Toy Story Throwback: Toy Story of TERROR!
Case in point: Woody's relationship with his girlfriend Bo Peep is likes of Mrs. Potato Head, Jessie, and Barbie, it's nice to see Toy Story's OG. But in Woody's Roundup, were Woody and Jesse supposed to be brother and sister? Their own relationship in the film seems very brother-sister-like, but I know you've got Zurg and the other Buzz toy in Toy Story 2 acting. Fidelity Counts: When Toy Story ends, Woody is in a relationship with Girls Can Ogle Too: Okay, yes in the coda to Toy Story 2 Jessie does.
We do see other remnants of her connection with Jessie, but the hat is noticeably absent. The box isn't even big enough to hold it. So Emily held onto that hat We never get a closeup of Emily's face, but we do see that she has light, auburn hair as a teenager.
Also, it is very short. The middle picture is closest to the strawberry blonde color we see when Emily is young. It's perfectly reasonable to assume that her hair lightened as she aged, which is clearly the case in these photos or she could have dyed it. Here's what we know for sure: We don't know the first name of Andy's mom.
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We don't know Emily's last name. We know that Andy's hat and Emily's hat are the same. We know that Emily is old enough to be Andy's mom.
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We definitely know that Pixar is perfectly capable of sneaking this in without being overt about it. You may be wondering how the two characters could be the same if Emily was willing to give Jessie up so easily, while Andy was far more hesitant.
Actually, the scenarios are quite similar.
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Andy forgot about Woody as he grew up too, despite their strong connection. Andy even gave Woody away, albeit in a different manner than Emily. In the end, it makes perfect sense that these two concurrent stories are so similar because they're related by blood.
It's also a freak of destiny that Jessie would one day belong to her owner's son, though we never get to see the mom's reaction to seeing Jessie again.
The Love Stories of 'Toy Story'
Potato Head are both sort of cranky with each other, and yet their relationship works that way. They may have a caustic tone, but the love is still real. We all know real people like that.
Some of the characters make it through the trilogy without ever finding a love interest. The implication of most movies that true love is inevitable tends to diminishes the fact that love is special. It's something that you're lucky to find. It's not a guarantee. Yes, it's sad that the Hamms and Slinky Dogs of the world have no partners, but it's refreshing that the movies don't pity them. The characters seem to be happy on their own.
But perhaps that's just because they don't know what they're missing. As a widower, this is the part of the series that really strikes me. But even though Woody doesn't speak of it again, you can tell from his face that he won't ever forget what happened.
Bo Peep was never a fully developed character in the trilogy, so you probably don't feel any sense of loss. But she was real to Woody in the life they had off screen. There are plenty of romantic comedies that start by introducing you to a widower. Cute kids are optional. These rom-coms are never really about exploring grief--they're just using it as a manipulative plot device. They're telling the viewer that the man is already worthy of love. All he needs is the right woman to teach him that he can love again!
It's a shameful use of cinematic shorthand. Toy Story 3 doesn't do that. Bo Peep was probably taken away many years ago, but Woody isn't looking for a replacement. The filmmakers aren't giving him one, either.
There are female toys in his world, but there's nothing to suggest that Dolly will ever be anything other than a new friend.
Pixar respects their characters too much to make them go through obligatory plot points. Other filmmakers would say that a love interest for the hero would make the ending happier. Pixar isn't other filmmakers. The Boy Loses Girl part always feels so forced. He attempts to explain his bond with his owner to her, but she interrupts him, guessing that Woody's going to say that Andy's a "real special kid" and that Woody feels like he's alive when Andy's playing with him because, even though he's not moving, that's how Andy sees him.
Woody, shocked by the accuracy of her statement, asks how she knows that about him. She was my whole world. The flashback shows Emily, her horse-loving young owner, happily playing, laughing, and cuddling with Jessie. The two are clearly inseparable, with Emily even bringing her toy along with her on car rides.
Emily's childhood bedroom is designed with a Wild West-equestrian theme of sorts, with figures of horses, toy guitars, cowhide and plaid patterns, and horseshoes decorating the room.
Various Jessie memorabilia, like lunchboxes, alarm clocks, and picture frames, also are present in the room; Emily even dresses in plaid shirts, denim shorts, cowgirl boots, and a replica of Jessie's signature cowgirl hat. However, the audience sees that, as the girl grows older into her adolescence, she begins to forget more and more about her childhood interests and begins to explore things like make-up, nail polish, and vinyl records.
Jessie, who once always had a spot on the center of Emily's bed, has now fallen through a crevice and lies underneath it, forgotten. While Emily once loved playing pretend with her toys, now — as the audience sees from Jessie's point of view beneath the bed — she prefers inviting her friends over, painting each other's nails, listening to music. Jessie lies on the ground, ignored and unhappy, until one day, Emily finds her under the bed for the first time in several years. She takes the toy along with her to share a day on a car trip, like they did when Emily was a child.
Jessie finally feels loved and happy once more, as if things will go back to the way they were. The car comes to a stop, however, and their relaxing day together is put to an end when Emily places Jessie in a donations box on the side of the road, to be given away to charity.
Jessie The Cowgirl
The shocked Jessie looks on as her owner drives away and leaves her, and the song draws to a close. Jessie then states, "You never forget kids like Emily or Andy, but they forget you. Ultimately, it is Stinky Pete that is revealed as the attempted saboteur when Woody finally decides to take Jessie and Bullseye with him back to Andy's room.
Because of Stinky Pete's sabotage, Al packs the roundup gang into the case and heads for the airport.