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


  1. The Scarlet Tunic
    The Scarlet Tunic
    Před 3 hodinami

    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.

  2. Ry Mir
    Ry Mir
    Před 19 hodinami

    Woah. A Filipino Scientist

  3. egg soup
    egg soup
    Před dnem

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

  4. Salty Salmoling
    Salty Salmoling
    Před dnem

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

  5. moj mati
    moj mati
    Před 3 dny

    4:30 wow they discovered a microphone

  6. ok ko
    ok ko
    Před 4 dny

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

  7. Dylan Ray
    Dylan Ray
    Před 4 dny

    wait i can comment!

  8. Ahmad Zaki
    Ahmad Zaki
    Před 4 dny

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

  9. OmegaBold
    Před 5 dny

    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.

  10. Exynth1a
    Před 5 dny

    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?

  11. gojirassic
    Před 7 dny

    Philippines pog

  12. JMasterGames
    Před 7 dny

    Michael Reeves and his scream powered microwave: Pathetic

    1. Exynth1a
      Před 5 dny

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

    Před 7 dny

    Philipines in the vid

  14. Grumpy Wolfadile
    Grumpy Wolfadile
    Před 7 dny

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

  15. Fun Sized Whitty
    Fun Sized Whitty
    Před 7 dny


  16. Jason G
    Jason G
    Před 8 dny

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

  17. terfare fopiqbum
    terfare fopiqbum
    Před 8 dny

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

  18. • nihi nihu •
    • nihi nihu •
    Před 8 dny

    that intro was really funny-

  19. joel erulu
    joel erulu
    Před 9 dny

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

  20. Miles Devine
    Miles Devine
    Před 9 dny

    BIG MISTAKE!?!?!?!?!

  21. sebastian
    Před 9 dny

    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?

  22. Godwin Immanuel Zane Gabral
    Godwin Immanuel Zane Gabral
    Před 10 dny

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

  23. Bizo132
    Před 10 dny

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

  24. Swastik Bhoyar
    Swastik Bhoyar
    Před 11 dny

    You dare underestimate the power of friendship

  25. nurse.s4kur4
    Před 11 dny

    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

  26. Callum Law
    Callum Law
    Před 11 dny


  27. Elly_the_potato
    Před 12 dny

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

  28. Kyra Kiefer
    Kyra Kiefer
    Před 12 dny

    can you do a eb theory

  29. TPG candy
    TPG candy
    Před 12 dny

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

  30. Jack Black
    Jack Black
    Před 12 dny

    so does anyone know what got GOLD ?

  31. Otaku Boi
    Otaku Boi
    Před 13 dny

    you watch whose line? so do me and my family

  32. G G
    G G
    Před 13 dny

    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.

  33. Hamza Mahmoud
    Hamza Mahmoud
    Před 15 dny

    10:27 As an Egyptian I can confirm that fact

  34. eldritchBat
    Před 15 dny

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

  35. Jim Lazar
    Jim Lazar
    Před 15 dny

    I love the radio in Kirlian

  36. Connor Farrell
    Connor Farrell
    Před 15 dny

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

  37. its Alex
    its Alex
    Před 16 dny

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

  38. Brandon Pando
    Brandon Pando
    Před 16 dny

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

  39. Rando vids
    Rando vids
    Před 18 dny

    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.

  40. Norma Erickson
    Norma Erickson
    Před 18 dny

    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.

  41. Ulberta
    Před 18 dny

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

  42. CookieCakeEater
    Před 18 dny

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

  43. cikha sexy
    cikha sexy
    Před 19 dny

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  44. Ernaldo Basa
    Ernaldo Basa
    Před 19 dny

    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)

  45. Rakhi Singh
    Rakhi Singh
    Před 19 dny

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

  46. Muhammad syaifullah
    Muhammad syaifullah
    Před 19 dny

    Finally my depression won't go to waste

  47. crimson ice
    crimson ice
    Před 19 dny


  48. Dominik Raul Schreiner
    Dominik Raul Schreiner
    Před 19 dny

    The thing creating electricity from sound is called a microphone

  49. GenericJoeKid
    Před 20 dny

    Me when mattpatt mentions philippines: HMMMM MY PROUDNESS.

  50. Serillane Jade
    Serillane Jade
    Před 21 dnem


  51. Shin Lee
    Shin Lee
    Před 22 dny

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

  52. Saverio Pescatore
    Saverio Pescatore
    Před 22 dny

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

  53. meggypeggy100
    Před 22 dny

    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!

  54. Roxor128
    Před 23 dny

    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.

  55. Cedric Abao
    Cedric Abao
    Před 24 dny

    Welp jokesters are now hired in the next movies

  56. Potato Stars
    Potato Stars
    Před 24 dny

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

    1. Vojtasek 01
      Vojtasek 01
      Před 23 dny


  57. Munkhtumur Chinzorig
    Munkhtumur Chinzorig
    Před 24 dny

    how is this guy not bilionare

  58. Socks YT
    Socks YT
    Před 24 dny

    the doors are like portals in minecraft

  59. henry grant
    henry grant
    Před 25 dny

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

  60. Jeremy Wright
    Jeremy Wright
    Před 26 dny

    Aka adrenochrome for dummies

  61. Jayden ghirardi
    Jayden ghirardi
    Před 27 dny

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

  62. Samuel
    Před 27 dny

    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

  63. Brad Adams
    Brad Adams
    Před 27 dny

    How is his editing soooo good

  64. I kinda hate my life tbh
    I kinda hate my life tbh
    Před 27 dny

    The gold medal was probably to a baking soda volcano

  65. Alexis ballen
    Alexis ballen
    Před 27 dny

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

  66. A50ftfall
    Před 28 dny

    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

  67. DayzFallingDown x
    DayzFallingDown x
    Před 28 dny

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

  68. Kayla Galipo
    Kayla Galipo
    Před 29 dny


  69. jonathan lee
    jonathan lee
    Před 29 dny

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

  70. jonathan lee
    jonathan lee
    Před 29 dny

    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

  71. Martin Jess Chavez
    Martin Jess Chavez
    Před 29 dny


  72. YamiDucky
    Před měsícem

    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

  73. Fast Bentley
    Fast Bentley
    Před měsícem

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

  74. Pinger Pinger
    Pinger Pinger
    Před měsícem

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

  75. Stallone Andrew
    Stallone Andrew
    Před měsícem

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

  76. Suliman Amazing
    Suliman Amazing
    Před měsícem

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

  77. canadian narwhal
    canadian narwhal
    Před měsícem

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

  78. Demonics Inc
    Demonics Inc
    Před měsícem

    Did anyone ever figure out what did win the gold

  79. kayrose
    Před měsícem

    everyone knows baking soda volcanos always win the science fair

  80. Captain Googly Eyes
    Captain Googly Eyes
    Před měsícem

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

  81. Aymaan sherief
    Aymaan sherief
    Před měsícem

    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

  82. Maul
    Před měsícem

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

  83. Bill cipher
    Bill cipher
    Před měsícem

    You just gotta respect how hard they work on their intros

  84. jjperezz6
    Před měsícem

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

  85. Jake McEntyre
    Jake McEntyre
    Před měsícem

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

  86. Michele Hughes
    Michele Hughes
    Před měsícem

    Matpat: talks about science. Me: uhhhhh more math

  87. Jade Ash
    Jade Ash
    Před měsícem

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

  88. Jade Ash
    Jade Ash
    Před měsícem

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

  89. Spider-Man
    Před měsícem

    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

  90. Ian Hogben
    Ian Hogben
    Před měsícem

    4:33 Thats how microphones work

  91. Blender Beanie
    Blender Beanie
    Před měsícem

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

  92. OwO potato 124
    OwO potato 124
    Před měsícem

    I justed watched this movie 🍿🍿🍿 so yeah 😊

  93. Joana Gomes
    Joana Gomes
    Před měsícem

    But dopamine has nothing to do with energy, dopamine is in our brain, not on the soundwaves we release when we laugh.

  94. Rapid Rash
    Rapid Rash
    Před měsícem

    I played the video excited to see what i will learn. I missclick and end up at 8:35, the part where he literally said the whole theory in less than 10 sec. Now, i don't know if i wanna watch the whole episode anymore

  95. Sofia Taveras
    Sofia Taveras
    Před měsícem

    I like your videos but learn to take a joke its a kids movie No offense :

  96. N Black
    N Black
    Před měsícem

    4:30 you mean, they invented a microphone?

  97. Little miss No name
    Little miss No name
    Před měsícem

    Hello mat-pat can you do one on coralline my theory is that coralline never left the other world (don’t let your child watch this)

  98. Deoxyribonucleic Acid
    Deoxyribonucleic Acid
    Před měsícem

    I’ve always been confused as to why they only targeted children. I’m sure any adult would be scared out of their mind if a monster came out of their closet.😂😅

  99. None
    Před měsícem

    "monsters are just as scared of us as we are scared of them!" Me: bruh but they voluntarily go in a KID'S room!

    1. Clown Princess
      Clown Princess
      Před měsícem

      Yea but some of them that doesnt work in the company would be scared

  100. •Luna Heart•
    •Luna Heart•
    Před měsícem

    Me: ** sitting on our couch eating ice cream and watching horror movies** My mum: what are you doing? Me: Im burning calories 😌 My mum: 😓