It has been nearly 15 years since the release of Monsters, Inc., and while you may remember a beloved story featuring James P. "Sulley" Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, there's actually more to it than you can recall. In the decade and a half that’s passed, you’re now older, wiser, and more capable of finding and understanding the adult jokes in Monsters, Inc.Keep in mind, “adult” doesn’t mean the joke is limited to being sexual innuendo – a lot of what the writers did with Monsters, Inc. is simply humor that’s more likely to be noticed by grown-ups, so let’s take a look at what they subtly put into this film. Vote up the best Monsters, Inc. jokes you never noticed before.
Sulley Was Murdered and Turned Into a Toilet Seat Cover
This spans beyond the limits of Monsters, Inc. and includes a Toy Story special short titled “Partysaurus Rex.” There’s a scene in Monsters, Inc. where Randall tells Sulley that he “...heard humans skin monsters and make toilet covers out of their fur.” Then, in “Partysaurus Rex,” there’s a toilet seat that most definitely looks like it’s made of Sulley’s fur. This is sad, but so detailed that one has to respect the subtle, albeit dark little nugget of humor.
Middle Fingers Up
Mike is trying to send Boo back through a random door, but Sulley argues with him, resulting in things getting heated. Mike yells, “Now put that thing back where it came from, or so help me..!” His middle fingers are raised, but he stops his hollering once he realizes everyone is watching him have his freak-out.
Mike Thinks Sulley Is a Peeping Tom
When Sulley is searching for Boo in the men’s restroom, he crawls on the floor to peek under the stall doors. When Mike walks in, he gives a confused, “What are you doing?” presumably thinking Sulley was watching people use the restroom like a creeper.
Celia Thinks Mike and Sulley Are Lovers
There’s a scene where Mike and Celia have a dinner date, and they have an exchange that goes as follows:
Mike: Someone asked me who the most beautiful monster in Monstropolis was, and do you know what I said?
Celia: What’d you tell them?
Mike: I said… [MIKE SEES SULLEY AT THE WINDOW] Sulley?This confuses Celia, who is now under the impression that Mike and Sulley are romantically interested in each other. Late, Mike and Sulley are having a chat and they’re hidden behind the restaurant menu, which annoys Celia, who is further convinced that the two have a more-than-friendly relationship.