The Brief: This meme format features Mike Wazowski, Sulley, and Roz of Monsters, Inc. 

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This meme format uses an image of Monsters, Inc. characters to illustrate the awkward experience of trying to explain something embarrassing, complicated, and/or private. This image macro includes a still of the one-eyed Mike Wazowski talking to Sulley and Roz. In these memes, the characters are labeled to convey a point or a joke. Mike is usually labeled as “me trying to explain” something and Sully and Roz usually represent parents or other authority figures.

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Sully’s concerned look and Roz’s clipboard encapsulate an aura of concern and potential confusion around what Mike (or what Mike represents in the meme) is trying to describe. Although the film Monsters, Inc. came out in 2001, these Monsters Inc explaining memes are currently popular on Reddit in May 2019.

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This is so sad
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i can’t seem to remember
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they just don’t understand
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