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You can't rush art.
―Geri to Al McWhiggin[src]

Geri is an elderly gentleman who is somewhat well-known in the Pixar universe.

Appearances[]

Geri's Game[]

He is the character in the short film Geri's Game in which he enjoys a game of chess while playing with himself as if he were two different people; he puts on a pair of glasses on one side and takes them off on another. The prize for beating himself is his own dentures, which he would have inevitably acquired no matter how he won. Late in the game, one of his personalities (glasses) is losing badly, so he fakes a heart attack and switches the board around when the other personality (non-glasses) isn't looking.

Toy Story 2[]

Geri - Toy Story 2

The Cleaner in Toy Story 2

During the events of the film, as Al McWhiggin (the owner of Al's Toy Barn and Woody's kidnapper) takes Woody out of the glass case for a snapshot with the Roundup Gang, Woody's arm falls off, prompting a panicking Al to call the cleaner over the phone. The cleaner is too busy, but promises to come over the first thing the next day, to which Al reluctantly accepts.

The next morning, the cleaner, who is revealed to be Geri, rings the doorbell to Al's Penthouse and begins the process of restoring Woody to prime condition for Al before he is about to be shipped to a museum in Japan. During the process, he cleans and repaints Woody's head, repairs minor damages, and is able to sew his severed arm back on; this may clearly be the hardest part of the restoration, reflecting his great skill. His final act of work was painting over Andy's name under Woody's boot.

Once Woody has been finished, Geri gives Al stern instructions that Woody is for display only, and that he won't last if he's played with. The directors of the film have stated that the restoration of Woody was done at no fee – he felt it was rewarding enough to work on such a rare toy.

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Trivia[]

  • Geri is Pixar’s second titular character of the short film, the first one being Luxo Jr.
  • There are some differences in Geri's design between his two appearances. In Geri's Game, Geri has brown eyes; in Toy Story 2, the cleaner has blue eyes. In addition, Jonathan Harris voices the cleaner while Bob Peterson voices Geri (albeit without actual dialogue).
  • According to the DVD commentary for Toy Story 2, the crew chose Geri to be the Cleaner who restores Woody because found reusing him to be much faster than creating a brand-new character.
  • When the cleaner is preparing to fix Woody in Toy Story 2, one of the drawers in his case contains the chess pieces from the short.
    • Also, the cleaner has a drawer of loose eyeballs, a reference to Ted Pauley, a character from Pixar's next film Monsters, Inc. where Ted attaches loose eyeballs on Pauley's face.
  • Despite Geri's claim that Woody would not last much longer if he were actually played with, Woody managed to avoid further damage in the years to come, despite frequent play and physical hazards while on rescue missions.
  • The cleaner is the second and final character to be voiced by the late Jonathan Harris, the first being Manny.
  • On Pixar's website, it says that the cleaner's line, "You can't rush art", is also true at Pixar.[1] Ironically, Toy Story 2 itself was said to be rushed production, but in spite of that, the movie got very positive reviews.
  • The color separations, print design, and film for Geri's Game posters were provided by Alpha DigiGraphics in Novato, California, with the printing done by Uno Printing of Novato.[citation needed]

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Shows: Toy Story TreatsToy Story Toons (Hawaiian Vacation/Small Fry/Partysaurus Rex)Forky Asks a Question
Video Games: Toy Story: The Video GameToy Story 2: The Video GameToy Story 3: The Video GameToy Story: Animated StoryBookToy Story: Activity CenterToy Story 2: Activity CenterToy Story RacerBuzz Lightyear Astro Blasters OnlineToy Story Mania!Toy Story: Smash It!Toy Story Drop!Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney InfinityDisney Crossy RoadLEGO The IncrediblesKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney Getaway BlastDisney Speedstorm
Books: The Art of Toy Story 3/4The Toy Story Films: An Animated Journey

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Toy Story Land (Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Florida) • Toy Story HotelDisney's All-Star Movies ResortAndy’s Backyard GamesAlien Swirling SaucersBuzz Lightyear's Space Ranger SpinCarnival CorralCountry Bear Musical JamboreeThe Magic of Disney AnimationGarden of the Twelve FriendsGames of Pixar PierIt's a Small WorldJessie's Critter CarouselPLAY!Pixar Pal-A-RoundRC RacerSlinky Dog DashSlinky Dog Zigzag SpinToy Soldier Parachute DropToy Story Midway Mania!Woody's Round-UpWoody's Roundup Village

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Restaurants: Alien Pizza PlanetToy Box CafeToy Story Pizza Planet ArcadeWoody’s Lunch BoxPoultry PalaceRoundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant
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Spring: Disney's Easter WonderlandDisney's Spring Promenade
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorksPixar Water Play Street Party!Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Halloween: The Nightmare Experiment
Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeA Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Dreams! of ChristmasDisney Gifts of ChristmasDisney's White Holiday ParadeLa Parade de Noël DisneyMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Toys: WoodyBuzz LightyearBo PeepBilly, Goat, and GruffSargeGreen Army MenBarrel of MonkeysHamm LennyLittle Green MenMr. Potato HeadRCRexMr. MikeSee 'n SaySlinky DogBabyfaceMutant ToysZurg BotsMrs. Potato HeadWheezyEtch A SketchBullseyeJessieStinky PeteTour Guide BarbieBarbieUtility Belt BuzzEmperor ZurgRock 'Em Sock 'Em RobotsChatter TelephoneChunkBig BabyMonkeyJack-in-the-BoxLotsoTwitchKenBookwormSparksStretchMr. PricklepantsButtercupPeas-in-a-PodTotoroTrixieChucklesDollyFun Meal Buzz LightyearFun Meal Emperor ZurgDiscarded Fun Meal ToysCaptain SudsChuck E. DuckDrips the WhaleCombat CarlPocketeerPEZ CatLEGO BunnyOld TimerTransitronAngel KittyThe ClericReptillus MaximusRay-GonGoliathonDino-HoundsBattlesaursForkyDucky and BunnyGabby GabbyThe BensonsDuke CaboomGiggle McDimplesMelephant BrooksChairol BurnettBitey WhiteCarl ReinerocerosTinnyKaren BeverlyRib Tickles

Humans: Andy DavisMolly DavisMrs. DavisSid PhillipsHannah PhillipsAl McWhigginGeriEmilyBonnie AndersonMr. AndersonMrs. AndersonDaisyRonald TompkinsMasonHarmonyMargaret the Store OwnerCarolMiss WendyAxel the CarnieRosieRejeanBilly
Animals: ScudBusterMr. JonesDragon the Cat
Deleted characters: ShakesSeñorita CactusBizz Leapyear, Buzztron, and Blip Laserfist

Locations
Andy's HouseSid's HouseDinocoPizza PlanetAl's Toy BarnAl's PenthouseTri-County International AirportWild WestSunnyside DaycareKen's Dream HouseBonnie's HouseDaisy's HouseTri-County SanitationTri-County LandfillIncineratorPoultry PalaceSleep WellSecond Chance AntiquesThe Carnival
Objects
Pixar BallPizza Planet TruckEggman MoversThe ClawThe Davis's Family VanFar East Airlines Jet
Songs
Films: You've Got a Friend in MeStrange ThingsI Will Go Sailing No MoreWoody's RoundupWhen She Loved MeWe Belong TogetherDream WeaverLe FreakBattlesaurs ThemeThe Ballad of the Lonesome CowboyI Can't Let You Throw Yourself AwayLivin' ThingGravityThe FoolPlastic Spaceman

Miscellaneous: Midway ManiaHot PotatoMy Unexpected Friend

See Also
A113Black Friday reelToy Story (Original Treatment)Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxAstro Blasters RobotsStar Command
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