Monsters at Work Episode 3, called The Damaged Room, is now out on Disney+ Hotstar. Directed by Shane Zalvin, Bobs Gannaway and Evan Gore & Heather Lombard wrote the 26 minutes episode. The voice for the monsters is lent by Billy Crystal (Mike), John Goodman (Sully), Ben Feldman (Tylor Tuskmon), Mindy Kaling (Val), Henry Winkler (Fritz), Lucas Neff (Duncan) and Alanna Ubach (Cutter).
In the first two episodes, we learn that Monsters of Monsters Inc no longer have to scare the kids. They now have to be Joksters and make the kids laugh. The plot reads, ‘Tylor is assigned his first MIFT repair job. Mike and Sulley take care of a human baby.’
Monsters at Work Episode 3 Recap contains spoilers.
The opening scene of Monsters at Work Episode 3 is of Phlegm making a baby laugh. However, he has a cold, and when he sneezes, he damages the wall of the baby’s room. A panicked Phlegm returns to the Laughing Floor and informs others about the disaster. Everyone is worried as the baby is their best ‘Giggler’. It’s code 418, and they call MIFT members to repair the damaged room.
Fritz assigns Tylor to repair the damaged room and asks Val and Cutter to accompany him. On the Laughing Floor at the door, Mike and Sully discuss what to do with the baby when the MIFT enters the room to fix it. Mike says he will look after the baby, and he doesn’t want anyone else to get attached to it. He boasts of not getting affected by babies and their cuteness. He takes the baby out of the room, brings it to Monsters Inc, keeps it in a bucket, and calls it a ‘thing’.
In the damaged room, Tylor and others are trying to fix the room. However, Val keeps telling him random University memories which he doesn’t remember. Duncan joins them in the room and says that he is just there to observe their work. Cutter leaves for her lunch break, and Tylor closes the door. Suddenly, there’s a noise in the room and the baby’s parents panic and decide to take a look. The MIFT Monsters open the door to escape so that they don’t get caught. However, it’s a normal cupboard door, and everyone is tensed about getting caught.
Simultaneously, Sully informs Mike about the Baseball match tickets he has. He is surprised to know that Mike has named the baby ‘Little Snore thing’. The green Monster says that the name means nothing, and he’s unattached to the baby. He dresses the sleeping baby in a monster outfit and watches the Baseball match at the stadium. It’s a noisy stadium, and Mike does everything to protect the sleeping baby from waking up. Well, it looks like he did get attached to the Little Snore thing! Mike also says that he won’t sing for the baby.
Inside the damaged room of Monsters at Work Episode 3, Tylor and Val hide so that the baby’s parents don’t see them. Duncan sleeps inside the cradle and pretends to be the baby. The parents ask the baby if she’s okay, to which Duncan replies that he’s fine. The baby’s parents are shocked to listen to their child talking so well at such an early age. They think it’s a smart baby and walk out of the room. Tylor gets mad at Val because of her constant talk about the University memories he doesn’t remember.
Disney+ Monsters at Work Episode 3 finally reveals why Val is so talkative. She tells Tylor that when she joined the University, no one noticed her. However, he spoke to her one day, asking for the seat. That’s why she remembers him. The MIFT workers repair the room. It’s time for Mike to put the baby back in its room. However, he sings a sweet and weird song for her. Mike also leaves his favourite baseball from the match as a gift. On the other hand, Tylor says that he remembers Val, and they both become friends again.
We also have a post-credits scene like MCU. Monsters at Work Episode 3 post-credits scene shows Mike and some students in Mike’s Comedy Class. He’s telling the students how to create humour out of a whoopie cushion by placing it near the mic. Nothing is happening, so he ends up sitting on the cushion that makes fart noises and depletes. The scene ends with one student saying, “You killed it.” The dialogue is quite deep if you analyse it properly.
Monsters at Work Episode 3 Recap: What’s next?
Overall, The Damaged Room showed us that MIFT has a serious job at Monsters Inc. Also, making babies laugh is no joke, and Tylor might now enjoy being a MIFT member.
Monsters at Work Episode 3 The Damaged Room is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.