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Referenced By / Monsters, Inc.

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Comic Strips

  • Off the Mark:
    • This strip has Mike running into Leela in a bar.
    • This strip also features Mike, whose reaction to seeing another PIXAR character - specifically, one of the aliens from Toy Story - with THREE eyes is to say, "Now this hardly seems fair."
    • Mike also appears in this strip.
    • This strip has Mike among the green fictional characters attending a St. Patrick's Day party.
  • Mutts: The title panel of this strip spoofs the DVD cover of the film, with Earl as Mike and Mooch as Sulley.

Fan Works

Film - Animated

  • Brave: The Witch has a relief carving of Sulley in her cottage.
  • Cars: During The Stinger, the film Monster Trucks, Inc. is playing at the drive-in.
  • Coco: A piñata based on Mike can be seen near the beginning of the movie.
  • Finding Nemo: Mike is seen swimming across the screen during the end credits.
  • WALL-E: Among the things in WALL-E's house is a Mike antenna topper.

Film - Live-Action

  • Baby Driver: A clip from the movie is seen when Baby is flipping through TV channels. He quotes the "You and I are a team," line at several points during the movie. Notably this is the first time a Pixar movie was featured in an R-rated film.
    Doc: Don't feed me any more lines from Monsters, Inc.! It pisses me off!


Live-Action TV

  • The Big Bang Theory: In the episode "The Holographic Excitation", one of the guests at Raj and Stuart's Halloween party is dressed up as Sulley.

Video Games

  • Black Mesa features papers lying around that list the color-coded filing scheme for Mike's paperwork (Pink to Accounting, Fuchsia to Purchasing, Goldenrod to Records, leave the Puce).
  • Kingdom Hearts III has the level Monstropolis, in which Sora, Donald, and Goofy fight off legions of Heartless who are working with Randall, who managed to find his way back from the human world and is seeking revenge following the events of Monsters, Inc..
  • In LEGO The Incredibles, Sulley is an unlockable character, unlocked by building the Monstropolis Facility in the New Urbem Docks. Sulley can hyper-jump in the Hub World, and can use his roar to break glass.

Web Original

  • How It Should Have Ended: In the ending to Toy Story 3, Sulley jumps through Andy's closet to scare him before realizing he's in the wrong room.
  • In Jimquisition's The Addictive Cost Of Predatory Videogame Monetization a still frame from Monster's Inc. with the monsters smiling on the scare floor is used for a moment while Jim says:
    If it's not outright evil, it is amoral in the extreme and they flaunt their immorality in public with the smug satisfied self confidence of monsters who've gotten away with it. Just go back and watch, again, the sneering manner in which EA's Kerry Hopkins patronizes her way through an "explanation" of what loot boxes are.
  • The Nostalgia Critic:
  • In the SuperMarioLogan episode, "The Costume Contest!", Bowser Junior dresses up as Mike, and dresses Chef Pee Pee as Sulley. Junior also insists that they talk entirely in quotes from Monsters, Inc., but Chef Pee Pee soon points out that Junior is saying quotes that aren't Mike's.

Western Animation

  • MAD:
    • The sketch "Pokémonsters, Inc." is a mashup of Monsters, Inc. and Pokémon.
    • The sketch "Monsters Community" is a mashup of Monsters University and Community.
    • In the sketch, "How I Met Your Mummy", Sulley and Mike can be seen in the Monster Hangout.
  • Robot Chicken: A sketch from "Jew No. 1 Opens a Treasure Chest" has Sulley and Mike walking through a teenager's closet and catch him masturbating.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In the Itchy & Scratchy cartoon from "Loan-a Lisa" that spoofs the beginning of Up, Scratchy and his girlfriend watch clouds resembling Mike, Buzz Lightyear and WALL-E.
    • In "Angry Dad: The Movie", a poster for Monsters, Ltd. is hanging on a wall inside the animation studio
  • Toy Story Toons: In Partysaurus Rex, the fuzzy covering on the toilet lid resembles Sulley's fur.