50 Cowgirl Jessie Toy Story Quotes and Fun Facts

Jessie is a yodeling cowgirl from the Wild West! She is a favorite character that added so much to the Toy Story movies when she was first introduced as a new main character. I have put together a huge list of Jessie Toy Story quotes and fun facts about this high spirited cowgirl doll.

Jesse statue in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. You can see this statue on top of Slinky Dog Dash.
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Jesse statue in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can see this statue on top of Slinky Dog Dash.

Jessie is known for her memorable quotes that come from important lessons of love and loss. Her backstory is heartbreaking, and the scene of her and her original owner Emily with Sarah McLachlan’s song “When Somebody Loved Me” made everyone cry in the theater.

Jessie is a loyal friend with a heart of gold, and is full of humor and sass! Let’s take a look at some of the best quotes from Jessie.

“Blast us to smithereens! That there’s dynamite.”
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Funny Jessie Quotes

1.“Hey stop it! You leave him alone springy dog! Hey!”

2. “Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!”

3. “Hogtie the mailman! We gotta get you home before Andy leaves tomorrow!”

4. “There’s a snake in my boot!”

5. “Whoa! It’s raining cats and dogs out there! I hope they make it back all right.”

6. “Blast us to smithereens! That there’s dynamite.”

7. “Look at you, dancing cowboy!”

“When somebody loved me, everything was beautiful.”
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Jessie Quotes About Love

8. “Well, aren’t you the sweetest space toy I ever met!”

9. “Let me guess. Andy’s a real special kid, and to him, you’re his buddy, his best friend, and when Andy plays with you it’s like… even though you’re not moving, you feel like you’re alive, because that’s how he sees you.”

10. “Oh Buzz! You’re back, you’re back, you’re back, you’re back, you’re back!”[kisses his cheek] Sounds like he really loves you.”

11. “You’re my favorite deputy.” 

12. “When somebody loved me, everything was beautiful.”

13. “Sweet dreams are made of this.”

14. “Because Emily was just the same. She was my whole world.”

15. “A chance to make kids happy again.”

16. “Buzz! Mind if I squeeze in next to ya?”

17. “Buzz! We’re your friends!”

“You never forget kids like Emily or Andy, but they forget you.”
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Jessie Quotes About Loss

18. “It tore me up that you didn’t get to say goodbye to Andy.”

19. “You never forget kids like Emily or Andy, but they forget you.”

20. “Thought I’d get one last look at the sun before I get packed away again.”

21.“We’re being abandoned.”

22. “I should have seen this coming, its Emily all over again!”

23. “Andy’s moving on Woody, it’s time we do the same.”

"Woody once risked his life to save me. I couldn’t call myself his friend if I weren’t willing to do the same.” 
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Sentimental Jessie Quotes

24. “But what happens when the kids grow up?”

25. “Woody, we were wrong to leave Andy. I – I was wrong”

26. “We can have a whole new life here, Woody. A chance to make kids happy again.”

27. “Woody, wake up! It’s over! Andy is all grown up!”

28. “It’ s you! It’ s you! It’ s you! It’ s you! It’ s you! It’s really you!”

29. “When it all ends, I’ll have old Buzz Lightyear to keep me company for infinity and beyond”

30.“I’m Andy’s toy!”

31. “Woody once risked his life to save me. I couldn’t call myself his friend if I weren’t willing to do the same.” 

32. “We can have a whole new life here, Woody. A chance to make kids happy again.”

"Fear is a four letter word" - Jesse
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Jessie Quotes about Anger and Fear

33. “No, can’t go. I can’t do storage again, I just can’t! I won’t go back in the dark!”

34.“I should have seen this coming! It’s Emily all over again!”

35. “This isn’t a family! It’s a prison! You’re a liar and a bully and I’d rather rot in this dumpster than join any family of yours!”

36. “Well, I’m not going back into storage!”

37. “Take it back! Take it back!”

38. “Big deal! [ shoots a plunger onto a cardboard display of Woody ] Let him go! I’m sure his precious Andy is dying to play with a one-armed cowboy doll.”

39. “Fear is a four-letter word” 

40. “It’s not fair! How can you do this to us?

41. “But what if Andy doesn’t like me?”

“Yee-haw! Let’s go to work!” 
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Exciting Quotes from Jessie in Toy Story

42. “Yodel-ay-hee-hoo!”

43. “Yeehaw!”

44. “Yee-haw! Let’s go to work!” 

45. “We did it! We did it! We did it! Woo! That was definitely Woody’s finest hour!”

46. “Yee-haw! Giddy up, partner! We got to get this wagon train a-movin’!”

47. “I’d like to join your posse girls but first I’m gonna sing a little song.” 

48. “Come on sheriff, let’s hoe down!”

49. “The high-ridin’est. rootin’-tootin’-est cowboy hero of all time, Sheriff Woody!”

50. “He’s mint in the box, never been opened.”

Fun Facts and Frequently Asked Questions about Jessie in Toy Story

Jessie is such an integral part of the Toy Story movies and adds so much fun and flair to the Wild West theme with her vintage backstory. Let’s dig into some fun and interesting details about this fiery female character.

Who played Jessie in Toy Story?

Jessie’s character is voiced by the famous actress Joan Cusack. She voiced her in Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, and Toy Story 4. She also voiced her in many of the Disney Toy Story video games and shorts!

Mary Kay Bergman was the yodeling voice of Jessie in Toy Story 2. She also played the Woody’s Roundup tv show version of Jessie. Bergman passed away just before Toy Story 2 was released in theaters and the film was dedicated to her.

Why was Jessie originally created?

Jessie did not appear in the first Toy Story movie. John Lasseter’s wife Nancy told her husband that there needed to be a strong, female character in the next movie. That is when he decided to add Jessie to Woody’s roundup gang!

Jessie was originally supposed to be a female cactus toy named Senorita Cactus. There was even concept art drawn up for this character, but a cowgirl doll made more sense.

Disney's Hollywood Studios sign, you've got a friend in me.
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios sign, you’ve got a friend in me.

What type of toy is Jessie?

Jessie is a cowgirl rag doll with a vintage pull-string mechanism. When the string is pulled it would activate a mechanism that played sounds. She is a vintage toy from the 1950’s.

Is Jessie related to Woody?

Woody and Jessie meet in Al’s penthouse when he is stolen by Al and she introduces him to Stinky Pete. The two form a very close sibling-like bond, but they are not related. They argue and tease each other just like siblings do, but they are just good friends.

What Toy Story movies does Jessie appear in?

Jessie is not introduced in the first movie of the Toy Story franchise. Her first appearance is in Toy Story 2, and she is in Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4. She is also in many of the Toy Story video games and Toy Story shorts and specials.

Is Bullseye Jessie’s horse?

Jessie has an adorable vintage horse sidekick Bullseye. He is her best friend and was kept in storage with her for many years as part of Al’s toy collection. Bullseye does not talk, but he whinnies and has dog like mannerisms.

What are Jessie’s biggest fears?

When we learn of Jessie’s sad backstory we begin to understand that she has a big fear of abandonment and is sensitive to being left behind. She is also extremely claustrophobic due to being put in storage for such a long time. She is very fearful of being locked up and in tight spaces.

A family enjoying Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios
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A family enjoying Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios

Who is Jessie’s main love interest?

Buzz Lightyear and Jessie have a sweet relationship. At the end of Toy Story 2 Buzz Lightyear becomes instantly love struck when he meets Jessie and sees her adventurous spirit. She returns his comments with the quote “You are the sweetest space toy ever!”

Jessie and the space ranger have a lot of flirty moments that increase in Toy Story 3. When Buzz is put into Spanish mode his attraction for her even furthers and he calls her his desert flower. He also gets jealous when Woody hugs her and he does everything he can to save her during the movie.

Jessie shows her true feelings to Buzz after his rescue when she thought the TV set fell on him. When she sees he is alive she plants a big kiss on him!

He also calms her down when she panics about having to be boxed up to go to Sunnyside daycare. During the final scene of Toy Story 3, they hold hands in the incinerator and during the end credits they can be seen dancing together!

What are Jessie’s famous catchphrases?


“Hey! There’s a snake in your boot!”

Is Jessie’s old owner Andy’s mom?

A fan theory has been going around for years from fans that like to look for easter eggs in Disney movies. Fans began to notice that Andy’s cowboy hat looks different than Woody’s hat, and is more similar to that of Jessie’s hat.

In Toy Story 2, there is a flashback of Jessie’s backstory, where see that Emily, Jessie’s previous owner has a hat similar to Jessie’s. Fan have a theory that Emily grew up to be Andy’s mom, and that the hat she is wearing is Andy’s hat that belonged to his mom!

Jessie Toy Story Quote Fun Fact

When Jessie first meets Woody, she yells: “Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!” Abraham Lincoln’s mother was Nancy Hanks! So Tom Hanks who plays the voice of Woody, is actually Abraham Lincoln’s third cousin, four times removed.

I thought this was such a fun history fact!

Sign from Toy Story Mania featuring Woody and Jesse. Toy Story Midway Games
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Sign from Toy Story Mania featuring Woody and Jesse

Where can you meet Jessie at Disney World?

Jessie used to be able to be met with Woody in Frontierland and also in a street dance parade at the Magic Kingdom. Those meet and greets and shows stopped when Toy Story Land opened.

If you are a Disney Pixar Fan you are going to love Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is a special place full of Disney magic and dedicated to all things Toy Story! It is currently the only place in Disney World where you can meet Jessie!

Meet Woody and Jesse at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.

Meet the Toys in Toy Story Land

You can meet Jessie and other favorite toy story characters in Andy’s backyard. Jessie and Woody usually meet together outside of Toy Story Mania.

You can also see a large Jessie statue at the very top of Slinky Dog Dash! She is holding back a string of gigantic Christmas lights next to Rex. These lights light up at night and it is such a fun scene!

Jessie’s Trading Post

Jessie has very own merchandise store outside of the exit of Toy Story Mania. There is an adorable giant cardboard cut out of her which makes a great photo opp. Jessie fans will love the costumes and Jessie merchandise that is available here.

50 of the best Jesse Quotes Toy Story
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Round Up Rodeo BBQ

There are no characters that you can meet inside of Round of Rodeo BBQ in Toy Story Land, but the theming is so much fun. It has a fun, wild west theme as you are surrounded by Andy’s western towns and train station play sets. There is even a a larger-than-life display of Jessie riding on the back of a Trixie pull toy!

What is your favorite Jessie quote?

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