Film Theory: Is Spongebob a Mutant? Solving Bikini Bottom's Most Popular Theory!
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Welcome to another edition of MORTY, where I look back on old theories and see if there was anything I missed! Today, I'm taking another crack at Spongebob Squarepants himself. There was a popular theory going around about how Bikini Bottom was the result of nuclear testing. Could that be TRUE? You'll have to keep watching to find out!

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  • Leslie Jacoby
    Leslie Jacoby

    Also If the theory was right then Sandy has been underwater since the beginning and was also this sufficient and smart.

  • Sarah Adee
    Sarah Adee

    make a callab with Alex Bale on a spongebob theory.

  • Amiel28boyz2020


  • Eater of Essence
    Eater of Essence

    Spongebob was inspired by Ocean Man by Ween

  • viiont eooiy
    viiont eooiy

    Alex Bale fans be like: Hey I've seen this one before!

  • Eater of Essence
    Eater of Essence

    Skin theory

  • RobProb X
    RobProb X

    Alex Bale: Imma bout to end this man's whole career

  • American dragon Brian
    American dragon Brian

    Do film theory about the password so I am the other SpongeBob it’s yoga camp coral I will he wanna see you right now or tomorrow

  • Jack O' Plays
    Jack O' Plays

    wait, what if they were created by nuclear weapons, and then restarted but evolved faster because of litter?

    • Jack O' Plays
      Jack O' Plays

      i mean they certainly posses abilities to learn, they could have read something to earn language, saw pictures, i mean its possible...

  • James Pollard
    James Pollard

    I did not like that vampire

  • mahdi aqel
    mahdi aqel

    matpat and other theorists: all the advanced sea creatures are made by nuclear fallout lore: I am inévitable theorists and the timeline of the sieries will end this theory, FOREVER! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA!

  • the log 223
    the log 223

    Its not a nuclear mistake in episode fearle friends the teller tells us that the green moon turns all the fish in the sea in DE-EVOLVE realistic fish there is no way the nuclear mistake did that its neptune himself he was pulling the strings he was making the dumb fish evolve he is the person behind this there is even an entire episode that deletes the theory about the nuclear mistake when squidward is sent 1 million years before the nuclear testing and in there we see like oga-boga sponge bob and everyone else its a lot better then the de-evolved fish ("there os mistakes in this comment to confuse you bc im 99%.sure this theory is right,,)


    For the next MORTY plz review the most popular secret recipe theory, there's so much evidence for it it makes so much more sense than it just being marketing (no offense)

  • Corey B
    Corey B

    So what was the film theory first?

  • Petar Fiolić
    Petar Fiolić

    what about the tv theory

  • John Myers
    John Myers

    Hydrothermal vents

  • Rocket Gamer
    Rocket Gamer

    Counterpoint they stared developing there brains after the nuke but their centuries are centuries after the nuke and if you argue that the surface world isn’t futuristic then they could have not been any production for that time

  • I love Bucciarati
    I love Bucciarati

    couldnt theyre time go faster than regular time?

    • I love Bucciarati
      I love Bucciarati

      they live for shorter life spans so the time works different

  • TheAdvertisement

    Alex Bale fans be like: Hey I've seen this one before!

  • TheAdvertisement

    2:46 Matt will keep milking this joke until we stop teasing him about it lmao.

  • Fadora Man
    Fadora Man

    Aaaaah my leg

  • Toast studio
    Toast studio

    0:29 아니요 아니요 아니요 그일이무섭다 😳😱😨

  • asioe kiou
    asioe kiou

    again): First: nuclear test Second: the stone age of SpongeBob Third: middle ages Finally after all the years: the SpongeBob we see today

  • Prefeito Gustavo
    Prefeito Gustavo

    to me it was his inspiration, he knew and used bikini atol as a base and to start an idea, but he did not take this seriously, and no one in the writer team did, despite knowing that it was an inspiration. We have pre-historic bikini bottom, with no normal fish, and is referenced many times sea creatures from all the ocean being just like bikini bottom's population.

  • Lela Ljubicic
    Lela Ljubicic

    I think after nuclear explosion they started evolved from scratch

  • Robot Hamster
    Robot Hamster

    but there are also evidences that Bikini Bottom is in the caribbean

  • KnightAmazing1

    What if there idea of time is different to ours since sea creatures generally live shorter life spans than humans. For example one century to them could be a few years to us.

  • Daniel Izsak
    Daniel Izsak


  • • HazelNutty •
    • HazelNutty •

    can you please make more MHA theories

  • OwnGamesGamer

    Just cause they had things like the midevil times does not mean that they were happening at the same as for humans. So that does not disprove anything.

  • Shadows Rest
    Shadows Rest

    That theme song for morty in this video it the same thing of mangtv’s astphpie

  • Nosleepplayz

    The news man we all know him the fish the fish that looks like a fish and talks well he is how the others evolved they started by talking then evolved up to what they are now I know its not big enough to be in a video but still

  • Crayon_Logic44

    Patrick tapping on the atomic bombs sends.... idk why lmao

  • XxJcubxX 0409
    XxJcubxX 0409

    Was that morty thing a parody of aspitapy from MANDJTV

  • UItraVice

    I honestly thought it was Bikini Bottom because its at the bottom of the ocean and its a joke about swimwear 😂

  • qopoy dnon
    qopoy dnon

    Film Theory: Since Israel and Australia got in, what are the requirements for a country to get into Eurovision?

  • rednblackpancake

    Alex bale

  • T D
    T D

    The real question is, how does spongebob have sleeves.

  • E

    This is retarted

  • henry _xp
    henry _xp

    May be time works different i bikini bottom

    • qopoy dnon
      qopoy dnon

      You do have a point but in the new movie they travel to Atlanta and there mutated to

  • Johnathon Weeks
    Johnathon Weeks

    Bruh noice intro steal

  • Wolphman 77
    Wolphman 77

    Spongebob is a Cartoon.

  • Feather

    But we never see what year it is in the present Spongebob. Your debunking of the theory was biased because you looked at it from the perspective of our history. But what if the medieval and prehistoric Spongebobs didn't line up with ours and were instead the effects of the bombs? Their evolution and development as a society could have been accelerated by the mutations, which could have been what caused the prehistoric characters to become the caveman-like depictions we see instead of just sponges and starfish chillin on rocks, thus beginning their journey (which wasn't as long as ours) towards civilized society.

  • Starla Galaxia
    Starla Galaxia

    Any theories on how any characteristics shown by Sonic the Werehog could potentially happen in real life?

  • Not Yakama
    Not Yakama

    MPORTY, I'm not sowwy MatPat

  • Jon Treadaway
    Jon Treadaway

    The B.B. world cold actuly be diffrent time whize then the land because fish have shorter lives so the earliest mutatid b.b. inhabitens could be after nuke testing ended.

  • Mr.Greg Gregory
    Mr.Greg Gregory

    Time could move differently for bikini bottom. So 10 years could amount to 100 years and we also don't see Sandy in the prehistoric/medevial parts

  • Amanda Yesenosky
    Amanda Yesenosky

    How did SpongeBob stay underwater

  • TheZipperDragon

    I could be wrong, but didn't Steven Hillenburg confirm this? Also, if the citizens of Bikini Bottom are mutants, what about sandy o.o?

  • Arshiya Masood
    Arshiya Masood

    SpongeBob is not a sponge he is a mutated sponge coral his fellow corls did not make it but to-be-spongebob coral did

  • Rusting Gold
    Rusting Gold

    the theory is not true however you look at it cause when they left the sea on one episode where they were teasing sandy cause she cant breathe underwater. they were natural sponge , crab , squid , squirrel , and starfish

  • gaming whith tofu
    gaming whith tofu

    You do have a point but in the new movie they travel to Atlanta and there mutated to

  • Klara Lacey shay
    Klara Lacey shay

    Omg I missed this so much... Been at school for 4 months and no electric gadgets allowed and I was in boarding school.

  • Master Penguin
    Master Penguin

    I was hoping to point out that spongebobs house would go along with this theory because he lives in a big pineapple 🍍 so with radioactive testing the pineapple would have been huge

  • pink7ig3rgaming

    How about the amazing world of gumballl theory?

  • Random:Me

    I mean, wouldn't their perception of time matter?

  • Jojo Plushy theater
    Jojo Plushy theater

    The map and maybe their time is slow or maybe that was when the radiation was just starting

  • AyanXAmin

    @BombFury123 Dan povenmire said that they charge money to the unknown company

  • imbicthboi

    spongebob is a dish sponge. explain that dummy

  • Manuel Duran
    Manuel Duran

    Do one on how season 2 on invincible will end

  • alex gaming
    alex gaming

    i think alex bale beat you to this one :(

  • Merengue acnh
    Merengue acnh

    matpat could literally tell me anything at this point and id believe him I mean whats next he'll get me excited about the lore in a food delivery services ads??? oh wait...

  • lo

    Ok it soungebobs 12 century isn't our 12th century there cave man times is probably when the nuclear testing started....

  • seeni gzty
    seeni gzty

    eye. I just wanted to see what you thought. That's all.

  • Dimitriov Bellefountaine
    Dimitriov Bellefountaine

    Bru when he zoomed out to show the IRL bikini atol ,one of the islands looked just like the island above the city of bikini bottom

  • Crypto NWO
    Crypto NWO

    Saw this first on Alex Bale’s channel!

    • Nora Elabbady
      Nora Elabbady


    • famboy33

      me too

    • seeni gzty
      seeni gzty

      Alex bale

  • Booter Scooch
    Booter Scooch

    I’m very passionate about bikini atoll The people of Bikini Atoll were actually moved to a much smaller island which didn’t have enough food or fish and capabilities to feed all of their people they are given $500 annually by the American government which is NOT ENOUGH FOR BEING FORCEFULLY SHOVED FROM THEIR HOMES AND FORCED TO SUFFER RADIATION POISONING!!!! when the American soldiers arrive to tell them that they were having to leave they welcome them a song and dance and we’re even singing as they dismantled their homes they thought they were doing something good little did they know they would never be able to return to their homes again and would suffer for years to come with famine, sickness, hair loss, vomiting, diarrhea, teeth falling out and all of the other disgusting side effects of radiation it was a true catastrophe

  • Frog Queen
    Frog Queen

    Actually, if you look into the geography of Bikini Bottom, it’s really in boating distance to San Francisco, witch would disprove Bikini Bottom being in Bikini Atol.

  • choppy shakur
    choppy shakur

    no it shows the bikini bottem millons of years ago but the nucler bombs took place in the 40s

  • Salvacion Schimment
    Salvacion Schimment

    I still think the theory is true because marine life would had developed slow than real people so the spongegars time line is different then ares so that's why the theory's is right⚓🚢

  • Hudson family
    Hudson family

    Alex bales video proves you wrong, and it came out before this. Do you..... not no who Alex bale is????? Wow

  • eioshen boboi
    eioshen boboi

    Throwback time: Just recently watched “Over the Hedge” again today, no clue how many times I’ve seen it now. How fast can hammy move during his caffeine rush?

  • Sadhika Mekala
    Sadhika Mekala

    what if after the radiation they started as primitives and evoloved from there.

  • Tropical Fish
    Tropical Fish

    petition to bring back the old film theory intro

    • eioshen boboi
      eioshen boboi

      What if the radiation created them as prehistoric versions of them and because there where made using radiation they evolved faster

  • Bogdan Vasile
    Bogdan Vasile

    Eddsworld theory when

  • idk was i supposed to put a clever name
    idk was i supposed to put a clever name

    What if instead of instead of nuclear bombs it maybe was the asteroid that killed dinosaurs? Fish survived that and were maybe mutated. That could maybe explain how they were like cavemen. Are asteroids radioactive active ? Idk what im saying? Notice me senpai... i mean matpat

  • No

    The best explanation for all things spongebob is Skin Theory.

  • Obese Monkey
    Obese Monkey

    No one is going to mention the reference to electroboom? LATITY?

  • Chloe Franklin
    Chloe Franklin

    Hiroshima? What was that pronunciation?!? I’ve never heard it pronounced that way. It’s always been He-ro-shi-ma


    Didn't local youtuber alex bale already solve this you should check him out matpat he is a SpongeBob theory expert

  • Amber Rodriguez
    Amber Rodriguez

    Alex bale

  • Mr. Turtle
    Mr. Turtle

    I wonder if nature did nukes

  • MinerForStone

    Another point that wasn't mentioned in the video was that the theory doesn't explain Sandy. She's from Texas; nowhere near Bikini Atoll. She wouldn't have been affected unless she had already built her tree dome, a feat a normal squirrel cannot accomplish

  • DiddyKongVsLuigi

    5:15 to 5:24 those kind of, “Jokes,” stopped being funny in 2009..... even then they were cancer. 😪🙄🤢

  • omorales5

    The circle is complete with a sport theory sense you ruined video games movies food and if you read this comment sports PLEASE complete the circle.

  • Adan Tew
    Adan Tew

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  • Yes Sir
    Yes Sir

    Oh hey my family is from there

    • Yes Sir
      Yes Sir

      Yeah it was pretty bad.. at least I heard that it was

  • Jotunhel Gaming
    Jotunhel Gaming

    Mat: says 1954 Godzilla: GRANDPA 1954?


    What if the radiation created them as prehistoric versions of them and because there where made using radiation they evolved faster

  • kolim jone
    kolim jone

    disproving the theory This clip from the episode proves

  • edlawit fanta
    edlawit fanta

    Im a huge fun i watch you every day i think you should tro aobot my horo admemo

  • DartasPlays

    I don’t know fish lifespan or anything but consider we’re using human years

  • esteban collazo
    esteban collazo

    The redundant pyjama epidemiologically note because forecast disappointingly screw out a chilly industry. able, flippant laugh

  • Bren Hanks
    Bren Hanks

    That thumbnail though

  • Giwrgos Davola
    Giwrgos Davola

    what if they were created (evolved) because of time travel

  • call me mr dog bird
    call me mr dog bird

    Mermaid man and barnacle boy are both humans tho


    I am wearing the same pants as when I discovered this account.

  • Josh K
    Josh K

    Still not debunked if you consider the ancient aliens theory. There is an ancient city where the remains found were radioactive. So still possible IMO.

  • netra Magar
    netra Magar

    Spongbob is lengedery

  • Xavier Lovato
    Xavier Lovato

    What if spongebob is its own universe??