'Monsters At Work' Episode 1 & 2: Why is Mike all laughed out? Comedy classes to the rescue
Mike is finding it tough to come up with enough punchlines to power the plant which keeps suffering from power outages
They used to scare because they care. But after lovable monsters, Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) made the discovery that laughing generates 10 times more energy than fear in the spin-off series of the 'Monsters, Inc.' franchise 'Monsters At Work', scarers are out and jokesters are in. Mike and Sulley now find themselves with greatness thrust upon them as they become the two top monsters at the Monsters Incorporated power plant. And it's no laughing matter, especially for Mike who turns into a bit of a laughaolic as he tries desperately to fill the laugh canisters until they can get more jokesters onto the laugh floor. It's also clear that Mike has let the laughter go to his head so to speak as he's on a literal power trip that he's personally powering Monstropolis.
But even as he swigs '36 and a half-hour energy drinks' Mike is finding it tough to come up with enough punchlines to power the plant which keeps suffering from power outages due to not enough jokesters on hand or claws or paws in this case. It's then that Sulley comes up with the idea that Mike can start comedy classes for the monsters, an idea that Mike jumps at since he'll get to share his funny bone. If series like 'Monsters At Work' sounds appealing to you, then perhaps you should also check out films like 'Luca' and 'Soul'.
Mike doesn't waste any time getting started with his classes because in his words 'Time is Funny'. But considering that Mike has to explain to his monster students that punchlines don't mean that anyone should get punched, it seems a long road to the laughter they desperately need.
Will any of the monsters in Mike's comedy classes be able to find the funny in themselves or will it be left up to Mike and Lanky with his spinning bowtie to keep the laughter going. Or will young Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman) who has joined Monsters, Inc. as a scarer prove to be the jokester that Mike and his team are looking for, with his knack for being a klutz. To get some giggles out of Mike before he runs out of jokes, you can catch the first two episodes of 'Monsters At Work' which began streaming on Disney+ on July 7.