What Are Minions?
I think everyone knows who or what the minions are by now. They are a creation that will live in our hearts for many generations because of their unbelievable cuteness.
Regardless, here is a description:
Minions are small yellow creatures featured in Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 (they are definitely the most memorable characters in both films). They are shaped rather like tablets and can have either one or two eyes.
They are naïve and impulsive creatures with little self-control. However, their wide-eyed wonder and innocence have endeared them to viewers all over the world. People can relate to them in one way or another and can't help but smile or laugh at their antics. They can be pests at times but bring plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.
Gru, unlike most evil masterminds, loves the minions, and they have a great relationship because of this. His genuine appreciation for their hard work helps endear us to his character too.
He also knows each of them by name. But don't worry, if you don't know them all by now, take a look below and learn them for yourself.
The Facts About Minions
Dave is a two-eyed minion who is a lead character, especially in Despicable Me 2. He is one of the smart minions who is loving, kind, and, of course, very funny. He and Stuart are very close to Gru, as shown when they come to Gru's rescue when he is captured and stuffed in the boot (trunk) of agent Lucy Wilde's car.
He loves playing video games with Stuart. He also loves ice cream—the ice cream party is a great clip!
Another great clip of Dave is from Despicable Me when he fires his rocket launcher out of excitement. He of course gets a punch in the arm for this, and the way he hangs his head shows his remorse, but it is such a great scene.
He is also the easiest soft toy to find in stores at the moment because, let's face it, who doesn't love Dave?
Stuart, a one-eyed minion, is playful and funny. He loves playing video games with his best friend Dave. Above, you can see him on the left, acting nonchalant until he gets the final laugh.
A great clip is when he is with Dave meeting Silas Ramsbottom for the first time.
"Ha ha, bottom ... ha ha ha ha."
Stuart and Dave are the minions Gru paints purple at the end of Despicable Me 2 to get into Eduardo's compound to attempt a rescue mission.
Jerry, a two-eyed minion, is short and plump with spiky hair. He is a very sensitive guy, as we see when Kevin teases him for being a coward. He also gets scared easily as shown in the scene when he hears strange noises.
He's also musical. He loves to play the guitar, as he does on the minion beach after he is abducted, and he sings a caring lullaby to the girls when Gru asks him to look after them.
He is the first minion we see abducted.
Kevin, another two-eyed minion, loves to tease others, as you can tell when he teases Jerry for being a coward. He is often seen in golf attire, so he must love the game.
He isn't the smartest of minions—when Jerry is abducted, he just waves goodbye. This is hilarious though! Also, when it is his turn to be abducted, he grabs the cat, poor thing!
He is transformed into an evil minion via PX-41 serum after Phil.
Tim is a tall two-eyed minion with a sprout hair cut. He is usually dressed conservatively, perhaps because he is a bit more mature than the other minions. In Despicable Me 2, he is bald and wears a tie.
Tim is one of the minions who was asked to buy Agnes a new unicorn with Mark and Phil. (You can see the scene below. He is the tall minion standing in the middle when Gru summons them). He is the one who tried the massage chair, which he loved, and soon afterward in the same scene, he joins in singing "Copacabana" with Phil and Mark.
You can tell that he loves to sing—he is also the policeman when the minions perform their version of Y.M.C.A.
Mark is a two-eyed minion with combed hair. He is usually seen dressed up as a motherly character in the films—maybe that is the reason he is the 'mother' unlockable character in Minion Rush.
He is one of the minions who is asked to buy Agnes a new unicorn, and this is when he dresses as a mom. He also sings "Copacabana" when they discover karaoke.
Phil, a two-eyed minion, is one of the three guys asked to get Agnes a new unicorn. He joins Mark and Tim in singing "Copacabana" in karaoke.
Later, in Despicable Me 2, he is seen wearing a French maid outfit and cleaning the house. He is sadly captured by Dr. Nafario in a bag and taken to El Macho's secret lair.
Carl is a small one-eyed minion with a short buzz haircut.
He is fun-loving and enjoys his time with other minions. He likes to skateboard and loves making noises.
He is the minion you see in the fire scene: "Bee do bee do ..." He breaks into the room with Josh to help put out the office fire. He also is seen when Gru calls Dave and Stuart at the ice cream party. He is spraying Stuart with a fire extinguisher.
Josh is a short, plump two-eyed minion. In the clip above, he enters a distance contest with Tim—Josh the the minion initially standing on the left. He is very funny, especially when he is shown scanning his butt with Stuart and Larry.
When Carl is doing his "bee-do" alarm, he makes an appearance wearing a fireman costume.
Famous Minion Quotes
Minions Banana Song: Bananaaaah! Potato-naaaaaah!
Dave: Kan Pai
Tim: Bah? Pappy? What kind of pappy?
Mark: No, no, no, no, no. Pa-POY!
Tim: Ah! Pa-POY!
Phil: Para tu
4. Bee-do, Bee-do, Bee-do
Gru torches his telephone because of his frustration with his inability to talk to the woman he loves. This sends the minions into panic mode as they burst in to put out the flames. More damage is done in the process in this hilarious scene as Carl gives us the sound effects for the fire alarm: "Bee-do, Bee-do."
Josh is sitting on top of the scanner with his trousers (pants) down, printing off pictures of his butt. Every time one is printed, Stuart and Lary laugh and say 'butt'. Hilarious, childish fun.
2. Josh Gets Excited
Dave gets out a rocket launcher and mistakenly fires it. It hits another minion before Dave gets told off and the other minion comes over to punch Dave in the arm.
1. Assemble the Minions
This is a great clip in which the minions show their wonderful characters and how funny they are going to be in the rest of the movies.
I particularly liked when one of them got hit on the head by the hammer.
You Will Surely Have Your Best Clips Too
I actually found it hard to come up with my top five clips. There are so many great ones involving minions that I am sure you will have your own favourites. But no matter what, I'm sure we can agree that the minions are lovable characters. Tell me which one is your favourite below.
Liam on July 18, 2020:
Why does phil when he is dressed up as a child when they go to the shop to by a toy then when he is a made he has 2 eyes and in the shopping scene he has one eye
Noel Jr espalmado on June 10, 2020:
I LIKE BOB ,Stuart and Kevin
Steph on April 26, 2020:
Why aren’t there any female minions?
Minion lover 66 on April 17, 2020:
I love minion they r so cute and I am watching despicable me 1 right now I miss this movie so much and it is a great movie
Ryan H on January 26, 2020:
I need Despcable's Me 4 DVD's.
Albert Naegele on January 16, 2020:
reevue of the minion's movie's:
The character, Gru, reminded me of the infamous Cuban dictator from the 50s, Fidel Castro. That was quite pleasing to me. my only kid parker who i named after the famous minion kevin refyused too take the movie serious so i made hium run lap's just like wen he refyused to play pickel ball. stupid fuck. when he refyused the 2th time i spyked him with volleball. This film was stunning on a multitude of levels. One of which was that I saw a myriad of parallels between these marvelous minion movies and classics such as the 8th century, Ancient Greek poem by
the legendary author, Homer; as well as the 1606 Shakespearian tragedy, Macbeth. I hate bananas. i am a gym teacher and my fire-crotched teachin ass istent mr farleigh used too enjoy screaming at young girls but then i shoed him the jerry lulabi clip and he had 2th thouts yet continued his behavior. My favorite scene in the film was when the minions wore a red wig, which is astonishingly relatable, considering the follicles of hair stemming from my scalp are of a similar color. The level of talent radiating from this film awakens my memories of Aldous Huxley's 1932 science fiction magnum opus, Brave New World. its that gud
all in all grate birthday present for my sun jake!1! happy birthday jake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rating: 4/5 comment's: didnt get too squad spot on tim
Solomon Green on December 29, 2019:
I...I just love the Minions in general. I even have their game ‘Minion Rush’.
Patrick Ray on December 29, 2019:
I like the evil minions are my best minions ever
Tyler on December 29, 2019:
I like the part with with a minion sits on the photo copier and photo copies his butt
Ryan Harding on November 07, 2019:
I Loves Despicable ME's Number's DVD's Video's Film's
Ay Ay on September 06, 2019:
Where are Mel and Bob?
dave on April 04, 2019:
i am the dave respect it
Fred on December 24, 2018:
Why is there not a minion named Fred
Fred on December 24, 2018:
Is a minion
bella on December 16, 2018:
I wounder what the rest are called?
Arlene on November 29, 2018:
What about Bob?
demitria on July 29, 2018:
Where is bob ?
Bill Lange on May 10, 2018:
MINIONS make me happy!
Mahi on March 20, 2018:
I love minions.....bobb......
claire on March 16, 2018:
omg I LOVE MINIONS
Brayden on March 11, 2018:
HappyStreet on March 04, 2018:
I love the minions! They are my favorite things ever!!!!!!!! They rock!
FlacoBob on December 26, 2017:
Where's Bob? No mention of Minion Bob!
Max Burkett on December 01, 2017:
Stuart the minion is by far the most superior minion in fact I have recently had multiple dreams in which Stuart appears and we fall in love
S.S on September 18, 2017:
Kevin is the best minion. I like Bob and Stuart too. BANANAS!! Bello?
Brayden on August 09, 2017:
I like kevin.
name on August 08, 2017:
I like stuart
Leo DiGenio on July 06, 2017:
I like Josh cuz I saw his butt on the photo that he was distracting Stuart and Jerry.
robbie on May 09, 2017:
minions are cool
Anonymous user on May 03, 2017:
What about the one with hair going around his head and none in the middle (he's in the despicable me trailer with them in jail)
Brooke Woodrow on April 14, 2017:
I have a minion that I won from the arcade it has one eye and it is dressed like a pirate what should I name it
I why is it on March 01, 2017:
why is it minions don't speak English but I like them especially Kevin, he makes fun out Bob when he tries to stop a truck on their way to Orlando
Maryaaan on January 22, 2017:
foad1 on October 20, 2016:
love minnions hope they love me/us
lol on October 15, 2016:
rubber duckies are cool because they are cool they do not stink because they are not pink and they are yellow because they eat marshmallows
Cyndie Miskelly on October 09, 2016:
My grandson loves all the Minions and he said there was a Minion figure that cries, so I am trying to find it for his birthday, but haven't been able to find anyone who knows of any Minion that cries. Do any of you fans know if there is one and if so, what is his name and where can I find one ? Thank you for your help and enjoy your all the Minions !!! Love you all, Ninny
lilly on September 14, 2016:
why where is bob I love him he is just soooooooooo cute
Shaelin on September 06, 2016:
Why is bob not in the voting list
minni on August 10, 2016:
Why is Bob not in the voting list??? :'-(
Nick on July 24, 2016:
Kevin, Stuart, and Bob should get special treatment from Gru.
ABC on June 17, 2016:
I like stuart because he is the one who plays guitar at the end of the minion movie... He appears so funny that everytime i watch thta seen i burst out laughing
I loooooovvvvveeee stuart on June 13, 2016:
He is funny when seeing kevin and bob
Bill on January 28, 2016:
they left out Minion Bob! that's who I would Vote for
thomas on October 05, 2015:
They are so cute!
B.O. on September 08, 2015:
Minions are sooooo cute my favorite is Stuart my sister loves them to she picked them for her theme she is turning 14 nobody is to old to love minions!
JS on September 07, 2015:
I LLLOOOVVVEE MINIONS SO MUCH THAT I CHOSE THEM FOR MY BIRTHDAY THEME!!!! I went to see the movie and memorize everything they say in Despicable Me Despicable Me 2 and the Minions movie
Kassidy on July 07, 2015:
I am the number one minion lover I love minions I want one so so bad they are so cute and funny minions are number one
Azia on February 14, 2015:
You're on top of the game. Thanks for shiagnr.
Emaleigha on May 25, 2014:
I want a minion to .I want Tom
Mandi on April 11, 2014:
I love minions they are soooo cute and adorable.i I love minion as much as I love hot Chelle Rae .
Lynn on March 25, 2014:
Minions are sooooo adorable.
Jesse on March 03, 2014:
I know right i want to get it
Emma on December 29, 2013:
Why can I not get my minion now
Emma on December 29, 2013:
Are minions really real because they are so cute I want one so bad wound one come to my house
Emma on December 29, 2013:
Are minions really real because I want one my sister savannah said she had one but she lied to me I love them so much I dream about them every night
Emma on December 29, 2013:
Are minions really real because I want one so bad I love them
Bob Park from Seattle, Washington on December 13, 2013:
What an awesome guide to Minions! Josh is my favorite. Here's a video that names ALL the minions. I had no idea there were so many. How many can you name? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB4KJrl4ZZ0