Minions are the playful and mischievous yellow creatures that play a key role in the Despicable Me franchise. They desire to serve the most evil villains throughout history, although the minions themselves aren't particularly fearsome. Most of the minions go unnamed in the movies, but Kevin, Stuart, and Bob are responsible for some of the most memorable minion quotes and scenes.
Despicable Me (2010)
These adorable little freaks are headed to Orlando too.Madge Nelson
I don't want you to take this the wrong way, but I hate you.Scarlet Overkill
We are going to pull off the true crime of the century!Gru
If I was a Minion that's who I'd want to work for.Tina Nelson
"Steal the crown, and all your dreams will come true. Respect, power..."
Minions have been on this planet far longer than we have. They go by many names. Dave, Carl, Paul, Mike. Oh, that one is Norbert. He's an idiot.Narrator
You guys are crazy little and way yellow, and I dig that!Herb Overkill
Minions have a unique language all their own, which is filled with all sorts of seemingly nonsensical phrases designed to elicit giggles from young viewers. For example, "Bello" means "Hello" and "Poopaye" means "Goodbye." When a minion wants to count, "hana, dul, sae" means "1, 2, 3."
Strong leadership is key to the happiness of the minions. They're happiest when they're following orders, simply because they're not smart enough to carry out any sort of plan on their own. As the narrator says in the introduction of the Minions movie, “They all share the same goal: to serve the most despicable master they could find… Finding a boss was easy. Keeping a boss, therein lies the rubBuddha… Without a master, they had no purpose. They became aimless and depressed."
Minions go on all sorts of adventures, but all their antics are sure to work up an appetite. One of their favorite foods is bananas. The minion quote "Me want banana" is just an all-purpose way to say, "I'm hungry." When Scarlet Overkill says, “Steal the crown and all your dreams come true. Respect! Power!" Stuart simply replies, "Banana!"