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This is the article about the character in Toy Story. For the character in Cars, see Sarge (Cars).
A good soldier never leaves a man behind.
―Sarge's policy

Sarge, (also known as Army Sarge and Sergeant), is a minor character and the gung-ho commander of an army of plastic toy soldiers from Bucket 'O' Soldiers, voiced by R. Lee Ermey, and loosely based on Ermey's role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket.

Background

He and the Bucket 'O' Soldiers are set in particular positions. They are highly disciplined with a "leave no man behind" policy and are masters of reconnaissance. Woody describes them as "professionals." Sarge and his soldiers go on missions to help Andy's toys check up on Andy's activities with his friends or family. Sarge and his troops frequently help out their fellow toys. With their assistance, the toys discover what presents Andy and Molly are getting on birthdays and Christmas.

Appearances

Toy Story

Sarge is first seen in Toy Story when Woody asks him if he’s seen Slinky, to which he replies he hasn't.

After Woody’s announcement of Andy’s birthday startles the toys, Woody instructs Sarge to take his troops to report what Andy's presents are. Sarge alerts his soldiers that this is a Recon Plan Charlie, in which the soldiers communicate what Andy receives through a baby monitor. After sending out two paratroopers to scout the area, Sarge leads a group of men down via a jump rope, however, they are forced to freeze after Andy’s mom walks in, injuring a minesweeper. Despite his demands telling that a good soldier never leaves a man behind, Sarge carries the injured soldier back to a plant, where Sarge reports back to Andy’s room through the baby monitor. Sarge successfully reports all of Andy’s presents back to Andy’s room, however, right after he tells the soldiers to pack up, he sees Andy’s mom bring out a surprise present from the closet, and instructs them to turn it back on. Due to feedback back in Andy’s room, Rex gets anxious and accidentally knocks the baby monitor off the nightstand, making its batteries to fall out. After Woody puts the batteries back in, all they can hear is Sarge’s warning that Andy is coming upstairs, forcing the toys to scramble back to their places. The surprise present from Andy's mom that Sarge has been unable to identify turns out to be a Buzz Lightyear action figure.

The Bucket O Soldiers, which Sarge and his troops are stored in is now packed up near Andy’s desk for the move. After Woody accidentally knocks Buzz out the window, Sarge, believing that Woody has done this intentionally, harangues him until Woody cuts him off by closing the lid on the bucket. Once the toys begin to get hostile towards Woody, the Bucket O Soldiers bursts open, and Sarge instructs his men to swarm Woody, which encourages the other toys to attack Woody as well. Before anything is done, however, the toys retreat due to Andy approaching.

At the end of the movie, Sarge is proud to work under Woody again for Woody's deeds in helping save Buzz. He is seen leading his troops through another Recon Plan Charlie for Christmas presents (they are hiding in the Christmas tree). He is able to identify Molly's first present as Mrs. Potato Head, but is unable to find out Andy's first present until the toys hear Andy's excited voice saying, "Wow! A puppy!"

Toy Story 2

In Toy Story 2, Sarge oversees his men searching the toy box for Woody’s missing hat. After Slinky eventually finds it, Sarge orders the Green Army Men, along with Rocky Gibraltar to guard the door from Buster, who eventually overpowers them. Once Andy returns to his room, he has time to play with his toys for a little bit before he leaves for Cowboy Camp. In this scenario, the soldiers are minions of the Evil Dr. Porkchop, who sits perched on the Bucket O Soldiers. He, who has kidnapped Bo Peep forces Woody to choose whether she shall die by Barrel of Monkeys, or Shark. Woody calls upon the help of Buzz Lightyear, who bursts onto the scene riding RC. This knocks the Evil Dr. Porkchop off the Bucket O Soldiers that he’s on, and knocks over the soldiers.

Once the yard sale is announced, Sarge assists Buzz in gathering the toys together for an emergency role call.

At the end, Sarge and his men are some of the toys watching Wheezy's performance of "You've Got a Friend in Me."

Toy Story 3

In Toy Story 3, Sarge and the rest of the Green Army Men are seen being played with a young Andy in flashbacks. Now that Andy is almost 18-years old, Sarge is only one of three remaining Green Army Men in Andy's room (the others are the two paratroopers). First, they assist the remainder of Andy's toys in trying to get them noticed by Andy in Operation Playtime. They bring a phone into the toy chest, while dialing his number on another phone so that Andy has to notice them. The plan fails, as Andy retrieves the phone, but ignores his old toys (he blames the incident on Molly). After it's announced that Andy's preparing to go to college, the Green Army Men plan to leave Andy’s room for good. About to parachute from Andy’s windowsill, they explain that when Andy cleans his room, he and they will get thrown out. Woody tries to reassure them, but they jump out of the window anyways, with Sarge be grabbed to fly by one of the paratroopers.

At the end of the movie, the troops finally land in the playground at Sunnyside Daycare, where they are greeted by Barbie and Ken, now leaders of Sunnyside, who invite them to join the party. It is likely that Sarge and the two paratroopers have settled in the daycare under Barbie and Ken's leadership. That night, they stand on the ceiling lights in the Butterfly Room from which they lower a disco ball for Bookworm to illuminate with his flashlight so the Sunnyside toys can enjoy a disco party that is held in the room.

Trivia

  • Sarge is one of the figurines in the Toy Story Collection Bucket O Soldiers. It includes his normal pose, as well as his famous saluting pose. The 2nd very unrealistic version of the set (for some strange reason) has Sarge as a paratrooper.
  • Sarge makes an appearance in Toy Story 3: The Video Game.
  • Sarge is one of two Pixar characters with the name Sarge.


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Media

Films and Television: Toy Story | Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | Toy Story 4 | Buzz Lightyear of Star Command | Buzz Lightyear: Mission Logs | Toy Story Treats | Toy Story Toons | Hawaiian Vacation | Small Fry | Partysaurus Rex | Toy Story of Terror! | Toy Story That Time Forgot
Music: Toy Story | Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | The Legacy Collection: Toy Story
Video Games: Toy Story: The Video Game | Toy Story 2: The Video Game | Toy Story 3: The Video Game | Toy Story: Animated Storybook | Toy Story Racer | Toy Story Mania! | Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure | Disney INFINITY | Disney Crossy Road
Books Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Little Golden Book

Disney Parks

Toy Story Playland | Toy Story Hotel | A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas | Alien Swirling Saucers | Andy's Engine | Andy’s Toy Box | Buzz's Star Command | Buzz Lightyear’s Pizza Planet Restaurant | Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters | Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Showtime Spectacular | Disney Animation Building | Disney Dreams! of Christmas | Garden of the Twelve Friends | Games of the Boardwalk | Hey Howdy Hey! Takeaway | Horseshoe Roundup | It's a Small World | Little Green Men Store Command | RC Racer | Slinky Dog's Gift Trolley | Slinky Dog Dash | Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise | The Golden Mickeys | Toy Soldier Parachute Drop | Toy Story: The Musical | Toy Story Midway Mania! | Toy Story Playland Boutique | Woody's Roundup Village | World of Color

Characters

Toys: Woody | Buzz Lightyear | Bo Peep | Bo Peep's Sheep | Dolly, Duckie, and Teddy | Etch A Sketch | Sarge | Green Army Men | Barrel of Monkeys | Hamm | Lenny | Little Green Men | Magic 8-Ball | Mr. Potato Head | Mr. Shark | Mr. Spell | R.C. | Rex | Robot | Rocky Gibraltar | Roly Poly Clown | Mr. Mike | See 'n Say | Slinky Dog | Snake | Toddle Tots | Troikas | Troll | Babyface | Mutant Toys | Mrs. Potato Head | Wheezy | Bullseye | Jessie | Stinky Pete | Barbie | Utility Belt Buzz | Emperor Zurg | Chatter Telephone | Chunk | Big Baby | Monkey | Jack-in-the-Box | Lotso | Twitch | Ken | Bookworm | Sparks | Stretch | Mr. Pricklepants | Buttercup | Peas-in-a-Pod | Totoro | Trixie | Chuckles | Dolly | Discarded Fun Meal Toys | Combat Carl | Angel Kitty | The Cleric | Reptillus Maximus
Humans: Andy Davis | Molly Davis | Mrs. Davis | Sid Phillips | Hannah Phillips | Al McWhiggin | Geri | Emily | Amy | Bonnie Anderson | Mrs. Anderson | Daisy | Ronald Tompkins | Mason
Animals: Scud | Buster | Mr. Jones

Locations

Andy's House | Sid's House | Dinoco | Pizza Planet | Al's Toy Barn | Al's Penthouse | Tri-County International Airport | Sunnyside Daycare | Butterfly Room | Caterpillar Room | Ken's Dream House | The Box | Vending Machine | Bonnie's House | Tri-County Sanitation | Tri-County Landfill | Incinerator | Poultry Palace | Sleep Well

Objects

A113 | Pixar Ball | Pizza Planet truck | Eggman Movers van | The Claw

Songs

You've Got a Friend in Me | Strange Things | I Will Go Sailing No More | Woody's Roundup | When She Loved Me | We Belong Together | Dream Weaver | Le Freak

See Also

Black Friday reel | Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)

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