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
    Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
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Comments • 12 869

  • The Film Theorists
    The Film Theorists  20 days ago +4663

    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!

    • jarrod
      jarrod 2 days ago

      yeah it was good episode but may get boring if you use this as your default video format now

    • Lord Dice X
      Lord Dice X 5 days ago

      Great format, I hope you keep integrating this style with your episodes.

    • Etta Mansaray
      Etta Mansaray 5 days ago

      The Film Theorists did you see the episode with the Simpson’s where they tell where they are (conform your threory) an Episode were marg wants some sense of important and get into some saw lumberjack game at the end the lady ask homer where they live and he says springfield and she asked which one and I’m not sure and she says .........

    • Jiggy.Pop.Phantom Kell
      Jiggy.Pop.Phantom Kell 5 days ago +1

      Oh hey, I'm the kind of person that pays attention more while watching you move around. I'm a kinesthetic learner, so this episode I actually enjoyed. Nothing wrong with your other uploads, but "MattPat live action avatar" has a harder time keeping me interested than "MattPat IRL". Point is, I liked this vidoe and would like more with you passionately yelling at the screen and waving your hands around like Charlie from Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Also, bring in your wife occasionally isn't a bad idea, she's funny, so it would be entertaining to have her walk in with fact updates or something of that manner.

      Anyhow, these are my opinions, anyone is welcome to disagree. I'm just casting my vote.

    • Darcey Frkovic
      Darcey Frkovic 5 days ago

      I think if you were Australian, you might be able to pull it off. I enjoyed this style of episode but I think you need to be a little less laid back.

  • Maxi Enderman
    Maxi Enderman 11 hours ago

    So this episode is just about not being an a$$hole

  • Vicinitrix
    Vicinitrix 13 hours ago


  • Triebel Tattoo
    Triebel Tattoo 14 hours ago

    Great episode my dude!

  • menace05
    menace05 18 hours ago

    For your highest good with everyone else concern ....

    PLANET TRASH 18 hours ago

    The lesson is very obvious

  • Isabella Young
    Isabella Young 20 hours ago

    "ends justify the means" sounds like a theme from the renaissance out of "The Prince"

  • Magamarc
    Magamarc 21 hour ago


  • Karmaa Detska
    Karmaa Detska 21 hour ago

    why he say anime like that

  • Patrick McEwen
    Patrick McEwen Day ago +1

    No I did not like the laid back style. Go back to the old game theory style. It's what hooked me on Game Theory in the first place.

  • andi le
    andi le Day ago

    thanks for pointing out the obvious. we naturally knew what was implied as the big brained fandom that we are

  • Jesse
    Jesse Day ago

    why does he look so good

  • KelniusTV
    KelniusTV Day ago

    The only part about this style I don't like is that obvious greenscreen is obvious...
    Otherwise, it's cool.

  • Jack Smith
    Jack Smith Day ago

    This reminds me of a GCSE English lesson

  • D4Real
    D4Real Day ago

    you sometimes sound like dane cook doing standup .... i cant be the only one who has said this before

  • Brandon Monroy
    Brandon Monroy Day ago

    See these kids don't know about Zen but you have to learn this kids everybody in the world who's ever watching this video there's a reason why they're teaching you this technique there's something very bad going to happen to this world and we're going to have to use that technique to fight it because there's no other way only send can help I'll survive the apocalypse

  • Alexander Bender

    The writing of this episode is actually profound

  • lesil1000
    lesil1000 Day ago

    I don't want to get too much into philosophy, but I think people sometimes don't get that the thing that is best for them is often the most ethical option. Empathy was an evolutionary trait for a reason. Helping others helps yourself.

  • RainMoontide
    RainMoontide Day ago

    enjoyable break down ep

  • John Yadirf
    John Yadirf Day ago

    I like this

  • Kiki pure
    Kiki pure Day ago

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  • James Howlett
    James Howlett Day ago

    I love this episode and I liked to see Matt Pat not animated. Oli is so cute!

  • Arnée Martin
    Arnée Martin Day ago

    I prefer the animation (not sure if you call it that) but you’re a creator & probably want to try something new. Do what feels right to you.

  • MyPhychoMind
    MyPhychoMind Day ago


  • Undyla - Chan
    Undyla - Chan Day ago


  • Zander Mortensen

    Anyone else disappointed with the new season? At least a little

  • Dwayne Roberson
    Dwayne Roberson Day ago

    Good episode

  • Vimaria Raphaela

    looove this episode

  • Tiki Tophatter
    Tiki Tophatter 2 days ago

    I hate and despise this video

  • Raed Halasa
    Raed Halasa 2 days ago

    Man this guy is such a douche

  • Carter Bish
    Carter Bish 2 days ago

    Love driving into philosophy/theology/worldviews on the channel. Love the video!

  • Jeremías Vazquez
    Jeremías Vazquez 2 days ago

    Screw IQ

  • Rodge Kiester Serfino

    the thingies that made the hologram corporeal reminds me of the god arcs from GODS EATER, is it just me?

  • Rayna Ives
    Rayna Ives 2 days ago

    Guys, I just had a thought. You know how Rick is constantly referencing the seasons and is very much aware that, effectively, his life is a show? Well doesn't that then imply that Rick (based on him being the smartest being in the universe) is actually very real in our universe? And some stuff about some other stuff... I dunno man, I'm pretty baked...

  • RyanMcQ
    RyanMcQ 2 days ago

    Liked the style

  • tom black
    tom black 2 days ago

    U don’t need the stupid voice anymore ....u r now proven very good

  • Craig
    Craig 2 days ago

    the new style is better

  • Parker Prevost
    Parker Prevost 2 days ago

    Is matpat on a green screen

  • Arthur Zardetti
    Arthur Zardetti 2 days ago

    Your chroma key is awesome

  • Sarah Conger
    Sarah Conger 2 days ago

    Theres this thing behind him that's odd and it's bugging me

  • Louis Roberson
    Louis Roberson 2 days ago

    i Loved it !

  • George Schmidt
    George Schmidt 2 days ago

    Did anyone else think Matt sounded like voice over Pete in the beginning?

  • Hayden Wadsworth
    Hayden Wadsworth 2 days ago

    This style was really cool, and I love your concept on all of this and relating it back to toxic fans of rick and morty. Absolutely perfect.

  • Katiobod
    Katiobod 2 days ago

    Watchs alot of your stuff and have been a sub for a while, Like the new style

  • AyeItsMike
    AyeItsMike 2 days ago +1

    I love how the green screen is making your whole outline of your body blurry 😂

    If you need help with you green screen I'm a pretty good editor

  • Sir Dogmen
    Sir Dogmen 2 days ago +4

    What’s the point if green screening him self on to a real back drop he has access to . The lighting just bugs me

  • Alyssa Barnhill
    Alyssa Barnhill 2 days ago

    I kinda prefer this style.

  • Ezekiel Williams
    Ezekiel Williams 3 days ago

    I really did enjoy this "laid back" episode

  • Ryan Keefer
    Ryan Keefer 3 days ago

    Great episode 👌🏻🤙🏻

  • Joshua Bonner
    Joshua Bonner 3 days ago

    Fu** you're long winded. Just get to the topic already

  • Chris G.
    Chris G. 3 days ago

    Why is he so hot?????

  • Max Elliot
    Max Elliot 3 days ago

    I would love if you could add like references to what you say somtimes

  • Jann Eduard Tomas
    Jann Eduard Tomas 3 days ago

    Me: mom can we buy some Wisecrack?
    Mom: we have Wisecrack at home
    Wisecrack at home:

  • Wksk Sjs
    Wksk Sjs 3 days ago

    Even if I don't like one of your videos, I still leave a like, because at least I learned something, which makes me happy

  • Mr. Hawking
    Mr. Hawking 3 days ago +1

    Wait we see morty old in that death crystal I tought old morty is rick does this mean the rick is morty theory is wrong?

  • Randy Abney
    Randy Abney 3 days ago

    Digs fasho.

  • Rahul J. Ghaywan
    Rahul J. Ghaywan 3 days ago

    Rad green screen skills

  • DaVaughnMD
    DaVaughnMD 3 days ago

    Your green screen is in higher resolution then you lol

  • Kaffe Stein
    Kaffe Stein 3 days ago

    1. I want Community more than Rick and Morty
    2. By the end of season 2, Rick and Morty lost the appeal and flare of the show’s first season. Season Four feels even more empty, lacking even more of the grunge and emotion that pulled this fan in during Season One.
    3. If you need the S4 E1 explained to you, you’re a moron. I recommend that newfangled Harley Quinn cartoon, I hear it’s quite simple.

  • Aidan Pedersen
    Aidan Pedersen 3 days ago

    Why don’t you just actually stand in that room