Running Gags and Plot Points To Keep In Mind When Watching Disney+'s 'Monsters at Work'

Taking place after the main events of Monsters, Inc. (but before everything is back to working order, as seen in the last few minutes of Monsters, Inc.), Monsters at Work picks up after Sulley (John Goodman) and Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) have uncovered the company conspiracy and Henry J. Waternoose III has been hauled in by the authorities, which also just happens to be the very first day that brand new scarer Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman) joins the company. Now forced to forgo his entire education, Tylor hangs with the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team as he brushes up on his comedy chops while Mike and Sulley do their best to keep the lights on.

So, how does this new Disney+ series hold up to the previous Monsters tales? Here are a few important plot points to remember, as well as a few running gags and Easter eggs that made it into the small-screen show.


  • It Takes Place The Day After It Was Discovered That Laughs Generate More Energy Than Screams

    It Takes Place The Day After It Was Discovered That Laughs Generate More Energy Than Screams
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    Monsters, Inc. is in the midst of a transition. For the most part, the company still displays a bunch of the old signage.

    After former scary monsters freak out about their potential future, it is up to Sulley and Mike to move the company forward into the new age of laughable energy. 

  • James P. 'Sulley' Sullivan Is The CEO Now

    James P. 'Sulley' Sullivan Is The CEO Now
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    Large and in charge, everyone's favorite big, blue scarer is now leading the new and improved Monsters, Inc. 

  • Mike Is The Top 'Jokester' Now And A Teacher Of Laugh Classes

    Mike Is The Top 'Jokester' Now And A Teacher Of Laugh Classes
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    He gets an office and everything. Yes, he has to share the office, but he barely lets the power go to his head.

    Each episode ends with an itty-bitty short that shows Mike hard at work conforming former scary monsters into laugh riots. 

  • New Character Tylor Joins Monsters, Inc. The Day After They Make The Scare Floor Obsolete

    New Character Tylor Joins Monsters, Inc. The Day After They Make The Scare Floor Obsolete
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    Having studied for a discontinued job, Tylor is a little confused and upset to discover that his years of hard work are meaningless.

    Reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team instead of the former scare floor, Tylor does his best to fit in while trying to work his way up as a jokester.