed by many, and can explain it very well to others who never noticed it before. What you said makes it sound like his theorys aren't reasonable at all but he just makes it look like they are.
What if.. Matpat is Rick.. It is all just a cover story..
Before I watched this show I remember watching season 1 episode 1 very differently. As you see the first part rick takes morty out his room and flies yeah that part part before the intro music and what not that part kept looping and looping until they figured it out. Each time they were at the exact same spot Rick trynna pull morty out his bed. They figured out that they needed to fix this time loop and while eating with the family the time loop stopped. Then the show cut to a rick in another dimension playing with a button which he told rick and summer in his garage “every time I press this button an alternate universe time loops back (something )” And I’m so mad because I can’t find this episode it was season 1 episode 1 I believe can someone help me out I swear on everything I didn’t dream this up I 100% remember watching this episode.
here’s something I thought about: Dipper’s a Rick and Mabel’s a Morty in another Dimension
Dont think much
Uncle Ford would be rick and dipper is morty
that would be cool but dipper dosen't have a stutter like rick and they dont portal hope like rick and morty
Can i just say huge respect to MatPat for slipping in tracks from Tyrian? What a game and what a soundtrack!!
Rick is always aware of what dimension he’s in but doesn’t bother with wasting time thinking about details that don’t matter.
If one reality can affect another , then can't there be a reality where someone creates a multiverse destroying bomb ? And considering there are an infinite number of universes, wouldn't that be something that happens everytime ?
It has nothing to do with the video but could you do more theories on LotR? Like how long Gollum ( or Smeagol ) could have lived if Bilbo didn't take Precious,How to speak Elfish, or something like that. Thanks
What ever the creators will do, we will love it
There's only one small problem when the squirrels attacked Rick and Morty' s house Rick said they can only permanently move in to different dimensions so many times
It can't actually cause any trouble. When they hop to the new dimension, the many-world hypothesis would say that there are also an infinite number of realities in which they did not. So the 'disorder' introduced would be infinitely small and no different from any other split. However, you missed a detail of the many-world hypothesis. It does not presume everything is possible. Certain things are impossible. When a certain branch is taken, say the annihilation of a particle, then at no point along that branch can the particle still exist. Since things are interconnected, in order to 'change 1 thing' by hopping to a different universe, the entire history of the universe might be REQUIRED to be different in order to avoid some age-old splitting of the tree and its consequences. If there is a possibility for a particle to have spin 1/2 or spin 1, there will be no realities where the particle has spin 0. And none of the realities which require that particle to have spin 0 could possibly exist either. Paradoxes are still avoided in the many-world hypothesis. If they were not, the hypothesis would be rejected as nonsense.
Morty shows summer the dead bodies in the backyard though, meaning it’s the same universe as when they got there, and it’s the same every episode. Also morty seemed distraught when Rick left the world behind, wouldn’t he have been used to it? Or not have let Rick keep doing it
Good detective work, but let me clear this up for you- Rick and Morty creators are breaking the 4th wall. They know they are writing a tv show, and like most tv shows they explore realities that real people hardly explore due to social norms. When a new episode starts and everyone acts socially normal towards characters that destroyed social norms one episode prior the viewers just accept this. Rick and Morty create a logical, dark answer for how their characters achieve the status quo openings. It is paradoxical because they are giving you a linear explanation by saying "all lines of possibility exist". It still is not an explanation at all, but here you are investigating it. You did pick up on some great easter eggs though and that was well worth your effort. Thanks!
Me: there's no way that opening happened Mat pat:hold my coke I'll explain
Infinite timelines... that means somewhere, film theory isn't just a ILaward channel, it's a tv show! (but hey, that's just a theory)
Could you please do a Film Theory on, "How High is Rick's IQ?"
The answer to this question is yes.
Rick doesn't belive in IQ
Eleanor Fudge but is that quote wrong?!?😂 i’m a self proclaimed dumb person and i think iq tests are dumb.
@A.H.J Well then I guess I'd be Rick from the universe in which Rick & Morty is just a TV show.
Rick didnt join the counsel of ricks. Thats why he was imprisonend
Pretty sure its cause commiting genocide against multiple versions of urself & grandson, is kinda fucked up. Even if theres another dimension where Rick doesnt hop around interdimensions, tht doesnt stop any ripple affects set in place from having missing ricks & mortys everywhere
Teacherson exactly correct, the Council of Ricks is a government that exists to help Ricks and Mortys exist against the galactic one.
Rick did not join the council. True. But this is no reason to be imprisoned by the GALACTIC GOVERNMENT.
If anything lets take in the factorthat rick says time travel is impossible even though he is familiar with 4d beings that can manipulate time and reality fractures. What if he is actually rick prime. His portal gun has one function that is more akin to telportation. The second is the dimendion cross overs. What if whenever he moves to another dimension he is actually creating a new one using the uncertainty principle with his time crystal. This would mean that all ricks for better or worse were created from his original story. So when he was asked what crime he commited it was because he created everything. This would also be similarly scene in the teeny verse and others
He mentions how the last clip in the intro (with Cthulhu) isn’t anywhere in the show, but the first one where Morty doesn’t make it through the portal and gets eaten by the giant frogs isn’t in the show either. The first and last one never change throughout the seasons.
Came for a Rick break down. 👍🏽 Subbed for your Disney Murder expertise.
Left out something else hinted at by Bird Person: he and Rick apparently used to be freedom fighters of some intergalactic kind - hence why so many governments and terrorists hate him - but Rick became burned out by his inability to really change anything.
+Eoin O'Connor I don't think it was "used to be", I think it was "are". Birdman was kinda retired lookin, but I don't know about Rick or any of their other friends.
matpat i just stumbled on a dialogue "a party where every gust is one we like " it sounds similar to bill's dialogue in weirdmageddon i thinks even rick made up the death of his wife but he cant resist to leave some clues about bill cause bill is also is in ricks brain for some time and somehow it is behind evil morty
Rick and Morty's infinite timelines can be both depressing or the exact opposite. On one side, your timeline is insignificant. There will always be other you on par or better. On the other side, life could never stop being exciting. Absalutley anything could happen at any time. Naturally I assume Rick sees the wrong side as most would.
This intro... LOVE IT!!!!
Drinking game: every time mat makes a rick and morty reference take a shot
Can't Rick just jump to a reality in which they still have the sauce he so desperately craves?
Ggames 2014 He has the device.
he could and there are infinite realities, but even if Rick is a bloody genious, on an infinite amount of realities, you gotta find that reality, even if its real its not like he could snap his fingers and find it, hes just probably still looking for it lmao. i mean, its like in life you know, theres a soulmate for everyone out there, and to the losers reading this SHE/HE IS REAL, you just gotta find it if you havent yet, like the sauce.
Well one of the Ricks called it the "Central Finite Curve". as the name implies, I also do think there's a finite number of realities :'v
Even though what you said is correct, the show seems to imply there is a finite number of infinite realities. If it was truly infinite a lot of concepts on the show would fall apart. So I have been operating under the assumption there is a reality for every possible timeline of the universe, but each one is unique in some way. Some might be different by only the slightest variable, but there are none which are 100% the same.
Infinite realities. Just jump to one where the sauce still exists, but centipedes have an extra leg.
No episodes aside from the ones showing Rick’s memory of Dianne and young Beth take place in C-137. He left his dimension early on and eventually settled on a dimension where Beth lived and had a family, where he acquires ‘his’ Morty. No Morty’s are from C-137 as Beth died.
4:20 when he created the infected world, he did it an infinite number of times. Thus, the Rick society was created. If he is the Rickest Rick of his branch, then that was his true crime.
Also, he can not travel down the branch, he can only travel up the branch, because to travel down would be time travel. Basically, his portal gun is a way to peer into different realities made by decisions in real time.