Film Theory: We SOLVED Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 1!

  • Published on Nov 17, 2019
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    The Rick and Morty is back! The season premiere, "Edge of ToMorty: Rick Die Rickpeat", left me with so many theory ideas and I couldn't wait! This episode showed us a side of Rick and Morty we haven't seen before and I LOVED it! In fact, I think that there was a life lesson hidden somewhere in all the jokes and violence. What was that lesson? What did Rick mean at the end of the episode? I'm here to explain it all to you!
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    Writer: Matthew Patrick
    Editor: Yosi Berman and Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi
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  • The Film Theorists
    The Film Theorists  2 months ago +5592

    So glad to see so many of you liked this more "laid back" style. It helped us get the episode out same week, rather than weeks later after all this was relevant!
    That said, seeing a lot of comments about the green screen, lighting, and background, so quick note: I had to film while traveling, meaning stuff was a bit rougher than it normally would be. Shouldn't be a problem in the future!

    • Major Lee
      Major Lee 17 days ago

      I like it! Easier for you and more personable. Works for me!

    • ALEJANDRO Tejeiro
      ALEJANDRO Tejeiro 18 days ago

      Yeah I guess it was ok

    • Putsch in Arbeit
      Putsch in Arbeit 24 days ago

      Wow you're hot

    • Glenn Davey
      Glenn Davey 24 days ago +1

      Laidback? You are screaming at us, dude. How do you have this much energy? What are you SELLING me?!? Are you making a TVclip video or a 3 AM infomercial for Bible Amway Quick-Mop Exercise? You're like the one drama-club cousin at family Christmas who's just way too much for everyone. Like, calm down. I would have watched if it weren't for all the yelling, even though it's just a video about an episode of Rick and Morty that was, by the way, super straight-forward as R&M episodes go. The audience for your videos are dumb-asses. I don't enjoy cringing, not subscribing.

    • frost boss
      frost boss 26 days ago

      I think the morrel is: live a bit in the future and more in the present

  • Nicolas Marron
    Nicolas Marron Day ago

    There was a **nis on the board in one of the scenes in the classroom

  • Dr.ELITE
    Dr.ELITE 2 days ago

    Why do u green screen your own room 😂

  • the meme war
    the meme war 2 days ago +1

    Welcome to film theory, where we completely and utterly only overthink games and tv shows

  • jotinder singh
    jotinder singh 3 days ago

    What if he becomes enlightened, 🤔

  • Overrated Swampert
    Overrated Swampert 3 days ago

    I loved the laid back style

  • Injamul Shaikh
    Injamul Shaikh 4 days ago

    Ethical Egomism and freedom has the same reason it doesn't work.

  • Thanasis Papazoglou
    Thanasis Papazoglou 5 days ago +1

    The lesson is don't bring gigantic wasps into your planer because sooner or later you will have to deal with them

  • Lauren
    Lauren 5 days ago

    Fun note I only recently realized: We were (kind of) wrong about the dogs. Everyone said after the sentient dog episode that we never see any dogs again, but you DO see a dog in a later episode, when time gets shattered. They unpause time, and you briefly see a dog peeing on a fire hydrant. I think the world was chronenberged between those two episodes, so unless I’m missing something, dogs exist again. No crazy revelation, just a fun tidbit

  • Al Met
    Al Met 6 days ago

    He has a dickle rick tattoo

  • Joel
    Joel 6 days ago

    I appreciate the fact that you put your sponsor at the end of your video. No one wants advertisements shoved into their eye holes, and when creators put them in the middle in an attempt to force us to watch them, it gets an immediate thumbs down from me.

  • Phantomagic
    Phantomagic 7 days ago

    W R O N G - real massage is that nothing matters and never will... good job in wasting time, not that it would matter....

  • Golden Zombie
    Golden Zombie 7 days ago

    "Egoism" is literally the word for selfishness in Romanian :)

  • dantee
    dantee 7 days ago

    I feel like matpat would ruin a sleepover

  • Ramon Rosas
    Ramon Rosas 7 days ago


  • Miharbi Gaming TG
    Miharbi Gaming TG 7 days ago

    11:10 are those the adam family ??

  • Adiwiddi e
    Adiwiddi e 8 days ago +1

    The 「lesson 5」

  • Daniela Regina Rivera (Student)

    I loved this new style!!

  • Aseralia
    Aseralia 9 days ago

    Loved the episode change.

  • niklant1986
    niklant1986 10 days ago

    dude calm down

  • Anna Frolova
    Anna Frolova 10 days ago

    But wait, Jessica was saying “I love you” to Morty

  • Lhancelot Sux
    Lhancelot Sux 10 days ago

    11:05 was that adams family???

  • Deato Ko
    Deato Ko 10 days ago

    Why make it look like the real life room just use the og red backround

  • Aaviskar Parasor
    Aaviskar Parasor 10 days ago


  • Tim Dumas
    Tim Dumas 11 days ago

    Do you have a recommendation list for books on audio?

  • Mr Sutera
    Mr Sutera 12 days ago

    um, Looking Glass?
    (that's just off the top of my head, but will be re watching the episode much closer tonight)
    Any bells ringing here?
    Anyone at all?

  • Charlie Simmz
    Charlie Simmz 12 days ago

    the face behind the voice.....

  • HB
    HB 12 days ago +1

    I agree with your thesis... a lot of Rick and Morty superfans are assholes,!
    It's clever and nice that the creators have been willing to troll the worst of them and call out their shitty behaviour by way of this season's new episodes. An unsubtle but nonetheless clever and laudable meta level goal for season 4's themes.
    Given this I would like to know at what point the creators might consider this task to be done as I would like to get back to watching some decent episodes over the frustratingly one dimensional fluff we've been getting. I particularly miss the wry digs at the absurdities and hypocrisies of everyday life, and the monstrous narcissistic sci fi family sitcom parody angle. Peace
    Here's to season 4.5!

  • TheTru3Goat Gaming
    TheTru3Goat Gaming 12 days ago

    Did no one get the joke about the tattoo at the start???

  • Triodymium
    Triodymium 13 days ago

    This man literally greenscreened himself into his own room.

  • Holbrook Stark
    Holbrook Stark 13 days ago +1

    If when you say "more laid back" you mean how you're just talking to a camera without a bunch of animations, I don't like it, and more importantly I wouldn't even have been interested in it if I was a new viewer. You might see channel growth start slowing down if you stick to this style for a while because the truth is you often stretch things or frame things disingenuously to fit your theories and the only thing that made me respect you despite that is the amount of effort I could see was put into these videos animating them and everything. I never would have watched enough of your content to have you start getting recommended to me if the first video I saw of you was just you talking to a camera because without the high effort I'd be left with nothing to respect over the occasional nonsense you say.

    • Holbrook Stark
      Holbrook Stark 12 days ago

      @HUGGY GRANDPA as long as it stays that way it shouldn't be a problem for channel growth then

      HUGGY GRANDPA 12 days ago

      i see your concern, but he explained at the beginning that it wasnt a proper ‘theory video’ just a sort of analysis. every proper film theory episode is fully edited and worked hard on

  • Xarnxx
    Xarnxx 13 days ago +1

    Bro’s before hoes was the message

  • Phat Cat
    Phat Cat 13 days ago

    the teddy bear is a shout out to Bleach's character Cone (sp) has to be!

  • Derek Kent
    Derek Kent 14 days ago +1

    The English philosopher Alan Wells covered all this back in the 1970's. The episode also shows morality is an imaginary construct created by a society. The wasps were the most moral yet they ate their prey alive, which we would regard as immoral. Only it isn't because there's no such thing as a definitive morality.

  • The Trex Official
    The Trex Official 14 days ago

    Why did he not bring up the end of credit scene oml

  • Luis Ramirez
    Luis Ramirez 14 days ago +1

    Thank rick your back. i love you bro no LGBTQ.

  • Ferrus Manus
    Ferrus Manus 16 days ago

    Objectivism > everything else.

  • Damuarth
    Damuarth 16 days ago +1

    I feel that the lesson for the episode was in the hologram not so much on the "living the moment" thing. For me was like, people that do not have any power can just complain but once you give them power they will be worst than the thing they complain about.

  • Fake Name
    Fake Name 16 days ago

    Why are you infront of a green-screen?

  • Kirby Lucio
    Kirby Lucio 16 days ago +1


  • 777 Arriba
    777 Arriba 17 days ago

    Stop it matt. Stop trying to be cool.

  • Happy Goat
    Happy Goat 17 days ago

    Maybe mix in the layed back style whenever you guys need/want it, but I love the edits without you on the greenscreen better. Just mix it up I think

  • LizzysLosingIt
    LizzysLosingIt 17 days ago

    I love this new style! Less distracting with fewer edits, but still all that intellectual good-good. 😁

      HUGGY GRANDPA 12 days ago

      i personally dont really mind but some people would day otherwise

  • Amy Noble
    Amy Noble 18 days ago

    MatPat:Its for the ladies eyes only
    Me:Umm I'm a girl do I count

  • Dylan Campbell
    Dylan Campbell 18 days ago

    The animation gives me some massive doge vibes. Not sure how I feel about it

  • Charvio
    Charvio 18 days ago +1

    I am not a fan of “laid back” style, but I do appreciate all the effort that you and your team take to make this happen!!
    Even if the episode it’s completely irrelevant at the time of uploading. It’s always great to look back at the episode a couple years/weeks/days
    If been a fan for a long time; thank you for entertaining us and keep up the great work. 👍🏾

  • Sean O.
    Sean O. 18 days ago

    This guy needs to get laid..

  • TheGeber
    TheGeber 18 days ago

    I like this new style :D pls keep up

  • GT Godbear
    GT Godbear 18 days ago

    Rick Dirty Sanchez

  • AliSot 2000
    AliSot 2000 18 days ago +1

    A theory about film theory: Mat is in front of a green screen. The feathering around you seems to be a little much.

  • Andrzej Jędraszek
    Andrzej Jędraszek 19 days ago

    For me The lesson is don't f*ck with wasp Rick

  • Sam Rahme
    Sam Rahme 19 days ago

    What a douche

  • Imen Salhie
    Imen Salhie 19 days ago

    Amma be honest I don't like the laidback style I miss the super edited episodes

  • PFM K
    PFM K 19 days ago

    Love the new style!

  • Kraker QN
    Kraker QN 20 days ago

    1:07 is it just me or is that a Kurt Cobain reference?

  • WorldUnited
    WorldUnited 20 days ago

    10:21 WRONG! It was a SERIOUS Conspiracy.

  • Slider
    Slider 20 days ago

    I like the animated style better. Also, why green screen yourself into your own studio ? 😂

  • Carlos lopez
    Carlos lopez 20 days ago

    10:10 doesn't that mean since morty acted this way that hes already planning for morty mejor betrayal because he knows that 1 of the many multiverses does what he thinks will happen

  • Carlos lopez
    Carlos lopez 20 days ago

    Fashist morty kills rick in multiple universes. Caring more of himself . Similar to evil morty . Who was abandoned

  • user_name_not_taken_ 1

    I'm to stupid for this video