Shout Out: Toy Story

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  • Andy's bookshelf contains a number of books named after Pixar shorts: "Red's Dream", "Tin Toy", and "Knick-Knack".
  • The toolbox sitting on top of the crate Woody's trapped in is one from Binford Tools.
  • The little binocular wind-up toy could be a reference to the same character appearing way back in the cute Disney documentary Where The Toys Come From.
  • Perpetually-anxious Rex spouts "I just don't think I can take that kind of rejection!" then later "I don't like confrontation!", two Word of God lines from perpetually-anxious George McFly.
  • After calling Woody "a sad, strange little man", Buzz does the Vulcan salute.
  • Pizza Planet's entrance is guarded by old-school Cylon centurions. Behold!
  • Both the Alien Slime soda dispenser and the Whack-a-Alien game at Pizza Planet are a reference to the titular monster from the film series Alien.
  • When Buzz (excuse me, "Mrs. Nesbitt") is having tea, he says he's "sucking down darjeeling with Marie Antoinette and her little sister." The dolls are both headless, so which is which doesn't matter so much, but this is (potentially) referencing both Marie Antoinette's fate of beheading and Wednesday Addams's doll. Also, they're taking tea from a Utah teapot.
  • While trying to escape Sid's house Woody repeatedly calls out, "There's no place like home!".
  • Woody's head spinning all the way around.
    • Big Baby doing the same in the third movie.
  • In an alternate version of the same scene, Woody says to Sid, "Gepetto, look! I'm a real boy!"
  • The way Woody communicates through his speaker box without the string being pulled, and not moving (at the beginning of the backyard scene) is reminiscent of Talky Tina.
  • In the chase scene at the end, you get a quick glance inside the car, and the radio's playing Hakuna Matata.
  • Towards the beginning, a shark toy pops out of the toybox wearing Woody's hat and says "Look! I'm Woody! Howdy howdy howdy!". A very similar joke - involving a vulture in a cowboy hat - appeared in The Far Side.
  • When Buzz is running away from the giant globe, the sound effect of the globe rolling is pulled from the boulder in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • In Sid's House of Terror, the carpet in the hallway matches that of the Overlook Hotel.
  • When Sid is torturing Woody, he quips "We have ways of making you talk.", referencing a (misquoted) line from the film "In The Lives of a Bengal Lancer" (1935).

    Toy Story 2 
  • Acting for Two: "Utility Belt Buzz" is also voiced by Tim Allen
  • In the opening sequence, listen close and you'll catch at least half a dozen classic sound effects from Star Wars, including the Darth Vader breathing, the lightsaber sound, and the blaster sounds from both the X-Wing and TIE Fighter.
  • Pay close attention as they flip through the channels and you'll see snippets from several Pixar Shorts on the TV.
  • The toy repairman is Geri from the Pixar short Geri's Game, where he plays a game of chess against himself. While he's repairing Woody the music from the short plays and one of the drawers in his toolbox is filled with chess pieces.
  • Rex with "Objects are closer than they appear" in the toy car's rearview mirror in Toy Story 2, to the scene DEAD ON from the T-Rex Chase in Jurassic Park, Hilarity Ensues.
  • Potato Head takes off his hat and throws it at the door of Al's apartment building to keep it from closing. Oddjob from Goldfinger couldn't have done it better.
  • There are A Bug's Life toys in Al's Toy Barn.
  • Buzz comes across the new line of Buzzes in the toy store, and notes the snazzy utility belt, saying "I'd like to get me one of those," echoing Tim Allen's fixit man character in Home Improvement (who often wore a toolbelt).
  • Slinky-Dog says "I'm not a smart dog, but I know what roadkill is.", parodying the line "I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is." from Forrest Gump, another movie that starred Tom Hanks.

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