Like peanut butter and jelly, like macaroni and cheese, some duos are just meant to be. A cowboy and an astronaut, at first glance, may not go hand-in-hand, but Woody and Buzz prove the universe wrong with their epic story of best friendship.
As John Lasseter once put it: “The goal of a buddy picture is to make the characters as opposite as possible, and I thought, ‘What is more opposite of a spaceman than a cowboy? Perfect!”
Preach, JL. To examine, let’s start with…
Or a more accurately, look at Exhibit A, Woody:
The rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west is also the rootinest, tootinest leader in Andy’s room. That is, until…
Exhibit B! Buzz Lightyear, Space Ranger, Universe Protection Unit, crash-landed on this strange planet.
Here’s how not to make a first impression.
Here’s how not to talk to the new kid:
Slowly, little scuffles and big differences are put aside, and friendship prevails. For example, friends don’t let friends act like Mrs. Nesbitt.
Through a series of “Hey, you’re not so bad after all!” moments Woody and Buzz’s friendship is further cemented. Cue Randy Newman. Things are looking up.
Luckily, Woody and Buzz are a match made in heaven. (A lit match at tail of a rocket, to be more specific.)
No need to fear! Friendship is here!
Woody and Buzz’s friendship has its ups.
And its downs.
Which is all the more reason to go on a few crazy adventures.
That may lead to a few crazy places.
That lead to a bunch of crazy feels.
That lead to the one lyric that sums it all up: “You’ve got a friend in me.” Cue tears.
Are you and your BFF like Woody and Buzz? Tell us in the comments!