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"The Damaged Room" is the third episode in the first season of Monsters at Work. It aired on July 14, 2021.

Synopsis

When a human baby's room is damaged by a Jokester, Tylor has his first experience working with MIFT on the repairs. While the room is repaired, Mike and Sulley must take care of the human baby.

Plot

Phlegm is at work trying to make his human infant giggle. While he succeeds, he has a cold and sneezes on the wall, creating a hole with his acid mucus. He informs his assistant María and they call in MIFT for a "418", a.k.a. a damaged room. Down in MIFT, Val brings up memories from their time at Monsters University that Tylor apparently does not recall and they are immediately brought up to check on the room. As they call in Cutter, they realize that they need to take the baby out. Feeling that Sulley will go soft on another human child like with Boo, Mike decides to take care of the infant for the time being.

While fixing the wall, Val continues to pester Tylor over their brief time together at MU as Cutter tries to help them and Duncan "oversees" their work. Cutter leaves to get lunch and Tylor kicks a soccer ball out of the room that bounces back and shuts off the door; trapping the three inside. They manage to evade the infant's parents and finish fixing the wall. Tylor finally gets fed up with Val reminding him over MU memories and asks why it is so important for her. Val admits that she felt invisible upon arriving at MU, but that Tylor was the first person to speak to her and it made her feel special. Cutter arrives and turns the door back on.

Meanwhile, Mike has taken to calling the infant Snore due to her adorable baby snoring, which Sulley is quick to poke fun at as he himself had the same experience with Boo. He tells him that he got tickets to a baseball game that day and Mike argues that he can go with him while taking care of Snore. As they try to enjoy the game, Mike does everything he can to keep Snore asleep, even though he feeds her a rotdog and has to change her diaper afterwards. Mike gets into an argument with a rival fan and while he is distracted, a ball from the game knocks him out; leaving Mike looking victorious and having acquired a game ball.

Mike and Sulley bring Snore back to the room just as MIFT finishes up their job. Upon entering to put her back, she begins to whimper and cry forcing Mike to sing a lullaby to her and puts her back in her crib. Mike admits that he is going to miss Snore as Celia compliments him on his care of children. As Tylor and Val return to MIFT, the former finally admits that he remembers asking Val for a seat and that she gave him a positive response followed by a share of her candy. Val offers Tylor more by claiming that there is some under Roto's cage, but Tylor tries to inform her that that is not candy.

Mike's Comedy Class

Mike introduces to the class a new comedy invention called the "hoopie" cushion. He inflates it and waits for it to do something. When it fails to do anything, he tries to read the manual, but sits on it; ironically setting it off. One of the students thinks he has killed it.

Cast

Song

Trivia

  • Instead of the typical theme playing during the credits, a baseball organ rendition is performed.
  • There are many references to Monsters, Inc. in this episode, which include:
    • Phlegm slipping on a skateboard and landing on jacks and getting hit by a soccer ball.
    • Mike reminding Sulley of when he said, "Ooklay in the agbay" when referring to Boo.
    • Sulley naming Boo, but in this episode, Mike names a child Snore.
    • Mike and Sulley using a makeshift disguise for Snore, like what they did for Boo.
    • Mike pretending that he is rehearsing a play.
    • Mike's face is covered up by something as he poses next to his favorite baseball player TJ Clawson, as he, once again, is too proud to notice.
  • Tylor is reading a magazine called Better Jokester, a parody of Better Homes and Gardens, with an ad on the back for G'Oreal, a parody of L'Oreal.
  • Snore's room has a plush Angel from Lilo & Stitch: The Series and a ring stacker with Mickey Mouse's head on top.
  • Based on the way Celia reacts to Mike saying he is "immune to kids' cuteness", it is implied that she might have longing for a child herself (she sighs before uttering "Googley Bear" as her snakes comfort her). At the end of the episode she praises Mike for being able to care for children.
  • The Red Shocks team are a parody of the Red Sox team.
    • One of their members is a literal "Green Monster", referring to an infamous section of Fenway Park in Boston known as the highest wall in Major League Baseball.
  • The Oozma Kappa initial can found on Phlegm's skateboard.
  • This is the third Disney property to have a special guest cameo by legendary baseball announcer Bob Uecker. He previously appeared as one of sports announicng dogs in 1996's Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Fransisco as well as the Puppy Dog Pals episode "Take Me Out to the Pug Game."


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Media
Films and Television: Monsters, Inc.Mike's New CarMonsters UniversityParty CentralMonsters At Work

Soundtracks: Soundtrack (Monsters, Inc.)Soundtrack (Monsters University)
Books: Disney's Wonderful World of Reading (Monsters, Inc.)Little Golden Book (Monsters, Inc.)Disney's Wonderful World of Reading (Monsters University)Little Golden Book (Monsters University)
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 Tuskmon • Bernard Tuskmon • Val LittleFritzCutterDuncan P. AndersonRozeBanana BreadMariaGary Gibbs

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"
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