So you guys know the Disney/Pixar Classic Monsters INC. Of course you do! If you don't, GET A CHILDHOOD! Well remember how we all craved for a sequel but instead, got a prequel that was [To Me] equally as lovable. Even though I still demand for that sequel Or we riot! You hear me Pixar! And don't think we've forgotten about you Disney! Anyways, I was watching "Monster's INC." on this very fine Saturday, although I really wasn't watching it more listening to it, and my ears accidentally snagged onto a very large plot-hole.
Mike and Sulley are walking to work as Wazowski's ego remarks " The camera loves me!" and " You've been Jealous of my looks since 4th grade Pal!!!" Oops!
Mike and Sulley supposedly first met in "Monsters University" which is during College which is way after 4th grade. This would mean that "Monsters University" in all of its entirety would be hugely out of canon! Or it means you start the fourth grade in college. IT"S ALL A LIE!!! "Monsters University" doesn't count as a prequel! Not only does Disney/Pixar owe us a "Monsters INC." Sequel but also another "Monsters INC" Prequel!!! Perhaps a "Monsters Junior High" would suffice. But still, I love Disney/Pixar throughout all of its flaws and will continue to do so! I don't care if I'm turning 16 this year! You are never to old for Disney You hear me!?
Here's the story of how "The Incident" happened, straight from the dragon's mouth of Monsters University director Dan Scanlon:
"Well in the first film, uh, they actually say you've been jealous of my good looks since fourth grade. And in the teaser they go on and on about fifth grade. So that was something we talked about early on. We chose college because we wanted to see their relationship develop when they were adults and not just still be more or less similar to the characters we remember from the first film. And we also felt like college is so much about self-discovery and figuring out who you are. It just felt like the perfect place to do this, but we had that line, you know, that line was out there. So we tried versions where they met young and then we kind of skipped ahead to college. And we knew we didn't want to make Monsters Elementary. We had no interest in that. Honestly it became a thing where you sort of felt like you were missing the relationship grow, because you jumped ahead any way we sliced it. And it was really Pete Doctor, the original director, and John Lasseter who finally kind of said to me, it’s great that you’re honoring that, but you have to do what’s right for the story. You have to do what’s right for both stories in the long run. And so we made a tough decision to just have them be in college and put that line aside. So the good thing is the only reason that line was in the first film was to just give you the feeling that these guys have known each other a long time and I think that college still does that. So yeah, now we joke that that’s just an old monster expression, you've been jealous of my good looks since the fourth grade. That’s what monsters always say to each other. So, uh, so luckily I feel like when you watch the movies together, the spirit of it still works great."
So you mean it's not a big plot-hole. Oh Brother! You've gotta be kidding me! I thought I made a breakthrough!
Here's a video for it: