The fifth episode of 'Monsters at Work' shows what hijinks ensue when Fritz is gone

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The fifth episode of "Monsters at Work" is streaming now—here's what you don't want to miss.
The fifth episode of "Monsters at Work" is streaming now—here's what you don't want to miss.

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Monsters, Inc. loves a door. From the implied doors of knock-knock jokes to abandoned doors of haunted castles, the fifth episode of the series Monsters at Work takes us further into the world of Monstropolis and the lives of the MIFT team, as Fritz takes off through a vacation door to an abandoned human beach, leaving Duncan in charge. “The Cover Up” follows all the mishaps that occur in Fritz’s absence, and establishes the growing bond between Tylor and his teammates.

You can catch “The Cover Up” and the first four episodes of Monsters at Work today, with new episodes airing every Wednesday, and episodes 1 to 4 are currently available on Disney+.

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What happens in the fifth episode of Monsters at Work?

When Fritz is away, the pressure is on—and you'll see what happens in episode five of "Monsters at Work."
When Fritz is away, the pressure is on—and you'll see what happens in episode five of "Monsters at Work."

The fifth episode of Monsters at Work begins with Fritz approaching Smitty and Needleman and visiting their “Vacation Door Emporium.” The two have been stealing abandoned doors before they get shredded and keeping them so that monsters can take vacations to areas that have been abandoned by humans, like the Arctic Circle and deserted castles. Fritz gleefully accepts a beach vacation at a condemned resort, and brings out the “Wheel of Temporary Supervisor” to determine who will keep MIFT running in his absence. Duncan’s name takes up the largest portion of the wheel, but Val gets the coveted position. Seeing Duncan’s distress, Val—sweet Val—gives Duncan the job for the week.

Fritz heads out to the beach (in an adorable bucket hat and floatie), and Duncan becomes an immediate tyrant, relegating all menial tasks to Tylor, who he calls College Boy. While Tylor is on laugh canister duty, Cutter advises Tylor to tease Duncan by knocking him over with a loose canister. Duncan, enraged, tries to reciprocate and ends up causing hundreds of canisters to explode, which sends Tylor and him careening into one of the Monsters, Inc. generators. The resulting power surge causes power to go out in the entire city.

On the Laugh Floor, Mike and Sulley experience the power outage, and learn that the Monstropolis Energy Regulatory Commission (M.E.R.C.) wants to send an investigator. They greet the lanky investigator, Argus Blinks (John Michael Higgins), when he arrives, and try to bribe him out of investigating the incident, which fails miserably.

Meanwhile, Tylor and the team are working on removing all of the loose canisters in the warehouse. Tylor decides to forgo removing the last stuck canister, when the team learns that Argus is on his way. Duncan and Tylor argue over whose fault the event is, and Duncan concludes that they should try to cover up the event. Argus, meanwhile, has a suitcase full of eyes—Inspection Orbs—that head out on Argus’ orders to investigate Monsters, Inc. They disappear into the mail tunnels within the factory and one of them locates the MIFT team in the middle of discussing the cover up. The eye-witness returns to Argus and alerts him of the MIFT team’s discussion. As Temporary Supervisor, Duncan is blamed for the event. As the team tries to protect him, the last canister stuck in the ceiling falls and slams into Argus’ head, knocking him out. They work to “dispose of the body” and send Argus through the door Fritz went on vacation in.

With Argus gone, only the suitcase of eyes remain to be taken care of. The team attempts to grab the eyes when they scatter, resulting in a mass eyeball chase. Once they gather all the eyes, they realize they have two weeks to figure out what to do with Argus. The two weeks pass without any ideas, and the team is forced to open the door. Argus walks out—with a tan—and says that he had an incredible vacation as Fritz follows close behind. Argus thanks the MIFT crew as Sulley and Mike arrive in the warehouse.

Mike and Sulley confront the crew about the power outage, blaming Duncan. Val and Tylor attempt to save Duncan’s job, but Duncan intervenes, taking responsibility. Fritz, incredibly proud of his team for coming together, asks Sulley and Mike to forget the incident. As they begin to leave, Sulley mentions the illegal vacation door, just as Smitty and Needleman come down to take the vacation door up to Mike’s office.

As always, Mike’s Comedy Class rounds out the episode, as Mike teaches a group of monsters about knock-knock jokes. When the class struggles with the very concept of the knock-knock joke, Mike is escorted out on a stretcher.

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