- Jessie: "Say hello to the Prospector!"
Woody: "It's...it's a box."
Jessie: "He's mint in the box, never been opened."
Stinky Pete: "Turn me around, Bullseye, so I can see. Why, the prodigal son has returned."
- —Jessie makes Woody meet Stinky Pete for the first time
Stinky Pete the Prospector is a portly prospector doll and the primary antagonist in Toy Story 2.
Toy Story 2
- Woody: "You really are Stinky Pete, aren't you?"
Jessie: "Prospector, this isn't fair."
Stinky Pete: "Fair? I'll tell you what's not fair: spending a lifetime on a dime-store shelf watching every other toy be sold. Well, finally, my waiting has paid off, and no hand-me-down cowboy doll is gonna mess it up for me now!"
- —Woody and Jessie arguing with Stinky Pete
The Prospector doll had never been opened and was still "Mint in the Box", making him sought after by collectors. He always carried a pick around like a real prospector, and had lived his entire life in a box. Thus, he was greatly valued for still being in mint condition. He spent much time in storage with Bullseye and Jessie, and eventually met Woody after Al stole him. Stinky Pete was excited, as this had meant that he and the gang could finally reside in the Konishi Toy Museum without the fear of destruction by kids. Unfortunately, Woody still had an owner, prompting Stinky Pete to stop him from returning to Andy at any cost. When Woody tried to retrieve his severed arm from Al, Stinky Pete, unnoticed by Woody, left his box and turned on the T.V., waking up Al. He placed the remote in front of Jessie so that he couldn't be blamed for the incident. After getting repaired, Woody decided to leave the gang for home, but Stinky Pete convinced him make amends with Jessie first. After hearing Jessie's sad story of how she was abandoned by her former owner, Emily, and learning from Stinky Pete that Andy would eventually grow up as well, Woody decided to stick with the gang to join them in the museum.
However, Buzz Lightyear and his friends arrived at the apartment room to save Woody from being sold. Buzz left Woody to contemplate his decision, saying that he would never be loved again if he spent eternity behind glass. Stinky Pete tried to commend Woody after Buzz leaves the room, but was unable to cheer up Woody, who was disappointed of what he had done to Buzz. As Stinky Pete watched Woody, Woody came to realize his mistake and declared to Buzz that he would come back with him and the others, making Stinky Pete determined to stop Woody from escaping. While Woody told an uncertain Jessie and an eager Bullseye that he would take them home to Andy, Stinky Pete decided to take the matter into his own hands as he exited his box, trapped Woody and the others by shutting the grate leading to an air vent, and revealed that he was the one who turned on the T.V. the night before (to sabotage Woody's escape). He then swore that Woody and the gang were to go to Japan with him, where they would spend eternity with him in a protected exhibit, away from kids' reach. Woody and Jessie tried to stand up to Stinky Pete, only to learn that the Prospector, who had spent a lifetime on a dime-store shelf, was never sold by anyone. The Prospector declared that the museum was his only chance of finally becoming appreciated, and he would have no "hand-me-down cowboy doll" to foil his plans anymore. As Al packed his Roundup collection, including Woody, into his case and headed out of his penthouse, Slinky tried to fish Woody out, but Stinky Pete pulled Woody back in, causing Slinky to lose grip of Woody and rebound.
At Tri-County International Airport, Stinky Pete fought every one of Buzz's attempts to save Woody, but Woody fought back for harming his friend. Stinky Pete reopened an old tear on Woody's arm and offered him a choice of going to Japan together or in pieces, assuring that Woody would be fixed again in Japan. He ordered Woody to get back into the case, to which Woody refused, prompting Stinky Pete to raise his pick, threatening to tear him apart. Suddenly, Stinky Pete got stunned by flash cameras that Buzz and the other toys had acquired from another luggage. After Buzz grabbed him, Stinky Pete warned the toys that they would be tortured by children, abandoned, and end up spending eternity rotting in landfill. Then the toys decided, per Woody's decision, to teach Stinky Pete "the true meaning of playtime," and they shoved him into an off-screen luggage.
The Prospector ended up in the backpack belonging to a little girl named Amy, who loved to paint the faces of her toys. At that time, Amy decided to give the Prospector a nice makeover. Horrified at this thought, Stinky Pete wept as he was taken to his new owner's home. However, after Toy Story 2 was released, there were interviews with all the characters on the website, including Stinky Pete, who stated that he had grown accustomed to having Amy decorate him, and he liked it, having reformed with a change of heart.
|“||The Prospector was the comic sidekick on "Woody's Roundup," but offstage he is admired as a wise old toy. The Prospector, also called Stinky Pete, is a special toy for another reason - he's in mint condition and has never been taken out of his box!||”|
- The Prospector was a longtime member of the Roundup Gang on TV, and was often the butt of many humiliating jokes.
- Despite being a protagonist on the TV show, in reality, the Prospector was an antagonist as he tried many times to convince Woody to go to Japan with them and hurt some of Woody's friends.
- Stinky Pete was marked by his severe hatred for "space toys", whom he had blamed for causing the cancellation of the show, which ran on TV until the launch of Sputnik, which lead to children's subsequent loss of interest in cowboy toys.
- In an outtake from Toy Story 2, Stinky Pete was talking to the Barbie twins about getting a part in Toy Story 3. Since this was non-canon, it turns out it wasn't real, as only one Barbie appeared in the third film.
- According to his box, the Prospector said 9 phrases, which probably went for the rest of the gang as well (except Bullseye).
- In the movie, Prospector questioned Woody about the idea of thinking that Andy was going to take him with him to college or on his honeymoon, as it was unlikely an adult would do so. While in Toy Story 3, his prediction on that turned out to be true, with Andy ultimately handing Woody, along with his other toys (including Jessie and Bullseye), over to a girl named Bonnie Anderson. However, it should be noted that Andy was indeed initially planning on taking Woody with him to college, therefore defying the Prospector's expectations.
- Stinky Pete also appears in Toy Story 3: The Video Game as a minor character (this time more like the Woody's Roundup version).
- And it is interesting to note that Zurg was evil all through Toy Story 2 until the end, but Stinky Pete was good through all the film save the ending.
- Stinky Pete is the first Pixar villain to be physically fought.
- "Prospector said someday you'd come. Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln! The Prospector! He'll wanna meet ya!"
- —Jessie, after meeting Woody for the first time
- Woody: "All right! All right! Next tape! (However, the TV is turned off) Hey, wait, wait, wait. What... What happened? What happens next? Come on! Let's see the next episode!"
Stinky Pete: "That's it."
Stinky Pete: "The show was canceled after that."
Woody: "Wait, wait, wait, wait. What about the gold mine and the... and the cute little critters and the dynamite? That was a great show. I mean, why cancel it?"
Stinky Pete: "Two words: Sput-nik. Once the astronauts went up, children only wanted to play with space toys."
Woody: "I know how that feels. But still, my own show!"
- —Stinky Pete explains to Woody the reason behind the cancellation of Woody's Roundup
- Prospector: "Now it's on to the museum!"
Woody: "Museum? What museum?"
Prospector: "The museum. We're being sold to the Konishi Toy Museum in Tokyo."
- —Stinky Pete and Woody
- Stinky Pete: "Woody, don't be mad at Jessie. She's been through more than you know. Why not make amends before you leave, huh? It's the least you can do."
Woody: "All right. But I don't know what good it'll do."
- —Stinky Pete asks Woody to speak with Jessie
- Stinky Pete: "How long will it last, Woody? Do you really think Andy is going to take you to college... or on his honeymoon? Andy's growing up... and there's nothing you can do about it. It's your choice, Woody. You can go back, or you can stay with us and last forever. You'll be adored by children for generations."
Woody: "Who am I to break up the Roundup gang?"
- —Stinky Pete, asking for Woody's decision
- Jessie: "Whoo-hoo! We're finally going! Can you believe it?"
Stinky Pete: "That's custom-fitted foam insulation you'll be riding in, Bullseye. First class all the way!"
Woody: "You know what? I'm actually excited about this. I mean it. I really am!"
Stinky Pete: "And why shouldn't you be?"
Jessie: "Swing your partner do-si-do! Look at you, you dancing cowboy!"
Stinky Pete: "Look! I'm doing the box step!"
- —Jessie, Woody, and Stinky Pete, as they eagerly anticipate their shipment to Japan
- "Good going, Woody! I thought they'd never leave."
- —Stinky Pete, after Buzz leaves Woody to contemplate his decision
- Stinky Pete: "Woody, where are you going?"
Woody: "You're right, Prospector, I can't stop Andy from growing up. But I wouldn't miss it for the world."
Stinky Pete: "No!"
- —Stinky Pete and Woody, after Woody changes his mind
- Jessie: "Prospector?"
Woody: "You're out of your box!"
Stinky Pete: "I tried reasoning with you, Woody, but you keep forcing me to take extreme measures."
Woody: "Wait a minute. You turned on the TV last night, not Jessie."
Stinky Pete: "Look, we have an eternity to spend together in the museum. Let's not start off by pointing fingers, shall we?"
- —Jessie, Woody, and Stinky Pete, as Stinky Pete locks the Roundup Gang in the apartment
- Stinky Pete: "It's too late, Woody. That silly Buzz Lightweight can't help you."
Woody: "His name is Buzz Lightyear!"
Stinky Pete: "Whatever! I've always hated those upstart space toys."
- —Stinky Pete and Woody
- Buzz: "Okay, Woody, let's go!"
Stinky Pete: (punches Buzz off the ramp) "Take that, space toy!"
Woody: "Hey! No one does that to my friend!" (fights Stinky Pete but Stinky Pete shoves him off)
Stinky Pete: (reopens the rip in Woody's arm) "Your choice, Woody. You can either go to Japan together or in pieces. If he fixed ya once, he can fix you again. Now get in the box!"
Stinky Pete: "Fine!"
- —Stinky Pete faces off with Buzz Lightyear, then with Woody
- Buzz: (grabs Stinky Pete) "Gotcha!"
Stinky Pete: "Idiots! Children destroy toys! You'll all be ruined! Forgotten! Spending eternity rotting in some landfill!"
Woody: "Well, Stinky Pete, I think it's time you learned the true meaning of playtime. (points to something off-screen) Right over there, guys!"
Stinky Pete: (whimpers) "No! NOO! NOOO!!
- —Buzz captures the prospector, and Woody and the toys get rid of him