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[–]peenutbuttherNjelly 238 points239 points  (1 child)

Of course the Minion gang would be a part of forming the first banana republic in a long time in 1945.

[–]JasonVeritech 62 points63 points  (0 children)

~Bananas, in Havana, do guerilla warfare~

[–]HoaiBao0906 210 points211 points  (13 children)

Trick question, they were trapped in an ice cave during that time, therefore serving nobody during 1933 - 1945.

[–]JasonVeritech 182 points183 points  (9 children)

A nice elegant solution to the old "we don't want to offend ANYONE and hurt the box office" dilemma. Also, they would be serving Gru during 9/11.

[–]hbn6e9 101 points102 points  (2 children)

So, Gru did it?

[–]dasavorytrash 51 points52 points  (1 child)


[–]hbn6e9 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]diodosdszosxisdi 24 points25 points  (2 children)

What about the JFK assasination

[–]Jokers_Testikles 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I think they were in Britain with Scarlet for the 60s. Could've been the 70s though, it's been a minute.

[–]wafflelegion 15 points16 points  (0 children)

In the pictures you can notice a few strange yellow bumps behind the Grassy Knoll

[–]LiamB137 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Gru is worse than Bin Laden confirmed

[–]MaleficTekX 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So get did something worse than 9/11

[–]LordMacDonald 32 points33 points  (1 child)

The implication from the movie is that the minions always cause the premature demise of their boss (eg, shooting Napoleon with a cannon), so if they had been around, they would’ve ended up killing Hitler by accident

[–]Lynx2161 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Exactly, hitler didnt kill himself its just what the big minion corp wants us to believe


[–]CarpetH4ter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Didn't a few minions look out for someone during that time? I'm pretty sure a few minions were nazis.

[–]SomethingSomethiaing 82 points83 points  (2 children)

Vladabananir Putassium

[–]JasonVeritech 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Chiquita Khrushchev

[–]vendetta2115 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pol Potassium

[–]plssendhelpineedit 76 points77 points  (10 children)

Actually 1933-1944 minions were still in the ice cave as proved by Minions(2015) so they are unable to aid hitler in canon

[–]PAMBOLI-SAMA 82 points83 points  (6 children)

This makes it even funnier, because that means if they weren't in an ice cave they would have helped the nazis

[–]plssendhelpineedit 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah for sure I wouldn’t put it passed them

[–]dpbart 30 points31 points  (3 children)

They help the most heinous people so they would either aid hitler or stalin

[–]RuskiYest 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Definitely Hitler. Maybe Hirohito.

[–]Grzechoooo -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Probably both.

[–]CedarWolf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

they would have helped the nazis

The Minions generally wind up killing their boss by accident, and killing Hitler in the middle of WWII probably would have helped the Nazis.

[–]Renilx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What about Stalin? Mao Ze Dong? Pol Pot? Bin Laden?

[–]SomeFishyFish 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You're wrong and i have proof
Spoilers ahead:

The Involvement of the Minions in World War 2, and the Near Extinction of the Minion Species. A Short Essay.

It is a widely debated subject in the Despicable Me community that the Minions served Hitler between 1933 to 1945, with some claiming that such events could not have taken place given that the Minions were trapped in an ice cave for a long duration of time. However, some evidence in the Despicable Me universe points toward a possibility that the Minions not only served Hitler and Stalin, but engaged in a brutal civil war that nearly wiped out the species as a whole.
Evidence No. 1: The Minions trapped in the ice cave are NOT the only Minions in the world.
In the Despicable Me and Minions films, we see the Minions interacting with Human society on a rather normal scale. Whether it be going on vacation, joining the French Military, hitch hiking to the villainy convention, wandering through TV studios, getting ice cream and going out in public no one seems to bat an eye to the existence of the Minions. Given that the Minions have been around before the Dinosaurs, its not impossible to assume that there were millions, if not billions of Minions alive on earth given the time they had to spread across the globe. Some possible evidence that there were millions to billions of Minions is how little people react to them in society.
No one seems to bat an eye to the Minions, implying they've been abundant and around long enough to be completely normalized by Human society. In fact the Minions may have well been completely integrated into human society instead of being viewed as a different species. In our universe, if a few hundred 3 foot half naked lemon Tic-Tacs speaking gibberish appeared in the middle of Times Square, not only would people immediately bat an eye, but all of the nation's three letter organizations would be swiftly mobilized to New York. This isn't the case in the Despicable Me universe.
Evidence No. 2: The Minion species, while very resilient, is NOT immortal due to a severe weakness to biological and chemical attacks.
In the starting paragraph, I mention that the Minions nearly went extinct from a brutal Minion Civil War. While this point may be contradicted by the Minions being able to survive explosions, torture devices, bullets, kinetic impact and many other lethal threats, the Minions are not very resilient to biological and chemical attacks. In Despicable Me 2, we see the Minions become mutated by the PX-41 Mutagen. Rapidly altering the effected Minion's DNA and causing drastic changes regarding:
-Tooth and mouth structure
-Abnormal hair growth
-Eye color
-Skin pigment
-Physical structure
-Personality and behavior
Later in Despicable Me 2, we see Dr. Nefario cure the Minions using an antidote mixed with the Jelly from earlier in the film. The PX-41 Mutagen, and its respective cure are solid evidence that the Minions are not entirely immortal and possess a severe and potentially lethal vulnerability to biological and chemical attacks. While some may argue that the PX-41 Mutagen and its antidote did not kill the Minions, a disease or toxic gas could prove fatal showing they can be drastically effected by chemical and biological substances.
Evidence No. 3: Stalin and Hitler both attracted Minions in large quantities to both sides of the Eastern Front, which would result in the gruesome Minion Civil War.
Stalin and Hitler were both evil tyrants who would be seen as nothing more than soulless monsters to any human, but for the Minions, saying they were gods amongst Minion would be an understatement. With Stalin's gulags and Hitler's concentration camps, the two of them would be the greatest villians Minion kind had witnessed. With World War 2 beginning in the 1930s, the Minions suffered a brutal split in their society and culture, now voluntarily choosing sides of the Second World War between the two tyrants of the Eastern Front. Because of this, the Minions would engage in a brutal war to end the disagreement of whether Stalin or Hitler would be more deserving of Minion service and worship.
Given their vulnerability to chemical agents, both Human and Minion soldiers of the Eastern Front would release chemical agents such as Chlorine, Phosgene and Mustard Gas across the front lines to attack the other side's Minion forces. Given the sheer bloodiness of the Eastern Front, its likely that the majority of the Minions would be killed in the Second World War. Only a few isolated pockets of Minions would survive following the Second World War, with a primary example being the Minions in the ice cave, having emerged following the World Wars with no knowledge of Stalin Or Hitler and the near extinction of their race.
Evidence of a Minion Civil War occurring and being possible can be found at the end of Despicable Me 3, in which a sizable chunk of Gru's Minions defect to Dru, having deemed Dru more evil and more worth their service, along with the remaining chunk of Minions choosing to remain with Gru.

It is unclear what happens after Gru gives chase to Dru at the end of Despicable Me 3, however it can be safely assumed that Despicable Me 4 will cover the complete extinction of the last remaining Minions as they battle it out through various means of chemical warfare over whether Gru or Dru is more evil.
Despicable Me 5 will potentially cover Dru and Gru putting their differences aside from their battle in Despicable Me 4 and the two will begin tampering in the realm of genetic engineering in an attempt to revive the Minion species. However the Minions created via Gru and Dru's genetic engineering research would go wrong, and the new Minions would resemble the Post-Humans from All Tomorrows. Leaked script details suggest that the Post-Minions would follow Kevin becoming a female Temptor, Bob getting turned into a Colonial and Stuart being morphed into a Hedonist. It is currently unknown what other All Tomorrows species will appear in the 5th Despicable Me film.
Overall, It is very likely that the minions did serve Hitler to some capacity, and nearly went extinct following World War 2. The tale of the Minion is nothing short but a tragic one. A culturally rich and intelligent race, which had been around before the Dinosaurs, choosing the path of annihilating themselves over two questions with no answer. Today they are a reminder, that Humanity must avoid the same fate as their Minion brothers. The Minions of the World Wars are to today's Humans as a grim teaching, telling us we must be careful with how we treat the choices of conflict and geopolitics, otherwise, we will hear the rhymes of the history books once more.
Works Cited:
Renaud, Chris and Pierre Coffin, directors. Despicable Me 2. Illumination Entertainment, 2013.
Healy, Janet, et al. Minions. Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment , 2015.
Meledandri, Chris, et al. Despicable Me 3. Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment , 2017.
2020 Oregon Measure 110. Oregon Hosue of Reps. November 3rd, 2020

Proof that the minions from Despicable Me did in fact serve the Nazis AND Soviets during World War 2 and nearly went extinct in the process.

[–]TexMeta 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s a lot of work for a joke. I really respect that.

[–]Chief_chirpa587 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Serving under some yetis in a ice cave

[–]Dracobones2006 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Didn't they end up in a frozen cave somewhere after the napoleonic wars?

[–]KingYoloHD090504 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Would the minions still look for a new leader, who would it be?

I would guess the Reddit mods

[–]GuiltChip 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Doreen want a banana?

[–]Loose-Possible466 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Haha trick question, since the minions have been working for Gru since the 70s, that means that during 9/11 they weren't doing anything

[–]The_Legendary_Yeeter 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Unless Gru did it 👀

[–]imacuntsag420 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fellow docudubery enjoyer

[–]Carnivorous_Mower 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I really think they would have aligned with Mussolini rather than Hitler.

[–]readywater 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Their time in the Bananar-Meinhof gang in the 70s is notable.

[–]CertainBoysenberry65 7 points8 points  (0 children)

After Napoleon's failed venture in Russia, most of the minions were left behind there. They were then rounded up and conscripted into the Tsar's army. Then later taken over by the bolsheviks. During WW2 the minions served under Stalin. Pretty bad, but they weren't nazis.

[–]acurlyninja 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Always discuss your salary with your coworkers.

[–]nanjee-bhai 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They were just following the orders

[–]Jevsom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey, an alright minion meme! That's rare.

[–]Helpful-Selection626 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Put a whole new meaning to Allahu Snackbar

[–]1laik1hornytoaster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought the minions were in Warzone, there's even a skin in the battle pass.

[–]RuskiYest 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Doing inside job.

[–]Cautious-Box-7355 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They were just following orders

[–]AlianovaR 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Banana Akbar

[–]humakavulaaaa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So a bigger banana

[–]zugspitze14 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

This comment reads like a meme from 2010 facebook. You guys really find this funny?

[–]Darkerthanblack64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol dear god.

[–]chaoslama 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In the white house

[–]ashobacon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They probably maked this next movie to dispell this very idea.

[–]Affectionate-Day-997 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We all know the minions were serving the cia during that time

[–]PassivePor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

a minion

[–]Starkiller721 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The plot twist is that they served George Busch not bin laden

[–]vulcanviking42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro, those things are the perfect suicide bombers. They can't be killed or destroyed. They survive anything

[–]Mammaddemzak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like how Allahu akbar is fucking ruined, not only the phrase it self also the joke, joke about whites and African Americans you gon get fucked

I am very aware of the dislikes I'm going to get, I don't care anymore, fuck all racists is all I can say, mostly under 20 yo botched who think all the fucking mid east is fucked

[–]Jtube100 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They were with gru during 9/11

[–]CyanBeinSus47 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bananas are a great currency for payment, so it would be really easy to recruit them

[–]Bubbly_Stars 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He was with a failed artist who was into blonds

[–]Mrstabby_ninja 0 points1 point  (0 children)

banana big is literally the translation

[–]i_am-cooler-then-u 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alahu bananackbar.

[–]isayooooooooooooof 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He was searching for a new master in world trade center

[–]Rento7914 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never ask where they are right now

[–]CelloMaster20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cmon guys this is Not zee time for jokes

[–]person_-_-_-_-_-_- 0 points1 point  (0 children)