A Toy Story Friendship Saga

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.


Woody laughs at Buzz, Toy Story


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…


Exhibit A!
Exhibit A, Toy Story 2
Or a more accurately, look at Exhibit A, Woody:
Woody, Toy Story
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.
Buzz Lightyear intro, Toy Story


Here’s how not to make a first impression.
Buzz and Woody meet, Toy Story


Here’s how not to talk to the new kid:
You are a toy, Toy Story


Slowly, little scuffles and big differences are put aside, and friendship prevails. For example, friends don’t let friends act like Mrs. Nesbitt.
Mrs. Nesbitt, Toy Story


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.
Buzz and Woody shake hands, Toy Story


Lol, jk.
Andy's mom's van drives away, Toy Story


Luckily, Woody and Buzz are a match made in heaven. (A lit match at tail of a rocket, to be more specific.)
Woody lights rocket, Toy Story


No need to fear! Friendship is here!
Woody and Buzz fly, Toy Story


Woody and Buzz’s friendship has its ups.
Woody and Buzz fly 2, Toy Story


And its downs.
Buzz yells at Woody, Toy Story 2


Which is all the more reason to go on a few crazy adventures.
Toys hide under cones, Toy Story 2


That may lead to a few crazy places.
Welcome to Sunnyside, Toy Story 3


That lead to a bunch of crazy feels.
Andy gives Bonnie toys, Toy Story 3


That lead to the one lyric that sums it all up: “You’ve got a friend in me.” Cue tears.
Woody and Buzz, Toy Story


Are you and your BFF like Woody and Buzz? Tell us in the comments!

Posted 7 years Ago
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