Toy Story character Woody is actually based on a character from the fictional television show Woody's Roundup, which in Toy Story 2 ran from 1941 to 1943, then 1946 to 1957 and gained a great deal of popularity, especially for its lead character, Sheriff Woody Pride. The show was a western adventure series that utilized puppetry in a way not unlike the real-world shows The Howdy Doody Show and similar in vein to Gerry Anderson's marionette western, Four Feather Falls. The show followed a serialized format, including the use of cliffhangers. The show also had a peanut gallery. The show was cancelled after the launch of Sputnik made westerns unpopular with kids. The final episode ended on a cliffhanger at the Grand Canyon that was never resolved; there was supposed to be a finale, dubbed "Woody's Finest Hour", but the show was cancelled before it could conclude. The Casting are Jessie, Bullseye the horse and Stinky Pete.