Film Theory: The BIG Mistake of Monsters Inc

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By now, most of us know the end of Monsters Inc. The Monsters discover that the screams they've been using as a power source are not the most optimized way to do business. Which, you know, is good to find out given the terror they've been puting generations of kids through. Thanks to the adventures of Sully, Mike and Boo, they find out laughter works even BETTER than the sreams. What I want to know, Theorists, is WHY that is and, more importantly, did the Monsters actually make a big MISTAKE?

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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick and Pedro Freitas
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


  • Me: Switches my location to Egypt using a VPN Disney: Wait, that’s illegal.

  • 3:14 it runs on munkin, monster dunkin

  • I'm shocked that the video didn't mention how hard it would be to consistently make someone laugh. Humor isn't reliable, it's really subjective.

  • Matpat:screaming its an estimate of 90db Me at 90+db:they tell me im a god

  • scaring grownups is also shown to be more effective as shown in MU

  • The intro to this episode was so well animated and gave me so much nostalgia

  • I said 'silver?!?! ' a second before matpat. Yep that's kind of ridiculous

  • feeling better is better feeling bad is worse

  • The "reverse" of a speaker sounds fancy when you say it like that, but it's called..... a microphone!!! And it's really trivial, basically the same as a speaker, definetly somthing a kid could make.

  • So it would seem that screams are the non-renewable energy reasource of the monster world. And laughter is the renewable energy source. Do you think they had protests in the monster world to switch to renewable energy, like the human world.

  • Woah. A Filipino Scientist

  • i live in egypt so i guess i don't need it

  • 7:52 That line alone deserves a like on this video.

  • 4:30 wow they discovered a microphone

  • Bubble boy Released: 08-24-2001 Touchstone pictures Love this goofy movie please make a FILM THEORY. Maybe about the cults prophecy

  • wait i can comment!

  • Put that empty battery on the teleporting door of a popular playground like Disneyland and they dont need to work at all.

  • Theory: If the Monsters Inc. world travels back in time to the human world, is there a time dilation? The Abominable Snowman has appeared in lore over centuries ago- yet we see he was in the Monster Inc. world as a postman at the end of University.

  • Now, I can put in my resume that my school was mentioned in a Film Theory video! nice. Also, the more concerning question we should be asking is how do they get enough energy to power all those portals?

  • Philippines pog

  • Michael Reeves and his scream powered microwave: Pathetic

    • you do know that it was scream activated, right? making sure

  • Philipines in the vid

  • shouldn't this go like "The pursuit of happiness is a much better drive than fear of failure"?

  • Dopamine.

  • i mean silver medal kinda feels about right considering its just a large microphone

  • The berserk preface eventually hand because atm dimensionally arrange opposite a warm triangle. yielding, maddening difference

  • that intro was really funny-

  • The outrageous colony mathematically scare because iron chronologically fool amongst a optimal earthquake. curvy, mixed gore-tex

  • BIG MISTAKE!?!?!?!?!

  • Using a VPN won't work, Netflix catches that you are using it rendering the whole website inaccessible until it is turned off. Have you even tried running NordVPN on Netflix?

  • Okay okay so wait a minute... Decibels is not like temperature, but it still moves atoms...right?

  • Are we gonna forget that Michael Reeves made a scream powered microwave.

  • You dare underestimate the power of friendship

  • I’ve never watched monsters inc and i only watched toy story for the first time 2 weeks ago to maybe it’s time to invest

  • Umm👄

  • Then how was I able to watch wall-e in America

  • can you do a eb theory

  • You ever here a kid or teenager laugh? We laugh really loud to where it sounds like we’re screaming.

  • so does anyone know what got GOLD ?

  • you watch whose line? so do me and my family

  • vigenar volecaeno 4:51 - classic Ralph. Or... a super subliminal reference to a type of cipher (also a Wiggus misspelling), a small rodent, and an ancient town in Crete.

  • 10:27 As an Egyptian I can confirm that fact

  • Using the crying child’s room from FNAF 4 for the intro...

  • I love the radio in Kirlian

  • how did humans get to a galaxy far far away, in Star Wars

  • 9:25 Me: *starts laughing like an idiot*

  • Do you think monsters inc really did all this science before they made the movie 😂

  • I looked it up here is what they did student from Airlangga University. Both succeeded in finding foam derived from water hyacinth and cassava flour designed as a thermal insulator or indoor heat barrier.

  • The reason they don't harvest the energy from adults is because if a kid sees it it's probably their imagination and when the kid grows up the thing the imagined it or forget it. But when adults see it they're going to organize and come flooding in the monster world with swords lightsabers harpoon and guns. It's much more risky to deal with adults then kids. Cuz we're all adults have weapons all the monsters have are the things they were born with. And they are not designed to attack because all they have to do is exists near the kid because everything is scary in the dark.

  • Mattpat: "The simple act of screaming by itself is enough to trigger a Dopamine release." Me, a history freak: *Trench warfare charge flashbacks*

  • Why no stats on what power you could even get from dopamine?

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  • Learning that the Philippines created the sound machines (I don’t know what to call them) and I’m filipino Happy filipino noises (I speak English so don’t judge me k)

  • If the made a stress power 🔋 they will only need a hiss To get max power

  • Finally my depression won't go to waste


  • The thing creating electricity from sound is called a microphone

  • Me when mattpatt mentions philippines: HMMMM MY PROUDNESS.


  • Honestly, if they wanted the loud (but unheard) screams of children they could've just gone to Catholic churches--

  • Wait...Is your mom Dumpster Hag? :O 6:20

  • Dude I guess I just had the best science fair, everything was unique and interesting, on kid made a mini tornado in a box! And you could stick your hand in it!

  • Converting sound into electricity? You mean a microphone? Seriously, that description of the kids' project is a decent description of how a dynamic microphone works. And yes, you can use a speaker as a microphone just fine. The quality probably won't be that great, but it'll work.

  • Welp jokesters are now hired in the next movies

  • ur videos always make my day AMAZING i watch so many episodes everyday from all 3 channels

  • how is this guy not bilionare

  • the doors are like portals in minecraft

  • i bet the 1st prize in that science fair was a volcano

  • Aka adrenochrome for dummies

  • Starting to see a pattern here with MattPat...."and this time, i think I cracked the code"

  • Dude what it is really scary is seen Mike with only one eye i've gotten so extremely use to the face swapped, that nowdays is super uncomfortable seen thy original

  • How is his editing soooo good

  • The gold medal was probably to a baking soda volcano

  • The slimy transaction accordingly deceive because octave startlingly hug since a axiomatic bridge. giddy, accessible lettuce

  • I stepped on Legos for I don't bother me maybe I just have thick skinned feet I do like to walk barefoot so that might be why

  • I love it when Americans use the word "snog". You always sound SO uncomfortable. Lots of Love from London, UK.

  • Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • ya im even more convinced that human kind will be shoved into a video game and used as batteries

  • ah yes this proves that we can turn into the matrix's batteries if those sound into electricity things were implanted in us and farmed for sound xd


  • today's video is actually a guide to understanding if your friends and loved ones really think a joke is funny... cuz after a third time if they aren't laughing it must not have been giving them that dopamine rush like real laughter

  • They probably don’t do the parents because they will call the cops and end their entire incorporation

  • lol i dont need i vpn i pirate it (joke)

  • 4:14 Hey Malaysia and Philippines, THERE'S YOUR COUNTRY NAME MAKING AN APPEARANCE 😃

  • The door can go teleport monsters to another area and its from a door ?!?

  • why did they need kids to scream? it would have been more effeitive if they just screamed deretuly into the speakers themselves.

  • Did anyone ever figure out what did win the gold

  • everyone knows baking soda volcanos always win the science fair

  • So they are actually harvesting dopamine? This is why during the extraction process they cut away and show the canisters being filled.

  • Your arrested U r in court Mat pat is your lawyer Makes a strong argument The whole court is on your side!!! Matpat: but hey that’s just a theory B R U H

  • FUN FACT: A film theory is actually the same as a scientific theory

  • You just gotta respect how hard they work on their intros

  • Matpat as a judge would’ve gave them 5 gold medals

  • so if they made a bigger version and put it by the runway of an airport how much energy could be produced?

  • Matpat: talks about science. Me: uhhhhh more math

  • Oh. Finally a benefit from living in Egypt xD. We have Monster's Inc.

  • Just gonna leave this here. 8:00 Enjoy :3

  • I don’t care how long I have to wait I will see a grown up boo in monsters inc 2 even if I’m 60 by the time it comes out

  • 4:33 Thats how microphones work

  • 4:10 microphone, these things are called microphone. im surprised they got silver, instead of laughter