– (MatPat) Mario punches the Yoshi–
– I never saw that. – (MatPat) …just a dream?
– What? – (MatPat) That’s right–
– What? ♪ (industrial music) ♪ – (MatPat) Hello, internet,
welcome to Game Theory… – Game Theory!! – It was about time, guys. – (MatPat) …where we put
the “O” in Super Mario. – Okay, is this MatPat? – MatPat, right? Yeah, okay. I know that because
of YouTubers React. – (MatPat) After
doing the research… – Oh, this is the guy
that does Film Theory. – (MatPat) …this so-called hero… – I’ve heard of Game Theory,
but I’ve never seen it. – (MatPat) …in fact,
a murderous, womanizing animal abuser–
– What? – What the [bleep]? – I’m already so invested. – (MatPat) The story,
as we know it, goes like this. A giant ape steals Mario’s girlfriend
and the heroic Italian must get her back. – How long did this person
spend making this? – (MatPat) And it
sounds good in theory, but have you ever stopped to consider
why Donkey Kong steals the girl in the first place?
– That’s very true. I haven’t. – (MatPat) Did you know that Mario
was Donkey Kong’s master? – Oh! – (MatPat) That he abused
the ape, which is why… – I thought this
was just a video game. – (MatPat) DK broke free
and stole away with Mario’s GF. – Oh my gosh. – (MatPat) I give you
Donkey Kong Circus… – That was a game? – (MatPat) …where we see
jump man’s side business, where he just so happens
to be running a circus show, and the star attraction, Donkey Kong.
– What? – Oh my god. Video game conspiracy
theories are awesome. – People just have too much
time on their hands. – (MatPat) Made to look like a fool,
forced to burn his hand. – No way. – (MatPat) Scolded and laughed at– – Literally, this person
spent so much time on this. – (MatPat) Clearly not the proper way
for a great ape to be treated. – What’s a plumber
doing running a circus? – (MatPat) This is the information
that Nintendo… – I love this stuff. – (MatPat) …to silently sweep
under the rug. – Maybe they just didn’t consider it
in the first place because it’s a video game. – (MatPat) What’s inexcusable,
though, is his mistreatment of his family and allies.
– What? – (MatPat) For instance, the Yoshi.
– Not Yoshi. – (MatPat) …the beginning
of Yoshi’s Island that these cute dinos
are responsible– – I loved that game. – (MatPat) …saving Mario’s life.
– It’s true. – (MatPat) Fast forward
to adult Mario, popping once more
atop his trusted and loyal friend to save the day and– wait. He just punched him. Look again. Mario punches the Yoshi–
– I never saw that. – (MatPat) …punched him.
– Oh-ho-ho! – (MatPat) Mario punches–
– It was more like a go. – (MatPat) …to extend their tongue. – I wonder how long it took him
to think of this theory? – He probably puts
in more research into his videos than I’ve ever put
into a college paper. – (MatPat) And let’s
not forget that Mario will drop a Yoshi
into a pit without hesitation. – Mario’s an asshole. – That is kind of shitty.
He’s making valid points. – (MatPat) Mario’s worst sin,
his treatment of Luigi. – I mean, who treats
their brother nicely? – (MatPat) Look at the ending
of new Super Mario Brothers Wii. Luigi flies in, offers Mario and Peach
room in his balloon– – Oh, and then he flies away
without him? (laughing) – (MatPat) They don’t
acknowledge his existence. They don’t thank him. – It’s not his fault he has
main character syndrome. – (MatPat) In Mario Power Tennis–
– (scoffing) Going deep. – (MatPat) If Luigi wins,
this is what happens. He celebrates. And what does Mario do? The brother who Luigi
would love the approval of more than anything else,
what does he do? – What does he do? – (MatPat) …applauding, laughing,
slaps him on the back, and then grinds his shoe
into his brother’s foot. – That’s real? – What the [bleep]?
– (MatPat) …grinds it in. – Look at him laugh
his little evil Mario laugh! – (MatPat) Look at Luigi. His moment of glory is ruined!
– (sadly) Oh! – (MatPat) It’s just a theory.
A game theory. Thanks for watching. – What the [bleep]? Who has time to do this,
because I wish I had that much time. – I loved that. My mind is blown.
(kaboom) – That’s awesome. This is always something
that’s been in my peripheral that I’ve never
actually watched, but I get it. That was genius. – I love looking at the old graphics. That’s, like, arcade graphics. After little league,
going to get pizza, playing in the arcade. – (MatPat) I’m back to finally put…
– Oh, I know his face. – (MatPat) The original
FNaF tetralogy– – No! This game, I can’t escape it. – (MatPat) What if everything in FNaF
was just a dream? – (Freddy snarling)
– That’s lame. – (MatPat) …just a dream.
– What? – (MatPat) That’s right, a FNaF…
– What? – (MatPat) …game theory
that everything we play through in these games
was created in the mind of the FNaF 4’s crying child.
– (snicking) Jesus. – (MatPat) In the FNaF 4 mini-game,
you can talk to a small girl on the playground with toy versions
of Bonnie, Freddy, and Chica, but her beak is missing? That missing beak directly parallels
FNaF 2’s new version of Chica, who loses her beak–
– I don’t remember seeing that at all. I did not make it
that far in the game. – (MatPat) FNaF 2’s
shiny new animatronics, what are they called?
Toy animatronics. – Damn! – (MatPat) What if they are toys, and this is all just
a dream scenario– – (gasping) – I just don’t understand
why anyone would think about this. – (MatPat) And toys
explained FNaF 1 too. The crying child of FNaF 4
has four plushies in his room. – Yeah, I remember that. – (MatPat) …plushies,
as in soft stuffed animals. What are the original
four animatronics made out of? Soft materials, fur and fabric. In fact, every game, design detail– – I don’t think I would have
the patience to do the amount of research he does. – (MatPat) …animatronic
can be explained under this theory. The recurring elements of the phone
and the (shuddering) fan– – Yeah, [bleep] the fan. – (MatPat) Listen
to the sound that you hear at the end of every night
of the first three games. ♪ (clock chiming) ♪ – (whimpering)
I’m having PTSD. No, not again! – Something is there.
Something is there. (squealing) Oh, something is there! – (Freddy snarling)
– AAHH!!! ♪ (clock chiming) ♪
– Okay, it’s a clock. – (MatPat) A grandfather clock,
chiming the same song. Why would the end
of my shift in an office be signaled by a grandfather clock? – Because it’s a horror game,
and it’s suspenseful. – (MatPat) It wouldn’t
unless I was asleep, dreaming in my house,
with a grandfather clock right outside my room.
– (gasping) – (MatPat) That’s just a theory. – (chiming in) A game theory! I like that little last part.
It’s amazing. – That was so well done. – They’re really well put together.
I like the vibe of it. I like his voice. It’s a good storytelling voice.
It keeps you engaged. – He gets so into it. I feel like he notices
all these things and he’s just is
so passionate about it and is like, “But look at this.
But wait, there’s more! And then there’s this.” And I’m just saying,
it’s just a theory. I love it. – (FBE) So these were all clips
from the YouTube series Game Theory, created by MatPat.
– Yeah, MatPat! – (FBE) So what do
you think about the idea of an entire YouTube channel
dedicated to making theories about video games?
– I mean, if that’s what he’s into. Why not? – To research these games
and go back even with Mario, which goes way back,
it’s like he’s a detective, but a game detective. – It’s like an intellectual version
of fanfiction, you know? It’s connecting the dots in ways
maybe the creators didn’t intend, or finding out things that,
you know, actually the creators did intend to do,
but didn’t tell anybody, and kind of left it as a Easter egg
that no one would find. – Everyone thrives off of theories
and conspiracies about everything. So making these series
off games that people love, I think it’s genius. – (FBE) So the channel’s
covered a wide range of topics, from math videos
like how much diamonds are worth in Minecraft…
– See, that’s funny. That one, I can kind of get. – (FBE) …to science videos,
like how Pokemon evolving would work if Pokemon
were in real life… – Oh my gosh. – (FBE) …to diving deep
into game lore with his series
on Five Nights at Freddy’s, one of which you just saw. What do you think about MatPat
and the Game Theory’s team’s mind to be able to look at games
in all these different ways? – Okay, I think it’s really cool
and really imaginative. It’s just kind of like you
have so much time to do anything you want.
Why do that? – They’re brilliant. Something I strive
to get my students to do is just think outside the box. – It would be cool to be there
while they were making a video and finding all of the information
before they pieced it all together because they have
to look through a lot of shit to find the clips that they want. – Honestly, I have no idea
how they do it because they do hours upon hours,
tens of hours of research, just on one topic. How you can come up with a theory
that’s pretty decently solid just by playing
a video game is beyond me. – (FBE) So let’s talk about the man
behind this channel, MatPat. He isn’t just a creator
or a personality. He’s been very active
in the YouTube community as a whole. Part of his company consults
other YouTube channels to help create their own brands,
optimize their channels with analytics and other resources,
while also making videos over time on his channel
about YouTube issues to help the community at large. What do you think
about the creators who are active
in the community in this way? – That’s cool. That’s nice that he’s willing
to help other channels and he’s not just so focused
on his own channel. – It shows how
much they care about not only what they’re doing,
but continuing to push people into a place where they can succeed
and continue to have YouTube thrive. – There are a lot of creators
and people who are doing YouTube who are just starting
and who don’t really know how to take advantage of analytics. It’s a little bit intimidating
because there’s a lot that goes into it,
a lot more than I realized when I kind of started everything,
but at the same time, it’s really, really helpful
to have that guidance and just a nudge
in the right direction. – It’s insane that there
are these creators out here who can criticize and help you
learn how to grow on a platform that isn’t very nice
to a lot of the people that upload and create
content for that. You’re doing good shit, Matt. Good shit. — (FBE) So finally, we have to do
this as we here at FBE have worked with MatPat
many times for years now. – [Bleep] me.
Is he going to walk in and be like, “[Bleep] you!” – (FBE) And he will definitely
be watching this episode. – (laughing) Great. He’s like, “Who’s that little gnome
sitting right there?” – (FBE) With that in mind,
what would you like to say to him directly about what
he has built online? – I’m really sorry
if I offended you. – I love you, MatPat.
That was awesome. – Dude, keep on going.
You are the best. Keep being just
an all-around good human, and I’m gonna keep watching.
You got a faithful sub. – MatPat, I think you’re awesome, and I think that
your theories are hilarious, yet also very true. You got me thinking
about Mario in ways that I never thought
of Mario before. – What you built online
is fantastic. To strengthen the platform
and use what you’ve learned, that’s like an elder. You’re like this
brilliant elder wizard that people can
go to and get knowledge, so thank you. – MatPat, thank you for paying
attention to the little guy and for always giving back
the community, not only in information,
but in really entertaining content. – Thank you for watching Adults React. – Subscribe and hit the bell so you know when
we release new episodes. – But, hey, that’s just a reaction.
An adult reaction. – Hello, internet,
Ethan here from FBE. Thank you so much for watching
this episode of Adults React and, hey, be sure to subscribe
to the Game Theorists. They release a ton
of awesome content. The links will be in the description,
or you can click right over there. Bye, guys.