The Minions: Names and Facts Plus Who's Who List
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
5 Best Minion Scenes
5.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.
3. 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.
2. 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.
Stuart and Dave find the name Silas Ramsbottom really funny. I laughed out loud in the cinema when I first saw this scene, and I wasn't the only one.
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.