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Monsters, Inc. "Put that thing back where it came from, or so help me!"

The complete Play (that is shown in the film) officially posted by Pixar.

Mike: "NOW PUT THAT THING BACK WHERE IT CAME FROM, OR SO HELP ME---! Oh, hey. We're rehearsing a - a scene for the upcoming company play called uh, Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me. It's a musical. Put that thing back where it came from or so help me..."
Sulley: "Bom, bom, bom, bom..."
Mike: "So help me! So help me! And cut. We're still working on it, it's a work in progress but, hey, it's gonna get better."
Mike Wazowski, explaining why he was yelling

"Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me" was originally a fake play invented on the spot by Mike Wazowski as he and Sulley were attempting to return Boo, a human girl, back to her room and were nearly caught by other members of the company. It was later turned into a real play that was performed at Monsters, Inc.

Lyrics

"Rehearsal"

Mike: Put that thing back where it came from, or so help me!
Get that thing away from me, you guys!
Put that thing back where it came from,
Or I'll poke myself in the eye!

Actual performance

Mike: Put that thing back where it came from, or so help me!
(So help me!) So help me get by!
Put that thing back where it came from, or so help me!
(So help me!) I just gotta cry!

Baby Smitty as Boo: Boo!

Mike: There's a child, there's a child, there's a human child!
Running 'round the restaurant, this is really wild!
What in heaven's name will become of us,
We who are living in Monstropolis?

Needleman as Randall: Alright, Wazowski, tell us where the kid is!
Mike: I will never talk! NEVER!

She's out of our hair,
And just when I dare to care
She says "Au contraire,
You're my pair
Of friends... I love you."

Cast Members: And so we put that kid back where she came from,
And she helped us to find a better tomorrow, today!

Known cast members and their roles

Trivia

  • When Mike is explaining "Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me", the lines, emotions, and animation from the credits and the actual film differ (read the quote at the top and then watch the beginning of the video).
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