Interview with Woody

How did you feel when you found out you were a TV star from the 1950's as well as a rare collectible?
Of course it was a mind-blowing experience. I had no idea that I was based on a TV show, probably because we didn't have a TV back then. As far as being a collectible, I just feel lucky to have survived all these years.

Did that news lessen the pain of being toynapped and taken away from your friends?
I guess it did a little bit. I mean, I met these great new toys and they were pretty excited to meet me, so that made the whole situation less scary.

How would you describe your relationship with Jessie the cowgirl?
Just to set the record straight, it's strictly platonic. My heart belongs to Bo [Peep], but I consider Jessie a very dear friend, even though she'll occasionally tie me in a knot. She can get a little rowdy sometimes.

Does Jessie have anything to do with your indecision about going back to Andy with Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the toys?
Yeah, well, she's had a pretty rough life, and she kind of made me realize that one day Andy is going to grow up, and I'm going to have to deal with that issue.

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