The Brief: This reaction image meme comes from a face-swap of the two main characters in Monsters, Inc: Mike Wazowski and Sulley.
Monsters, Inc. Mike and Sulley stoic face swap memes first appeared on the Facebook page Sulley – Core. This page is dedicated to fans of the Monsters, Inc. franchise and mostly features memes related to the film franchise.
A face-swapped image of Sulley and Mike Wazowski was posted to Sulley-Core, inspiring a reaction image meme format based on the image of Sulley’s face photoshopped onto Mike’s body.
The expression on Mike/Sully’s face appears somewhat stern, grumpy, put off, and surprised. In these memes, it’s often paired with a caption describing a scenario that would invoke such a reaction. These memes are popular on the Sulley-Core page as well as other social media communities and platforms including Reddit meme pages where the Mike Wazowski explaining meme is also popular.
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