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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.

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.


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.

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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", Mike and Sulley can be seen in the Monster Hangout.
  • Robot Chicken: A sketch from "Jew No. 1 Opens a Treasure Chest" has Mike and Sulley 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.

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