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The Dinner Table Scene is a scene of Inside Out. As it is used in various trailers, it is one of the best-known scenes of Inside Out and is frequently seen in material parodying it, though less so in Inside Out parodies as a form of subtitle parodies.

In Inside OutEdit

The scene opens with the Andersen family, consisting of Jill (left), Riley (center) and Bill (right), eating Chinese takeaway food. At the time, Jill is talking about her new discovery in San Francisco, which is color-coded garbage bins. Meanwhile, in Riley's mind, Anger, Fear and Disgust are pondering the absence of Joy, noting how Riley's behavior has changed due to the Core Memories that power Riley's Islands of Personality being sent away, and how Joy could potentially lead them out of the situation. Fear then suggests imitating Joy's behavior, to which Disgust responds, claiming that there is no way in which the emotions could come anywhere even close to imitating Joy.

At this point, Jill switches the topic, telling Riley about the hockey tryouts to occur for the next day. Fear thus places Disgust by Riley's console, telling her to pretend to be Joy, and when Disgust pushes buttons on Riley's console, Riley's response comes out as sarcastic. Fear promptly freaks out.

At this point, Jill's mind is observed. Her lead emotion, Sadness, notes that Riley's behavior has changed, and suggests probing her, though trying to keep it subtle. However, Jill's question about Riley's first day at school is still regarded as probing by Riley's Anger, and in Riley's mind, Disgust pushes Fear to pretend to be Joy, making Riley's response rather nervous. Jill's emotions continue remarking that something is wrong, and Sadness suggests getting Bill's help.

Jill thus clears her throat. Then, Bill's mind is shown, in which his emotions are watching a memory of a hockey game (soccer game in international versions of Inside Out). Jill clears her throat again, slightly louder, and Bill's Anger, his lead emotion, finally realizes that Jill wants his attention, shutting off the memory. Bill's Anger then asks his Fear about what Jill asked for, but Fear is unable to respond.

Jill's emotions are on the verge of being fed up with Bill, but nevertheless, her Sadness suggests to "signal him again", and Jill hints at Riley with her eyes. Bill thus finally "catches on", and asks Riley about her first day at school. Jill's emotions thus become completely infuriated, and her Anger comments: "For this, we gave up that Brazilian helicopter pilot?"

In Riley's mind, Anger takes hold. She and Bill thus engage in psychological warfare, emphasized by both Angers losing temper. Whereas Riley's Anger is more rash, knocking Fear out of his way, Bill's Anger, Fear and Disgust all work together in unlocking a nuclear bunker-like system to deploy "the Foot". Finally, as Riley's Anger hits on the console, flaming up, Riley slams the table while shouting "Just shut up!", and Bill's emotions deploy the Foot, making him tell Riley to go to her room. Riley then hits the table again and stomps up, and Bill's Anger declares that the emotions potentially avoided a disaster.

However, Jill's emotions tend to disagree. Her Sadness claims that it was, indeed, a disaster, and her Anger recalls the memory of the Brazilian helicopter pilot, which all the emotions dreamily sigh at. Finally, Riley comes to the door to her room and slams it.

As a trailerEdit

This scene has been shown in one of the earliest trailers of Inside Out, which was uploaded to Pixar's official YouTube channel on December 11, 2014, with international versions of the same trailer appearing around this time too. This trailer cut of the Dinner Table Scene is significantly shortened, starting at the point where Jill probes Riley and eliminating virtually all of the dialogue and most of the footage of Riley's emotions (but adding Joy's "Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head?" from Riley, Age Zero), but nevertheless keeping the same plot in the outside world, as well as Jill and Bill's minds. It also adds two lines by Fear that are left out of the final version of Inside Out, both of which are replaced with mentions of Joy (and were likely deliberate edits for the trailer so as to not imply Joy's absence from Headquarters throughout Inside Out, which could be a potential spoiler). In addition, the cutting implies that the line "School was great, alright?" was hinted to Riley by Disgust, not Anger.

In parodiesEdit

As the trailer of Inside Out, this scene has gained the most parody traction on the Internet in general, including the meme surrounding "Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head?" (which cuts to another viral video just as the trailer is about to zoom into Jill's mind), as well as MLG parodies. However, its use in subtitle parodies is much more limited.

Disgust's sarcastic remark about how she, Fear and Anger cannot possibly substitute for Joy is one of the clips used in Andersen's Mind - Moments: Disgust.

The clips of Bill's emotions from the German version of the trailer were used in Inside Hitler to depict Adolf Hitler's mind, juxtaposed with scenes from Downfall. This includes Otto Günsche saying the line said by Jill's Sadness in the original, further solidifying the connection between Jill and Günsche, the parodies' informers. Notably, Hitler's Fear addresses his Anger as "my Führer", rather than "Sir" as in Bill's mind.

The scene is also used in AGK fans expected when they clicked on "Riley Andersen vs. the Angry German Kid" to depict Jill and Bill together with Harold Slikk, Leopold Slikk's father. Jill, Bill and Harold thus discuss how Riley and Leopold are going to be of great company to each other, even if Leopold is still raging whenever Riley beats him at Rocket League.

As well as that, Riley slamming the table has been parodied in What Untergangers expected when they clicked on "Riley Andersen vs. Adolf Hitler". Once again, it is juxtaposed with the scene from Downfall where Hitler slams the table while shouting "FEGELEIN!", and Hitler and Riley thus engage in a battle of slamming the table and shouting at each other.

Stage directionsEdit

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20151207171801/http://waltdisneystudiosawards.com/downloads/inside-out-screenplay.pdf (official release by Disney, but now removed from the original website)

Capitalization and punctuation is preserved from the original source.

Stage directions
INT. KITCHEN TABLE - EVENING

Riley and her parents eat dinner.

MOM
So as it turns out the green trash can is not recycling, it’s for greens. Like compost. And eggshells.

DAD
(not really listening)
Mmm.

MOM
And the blue one is recycling. And the black one is trash.

Riley pushes food around on her plate.


INT. HEADQUARTERS

DISGUST
Riley is acting so weird. Why is she acting so weird?

ANGER
What do you expect? All the islands are down.

DISGUST
Joy would know what to do.

FEAR
That’s it! Until she gets back, we just do what Joy would do!

DISGUST
Great idea! Anger, Fear, Disgust. How are WE supposed to be happy?

MOM (O.S.)
Hey, Riley. I’ve got good news!


INT. KITCHEN TABLE - CONTINUOUS

MOM
I found a junior hockey league right here in San Francisco. And get this: try-outs are tomorrow after school. What luck, right?


INT. HEADQUARTERS

ANGER
Hockey?

DISGUST
Uh-oh. What do we do?

FEAR
Guys, uh, this... Here, you pretend to be Joy.

Fear pushes Disgust forward. She steps up to drive.


ON THE SCREEN:

MOM
Won’t it be great to be back out on the ice?


INT. KITCHEN DINING TABLE

RILEY
(sarcastic)
Oh yeah, that sounds fantastic.


INT. HEADQUARTERS

FEAR
What was that? That wasn’t anything like Joy.

DISGUST
Uh, because I’m NOT Joy.

FEAR
Yeah, no kidding.


INT. KITCHEN TABLE

Mom, taken aback, eyes Riley. Zoom in to Mom’s head...


INT. MOM’S HEADQUARTERS

MOM’S SADNESS
Did you guys pick up on that?

MOM'S ANGER
Uh-huh.

MOM'S JOY / MOM'S FEAR / MOM'S DISGUST
Oh yeah/Definitely.

MOM’S DISGUST
Something’s wrong.

MOM’S ANGER
Should we ask her?

MOM’S SADNESS
Let’s probe. But keep it subtle, so she doesn’t notice.


INT. KITCHEN TABLE

MOM
So! How was the first day of school?


INT. RILEY’S HEADQUARTERS

ANGER
She’s probing us.

DISGUST
I'm done.
(to Fear)
YOU pretend to be Joy.

FEAR
What? Uh... okay... hmm.


INT. KITCHEN TABLE

RILEY
(nervous)
It was fine, I guess, I don't know.


INT. RILEY’S HEADQUARTERS

DISGUST
Oh, very smooth, that was JUST like Joy.


INT. MOM’S HEADQUARTERS

MOM’S ANGER
Something’s definitely going on.

MOM’S DISGUST
She’s never acted like this before. What should we do?

MOM’S SADNESS
We’re going to find out what’s happening. But we’ll need support. Signal the husband.


INT. KITCHEN TABLE

Mom clears her throat at Dad. He doesn’t notice. Zoom in to Dad’s head...


INT. DAD’S HEADQUARTERS

All of Dad’s emotions are watching a HOCKEY MATCH, cheering.

SPORTS ANNOUNCER
...with a nice pass over to Reeves, he comes across center ice...


INT. KITCHEN TABLE

Again Mom stares, clears her throat. Dad looks up, clueless.


INT. DAD’S HEADQUARTERS

DAD’S ANGER
Uh-oh. She’s looking at us.
(turns off the memory)
What did she say?

DAD’S FEAR
What? Uh, sorry, Sir. No one was listening.

DAD'S ANGER
Is it garbage night? We left the toilet seat up? What? What is it, woman, what?!?


INT. MOM’S HEADQUARTERS

MOM’S DISGUST
(re: Dad on the screen)
He’s making that stupid face again.

MOM’S ANGER
I could strangle him right now!

MOM’S SADNESS
Signal him again.


INT. KITCHEN TABLE

Mom raises her eyebrows and tilts her head towards Riley. Dad finally gets it.

DAD
Ahh, so, Riley! How was school?


INT. MOM’S HEADQUARTERS

Mom’s Emotions give up.

MOM'S JOY / MOM'S SADNESS / MOM'S FEAR / MOM'S DISGUST
You gotta be kidding me!/He really needs to start paying attention./ Is he paying attention at all?

MOM'S ANGER
For THIS we gave up that Brazilian helicopter pilot?


INT. RILEY’S HEADQUARTERS

ANGER
Move! I’LL be Joy.


INT. KITCHEN TABLE

RILEY
(snarky)
School was great, alright?

MOM
Riley, is everything okay?

Riley rolls her eyes.


INT. DAD’S HEADQUARTERS

DAD’S FEAR
Sir, she just rolled her eyes at us.

DAD’S ANGER
What is her deal? Alright, make a show of force. I don’t want to have to put “the Foot” down.

DAD'S FEAR
No. Not the Foot.


INT. KITCHEN TABLE

DAD
Riley, I do NOT like this new attitude.


INT. RILEY’S HEADQUARTERS

ANGER
Oh I’ll show you attitude, old man.

FEAR
No, no, no! Stay happy!

Anger shoves him away and hits a button.


INT. KITCHEN TABLE

RILEY
What is your problem? Just leave me alone.


INT. DAD’S HEADQUARTERS

DAD’S FEAR
Sir! Reporting high levels of sass!

DAD’S ANGER
Take it to DEFCON 2.

Sirens begin to BLARE.

DAD’S FEAR
You heard that, gentleman. DEFCON 2.


INT. KITCHEN TABLE

DAD
Listen young lady, I don’t know where this disrespectful attitude came from...


INT. RILEY’S HEADQUARTERS

ANGER
You want a piece of this, Pops? Come and get it!

Anger grasps two levers with all his might.


INT. KITCHEN TABLE

RILEY
Yeah, well... well...


INT. DAD’S HEADQUARTERS

DAD’S ANGER
Here it comes... Prepare the Foot!

Dad’s Emotions uncover “Launch Station” buttons, insert keys.

DAD’S FEAR
Keys to safety position! Ready to launch on your command, Sir!


INT. RILEY’S HEADQUARTERS

ANGER, flames and yell at full blast, pushes up the levers.


INT. KITCHEN TABLE

RILEY
Just SHUT UP!

Dad and Mom are shocked.


INT. DAD’S HEADQUARTERS

DAD’S ANGER
FIRE!


INT. KITCHEN TABLE

DAD
That’s it, go to your room! Now!

Riley pushes away from the table and goes upstairs in a huff.


INT. DAD’S HEADQUARTERS

DAD’S FEAR
The Foot is down! The Foot is down!

They all CHEER.

DAD’S ANGER
Good job gentlemen. That could have been a disaster.


INT. MOM’S HEADQUARTERS

MOM’S SADNESS
Well, that was a disaster.

Mom’s Anger recalls a memory: the Brazilian helicopter pilot.

HELICOPTER PILOT
Come fly with me, gatinha.

They all SIGH.


INT. HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS

Riley slams her bedroom door.

Trailer transcriptEdit

English transcript (trailer cut)
Speaker English
MOM So! How was the first day of school?
RILEY It was fine, I guess, I don't know.
JOY (V.O.) Do you ever look at someone and wonder, “What is going on inside their head?”
MOM’S SADNESS Did you guys pick up on that?
MOM'S ANGER Uh-huh.
MOM'S JOY
MOM'S FEAR
MOM'S DISGUST
Oh yeah/Definitely.
MOM’S DISGUST Something’s wrong.
MOM’S SADNESS We’re going to find out what’s happening. But we’ll need support. Signal the husband.
SPORTS ANNOUNCER ...with a nice pass over to Reeves, he comes across center ice...
DAD’S ANGER Uh-oh. She’s looking at us.
What did she say?
DAD’S FEAR What? Uh, sorry, Sir. No one was listening.
DAD'S ANGER Is it garbage night? We left the toilet seat up? What? What is it, woman, what?!?
MOM’S SADNESS Signal him again.
DAD Ahh, so, Riley! How was school?
MOM'S JOY
MOM'S SADNESS
MOM'S FEAR
MOM'S DISGUST
You gotta be kidding me!
He really needs to start paying attention.
Is he paying attention at all?
MOM'S ANGER For THIS we gave up that Brazilian helicopter pilot?
(Disney and Pixar logos)
RILEY School was great, alright?
FEAR[note 1] What was that? I thought you said we were going to “act casual”.
MOM Riley, is everything okay?
DAD’S FEAR Sir, she just rolled her eyes at us.
DAD’S ANGER Alright, make a show of force. I don’t want to have to put “the Foot” down.
DAD'S FEAR No. Not the Foot.
DAD Riley, I do NOT like this new attitude.
ANGER Oh I’ll show you attitude, old man.
FEAR[note 1] No, no, no! Breathe!
RILEY What is your problem? Just leave me alone.
DAD’S FEAR Sir! Reporting high levels of sass!
DAD’S ANGER Take it to DEFCON 2.
DAD’S FEAR DEFCON 2.
DAD I don’t know where this disrespectful attitude came from...
ANGER You want a piece of this, Pops?
RILEY Yeah, well... well...
DAD’S ANGER Prepare the Foot!
DAD’S FEAR Keys to safety position!
Ready to launch on your command, Sir!
RILEY Just SHUT UP!
DAD’S ANGER FIRE!
DAD That’s it, go to your room!
DAD’S FEAR The Foot is down! The Foot is down!
DAD’S ANGER Good job gentlemen. That could have been a disaster.
MOM’S SADNESS Well, that was a disaster.
from the minds behind
UP
TOY STORY 3[note 2]
FINDING NEMO
HELICOPTER PILOT Come fly with me, gatinha.
Disney•Pixar - INSIDE OUT
a major emotion picture
June 19

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 This line does not appear anywhere in the final film.
  2. Replaced with Ratatouille on some international editions.
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