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"Meet Mift" is the second episode in the first season of Monsters at Work. It aired on July 7, 2021.

Synopsis

When Tylor is initiated into MIFT during a bizarre ritual, he wants nothing more than to get away from his odd coworkers. But when an emergency strikes Monsters, Inc., MIFT kicks into action and Tylor develops a hint of respect for the misfit team.

Plot

Tylor gets dropped off at Monsters, Inc. by his mother Millie who thinks he is exaggerating about his MIFT coworkers. However, she learns first hand how eccentric they are when she meets Fritz and Val for the first time and accepts that they are a little weird. Upon entering the building, Tylor is brought to the back room by MIFT for his initiation which is elaborate and somewhat jarring. They ask him to "wrench the nut", but he fumbles it and the nut falls down a seemingly endless pipe. Nevertheless, they have him enter through a doorway via conveyor belt, but Tylor is very much reluctant to enter when they say that his time with MIFT will be for eternity. Just as he goes through the doorway, the power goes out.

Monsters, Inc. is experiencing slight power outages as the monsters are quickly trying to gather as much laugh power as they possibly can. Mike is in the lead, but is quickly getting tired and sleepy from overworking. Sulley tries to give him coffee to no avail. When Roze mentions that Mike needs to teach his comedy class, Needleman and Smitty offer him "36 1/2 Hour Energy" drink which immediately begins to power him up. Tylor becomes annoyed when MIFT gives him the break room table as his desk (they ran out) and give him a wrench with his name inscribed on it. When Duncan messes with Tylor with a faulty cannister, he angrily leaves as he heads to Mike's comedy class. The rest of MIFT learns what happened and decides to follow him.

Mike hyperactively teaches the class as MIFT enters to sit in with Tylor, much to his annoyance. Mike steps away while Ms. Flint takes over the class so that he can continue his work at the laugh floor. However, another outage occurs and he is trapped in the bedroom. Back at the class, Banana Bread offers his own logic on humor which actually amuses Ms. Flint. MIFT is suddenly called to the laugh floor as they all leave, though Ms. Flint asks Banana Bread to stay. MIFT immediately gets to work on fixing the door and manage to get Mike out, only for him to accidentally step on the control panel and launch the door back into the door room. Needing to turn a nut-like switch, Tylor finally accepts his job and successfully helps rescue Mike who finally falls asleep from being overworked and he is personally thanked by Celia and Sulley.

MIFT returns to the main room to celebrate Tylor's success with helping aid the team when Ms. Flint and Banana Bread, whose real name is Winchester, suddenly enter to announce the latter's acceptance into being a jokester for the main team. While MIFT is sad to see him go, it opens up his desk so that Tylor can take it as he happily accepts his place with the MIFT team. As he heads into the back to help break open a piñata the nut that he previously dropped down the pipe suddenly falls back through the top and lands on his desk next to his wrench.

Mike's Comedy Class

Mike teaches his class of jokesters by warning them that there are dangers that they need to avoid, which he explains through song. At the very end, Roze comes in with a joke of her own:

Roze: Knock, knock.
Mike: Who's there?
Roze: Police.
Mike: Police, who?
Roze: Police end this song!
―Roze telling Mike to wrap it up.


Cast

Song

Trivia

  • Banana Bread's real name is revealed as Winchester and leaves MIFT.
  • This is the first episode to feature a Mike's Comedy Class sketch.
  • It is revealed that when viewed from behind an open door to a child's bedroom, the door simply becomes a frame.
  • Tylor's initiation slightly invokes the tank initiation from Finding Nemo.

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Media
Films and Television: Monsters, Inc. (Soundtrack) • Mike's New CarMonsters University (Soundtrack) • Party CentralMonsters At Work

Video Games: Monsters, Inc.Monsters, Inc. Scream ArenaMonsters, Inc. Scream TeamMonsters, Inc. Scream Team TrainingMike's Monstrous AdventureDisney UniverseDisney InfinityKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingMonsters, Inc. Laugh FloorMonsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go SeekPixar Pal-A-Round

Entertainment: "A Whole New World" A Magical Disney SongbookDisney's Showtime SpectacularPixar Playtime Pals
Restaurants: Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
Shops: Monsters, Inc. Company Store
Parade: Block Party BashDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney Stars 'n' CarsJubilation!Paint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Happily Ever AfterILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWonderful World of Animation
Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney Color-Fest: A Street Party!
Summer: Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Halloween: Maze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment Continues
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

Characters
Monsters, Inc.: James P. SullivanMike WazowskiBooHenry J. WaternooseRandall BoggsFungusRozCelia MaeNeedleman and SmittyFlintThaddeus BileJerry SlugworthGeorge SandersonCharlie ProctorChild Detection AgencySushi ChefYeti

Monsters University: Karen GravesFrank McCayArtTerri and Terry PerryScott SquibblesDon CarltonJohnny Worthington IIIChet AlexanderCarrie WilliamsDean HardscrabbleProfessor KnightSheri SquibblesClaire WheelerBrock PearsonArchie the Scare PigCarla Benitez
Monsters At Work: Tylor TuskmonMillie TuskmonBernard TuskmonVal LittleFritzCutterDuncan P. AndersonRozeBanana BreadMariaGary GibbsThalia Flint

Episodes
"Welcome to Monsters, Incorporated" • "Meet Mift" • "The Damaged Room" • "The Big Wazowskis" • "The Cover Up" • "The Vending Machine" • "Adorable Returns" • "Little Monsters" • "Bad Hair Day" • "It's Laughter They're After"
Songs
If I Didn't Have YouPut That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help MeThe Scare FloorMonsters UniversityComedy Can Be DangerousI'm Not Gonna Sing You a Song
Locations
Paris, FranceMonstropolisMonsters, Inc.Harryhausen'sHimalayasBoo's RoomTrailer Son and MomMonsters UniversityFear Tech
Objects
Scarer's LeaderboardScream CanisterDoorLittle MikeyPixar BallPizza Planet truck
See Also
Monsters, Inc.: Laugh FactoryThe Art of Monsters, Inc.Monsters (Original Treatment)Monsters, Inc. 2 (Circle 7 Screenplay).The Art of Monsters UniversityThe Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxOozma KappaRoar Omega RoarJaws Theta ChiSlugma Slugma KappaEta Hiss HissPython Nu KappaScare Games
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