Jon Negroni is about to expand your Toy Story-lovin’ minds with one simple question: Is Andy’s mom Emily?
For a little background, Emily was Jessie’s previous owner that we only briefly saw in flashbacks. When she grew up, Emily gave the toy away, which is when Jessie went to storage. But thanks to a few specific clues, it seems highly possible that Jessie magically found her way into the hands of Emily’s son years later.
The first clue is Andy’s hat. It doesn’t quite match Woody’s, and when you watch the flashback with Jessie and Emily, you see a nearly identical hat on Emily’s bed. And thanks to the size of Emily’s donation box, it’s clear that the young Emily didn’t give away the hat when she got rid of Jessie. Therefore, did Emily keep the hat and eventually pass it on to her son?
It does make sense that the cowboy-loving Andy would have a cowgirl-loving mom. If choice in toys doesn’t run in the family, we don’t know what does. As Negroni put it, “We don’t know the first name of Andy’s mom. We don’t know Emily’s last name. We know that Andy’s hat and Emily’s hat are the same. We know that Emily is old enough to be Andy’s mom. We definitely know that Pixar is perfectly capable of sneaking this in without being overt about it.”
So what’s the verdict, PopWatchers? Is Andy’s mom Jessie’s original owner? Sound off in the comments!