Jessie Toy Story Quotes

60 Quotes by Jessie from Toy Story: Yee-Haw!

Yodel-ay-hee-hoo! If you’re looking for some Jessie quotes from Toy Story, you’ve come to the right place!

Jessie is an adventurous and free-spirited cowgirl introduced in Toy Story 2. Despite her confidence and outgoing personality, Jessie struggles with claustrophobia and abandonment issues which stem from her past.

With her strong sense of loyalty and quirky humour, Jessie quickly fits in with the rest of the toys. Here are some of her best quotes!

What are Jessie’s Catchphrases from Toy Story?

There’s a reason Jessie is known as the yodelling cowgirl! She is most well known for her yodelling and exclaiming “Yee-haw!”.

  • Yodel-ay-hee-hoo!
  • “Yee-haw!”

Best Jessie from Toy Story Quotes

Jessie is a cowgirl full of sass but with a big heart! Here are some of her best quotes.

  • “Big deal! [shoots plunger onto the forehead of a cardboard Woody] Let him go! I’m sure his precious Andy is dying to play with a one-armed cowboy doll.”
  • “That critter needs help!” [Yodels]
  • Jessie: You callin’ me a liar?
    Woody: Well if the boot fits
    Jessie: Say that again.
    Woody: If the boot-tah fits.
  • “Okay cowboy”
  • “Whoa! It’s raining cats and dogs out there! I hope they make it back all right.”
  • “Andy, Andy, Andy. That’s all he ever talks about.”
  • “Buzz! Mind if I squeeze in next to ya?”
  • “Buzz what do we do?” [Buzz reaches out and takes her hand].
  • Buzz Lightyear: Prisoners sleep in their cells. Any prisoner caught outside their cells spends the night in the box. Roll call at dusk and dawn. Any prisoner misses roll call spends the night in the box. Prisoners do NOT speak unless spoken to. Any prisoner talks back spends the night…
    Jessie: In the box. We get it.
  • “You can make a new kid happy.”
  • “Buzz! We’re your friends!”
  • Woody: Just pretend it’s the final episode of “Woody’s Roundup”!
    Jessie: But it was cancelled! We never saw if you made it!
    Woody: Well, then, let’s find out together!

Funny Jessie from Toy Story Quotes

Jessie is not only a smart and fearless heroine, but she’s funny too!

  • “Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!”
  • “Well, aren’t you the sweetest space toy I ever met!”
  • “You leave him alone springy dog! Hey!”
  • Buzz: Barbie has some nice handwriting.
    Jessie: Uh, Buzz? Barbie didn’t write this [points to the Ken signature]
  • “Hogtie the mailman! We gotta get you home before Andy leaves tomorrow!”
  • Woody: You’ll be okay in the attic?
    Jessie: Of course I will… Besides, I know about Buzz’s Spanish Mode.
    Buzz Lightyear: My what?
  • Woody: Hey, how do you know my name?
    Jessie: Everyone knows your name, Wood-y.
  • Dolly: You could have been confiscated!
    Rex: What does that mean?
    Hamm: Taken away.
    Rex: [gasps] NO!
    Jessie: Or worse. You could have been lost!

Jessie Toy Story Quote Fun Fact: When Jessie first meets Woody, she says, “Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!”. Well, the mother of Abraham Lincoln is Nancy Hanks! Tom Hanks is Abraham Lincoln’s third cousin, four times removed.

Jessie Quotes About Love & Loss

Jessie deals with lots of emotions and a feeling of abandonment from when Emily outgrew her. Here are some quotes about the love and loss of Emily.

  • “You never forget kids like Emily or Andy, but they forget you.”
  • Woody: Look Jessie, I know you hate me for leaving, but I have to go back. I’m still Andy’s toy. Well, if you knew him, you’d understand. See, Andy’s…
    Jessie: 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.
    Woody: How did you know that?
    Jessie: Because Emily was just the same. She was my whole world.
  • Jessie: But what happens when the kids grow up?
    Lotso: Well now, I’ll tell you. When the kids get old, new ones come in. When they get old, new ones replace them. You’ll never be outgrown, or neglected. Never abandoned or forgotten. No owners means no heartbreak!
    Jessie: Yee-haw
Jessie Toy Story Quotes
Jessie at Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios

Heartfelt Jessie Quotes

Jessie is brave and daring, but she also has moments where she expresses her deep feelings.

  • “Woody, we were wrong to leave Andy. I – I was wrong”
  • “We can have a whole new life here, Woody. A chance to make kids happy again.”
  • [Having a panic attack] No, can’t go. I can’t do storage again, I just can’t! I won’t go back in the dark!”
  • “I should have seen this coming! It’s Emily all over again!”
  • “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!”

Jessie fun fact: Jessie was brought to life when John Lasseter’s wife, Nancy, suggested that Toy Story 2 should have a strong female character. The third member of Woody’s Roundup gang was originally going to be a cactus named Señorita Cactus, but she ended up being replaced by Jessie!

More Jessie Quotes

Still not got enough Jessie quotes? Here are some more!

  • Buzz Lightyear: [laughs] I, uh, I have no idea what came over me.
    Jessie: Just go with it, Buzz.
  • “Woody, wake up! It’s over! Andy is all grown up!”
  •  “I think you dropped something, mister!”
  • “Oh Buzz! You’re back, you’re back, you’re back, you’re back, you’re back!”[kisses his cheek]
  • Dolly: You could have been confiscated!
    Rex: What does that mean?
    Hamm: Taken away.
    Rex: [gasps] NO!
    Jessie: Or worse. You could have been lost!
  • “We did it! We did it! We did it! Woo! That was definitely Woody’s finest hour!”
  • Woody: Come on Jessie. It’s time to take you home.
    Jessie: But what if Andy doesn’t like me
    Woody: Oh sure, Andy will love you. Besides, he’s got a Little Sister.
    Jessie: He does? Why didn’t you say so?
  • Stinky Pete: Was it because you’re damaged? Hmm? Did this Andy break you?
    Woody: Yes, but… No, no, no, no, no! It was… was an accident. I mean…
    Jessie: Sounds like he really loves you.
    Woody: It’s not like that, okay? And I’m not going to any museum!
    Jessie: Well, I’m not going back into storage!
  • “It’ s you! It’ s you! It’ s you! It’ s you! It’ s you! It’s really you!”
  • “Take it back! Take it back!”

What does the talking Jessie doll say?

When Toy Story 2 was released, Thinkaway Toys produced a Jessie talking action figure. When the ring in her back is pulled, she speaks! Here are some of the quotes from the talking Jessie doll.

  • “Oh, look! There’s a snake in your boot!”
  • “Oh, did I say snake? I meant foot. Oh-ha-ha!”
  • “I like riding n’ roping n’ yodelling! What do you like to do?”
  • “Hey! How about putting on a Wild West show? Yeehaw!”
  • “Yeehaw! I’m so happy you’re my friend!”
  • “Come on! I think there’s trouble roundabout the old abandoned mine.”
  • “Time to get started on our very own roundup gang hoedown! Wanna square dance? Around your partner do-si-do!”
  • [sings] “Home, home on the range.”
  • “I bet we can get all the other toys together for some dancin’ too!”
  • “We’re just the best of friends! Don’t ya think?”
  • “Hi! My names Jessie!” [yodels] “It sure is nice to meet you!”
  • “Let us have ourselves a laughing contest. Me first. Ah-ha-ha-ha-haaa. Okay, now you try.”
  • “You haven’t seen Woody or Bullseye have ya?”
  • “Yoohoo! Are you ticklish?”
  • “I’d like to join your posse girls but first I’m gonna sing a little song.”

Quotes About Jessie from Toy Story

Here are some extra quotes about Jessie from other Toy Story characters!

  • Buzz: Spare me your lies, temptress! Your emperor’s defeated, and I’m immune to your bewitching good looks.
  • Andy: This is Jessie, the roughest, toughest cowgirl in the whole west. She loves critters, but none more than her best pal, Bullseye!
  • Buzz: Uh, ma’am, I, uh… Well…well I just wanted to say you’re a bright young woman with a beautiful yarnful of hair. A hairful of yarn.
  • Woody’s Roundup Song Lyrics by Riders in the Sky: There’s Jessie, the yodelling cowgirl (Yo-de-la, yo-de-la, yo-de-la).

Frequently Asked Questions About Jessie

Is Jessie Woody’s sister?

No, Jessie and Woody are not related, but they have a sibling-type relationship where they often bicker but still care for each other.

Who played Jessie in Toy Story?

Joan Cusack provides the voice for Jessie in the Toy Story movies, but Jessie also has two singing voices! Mary Kay Bergman supplies Jessie’s yodelling, and Sarah McLachlan sings “When She Loved Me” as Jessie’s backstory with her former owner Emily is revealed.

Does Jessie kiss Buzz?

When Buzz gets switched to Spanish mode, his attraction to Jessie becomes obvious, and he declares his love for his “desert flower”. After a TV lands on Buzz, while trying to rescue Jessie, the other toys fear he is dead. When Buzz finally wakes up, Jessie is overjoyed and kisses his cheek several times.

Does Jessie date Buzz or Woody?

Jessie’s main love interest is Buzz, and their connection is hinted at throughout the Toy Story movies. Woody only has eyes for Bo Peep!

Does Jessie have one braid?

Yes, Jessie only has one braid tied with a yellow ribbon!

Is Jessie’s Emily Andy’s mom?

There is a fan theory that Jessie’s old owner, Emily, is Andy’s mom, but this isn’t confirmed in the films. Andy wears a red cowboy hat strikingly similar to one owned by Emily as seen in Jessie’s flashbacks. The theory is this old cowboy hat, was passed on to Andy by his mother.

Does Jessie have Andy written on her boot?

Yes at the end of Toy Story 2, Jessie has Andy written on the bottom of her boot. This is replaced with Bonnie’s name in Toy Story 4.

Does Jessie have claustrophobia?

Yes, years of being abandoned in storage led Jessie to develop claustrophobia and abandonment issues.

Is Bullseye Jessie’s or Woody’s horse?

In Woody’s Roundup, a marionette show within Toy Story 2, he is described as Woody’s horse. However, Andy also refers to Bullseye as Jessie’s “best pal”.

Find Jessie in Toy Story Land!

You can find Jessie in Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios! She is holding the string lights over by Slinky Dog Dash.

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