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



  • You should better make an Anime , I mean you got already an opening .

    Eric kuhlenEric kuhlen19 dakika önce
  • 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 HerzogSaatler önce
  • Is it just me or does the style of the second anime short remind anyone of Lupin the 3rd?

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

    Nicholas Van VlietNicholas Van Vliet3 saatler önce
  • 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

    findantufindantu13 saatler önce
  • in pocket morty,old morty and his evolutions have ricks hair color,and his skin color...

    the chill ladstersthe chill ladsters15 saatler önce
  • it's not an anime opening if they don't spoil the ending, you forgot this crucial rule MatPat

    AnarKittyAnarKitty2 gün önce
  • So if Morty is Rick, then Beth is the Daughter of Morty?

    The Gentle PotatoThe Gentle Potato2 gün önce
  • 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 _Moouse2 gün önce
  • So y'all ever heard the song "I am my own Grandpa?"

    KeroKero2 gün önce
  • You know there pedo’s right 😂

    Eugenia AppiahEugenia Appiah3 gün önce
  • is it just me or does Mat Pat look great as an anime character?

    Decker DabrowiakDecker Dabrowiak3 gün önce
  • Am I the only one who thinks his intros are underrated

    Anthony CameseAnthony Camese3 gün önce
  • "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

    waddupdawgnesswaddupdawgness3 gün önce
  • so techaleiy jerry is beths grandfauther

    Elijah Gillis-NduwimanaElijah Gillis-Nduwimana3 gün önce
  • that intro though

    Opdragon806Opdragon8063 gün önce
  • Excuse me? Are we not gonna address how absolutely fire that opening was?

    Akatsuki69GamerAkatsuki69Gamer4 gün önce
  • Your intros continue to amaze me

    Chilly PandaChilly Panda4 gün önce
  • It's Rick a joker? Is the looksee a Joker? Is Bruce Wayne a joker?

    Roy JernstadtRoy Jernstadt4 gün önce
  • M O R T Y

    Binoo BearBinoo Bear4 gün önce

    Johan StrombeckJohan Strombeck4 gün önce
  • 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 Zamudio4 gün önce
  • 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 Stillman5 gün önce
  • pls do Hello World (anime) theory

    zeroh 21zeroh 215 gün önce
  • but urashima taro dies!!!

    Gabriel Barbosa Porto Carreiro Lira CavalcantiGabriel Barbosa Porto Carreiro Lira Cavalcanti5 gün önce
  • 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 cauble5 gün önce
    • Rick is morty,quit hating coward

      SupportGaming 2020SupportGaming 2020Gün önce
  • 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 Watson5 gün önce
  • Wate about Jerry's phone call ?

    Landon WatsonLandon Watson6 gün önce
  • Does this mean Ricks unibrow is fake? My world is a lie!

    TrickmasterTrickmaster6 gün önce
  • Did you skip on purpose the moment where Rick points at Morty and literally calls him Rick Sanchez?

    Donnie CashDonnie Cash6 gün önce
  • One problem with the Rick is Morty theory is that each Morty would become less of a Rick.

    David LaGrone JrDavid LaGrone Jr6 gün önce
  • But what about all the rick clones in different stages of their lives

    Luis Soto TorresLuis Soto Torres6 gün önce
    • Fake clones with old rick's dna,they all have grey hair

      SupportGaming 2020SupportGaming 2020Gün önce
  • Weirdest intro on film theory and I saw the boob ep

    Roi Aldrich EcleviaRoi Aldrich Eclevia6 gün önce
  • this anime part is clearly non-canon "everything is canon" yes that's the problem lol

    HexaRecterHexaRecter6 gün önce
  • 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 Er6 gün önce
  • Isso significaria que ele é filho e pai se sua própria mãe... Mio Dio 🤦🏻‍♂️

    ultracraft Rafaelultracraft Rafael6 gün önce

    Anthony TunstallAnthony Tunstall6 gün önce
  • here me out.......jerry is an older version of morty

    Imman IqbalImman Iqbal7 gün önce
  • 6:14 Take this small shield. It will give you shields. (Reference to fortnite)

    1k subscribers before 2021 challenge Aka admin team1k subscribers before 2021 challenge Aka admin team7 gün önce
  • 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 team7 gün önce
  • Who else appreciates the Death Note reference?

    Hubert FraczekHubert Fraczek7 gün önce
  • 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.

    PalgravePalgrave8 gün önce
  • 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 Maker8 gün önce
  • I love the anime version omg

    Kinda gay NglKinda gay Ngl8 gün önce
  • I'm litterly in love with the anime evil morty

    B-37-hd lh MinyB-37-hd lh Miny8 gün önce
  • 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.

    Ech0Ven0mEch0Ven0m8 gün önce
  • Rick: *exists* MatPat: is this a morty?

    Thomas AshwoodThomas Ashwood8 gün önce
    • Thomas Ashwood I’m a motherfucking rick

      Rick-C137Rick-C1378 gün önce
  • Love your theories, butn uour pronounciation of the Japanese wordt Keikaku, was cringeworthy to say the least LOL

    J.H. DeneerJ.H. Deneer9 gün önce
  • Kind of need that opening song as it’s own thing.

    SuperShankoSuperShanko9 gün önce
  • I love how jerry says ~anime~ it makes me laugh every time I hear it

    orbit 4evaorbit 4eva9 gün önce
  • Just got a headache

    Fonzy HunterFonzy Hunter9 gün önce
  • what about Solar Opposites

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

    Alp AktugAlp Aktug10 gün önce
  • 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 BOIZ10 gün önce
  • 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.

    KathykangarooKathykangaroo10 gün önce
  • 13:43 Always thought that was why...

    Your Sleep Paralysis DemonYour Sleep Paralysis Demon10 gün önce
  • This is the only theory I believe (I also made it): Everything is canon. Any everything isn’t.

    Your Sleep Paralysis DemonYour Sleep Paralysis Demon10 gün önce
  • 8:17 You’re not on a time limit “less than a minute left” Dude you don’t aim for a 10 minute mark. Ya just get there.

    Your Sleep Paralysis DemonYour Sleep Paralysis Demon10 gün önce
    • i think he meant that in the anime short he was analysing there was less than a minute left, duh.

      BandamaniBandamani21 saatler önce
  • Does anyone have any idea where to find that intro song? I have only ever seen it on the intro for this video and the Dr. Stone video, and the song is sick

    Luigi2262Luigi226211 gün önce
  • Have you seen land before time, stone of cold fire. It has a lot of questions

    Max’s AdventuresMax’s Adventures11 gün önce
  • Ugh. A parody of a parody of a parody. I've hit youtube rock bottom.

    Bernard SoulBernard Soul11 gün önce
  • I need help

    Sad TobeSad Tobe11 gün önce

    tensaidekopontensaidekopon11 gün önce
  • I found in Rattlestar ricklatica they do time travel, one scene has a box that says time travel stuff

    Aleet HoaxAleet Hoax11 gün önce
  • I just had to skip ahead to make sure my language didnt switch somehow

    Jd RowlandJd Rowland11 gün önce
  • so beth gave birth to her dad. ight

    CrimsonCrimson12 gün önce
  • make a theory about who is red X in teen titans series

    AlfredJohn BeruanAlfredJohn Beruan12 gün önce
  • Do you know what the word "confirmed" means?

    Leo RenegadeLeo Renegade12 gün önce
  • But in the episode death Cristal we see mortys death when he's old and grown up so it doesn't line up

    silvian tvsilvian tv12 gün önce
Film Theory: Rick is a Morty CONFIRMED! (Rick and Morty)