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The Toy Story Quotes You Might Have Missed In Pixar's Lightyear

Contains spoilers for "Lightyear"

Pixar's repertoire of beloved classics has featured some of the most recognizable animated characters of all time, and these lovable characters have birthed some equally lovable quotes. From "just keep swimming" to "adventure is out there" to "no capes," chances are there are at least a few sayings from Pixar's library that have been seared into your casual lexicon. Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) from the "Toy Story" franchise has provided many of those lines, so it's perhaps no surprise that his first solo joint would seek to capitalize on that nostalgia.

With the release of the beloved space ranger's own classic sci-fi-inspired prequel "Lightyear," the pressure is on to live up to the character's legacy. With Captain America himself, Chris Evans, taking over the reins from Tim Allen, there's plenty of promise, but those are still some big space boots to fill. Evans definitely takes the character in some new directions, but "Lightyear" knows where it came from, and honors its "Toy Story" origins in numerous ways.

Let's take a look at which iconic "Toy Story" lines ended up in "Lightyear."

There seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere

Practically from the get-go, Buzz Lightyear steps out onto the toy shelf spewing iconic lines. In 1995's "Toy Story," Buzz is Andy's new toy — a birthday present and threat to presiding favorite toy, Woody (Tom Hanks). As Woody approaches, Buzz, who believes he is an actual space ranger and not a simple plastic toy, opens up the device on his wrists and logs his discovery. Confused at first why star command isn't answering his calls, he notes the bizarre terrain around him. He finishes his log with one of the film's first gags — "There seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere" — spoken inches from Woody's face.

"Lightyear" references this moment and adds its own spin. Toward the beginning of the prequel film, while exploring a new planet, Buzz begins voice-logging his discoveries, ending with the "no intelligent life" line just before his friend, Alisha Hawthorne (Uzo Aduba), interrupts and mocks him for the rote narration.

"You do know nobody ever listens to those?" she tells him.

You're mocking me aren't you?

In the original "Toy Story," Buzz and Woody's interactions grow increasingly funnier as the two butt heads. One of their best interactions comes when Woody realizes that Buzz truly believes he's the actual Buzz Lightyear. He proceeds to poke fun at him for a bit before Buzz sternly asks, "you're mocking me aren't you?"

In "Lightyear," they reference this line as well. Not too long after the previously mentioned scene, Buzz discovers that Hawthorne has brought along a rookie, a choice Buzz is none too keen about. Hawthorne eventually convinces him to let the rookie tag along, and Buzz goes about laying down some rules for him to follow. His lecture turns into a heroic speech, complete with swelling background music that evokes the jingoistic soundtrack of a military parade. Buzz ultimately discovers that Hawthorne is the one playing the music.

You guessed it, Buzz: She's mocking you.

To infinity and beyond

"To infinity and beyond" transcends Buzz Lightyear. It even transcends "Toy Story." The phrase has practically leapt off the screen to become an unofficial motto for Pixar. "Lightyear" was obviously going to make use of it — but the writers did find a nice way to subvert expectations.

Throughout the film, Buzz doesn't say the entire line on his own. Rather, it becomes part of a call-and-response ritual between teammates. Buzz or Hawthorne will say one half of the line and hold out a finger, and the other person will complete the phrase with "...and beyond." They then touch fingers, metaphorically joining the two halves of the catchphrase. 

When Buzz teams up with Hawthorne's granddaughter, Izzy, he makes an attempt to perform the same ritual with her, but the gesture doesn't land. It isn't until the end of the film that Izzy and Buzz complete the line together. That's right, Pixar found a new way to give us chills with a line that's now old enough to drink. 

We're not crying — you're crying!