Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (better known simply as Jessie) is the tritagonist of the Disney/Pixar Toy Story franchise, first appearing in Toy Story 2. She is a vintage pull string cowgirl toy from the 1950s and a former member of Woody's Roundup Gang. At first, Jessie only intends to be collectible and dislikes the fact that Woody has an owner, Andy, and a space toy friend, Buzz, but when the cowboy and space ranger rescue Jessie from the plane bound for Japan, she accepts her true purpose: to be played with.
Jessie is a friendly, excitable cowgirl doll. She likes being loved by any child and has the power to yodel. She hates being in storage ― as it makes her claustrophobic ― and not having someone to love her. A girl named Emily had once loved her until she gave her up and put her in a charity box, which emotionally scarred Jessie forever.
Like Woody, Jessie is a lanky cowgirl rag doll. She has red hair braided with a yellow bow, green eyes, and matching felt hat with white lace. Her outfits consist of a white long-sleeved western-style shirt with both yellow blouse and cuffs that have red doodles, blue jeans, a belt made from brown plastic with a buckle made from gold plastic, white chaps that have cow spots all over, cowgirl boots made from brown plastic, and a pull string on her back with a white loop attached to it.
In Toy Story 2, she is the second toy that Woody meets in Al McWhiggin's apartment after Bullseye and before Stinky Pete the Prospector. She is sassy, sweet, cute, athletic, and has a habit of yodeling when happy or excited. They reveal to Woody that he is a vintage Sheriff Woody collectible doll and the star of a forgotten children's TV show, Woody's Roundup. After watching an episode of when Woody has to save her and Pete being trapped in an abandoned mine & Pete accidentally lit a stick of dynamite thinking it was a candle, she turns it off, and Pete tells Woody that the show was canceled after the launch of Sputnik 1 led children to become more interested in Space Toys. When they revealed that they're going to the Konishi Toy Museum in Tokyo, Japan, Woody refuses to go since he still has an owner and has no intention of going there with the Roundup Gang. Jessie begins to hyperventilate for fear that she'll go back into storage again. She then begins to mock Woody for still having an owner, implied that she is jealous of him. When Al went back to his apartment with his camera and placing the toys, Woody's arm was ripped when the string was caught.
That night, after Woody's attempt to retrieve his ripped-off arm is foiled when the TV suddenly turned on, causing Al to wake up and put Woody back in his case. Woody accuses Jessie of turning on the TV, to which Jessie responds by fighting Woody. The Prospector breaks up the fight, and Jessie still feels bitter about Woody caring only about Andy. The next day, after Woody's arm, has been fixed, Jessie sarcastically lets Woody leave, but the Prospector convinces Woody to speak with Jessie to make amends. When Woody talks to Jessie, she tells him the story about Emily (seen during the "When She Loved Me" musical sequence), a little girl that had been her owner. Throughout her years as Emily's toy, Jessie has enjoyed being played with, such as being taken for a horseback riding, a drive in her car, and a swing on a tire. However, years have passed, and Emily has found more mature activities to do, forgetting about Jessie until finding her under the bed one day. Jessie had spent one more time in the car with Emily, only for Emily to place her in a charity box, leaving her shocked and heartbroken that she has been given away. Being in a box for a long period of time, Jessie has developed claustrophobia. After hearing that story, she said that "you never forget kids like Emily and Andy, but they forget you". Woody felt sorry for Jessie, but she tells him to go, but with more of the Prospector's convincing, Woody, thinking that the same fate will happen to him as Andy grows up, warms up to the idea of going to the museum, and Jessie's feelings of bitterness and sadness brightens up to happiness and excitement. Later that day, they have a little fun by making a show with Woody, who accidentally falls off Bullseye, then Jessie tries to help, but soon tickles him after he stated that he is ticklish.
Woody's friends, Buzz, Potato Head, Slinky Dog, and Hamm, burst through the air vent using Rex's head. Slink ties Jessie & Bullseye so they can escape with Woody, but they were stopped by Andy's Buzz, which the other one was a Utility Belt Buzz from Al's Toy Barn. Woody refuses to go back to Andy & his friends left. But after watching a video of him singing "You Got a Friend in Me" on the TV, Woody decides to go back to Andy so he wouldn't miss him growing up, but not until offering to take the Roundup gang with him back to Andy's house after having a change of heart and deciding to go back to Andy's room with Buzz and the other toys. Jessie initially feels uncertain, but Stinky Pete, now showing his true colors, locks them in Al's apartment. He even turned off the TV revealing that last night, he turned it on and framed Jessie. Jessie is angered and shocked by Stinky Pete's betrayal. Woody and Jessie try to stand up to the Prospector, only to learn that the Prospector has never been sold from a dime store shelf, which makes him feel more determined to get himself and the others to Japan, where he believes he will finally be appreciated. Al started to come & Jessie, Bullseye & Woody were packed up to be taken with Al to the airport.
At the airport, Buzz and the toys save Woody and get rid of the evil Prospector, but are unable to free Jessie from the case, despite Bullseye being able to escape, as the case gets loaded into a plane bound for Japan. Woody whistles for Bullseye, whom he and Buzz mount and gallop across the airfield to rescue Jessie.
Woody, after being separated from Buzz again, follows the case into the plane's cargo hold. There, Woody again offers to take Jessie back to Andy's house. She initially fears that Andy will not like her, but Woody tells her that it will not be so bad because Andy has a little sister. Excited, she agrees to go with Woody, and the other toys, but the doors close and get trapped in the plane. Finding another escape route, they exit the plane. But Woody slips, prompting Jessie to grab hold of Woody's arm. Using his pull-string, Woody and Jessie swing down from the plane and land on Bullseye right behind Buzz, finally completing the mission just seconds before the plane takes off. As they celebrate their success, Jessie describes Woody rescuing her as "Woody's finest hour".
Back at Andy's room, when Andy comes home from Cowboy Camp, he is pleased to see Jessie and Bullseye added into his toy collection, calling them Bazooka Jane and her jet-propelled horse. With Andy's name printed on the bottom of her boot, Jessie is overjoyed to feel appreciated again. Buzz clearly, but nervously, develops a crush on her and the two enter a relationship somewhat similar to the way Woody and Bo Peep have done before Jessie shows off as she uses the Hot Wheels car and track to reach the doorknob to open it and let Buster out to use the bathroom. The two couples are seen standing together as they enjoy watching a newly-fixed Wheezy sing "You've Got a Friend in Me".
In Toy Story 3, she is first shown in an opening sequence taking place in the Wild West. When Woody is knocked off the train by bandits One-Eyed Bart and Betty (Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head's characters, respectively), Woody is seen riding on Bullseye behind Jessie as they chase after the train. After Bart explodes a railroad bridge and escapes with One-Eyed Betty and their stolen loot on a Corvette that the Aliens are driving, Jessie and Woody rush over to stop the train to save the orphans aboard. Woody jumps into the locomotive and pulls on the brakes, but the train goes off the bridge and into a ravine, leaving Jessie to assume that Woody has died, along with the orphans. But then, to Jessie's surprise, the train shoots out of the ravine, lifted up by Buzz. Woody, Buzz, and Jessie then attempt to stop the criminals, but they are interrupted by a spaceship controlled by Evil Dr. Porkchop (Hamm's character), who warps the criminals back into the spaceship and executes Death by Monkeys to capture the three heroes. As One-Eyed Bart prepares to finish them off, the scene cuts to Andy's room, revealing that the sequence has actually taken place in Andy's imagination.
During the main events of the film, Jessie continues to have fond affections toward Buzz. When Andy attempts to put her and the other toys in the attic, she and the others do not realize that his mom accidentally threw them out and refused to listen to Woody. To keep herself from reliving the trauma life she had when thrown out by Emily, she convinces the other toys to go to Sunnyside Daycare.
She is excited to learn that the children at Sunnyside are replaced with new children when they get older, meaning that they will always be played with no matter what. She tries to convince Woody into staying, but he turns down the offer and calls her 'selfish', leaving to go back to Andy alone. This hurts Jessie. After recess ends, she and the other toys realize that they have been put in a room where the children that, roughly but innocently, abuse them and are too young to even handle them. Later, after Buzz disappears to talk to Lotso, Mrs. Potato Head sees Andy with the eye that she left in Andy's room. Jessie and the other toys realize that Woody was right, that Andy still wanted them. They decide to return home to Andy but are imprisoned by Lotso, who had Buzz reprogrammed and think that he is a space ranger again, turning him against them. Buzz sets down the prison standards, and in order to make sure they obey them, Lotso gives them Woody's hat (which he left behind). This causes Jessie and the others to believe Lotso killed Woody.
The next morning, Jessie and Bullseye are the ones who have been mourning Woody's apparent "death". Jessie also appeared to be mourning greatly as she felt her decisions had cost both Buzz and Woody. When Woody returns to rescue them, after hearing a sad story about Sunnyside and Lotso by one of Bonnie's toys named Chuckles, Jessie and the others are super happy to see that he's still alive and give him his hat. Jessie apologizes for not listening and Woody apologizes for leaving. Jessie also states that they need to get Woody back to Andy before he leaves college, to which Mr. Potato Head agrees. They make a plan to escape and Jessie is soon reunited with Buzz, who had been reset to the Spanish mode of his space ranger self; a romantic version of Buzz who is far more outspoken about his feelings for Jessie, the reset had temporarily erased his memories. At first, she is uncomfortable with the change but finds that she also rather likes this romantic version, too.
The toys then make their way to the dumpster, but are cornered by Lotso and his minions. When Lotso politely invites them to rejoin Sunnyside, Jessie angrily replies by retorting that Sunnyside isn't a family, but a prison and calls Lotso a liar and a bully and states that she'd rather rot in the dumpster than return to Sunnyside. Barbie also comes through, supporting her claim with an understanding of civics. Woody then brings up the subject of Daisy, much to the disgust of the other Sunnyside toys, who dispose of Lotso in a garbage bin as punishment for his cruelty and wrongful authority. When Andy's toys climb to safety, Lotso somehow catches Woody and pulls him by the ankle into the bin, prompting Jessie and the others to save him. When they get stuck in a garbage truck, Buzz saves Jessie but is soon flattened by a television. Thinking that he is dead, she starts to despair but Buzz reawakens to his normal self, not remembering a thing that happened prior to being set to Demo mode and Spanish mode. They soon fall into a landfill and end up falling down an incinerator. As they accept their fate of doom, they are saved by the squeeze-toy aliens, who had run off to the "claw", with the giant "Claw".
They all return to Andy's house and with Woody's intervention, are donated to Bonnie, the girl that found Woody outside of Sunnyside. Jessie and the others are all played with by Andy one last time and quickly adjusts to her new life with Bonnie. Towards the very end, she takes advantage of Buzz's new Spanish side and they dance together to "Hay Un Amigo En Mi" (the Spanish version of "You've Got a Friend in Me").
Jessie returns in the fourth film. In a flashback set nine years prior to the third and fourth film, Jessie and Bullseye watch through Andy's window on his desk as a storm approaches when thunder and a streak of lightning strike down, startling the cowgirl and scaring her horse. Jessie says that it's raining cats and dogs outside, and hopes that Andy and the gang made it back inside alright as she comforts Bullseye. Just then, Hamm yells from the floor that Andy's coming, causing them to go limp. A drenched Andy comes in with the rest of the gang in his arms and drops them onto his bed. His mother calls him for dinner and proceeds to go downstairs. Woody and the gang soon spring up in a panic since Andy accidentally left RC out in the storm. Jessie helps Woody up to the desk and they look through the window to see the racecar but to no avail. Woody then assigns Buzz, Jessie, and Slinky to follow him to Molly's room while the rest of the gang stays put. After crossing the hallway and avoiding being seen by Molly, Woody ushers the others that the coast is clear as he climbs onto Molly's nightstand to talk to Bo and her sheep, Billy, Goat, and Gruff. As her sheep raise the blinds to window, the others look through and Jessie asks where is RC. A streak of lightning reveals the car trapped in the storm drain. Woody and Bo decide to perform "Operation Pull Toy": After making a makeshift seesaw with a book and Molly's rainbow armadillo toy, Jessie stands on one side while the trio of Barbies charge towards them and lands on the other side of the book, catapulting Jessie to the top of the window to unlock it. As she drops down, Woody, Buzz, and Bo lift up the window. Bo asks for the flashlight, to which Jessie turns it on and shines it onto the struggling RC. Woody proceeds to grab Slinky and climb down to reach RC. However, Slinky is nearly pulled to his limit and not even using Woody's pull-string as an extra rope can reach the racecar. But Bo thankfully uses the Barrel of Monkeys in time and Woody finally pulls RC out of the drain. Just then, a car approaches into the Davis' driveway as the trio is pulled back by the others and a mysterious man runs into the house. As RC is pulled in from the storm, the light turns on and the toys all collapse. Woody climbs up Slinky's coils to see what's going on, but Mrs. Davis shuts the window before he can get in, leaving the cowboy and half of Slinky outside. Woody then watches in horror as Bo, her sheep, and the lamp they are attached to are put in a box for the mysterious man to buy, since Molly doesn't want it anymore. As they leave, Jessie and Buzz spring up and lift the window up to bring in Slinky, only to find Woody gone. It can be assumed Jessie and the others were saddened from Bo's departure. She is then seen throughout the You've Got a Friend in Me sequence, being played with by Andy, being donated to Bonnie, and being played with by Bonnie.
Nine years later and two years after the third film, Jessie now lives with the rest of the toys with Bonnie being their new owner. She first appears with the rest of the gang waiting in the closet for Bonnie to finish breakfast. She is seen sitting on Bullseye as Woody reminds her to do her breathing exercises for her anxiety. She, along with many of the other toys, is played with more prominently than Woody, who Bonnie neglects. When she is pulling out toys from her closet to play "town", she picks up Woody, only to take his sheriff pin off of him and throw him back into the closet. Woody watches in disappointment as Bonnie plays with "Sheriff" Jessie and Bullseye and pins his sheriff pin on her instead. As she plays "Hat Shop", Bonnie's father comes into her room and tells Bonnie that she needs to get ready for her kindergarten orientation, much to her disdain. She asks her father is she can bring a toy (namely Jessie) with her, but Mr. Anderson says toys don't go school. After they leave the room, the toys begin to stand up when Dolly tells everyone to freeze, as Bonnie always forgets something and could be back any second. Woody comes out of the closet, where Buzz comforts Woody for not being picked while Jessie immediately gives back his badge. While Woody appreciates the sympathy and claims that he's fine, Jessie and Buzz give each other worried looks.
Much to the toy's disagreement, Woody sneaks into Bonnie's backpack to make sure her day goes well after seeing Bonnie hide and cry under her bed, where she creates a literal "new friend" that she names Forky, created out of trash Woody fetched out from the garbage. When Bonnie returns home and drops off her backpack in her room, Woody climbs out and is scolded by the gang, with Jessie saying that he could've been lost. But Woody alleviates the situation by saying not only did Bonnie have a great day in class and they're going on a road trip (to which she hugs Bullseye in excitement), she also made Forky. Like the rest of the gang, Jessie is both confused and shocked by not only Forky's existence but also his love of trash. While Woody states that everyone has to make sure nothing happens to Forky for now on, Jessie interrupts him and says something has already happened to him. Woody turns around to find Forky throwing himself into Bonnie's wastebasket. As Woody fishes him out, he states he'll keep an eye on him during the road trip before all of them collapse as Bonnie enters the room to play with Forky, and Woody proceeds to throw the spork back onto her bed throughout the night after repeatedly throwing himself out.
She is then seen silently throughout the "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" sequence as Woody constantly keeps Forky from throwing himself out. During one night, however, Forky sneaks out of Bonnie's hands while she and everyone else is asleep and jumps out the window of the RV, claiming that he is not a toy. Woody tells the gang that he is going after him and that they will meet them at the carnival the RV is heading to, much to the toy's shock.
The next morning, the toys look for Woody from the R.V. window while Jessie and Buzz watch a sleeping Bonnie hold a regular spoon the toys slipped into her hand as a substitute for Forky. Jessie says that maybe they should have gone with a fork, but Buzz insists that the spoon is safer. The spoon works to no avail, as Bonnie is distraught she has lost her favorite toy. Buzz volunteers to go after him, after listening to his "inner voice" (AKA, his voice box) while Jessie and the gang watch out for Bonnie.
That afternoon, Woody, Bo, Giggle, and Bo's sheep climb the roof of the Antique Store to rescue Forky. Bo asks how Woody is with his new kid, to which Woody says that Bonnie's great and that Jessie is loving it. Shocked, Bo asks excitedly if Jessie is still with him, and Woody confirms that the whole gang is still together.
Meanwhile, back at the RV, Bonnie sobs as they cannot find Forky anywhere. Her parents sympathetically tell her they'll look outside one more time, but then they have to leave. As they step outside, Jessie and Dolly rise up and tell the group the family is about to leave. The gang begins to panic, and Mrs. Potato Head screams what should they do. Jessie says they have to stop them, but Dolly asks how. After Buttercup and Rex pitch mundane ideas, Jessie thinks of something and quickly jumps out the window. Rex calls out for her as the others watch in shock. Jessie lands on her feet, grabs her fallen hat and quickly hides behind the RV tire. She scans her surroundings until she notices something, causing her to put her hat on tightly and sneak walk across. While Mrs. Anderson says to Bonnie that they need to get going and Bonnie asks if they can leave a note for Forky, the family hears a pop on the other side. They soon discover the front left tire popped, causing Mr. Anderson to curse under his breath while Mrs. Anderson quickly takes Bonnie towards the carnival and shops. As the confused toys look out the window, Jessie returns with a coy look on her face and a nail. The group gathers around as Dolly asks what did she do, to which Jessie simply says while holding the nail: "We're not going anywhere if you get my point!", causing the toys to cheer in victory.
By the time night falls, however, Buzz and Woody are still not back with Forky and Mr. Anderson has finally fixed the flat tire. Jessie worriedly asks Dolly where Woody could be as she looks out the window, but Buzz suddenly appears and startles everyone. As Jessie helps him inside, Buzz explains that Woody and Forky must be extracted from the Antique Store. Rex asks how do they do that, but the Andersons walk into the RV and the toys collapse. Buzz whispers that Bonnie will soon notice that she left her backpack at the Antique Store and they'll head back there. But Bonnie doesn't notice and the RV begins to drive off. Buzz then uses his voicebox and his "inner voice" once again to think of a plan. Mrs. Anderson believes Buzz to be broke and throws him in a drawer when Buzz quickly yells out to Bonnie (in a way to sound like one of his phrases): "You left your backpack at the Antique Store: Let's go!" This works, and Bonnie says she left her backpack at the store and her disgruntled father turns the RV around.
Later that evening, Bonnie sleeps in her booster seat as Forky, in her hand, explains to the confused toys that Woody said to meet him at the carousel. As they ponder on how to get the RV back to the carnival, Jessie overhears the voice of the GPS and says that she has an idea.
The plan is Mrs. Potato Head and Trixie hide under the island between the front seats. Buzz sits on top of the RV with Mrs. Potato Head's ear. As he tells her the directions through the said ear, she repeats it to Trixie, who mimics the GPS and tells Mr. Anderson where to go. When Mr. Anderson is about to turn the RV around, Mrs. Potato Head covers Trixie's mouth and ushers over Buttercup, who is shoved under Mr. Anderson's seat by Jessie and sneaks under the gas pedal to pull it forward. Due to Buttercup causing the RV to go back and forth and Mrs. Potato Head and Trixie fiddling around with the wires, the Andersons are chased after by the police until they eventually reach their destination at the carousel.
As the Andersons step out of the RV to deal with the police, Jessie and the others look out the window to see the commotion when they notice Buzz opening the ceiling window. He tells everyone to get moving to the top side of the RV, but tells Forky he has a very important job for him: locking the frustrated Andersons out of the RV. Meanwhile, the toys stack themselves up to reach the switch for the awning, with Jessie hoisting Dolly up on her shoulders. Once they open the awning, Buzz soon leads Jessie by hand as she and the older toys recognize their old friend, Bo Peep. Her face lights up as Bo says her name, causing her to say hers as the two embrace. Then, Woody silently takes off his sheriff badge and places it on Jessie's chest. Confused, she looks at him, but he simply smiles and nods reassuringly. Tearfully, she picks Woody up and hugs him tightly, leading to the rest of the classic gang to join in on one final hug. As they laugh and break apart, Woody notices Buzz and the two share one final hug. Soon, Forky joins the group, and he and Woody to hug as well. As the group watches, Buzz suddenly asks who's watching the doors. Sure enough, the RV engine begins to start, causing the two groups to run in separate directions. After Mrs. Anderson straps in Bonnie, she notices the awning and frustratingly goes to turn it off, causing the toys to land onto the bed through the ceiling window. Bonnie turns around, but simply smiles at her toys. The group then watches Bo and Woody at the top of the carousel through the window as Rex asks if this means Woody is a lost toy. Buzz says, "He's not lost . . . not anymore." As Jessie places her hand on Buzz's back, Buzz quietly says, "To infinity . . . " while Woody (at the top of the carousel) finishes the line, " . . . and beyond."
One year later, Bonnie returns from her first day of first grade and drops her backpack. As Jessie (now Bonnie's favorite toy and the new leader of the gang) climbs out, Dolly announces her return and the group soon barrages her with questions. Jessie interrupts all of them and says that Bonnie had a great day in first grade, and even made a new friend in class. Rex naively coos at how Bonnie is already making friends, but Jessie corrects him, saying she made a new friend. She soon coaxes and pulls out Karen Beverly, a dolled-up plastic knife. The shocked toys back away to reveal a lovestruck Forky. They then watch as the spork introduces himself.
Jessie returns in the special as the protagonist. During a road trip, she is reminded of her traumatizing years in storage after she gets trapped in a small toolbox. They stay in a motel for the night with the Andersons. When her friends are stolen by the motel's owner along with some other toys, it's up to her to save them from being shipped to a toy collector and to do that, she must face her claustrophobia.
Jessie appears in Disney INFINITY as a playable character. She is part of the Toy Story in Space Play Set along with Buzz.
Woody and Jessie share a sibling-like relationship. Since meeting each other in Al's penthouse, the two share a close bond. The two are shown to have pretty heated arguments from time to time, but they deeply care for each other nonetheless.
Both Bullseye and Jessie bonded when they were in storage for an unknown number of years. Since then, the two have been inseparable.
Jessie's romantic feeling towards the space ranger has been heavily teased throughout the franchise. In Toy Story 2, Buzz walks up to Jessie on the bed as he struggles to compliment her yarn hair (by calling it a yarnful of hair). Flustered, he says that he must go, but Jessie grabs him and squeezes him tightly, calling him "the sweetest space toy she's ever met." Just then, the two overhear Buster whining towards the door and Slinky yells that Buster needs to leave for some "private time". Jessie, seeing an animal in need of help, runs over to Andy's nightstand, grabs a racecar, goes through the racetrack's loop, flies towards the doorknob, and lets Buster out. A shocked and impressed Buzz stares as his wings pop out. She is then seen leaning on Buzz as they listen to Wheezy's rendition of You've Got a Friend in Me. In Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins, Buzz and Woody take notice of the art of him on the VHS tape. As Jessie walks over, Woody jokingly comments on how Buzz doesn't look that fat when they draw him that way, causing Jessie to giggle as Buzz looks in disdain. Their relationship is explored further in Toy Story 3. It's first seen when the gang begins to plan one final attempt at getting Andy to play with them in the toy chest. Jessie crawls towards Buzz and asks if he would mind her squeezing next to him, to which Buzz stutters that he wouldn't mind and then asks if it's hot in here, much to her enjoyment. After Sarge and his men acquire Andy's phone, Woody tells Buzz and Jessie to make the call. As Jessie uses Buzz's wrist communicator (which has Andy's phone number written in it), Buzz chuckles nervously. When Buzz is rebooted by Lotso and made to believe that Andy's toys are minions of Zurg, he imprisons them. Jessie, confused and shocked, pleads with Buzz through the basket she's entrapped in that they are his friends, touching his back. Buzz swats her hand away and tells the "temptress" to spare her lies and that their emperor is defeated. When he pushes in the basket, he walks away and tells the hurt cowgirl that he is immune to her "bewitching good looks". After Woody and the other toys accidentally reset Buzz to Spanish Mode, the space ranger becomes infatuated with Jessie. After the arrive by the slide, Jessie greets him, only for Buzz to get on his knees, grab her by hand and proclaim (in Spanish) that he never has seen true beauty until this night, much to her confusion. Later, while Woody, Bullseye, and the Aliens attempt to sneak past Big Baby, the other toys hide in the bushes. Buzz suddenly grabs Jessie and begins to dance seductively towards her, much to the toys' shock and confusion. He soon spins the cowgirl and catches her in his arms, asking her to follow him to the wonders of the galaxy, where they will vanquish all evil with their love. As he gives her a dandelion, Jessie begins to warm up to him and smile. But the moment is interrupted when Woody and the others arrive into the bushes and Jessie happily embraces him, leaving Buzz to believe Woody as competition for Jessie's affection. When they reach the trash chute, Woody cannot reach it and asks Buzz for a lift, but Buzz simply swats him away, smugly presses his buttons (which say "Buzz Lightyear to the rescue!" in Spanish) for Jessie, then parkours onto the handle of the chute with the help of a mop, much to the group's impression. When the toys are in the garbage truck, they scurry towards the wall as trash falls towards them, but Buzz calls for Jessie (or Senorita to Buzz), and the cowgirl yells for him as she's stuck under a pile of trash. He soon rescues her and the two sprint towards the toys when Buzz suddenly picks her up. The two begin to smile at each other romantically before Mrs. Potato Head tells them to watch out as a large TV falls towards them. Buzz then sacrifices himself and throws Jessie out of the way as he gets crushed by the TV. The toys frantically pull him out but find him unconscious. Jessie pops off his helmet and begins to shake him as she desperately calls out to him, but Buzz doesn't respond. She gives up and puts her head on his chest while she sobs, but Buzz soon sporadically manifests back to himself and smells the air, casually asking if the smell is coming from him. Jessie, overjoyed, hugs Buzz and repeatedly says that he's back while kissing his cheek, much to his confusion. When Lotso leaves the toys to die in the incinerator, Jessie desperately asks Buzz what do they do as the toys face the fire. Buzz then silently grabs her hand and the two look at each other. As the toys join each other hand in hand, Jessie and Buzz put their heads together and shut their eyes, when a claw comes swooping down to scoop the toys up, revealing them to be the Aliens. When they drop them outside, Jessie and Buzz rise up, still holding their hands together, and they smile at each other. Later, as they walk back home, Woody asks what will happen to them since Andy will put them in the attic, but Jessie simply states that they're Andy's toys, and Buzz (holding Jessie's hand) adds that they'll be there for him together. Back at Andy's room, the toys bid farewell to Woody when he reaches Jessie. He asks her if she'll be okay in the attic, to which Jessie confirms, and whispers that on the plus side, she knows about Buzz's Spanish Mode, still much to Buzz's confusion, causing the others to smile and chuckle. At the end of the film, Buzz attempts to fix Bonnie's home-made rocket when Jessie tells Bullseye to turn on Bonnie's radio, playing a flamingo dance. Buzz's lower body begins to uncontrollably dance and puts Jessie in his arms. He nervously chuckles that he doesn't know what came over him. But Jessie simply spins him around and catches him, telling him to just go with it, causing Buzz to smile at her. The two then seal their relationship by performing a pasodoble to the Spanish version of You've Got a Friend in Me while Bonnie's toys watch. In Hawaiian Vacation, Jessie wears a large flower on the right side of her head while in her Hawaiian outfit. In Hawaii, a woman wearing a flower on your head signifies your relationship: Right side for single, while left side for a relationship. Jessie wears it on her left side, further signifying her relationship with Buzz. In Small Fry, Jessie appears to be especially annoyed by Fun Meal Buzz Lightyear replacing the original Buzz and abandoning him at Poultry Palace. The next morning, the toys attempt to plan how to get inside to Poultry Palace while Jessie begrudgingly watches a tied-up Fun Meal Buzz. Unlike the original Buzz, this Buzz openly tries to flirt with Jessie, saying that he "used to work" at Poultry Palace and asks if she likes Honey Mustard sauce. When she looks at him in annoyance, Mini Buzz takes it as a confirmation to his question, causing her to groan and roll her eyes. Buzz then returns, where Jessie hugs him and says that he's back. In Toy Story of Terror!, the toys watch a horror movie on a laptop in the Anderson family's car trunk during a stormy night. When the car gets a flat, Jessie accidentally falls into a toolbox, triggering her claustrophobia. Buzz shows the most concern in getting her out and comforts her as she hyperventilates when getting out of the box. As Bonnie's mother pulls into a motel for help, Bonnie asks if she can bring her toys, causing the toys to scramble back to the suitcase while Buzz carries Jessie back. Throughout the special, Buzz (along with Woody) continue to comfort shaken Jessie as her fear gets the best of her. When Jessie is kidnapped by the motel owner's iguana, Mr. Jones, it turns out the motel manager, Ron, steals toys and sells them online to get money. When he throws Jessie into a glass cabinet, she's reunited with her captured friends. She picks up Buzz and embraces him, with Buzz saying he's so glad she's safe. When Jessie fights off Mr. Jones, Buzz unsuccessfully tries to pry open the glass doors in attempt to save her, but she uses her wits to defeat it. In the fourth film, though their relationship is not the main focus, the two seem to be comfortable with each other and work as a team to comfort Woody, who's going through an identity crisis. Throughout the film, they work together in getting Woody and Forky back to the RV. Buzz is shown leading Jessie by hand as the older toys reunite with Bo Peep. She's then seen putting her hand on an emotional Buzz's back as they watch Woody and Bo from the carousel.
Bo Peep and Jessie are seen briefly together along with Woody and Buzz as the two couples listen from Andy's desk to Wheezy sing You've Got a Friend in Me. When Toy Story 2 came out, interviews with the various characters were posted on the official movie site. In one interview with Bo Peep, she was asked, "Are you worried about Woody's relationship with Jessie?" She replies: "There is nothing to worry about; me and Jessie are good friends. Woody and Jessie act like brother and sister more than anything else. Now it's not Woody, but a certain space toy who is head over heels for Jessie, but you didn't hear that from me."
Their relationship was explored slightly in the fourth film. After her departure, it can be assumed she was saddened by her departure. During the film, Bo is excited to hear Jessie and the others are still together after all these years. At the end of the film, Buzz leads Jessie by hand along with the other toys on the RV awning as they walk towards Woody and Bo. She is both shocked and happy to see her again. As they both say each other's names, they happily embrace, and later say goodbye.
Jessie and Stinky Pete used to be good friends since they were in Woody's Roundup Gang. When Woody wanted to bring Jessie and Bullseye to Andy, Stinky Pete stopped them. Stinky Pete betrayed them since he wanted to go to Japan.
Jessie hates Lotso. Lotso took control of her friend Buzz and made him turn against her. Jessie thinks that Lotso is a liar and bully.
- Due to being in storage for so long, Jessie suffers from claustrophobia throughout the series. The slightest thought of being put in storage causes her to hyperventilate. Though she overcomes this fear in Toy Story of Terror, she is still shown doing breathing exercises in the fourth film while in Bonnie's closet.
- Given that other toys were not seen in Jessie's flashback beyond a small collection of realistic horses, it is implied that she was Emily's only toy, which is possibly another reason for her fears.
- Unlike Woody, Jessie's pull-string is never heard nor pulled throughout the series. It could be possible it's either broken or the batteries for it have died (though all Jessie dolls in real life have operable pull-strings).
- When Jessie first meets Woody, she exclaims, "Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!" Abraham Lincoln's mother was Nancy Hanks, a blood relative of Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks is a direct descendant of an uncle of Nancy Hanks.
- When Jessie fights Woody after he accuses her of turning on the TV, Jessie's position (pinning Woody on the ground, foot on his back, pulling his arms back) is the same as Buzz's when he fights Woody underneath Andy's car at the gas station in Toy Story.
- John Lasseter's wife Nancy suggested that in Toy Story 2 that there should be a strong female character, which soon led to the creation of Jessie. She was originally going to be a cactus called Señorita Cactus, but it was decided later on that she would be a cowgirl.
- Jessie's cameo in Monsters, Inc. later influenced the Monsters, Inc. comic mini-series Laugh Factory, where Boo's Jessie doll is prominently featured in the third installment, "Toy Worry". In that story, Sid, using the monsters' door-traveling technology, steals Jessie from Boo while she isn't looking, as he is trying to "save" other kids from being terrorized by living toys like he was. After Mike and Sulley return Boo's Jessie doll to her at the end, they scoff at the idea of toys coming to life, but Boo's Jessie doll gives a knowing wink to the reader.
- Jessie is the only female toy in Andy's room who solely belongs to Andy, while the other female toys, such as Bo Peep, her sheep, Mrs. Potato Head, and Barbie belong to Molly.
- With Woody confirming to Gabby Gabby that he was made in the late 1950s, it is possible that Jessie (along with Bullseye and the Prospector) is approximately 60+ years old.
- Even though he is Woody's horse, Bullseye is more attached to Jessie. Whenever Bullseye is around, she usually has an arm around him. Other times during dramatic situations, he hides behind her, or Jessie holds him close.
- Jessie was honored with the Patsy Montana Entertainer Award from the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
- Buzz and Jessie's dance moves during the end credits of Toy Story 3 are choreographed by Tony Dovolani and Cheryl Burke of Dancing with the Stars.
- In Toy Story 2, Andy names Jessie "Bazooka Jane". But in Toy Story 3, when Andy introduces Bonnie to her, he calls her by her real name. It is unknown how Andy learned her real name, but it is possible that he found out about Woody's Roundup and learned her name. It is also possible that like real Jessie dolls, one of her pull string quotes does include her saying her name.
- Another thing which makes it possible Andy heard about Woody's Roundup is the fact in the show she can summon animals by yodeling, which she does when Andy plays with her at the beginning of Toy Story 3.
- In Toy Story 4, Jessie is shown to be Bonnie's favorite toy, being played with prominently. In the director's commentary for the film, director Josh Cooley explains this was inspired after his own daughter's love for her Jessie doll and her negligence to her Woody doll. This was alluded to both in the installments and specials.
- At the end of the third film, as Andy gives away his toys, Jessie (mounted on Bullseye) is the first to be given to Bonnie. As Bonnie shyly takes Jessie and Bullseye, she fixes the doll's crooked hat and touches her face, smiling.
- In Toy Story of Terror!, after Jessie reveals that the hotel manager Ron is a toy thief, Mrs. Anderosn takes back Bonnie's toys. Bonnie is especially happy to have Jessie back, putting her hat back on, hugging her tightly, and personally carrying her as she walks out with her mother.
- In the fourth film, Bonnie plays "town", and casts Jessie and the sheriff. She takes off Woody's badge and pins it on Jessie.
- As Mr. Anderson tells Bonnie to get ready for orientation, Bonnie asks if she can bring a toy (namely Jessie) with her.
- As Woody talks to Bo about Bonnie, he says that Jessie especially is "loving it".
- In the end credits, Jessie attends first-grade orientation with Bonnie (though it's unknown if Bonnie willingly brought her or she stowed away like Woody).
- Even though Bo Peep is Woody's love interest, many licensed products feature Jessie being Woody's girlfriend. So much so that there are couples costumes of Woody and Jessie that couples wear.
- Like Woody, Buzz, and Bullseye, Jessie now has Bonnie written on her boot, as of Toy Story 4.
- There have been numerous books (including the recent Woody's Augmented Reality Adventure book) that say Woody and Jessie are siblings, which explains their sibling-like relationship.
- ↑ Toy Story 2 trivia
- ↑ Playing with Toys -- Part II : How Howdy Doody showed us the way
- ↑ "Toy Story Woody and Jessie Couples Costume". Walmart