Filmsite Movie Review
Toy Story (1995)
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Plot Synopsis (continued)

Woody vs. Buzz - A Major Altercation and Confrontation:

Woody was exasperated by the voice of Buzz Lightyear chatting with Rex and Slinky (nicknamed Lizard and Stretchy Dog), and bragging about his close connection to Andy:

"Say there, Lizard and Stretchy Dog, let me show you something. It looks as though I've been accepted into your culture. Your chief Andy inscribed his name on me."

Buzz picked up his right foot to show off the sole with dark black capital letters in "permanent ink" with the inscribed name: ANDY, labeling Buzz as his possession. Woody compared his own inscription on the sole of his right boot from an earlier period in Andy's life, with a backward N. Bo Peep reassured Woody about the intruder: "Don't let it get to you, Woody...I know Andy's excited about Buzz, but you know he'll always have a special place for you." However, Woody had reaching a boiling point. He marched over to Buzz - who was on his back on a skateboard and in the midst of repairing his space-ship packaging with tape. Woody accosted him with an ultimatum:

"Listen, Light Snack, you stay away from Andy. He's mine, and no one is taking him away from me... (Buzz ignored him) And another thing: Stop with this Spaceman thing! It's getting on my nerves!"

The name-calling altercation (Woody called Buzz a 'tough-guy') led to Woody pushing Buzz's chest - a button was inadvertently activated, sending Buzz's helmet flying off. Appearing to suffocate and choke, Buzz gasped for air and dropped to his knees, but then realized the air wasn't toxic. He challenged Woody: "How dare you open a spaceman's helmet on an uncharted planet! My eyeballs could've been sucked from their sockets." Woody insultingly mocked Buzz's characterization of a Space Ranger:

"You actually think you're the Buzz Lightyear? Oh, all this time I thought it was an act! Hey, guys, look! It's the real Buzz Lightyear!"

The Introduction of The Sadistic, Toy-Hating Next-Door Neighbor Sid:

Their conversation was suddenly interrupted by the sound of a loud barking dog outdoors - the toys instinctively hid or shivered, knowing that barking and sinister laughter was coming from the next-door backyard. They looked down on Scud, the vicious, brown and white, snarling sharp-toothed bull terrier belonging to Sid Phillips (voice of Erik von Detten), the 11 year-old neighbor boy (with a buzz-haircut and metal braces). Rex and Hamm both speculated: "I thought he was at summer camp. They, uh, must have kicked him out early this year." Through Lenny (the binoculars), Woody was able to helplessly see what was going on. Sid had strapped an M-80 firecracker "explosive device" onto the back of Combat Carl, a GI Joe-like figurine posed in a running stance across the lawn. The hyperactive crew-cut Sid with a mouth of metal teeth braces, and wearing a black T-shirt with a white skull, was laughing maniacally. Buzz inaccurately characterized Sid as a "happy child." Rex had to inform Buzz about the kid's real reputation: "He tortures toys, just for fun." Sid was seen tossing a heavy concrete cinderblock in the direction of Combat Carl, but he missed.

Buzz suggested how he could help - he jumped onto the bedroom window's ledge and proposed "to do something" - he threatened: "I'm gonna teach that boy a lesson." Woody again mocked Buzz as a weakling with empty threats, and pushed his ineffective laser button: ("Melt him with your scary laser"). They watched as Sid lit the fuse on the firecracker and blew Combat Carl into pieces. Scud barked as Sid exalted: "Yes! He's gone! He's history!" A scorched black mark on the backyard lawn marked where the explosion had destroyed the toy. Bo Peep remarked: "The sooner we move, the better."

Who Will Andy Pick To Take to Pizza Planet?:

At sunset, Andy's house was viewed with a front-yard 'VIRTUAL REALTY' For-Sale/SOLD sign. Mrs. Davis entered Andy's room where he was playing with his new toy, Buzz Lightyear. The family was in the midst of packing and moving, so she suggested that they have dinner at the Pizza Planet, his favorite restaurant. She permitted Andy to bring only one toy with him. Woody overheard that there would be a choice, and feared being left behind. He consulted the Magic 8 Ball toy to help predict Andy's choice: ("Will Andy pick me?"), but the 8-Ball oracle answered cryptically with a triangular-shaped: "DON'T COUNT ON IT." Aggravated, Woody threw the ball away and it rolled off the edge of the desk onto the floor - it fell into the dark chasm next to the wall.

Woody's Jealous Plan to Eliminate Buzz - Buzz's Accidental Ejection Out of the 2nd Story Bedroom Window:

Woody devised a cruel and vindictive plan - he contemplated doing the same thing to Buzz that had just happened to the Magic 8 Ball. He frantically made up a tale about one of the toys stuck far below on the floor between the edge of the desk and the wall: "We've got trouble!...Down there. Just down there. A helpless toy! It's, it's trapped, Buzz!" As Buzz leaned over to look down at the deep and dark gap behind the desk, Woody revved up RC and steered it toward him to knock him over into the chasm. However, Woody's plan backfired, and a Rube Goldberg-like chain reaction was activated:

  • Buzz dove out of the path of the oncoming RC
  • the RC smashed into the edge of a large bulletin board resting on the desk; red push-pins from the bulletin board were ejected and struck the surface of the desk around Buzz
  • the bulletin board tipped forward and slammed into a world globe, dislodging it
  • the globe began rolling toward Buzz, who ran along the surface of the desk to escape [Note: This segment paid homage to the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1982) when Indy Jones raced to escape a giant rolling boulder in a cave.]
  • while escaping the globe, Buzz tripped on a series of pencils lying on the desk (that acted like rotating logs), and cleverly rolled over to the safety of the window ledge
  • the globe struck a red Luxo-styled desk lamp, causing the arm of the lamp to swing around 360 degrees - it barely missed striking Woody
  • however, the lamp knocked Buzz out of the window and into the house's front garden

Slinky wondered: "I don't see him in the driveway. I think he bounced into Sid's yard!" RC jumped up and down to attract attention, hinting to the toys that it was no accident, but a deliberate act caused by Woody. Mr. Potato Head blamed Woody too: "Humpty-Dumpty was pushed....You back-stabbin' murderer." Sarge spoke up to confront Woody, who was denying any involvement: "Where is your honor, dirt bag? You are an absolute disgrace!" Only Bo Peep and Slinky came to Woody's defense. Mr. Potato Head and all of the others reinforced the accusations against Woody, judging him as jealous, vindictive and murderous:

Mr. Potato Head: "You couldn't handle Buzz cuttin' in on your playtime, could you, Woody? Didn't wanna face the fact that Buzz just might be Andy's new favorite toy. So you got rid of him. Well, what if Andy starts playing with me more, Woody, huh? You're gonna knock me out of the window too?"
Hamm: "I don't think we should give him the chance."
Sarge: "There he is, men. Frag him!"
Mr. Potato Head: "Let's string him up by his pull string!"
Hamm: "I got dibs on his hat!"

The soldiers pounced on Woody's torso to subdue him. As Woody defended himself: "W-W-Wait! I can explain everything," young Andy returned to the room to retrieve Buzz. The toys dropped, returned to their normal places or froze, as Andy vainly looked for his favorite toy Buzz. Mr. Potato Head held up Etch, who sketched a 'hangman's' noose - implying that Woody was guilty and doomed. Without any time to look for Buzz, Andy grabbed Woody, ran downstairs, and entered the family van in the driveway. Buzz rustled and stirred in the plants nearby, listening as Andy complained to his mother: "I couldn't find my Buzz. I know I left him right there." After spotting Woody being dragged in Andy's hand into the mini-van, Buzz raced after the departing vehicle and hopped up onto the van's back bumper.

[Note: The license plate on the back of the Davis' mini-van was spotted - it was A113. This number referred to a classroom 'Character Animation' design studio in the California Institute of Arts (CalArts) animation department in Santa Clarita, CA (30 miles north of Los Angeles). It was a locale known to many employees at Pixar who had attended CalArts in the 1970s, including John Lasseter, Brad Bird, and others.]

From the second-story bedroom window, the remaining toys made a valiant attempt to save Buzz. A chain of Barrel of Monkeys (a Milton Bradley toy consisting of 12 faceless, identical, flat-shaped red monkeys hanging onto each other) were lowered from the second-story bedroom window, attached to Bo Peep's cane. Slinky shouted out: "It's too short! We need more monkeys!" and Rex responded: "There aren't any more! That's the whole barrel!" Rex yelled out the window: "We're formulating another plan."

Woody and Buzz Abandoned at a Gas Station:

The Davis van pulled into a Dinoco gas station to refuel, where Andy got out of the rear seat (to help his mother pump gas) and left Woody behind. Woody was still very concerned about his sullied reputation: "How am I gonna convince those guys it was an accident?" Looking up, he spotted Buzz staring at him through the partially-open sun-roof. Buzz jumped down to face Woody with a stern look, as he listened to Woody expressing his profound relief - mostly for his own sake:

"Buzz! Hah! You're alive! This is great! Oh, I'm saved! I'm saved! Andy will find you here. He'll take us back to the room, and then you can tell everyone that this was all just a big mistake. Huh? Right? Buddy?"

Buzz was unamused and bitter, and stared back in disbelief: "I just want you to know that even though you tried to terminate me, revenge is not an idea we promote on my planet....(Buzz grabbed Woody's shirt) But we're not on my planet. Are we?" Buzz lunged at Woody and the two careened off the seat and hit the pavement outside the van. Buzz pummeled Woody into the concrete as they both rolled under the van. As they exchanged punches and insults, they heard the van's side door slide shut and Andy's voice announcing their destination: ("Pizza Planet, yeah!"), before the van sped away above them. Both Buzz and Woody were left stranded - Woody was particularly devastated by the abandonment and he fell to his knees:

"Doesn't he realize that I'm not there? (gasping and sobbing) I'm lost! Oh, I'm a lost toy!"

Meanwhile, the unphased Buzz contacted Star Command through his wrist communicator:

"Buzz Lightyear mission log. The local sheriff and I seem to be at a huge refueling station of some sort."

Both of them were forced to duck or jump to the side when a tanker truck (honking its horn) pulled into the gas station bay where they were standing, and illuminated them in its headlights. Woody barely missed being squashed by the truck's enormous front tire. He backed away and ran into Buzz, who was still on his navi-computer trying to seek help. While Woody was freaking out, they both squabbled together about their predicament and who was to blame - for very different reasons:

Buzz: "Sheriff, this is no time to panic."
Woody: "This is the perfect time to panic! I'm lost! Andy is gone! They're gonna move from their house in two days, and it's all your fault!"
Buzz: "My, my fault? If you hadn't pushed me out of the window in the first place - "
Woody: "Oh, yeah? Well, if you hadn't shown up in your stupid little cardboard spaceship and taken away everything that was important to me - "
Buzz: "Don't talk to me about importance. Because of you, the security of this entire universe is in jeopardy!"
Woody: "What? What are you talking about?"
Buzz: "Right now, poised at the edge of the galaxy, Emperor Zurg has been secretly building a weapon with the destructive capacity to annihilate an entire planet! I alone have information that reveals this weapon's only weakness. And you, my friend, are responsible for delaying my rendezvous with Star Command!"
Woody (thoroughly exasperated): "YOU - ARE - A - TOY ! You aren't the real Buzz Lightyear! You're a -- uh, you're an action figure! You are a child's plaything!"
Buzz: "You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity. Farewell."
Woody: "Oh, yeah? Well, good riddance, ya loony."

It was opportune that a yellow delivery shuttle truck for Pizza Planet (with a plastic red and white rocket with the logo on its cab roof) pulled into the gas station, asking for directions. Woody's first inclination was to get back to Andy all by himself, but then reconsidered - in order to lessen recrimination against him from the other toys if he came home without Buzz: "I can't show my face in that room without Buzz." He convinced Buzz to join him by appealing to his sensibilities: "I found a spaceship!" Buzz asked for clarification and confirmation while pondering: "Now, you're sure this space freighter will return to its port of origin once it jettisons its food supply?" Woody responded affirmatively: "Uh-huh. And when we get there, we'll be able to find a way to transport you home."

Buzz refused to get in the back cargo area of the truck that had no "restraining harnesses," and jumped into the passenger seat in the cab ("the cockpit") to hide behind a stack of pizzas for delivery (within insulated covers). Woody scrambled up onto the back of the truck and entered the cargo area through the open rear window hatch. Then, he peered through the cab window divider, noticing how Buzz was wisely fastening his seat belt. However, Woody took the opportunity to sarcastically demean Buzz's statement: "'It's safer in the cockpit than the cargo bay.' What an idiot." However, when the crazy driver sped off with squealing tires, Woody was mercilessly thrown around in the back cargo area, and pummeled by loose cans and crushed by a heavy tool box.

At The Pizza Planet Drive-In Restaurant:

Under a clear, star-studded night sky, the delivery truck pulled into the parking lot at the Pizza Planet, a space-themed restaurant and arcade where a large red and white full-sized rocket stood vertically. An announcer reported imminent lift-off: "Next shuttle liftoff scheduled for T-minus 30 minutes and counting." At the SPACEPORT ENTRY with an airlock (the front entrance was guarded by two animatronic robots holding pizzas and pizza spears), another robotic voice told arriving customers: "You are cleared to enter. Welcome to Pizza Planet." Buzz opened the cab window and saw that Woody had been flattened by the tool box. However, he ignored Woody's condition while strategizing to himself about how to enter the heavily-guarded restaurant. When he saw Woody emerge from under a 'Mega-Cup' (a large-sized paper drinking cup from Pizza Planet), he realized they could both sneak in under discarded fast-food containers. Behind a concrete trash receptable by the curb that was overflowing with garbage, the concealed Woody (under the Mega-Cup) and Buzz (under a SuperNova burger container) made a rush for the opening door-lock into the restaurant.

The two tiptoed into the MISSION CONTROL arcade area after slipping through a space between a long row of upright video-game machines. Buzz was thrilled by the sights and sounds of the high-tech area with kids giggling and riding miniature spaceships, watching video monitors, etc. He viewed the starry ceiling and exclaimed: "What a spaceport!" Woody looked around worriedly to watch a boy playing PLANET KILLER with a giant ray gun, while another collected ALIEN SLIME, and a third boy scored points with a WHACK A ALIEN game. But then he heard Andy's voice nearby asking: "Mom, can I play Black Hole?" Buzz, however, was single-mindedly distracted and on a different mission: "Now, we need to find a ship that's headed for Sector 12." He was entranced when he saw a large CRANE GAME in the shape of a launching rocket-ship - it was a skill-type arcade vending game that tested one's ability to lower a claw from the crane and grab or grip a prize that was ejected to the winner. Woody was poised and ready to jump into Molly's stroller basket as the Davis family walked by.

However, Woody didn't realize that Buzz really thought that the Claw-Crane Machine (shaped like a spaceship) was the space transport ship that Woody had promised him. He readily jumped into the Crane Game through the prize slot and ignored Woody, who instantly became annoyed: "This cannot be happening to me!" In the game's interior, Buzz jumped up into the holding area where hundreds of identical prizes were held - Aliens - chubby rubber squeeze toys. They were lime-green round-headed aliens with three eyes, pointy ears, three-fingered hands, blue uniforms (with the Pizza Planet logo - a Saturn-ringed-like pepperoni pizza) with a purple collar, short bodies and legs, dark blue boots on large feet, a curved mouth and a single antenna. The aliens greeted him: "A stranger. From the outside." Buzz was surrounded by the child-like aliens after he introduced himself as a peaceful visitor, and told them about his mission: "This is an intergalactic emergency. I need to commandeer your vessel to Sector 12. Who's in charge here?" In the meantime, Woody had pursued Buzz into the game's prize slot and listened as the aliens answered his question by pointing upward, in unison:

"The claw! - The claw is our master. The claw chooses who will go and who will stay."

Woody became dismayed when he saw the destructive and sadistic Sid nearby at the WHACK A ALIEN game, who then approached toward the CRANE GAME, deposited coins, and began moving and manipulating the overhead descending claw. One of the alien toys was grabbed and retrieved upward: "I have been chosen! Farewell, my friends. I go on to a better place." When the alien was removed from the pile, Buzz was clearly seen hiding in the midst of the other green aliens and Sid spotted him: "A Buzz Lightyear? No way!" He began a second attempt at the game to snatch Buzz.

Woody frantically looked around and saw a small repair door to the side. He made his way to the door and forced open the latch - as the claw grabbed Buzz and lifted him up. Woody lunged at Buzz's feet and engaged in a tug-of-war with the ascending claw, while Sid complained: "Hey!" When Woody had almost rescued Buzz and pulled him through the repair door, the other alien toys objected: "He has been chosen - he must go - Do not fight the claw!" and pulled Buzz (with Woody hanging on to his feet) in the opposite direction to the surface. Both Woody and Buzz were drawn upwards and ejected into the prize slot. Sid was thrilled by his "double prizes." The two fell into Sid's greedy hands, who excitedly told them: "Let's go home - and play." The sequence ended with a forbidding close-up of Sid's T-shirt with a white skull.

Woody and Buzz Trapped Inside Sid's Bedroom:

Sid (listening to his Walkman earphones) returned home (situated next-door to the Davis house) on his skateboard, with his three prizes peeking out of his backpack. The alien was expectantly hopeful: "Nirvana is coming. The mystic portal awaits," but Woody suspected they were doomed: "You guys don't get it, do you? Once we go into Sid's house, we won't be coming out!" Woody's words were confirmed when Sid placed the alien squeeze toy on his vicious dog Scud's snout, and then issued commands: "Ready, set, NOW!" - Scud flipped the toy into the air, grabbed it in its mouth, and shook it back and forth, as the other two toys watched in horror.

Sid's younger sister Hannah (voice of Sarah Freeman) was holding a Janie Doll - a blonde rag-doll that would become Sid's next victim. After he distracted her, he grabbed the doll and ran upstairs, threatening: "She's sick...I'll have to perform one of my operations." He bolted into his room, locked Hannah out, and began "prep" for a 'mad doctor' operation below a bare lightbulb on a makeshift plywood operating table, covered with menacing tools (a drill, knives, etc.). He tightened a vise on the doll's upside-down head to hold it, then opened a red toolbox: "No one's ever attempted a double bypass brain transplant before. Now for the tricky part. Pliers!" Buzz was astonished: "I don't believe that man's ever been to medical school." Sid donned a painting face-mask before the very-brief transplant operation, and then opened his door and presented Hannah with the patient - Janie Doll with a Pterodactyl head ("Janie's all better now"). She ran shrieking and screaming to her mother, as Sid angrily threw the mutant toy to the floor and ran after her, denying everything: "She's lying! Whatever she says, it's not true!"

Both Woody and Buzz had a few seconds to survey their ominous surroundings, while Sid was out of the room:

  • a blue-light that illuminated a disturbing heavy-metal poster ("WRATH, ROCK MONSTER")
  • Janie's decapitated body on the floor
  • a squashed toy in a waffle maker
  • an amber-colored lava light with doll heads inside instead of globs of 'lava'

Woody escaped from the backpack: "We are gonna die. I'm outta here!" and attempted to flee through the door, but it was locked.

The Emergence of Sid's Mutant Toys:

When Woody heard a yo-yo roll out onto the floor, he grabbed a pencil and brandished it for self-defense - and then switched it for a larger flashlight when he saw a shadow pass in front of him. Under Sid's bed, his flashlight illuminated the profile of a plastic doll's baby head. He motioned for the doll to emerge from its dark hiding place: "Hey, hi there, little fella. Come out here. Do you know a way outta here?" Woody was shocked by what appeared - it was one of Sid's Mutant Toys that crawled across the floor in front of him and rose up to a tall height. The mutants that slowly emerged from the shadows were a group of abused, pieced-together, mutilated toys made from multiple sources (the Frankenstein (1931) tale):

  • Babyface - the leader of the mutant toys, a one-eyed doll's head sitting atop a spider-like mechanism (made of erector set pieces)
  • Legs - two fashion doll legs (from one of Hannah's dolls) attached to a toy fishing rod or pole
  • Hand-in-the-Box - a Jack-in-the-Box toy, but substituting a rubbery green monster hand on the spring inside the box
  • Jingle Joe - a Combat Carl (soldier) head stuck atop a rolling toy (a Melody Push Chime), with a severed Mickey Mouse arm nailed to the side for balance support
  • Frog - a green, tin wind-up frog, but with its original frog's legs replaced by wheels (from a toy monster truck, and an erector set)
  • Rollerbob - the upper half torso of a pilot action figure toy screwed to the front of a mini-skateboard

Woody was frozen and trembling with fear, while Buzz reacted: "They're cannibals!" They watched as the mutants dragged away the headless Janie ragdoll and the Pterodactyl pieces, to try to reassemble them. Buzz activated his chest communicator: "Mayday, mayday. Come in, Star Command. Send reinforcements. Star Command, do you copy? I've set my laser from stun to kill." Woody sarcastically joked: "Ah, great, great. Yeah, and if anyone attacks us, we can blink 'em to death." Fortunately, the threatening mutant toys crept back out of sight.

Search and Rescue Efforts by the Other Toys in Andy's House:

Next-door at Andy's house, viewed in the second-story bedroom window, Rex held a flashlight pointed at a bush below where a rustling noise was heard, but it was only Whiskers, the Davis' family pet cat, interfering with their search-and-rescue efforts. He also saw that the Davis family car was pulling into the driveway, and heard Andy's concern that Woody was missing. Upstairs, Bo Peep was worried: "Woody's gone!" but three of the others attributed devious motives to their leader Woody - believing that he ran away because he was guilty:

  • Hamm: "Yeah, boy, the weasel ran away."
  • Mr. Potato Head: "Huh? Huh? I told you he was guilty."
  • Rex: "Who would've thought he was capable of such atrocities?"

Sid's Sadistic Playtime:

The next morning in Sid's bedroom, the malicious boy slapped Woody to the floor during a make-believe play session, fantasizing that Woody was an enemy-survivor that required torture during interrogation: "Oh, a survivor! Where's the rebel base? Talk! I can see your will is strong. Well, we have ways of making you talk. Where are your rebel friends now?" With a large magnifying glass in his hand - and sunlight from an open window, the sinister Sid directed a beam of intensified white-hot light onto Woody's forehead - causing a sizzling noise and a burn mark between his eyebrows. Sid was summoned away by his mother calling him from downstairs: "Sid, your Pop Tarts are ready!"

Woody ran to a half-eaten bowl of cereal and doused his head in the milk to cool his smoldering forehead. When he emerged from the bowl, two colorful Froot-Loops stuck to his eyes (looking like spectacles), as Buzz appeared - also a torture victim with two suction cup darts stuck to his helmet and rear-end. Buzz congratulated him: "I'm proud of you, Sheriff. A lesser man would've talked under such torture."

Both of them noticed that Sid's bedroom door was open, but as they reacted and tried to escape, the Mutant Toys blocked their exit. A few new mutant toys became visible:

  • Rockmobile - an insect's head (a praying mantis or fly) atop a headless, upper torso of a Combat Carl figure (and a small figure with a yellow steering wheel) that walked on his hands
  • Ducky - a duck head PEZ dispenser atop a brown baby doll torso with a suction-cup spring-type plunger base for mobility
  • Walking Car (aka Pump Boy or Mutant Car) - a small yellow convertible-vehicle with four pink baby doll arms for wheels

Woody demanded that Buzz defend them from the cannibalistic creatures. Buzz reacted by firing his laser at them (and he warned Woody: "Shield your eyes!"), but it was completely ineffective and nothing happened, and he blamed the lack of power: "It's not working. I recharged it before I left." Woody again reminded him: "You idiot, you're a toy!" Woody grabbed Buzz, shouted out: "Use your karate-chop action!" and urged him forward while pushing one of his back buttons - it caused one of Buzz's arms to make chopping movements as they frog-marched toward the door, keeping the mutants at bay. Woody told the threatening toys: "Sorry, guys, but dinner's cancelled."

Scud - the Threatening Dog:

As soon as Woody reached the door, he dropped Buzz and raced for the hallway stairs while repeating to himself (Dorothy's famous words from The Wizard of Oz (1939)): "There's no place like home!"

[Trivia: The winding pattern of the carpet fabric decorating the upstairs hallway in the house of the evil Sid was the same as that in the spooky Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick's horror film The Shining (1980), where young psychic Danny Torrance (Danny Lloyd) played with his toys and raced around on his scooter-cycle.]

On the stairs landing halfway down, he was confronted by the sleeping, snoring figure of the threatening Phillips dog Scud, and was forced to back off. After Woody nervously ascended back to the top level and hallway, Buzz grabbed him: "Another stunt like that, cowboy, and you're gonna get us killed."

Buzz's plan was to race across the upper hallway and escape via another route without going down the stairs. Woody followed by crawling on his hands and knees, but when he stood up, his pull string ring was caught on the wrought-iron stair-railing and he accidentally activated his robotic voice: "Yee-haw! Giddyap, partner! We got to get this wagon train a-movin'!" The recording awakened Scud, and the growling dog climbed the stairs to investigate. Woody and Buzz split up and ran into different rooms - Woody hid in a closet while Buzz was concealed in a room where he noticed Mr. Phillips, Sid's father, reclined and snoring in a Lazy-Boy chair in front of a television.

The Buzz Lightyear Commercial - and Buzz's Realization That He Was Only a Child's Plaything:

Buzz reacted when he heard a voice from the TV - an advertisement for the amazing space toy BUZZ LIGHTYEAR - the ad was set in a backyard where two young boys were playing with the plastic toy:

Space Commander (off-screen) recording: "Calling Buzz Lightyear. Come in, Buzz Lightyear. This is Star Command....Buzz Lightyear, do you read me?"

When Buzz was about to respond with his wrist communicator, a kid's voice on the TV startled him: "Buzz Lightyear responding. Read you loud and clear." The Space Commander continued: "Buzz Lightyear, planet Earth needs your help." The young boy held up the toy in the ad: "On the way!" A chorus of voices called out: "BUZZ LIGHTYEAR." Buzz watched and listened in amazement as an announcer urgently marketed the toy's features, and the boys exclaimed: "Calling Buzz Lightyear!", "Wow!", and "Total Annihilation!":

"The world's greatest superhero, now the world's greatest toy! Buzz has it all!
Locking wrist communicator!...
Karate-chop action!...
Pulsating laser light!...
Multi-phrase voice simulator!...
And best of all, high pressure space wings!"

Buzz began to slowly understand that Woody was right - that he was just a toy. When the TV ad demonstrated one of his chest's buttons (the voice-box responded robotically: "There's a secret mission in uncharted space"), Buzz repeated the same action. The toy also spoke Buzz's favorite phrase: "To Infinity and Beyond!" when the space-wings were activated and the toy appeared to be flying in space - but a disclaimer appeared: "NOT A FLYING TOY." The announcer ended the ad with a final pitch: "Get your Buzz Lightyear action figure and save a galaxy near you!" Another voice suggested: "Available at all Al's Toy Barn outlets in the Tri-County area."

"I Will Go Sailing No More" - Montage:

To check out if he was real or not, Buzz popped open the lid of his wrist communicator, and saw a sticker engraved there: "MADE IN TAIWAN." Stunned, he became confused and was in disbelief - to the tune of Randy Newman's "I Will Go Sailing No More":

Out among the stars I sit
Way beyond the moon
In my silver ship I sailed
To a dream that ended too soon
Now I know exactly
Who I am
And what I'm here for
And I will go sailing
No more
But no, it can't be true
I could fly if I wanted to
Like a bird in the sky
If I believed I could fly
Why, I'd fly
(Buzz jumps and fails)
Clearly I
Will go sailing
No more

Buzz staggered down the hallway to the top of the stairs where he looked through an open stairway window positioned high up on the wall, and watched a bird flying outside against a blue sky. During the song, Buzz was reminded of Woody's harsh and condemning words: "You are a toy! You can't fly!" Although defeated, Buzz attempted one more time to prove he was real. He opened his wings, called out: "To Infinity and Beyond!," and jumped off the upstairs banister. He was hoping to fly, but instead crashed down the stairs to the entryway floor far below. His left arm became detached from its socket.

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