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Who saw that coming? I know I did: Season 3 requests
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Jan 9th 2007

Single Tear, I am interested in what you have to say, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Jan 10th 2007 edited

My only season three request is that Jim and Pam do not get together this season, except, maybe, maybe in the season finale. No sooner. Ideally, as I have previously expressed, they don't get together for a long time, and I think the writers can do this. It's possible. But I think that the Office fans are getting too rabid with expectation and a desire for the JAM hookup for the writers to hold out much longer.

Anyway, my request. Don't get together before the very end of S3, later if possible.
Do you all think that my season finale hook up is plausible?

Jan 10th 2007

I think your season finale hookup is plausible, but I hope it's not true. If it's strung out longer than that, I might quit on the show. But I've said this before.

Jan 10th 2007

But I think that the Office fans are getting too rabid with expectation and a desire for the JAM hookup for the writers to hold out much longer.

Rabid. That's it. That's me. Great adjective, Daoust.

I really don’t know what I want. I’m not disappointed with how S3 has gone so far. I never bought into any slowdown theories. I seriously love this show more than I ever have. I just remember at this point in the season LAST YEAR, I was able to sit back and relax and enjoy every episode. But this year, although I’m certainly still enjoying every episode, I’m so not relaxed about it. Here’s my theory… (feel free to peruse other threads at this point because I’m really just writing for my own cathartic benefit).

Compare such episodes as…

The Dundies, Michael’s Birthday, Drug Testing and Casino Night

With

The Fire, The Fight, The Client and Conflict Resolution.

The former group left me with Jammy goodness feelings and the latter left me with… let’s call it, Jam rot. Every season 3 episode so far has left me with Jam rot. Well, The Convict and Benihana may be the exceptions but I wouldn’t qualify them and Jammy goodness.

So I guess what I want is an episode that leaves me with some major hope for Jim and Pam. They don’t have to start kissing and making Boikenberry Jam. Perhaps just Jim realizing that Pam wants to be with him- that would be great. And then perhaps an episode where I'm the guest star and Jim and I make out. That's all I ask.

Oh, and to DFTF, can't you just access the archives? (Are the time travel jokes getting old yet?)

Jan 10th 2007

The Fire, The Fight, The Client and Conflict Resolution.

The group that left you with Jam rot, were episodes where Pam got mad at Jim, with the exception of The Fire. Like any relationship, Jim & Pam have their ups and downs. I liked those parts. Yes, it was uncomfortable to watch, but something was very real about it. I don't know how many times I've paused those scenes and then watched them in slow motion just to catch the first moment when Pam starts to get angry.

Jan 10th 2007

I still enjoyed those scenes in general but after they're over, I'm left feeling down- which is by design. There's just been so many of them lately and I think I 'm ready for a liitle pick me up.

Jan 10th 2007

Single Tear, that's a great way to describe the feeling I get watching this season. I still love the show, but Thursday just happens to be the night my friends and I get together (even though we aren't in college anymore and have work on Friday) and we literally need to have a counselling session every week over our beers because of the stress of Jim/Pam. ;)

I think the main point of upset is Jim's attitude this season. They aren't all changes for the worse, as I think the character is really kind of growing up - but it's just different. He's very distant...not just to Pam (although that is painful to watch). It's like he's shut himself off emotionally...he doesn't even seem to have any fun with his current girlfriend. Maybe Karen thinks he's having fun, but we have SEEN how Jim is when he's having fun (I'm thinking of Office Olympics)...and this ain't it. It's like that guy is gone.

Although, I will say that Benihana Christmas's rebound speech helped, somehow...at least for me. It was like...if he is still in love with Pam and is aware that he's in rebound mode and can admit that he suffered (and is still suffering from) a broken heart, then the old Jim is still in there somewhere. Changed, but not gone, and just going through a blue period. :)

Jan 10th 2007

I did have hope after The Convict! And so did Pam.

Jan 10th 2007 edited

They don’t have to start kissing and making Boikenberry Jam. Perhaps just Jim realizing that Pam wants to be with him- that would be great. And then perhaps an episode where I'm the guest star and Jim and I make out. That's all I ask.

Tee hee.

I can state with confidence that this episode is the same one in which I guest star, and make out with Pam. Oddly enough, I have seen this episode, but not yet made it.

(And no, the time travel jokes are not yet old. At least for me.)

Jan 10th 2007

They don’t have to start kissing and making Boikenberry Jam.

First of all, it's boinkenberry, as in, "Hi Pam. Wanna boink?" "Sure Jim. Right after I finish my faxes." Second, yes they do.

Jan 10th 2007

First of all, it's boinkenberry, as in, "Hi Pam. Wanna boink?" "Sure Jim. Right after I finish my faxes." Second, yes they do.

This is correct on both points.

Jan 10th 2007

"Hi Pam. Wanna boink?" "Sure Jim. Right after I finish my faxes."

Now that's just proper etiquette. Gramma Tear always told me "elbows off the table" and "finish faxes before beginning boiken".

Jan 10th 2007 edited

Now that's just proper etiquette. Gramma Tear always told me "elbows off the table" and "finish faxes before beginning boiken".

Ha! Best advice I've heard all year.

One thing that bothers me is that every episode when I'm promised some little hint of JAM (like in Benihana, the "last two minutes" kept being promised as some good JAM, which was decent, but not perfect), I'm not able to enjoy the first part of the episode, because I just want to find out what happens. I can't just sit back and enjoy the pure comedy of it, and that really bugs me.

Edit: In my head this --"finish faxes before beginning boiken"--comes out sounding like the Swedish Chef. Weird.

Jan 11th 2007

One thing that bothers me is that every episode when I'm promised some little hint of JAM (like in Benihana, the "last two minutes" kept being promised as some good JAM, which was decent, but not perfect), I'm not able to enjoy the first part of the episode, because I just want to find out what happens. I can't just sit back and enjoy the pure comedy of it, and that really bugs me.

I think the writers raised the bar when they gave us those last 5 minutes of Casino Night. Now our expectations are high that something great and unexpected can happen again. It's like a drug. They got us hooked on something great, and now it's hard to keep us satisfied. We remember how we felt, and we want that feeling again.

Jan 11th 2007

"Sales Call" - we see Jim and Dwight make sales calls over the phone, but surely they must have to go out on location to the places they sell to to pimp DM in person

I like it, especially if they went together. I'd love to see some more of Jim and Dwight alone together, away from the normal office setting and apart from any ongoing prank. I appreciated how Conflict Resolution explored the dynamic, especially the scene when they're alone in the conference room and Jim suggests they both transfer.

I'd guess it's a matter of time before something like this happens. The writers have used the send-two-characters-somewhere framework multiple times already (see Office Olympics, Dwight's Speech, The Secret, The Client, and Michael's Birthday, plus The Injury, which sent three). Sooner or later Jim and Dwight's number will come up, right?

Yep.

Jan 11th 2007

Perhaps this is more of a Season 4 request, but I would love to see a double date with Dwangela and Jam.

May 26th 2007

Bumping this thread now for Season 4...

I really just want Stephen Colbert to be in an episode.

May 26th 2007 edited

I just cursored up a few posts to my last one on this thread, which says something to the effect of "I hope Jim and Pam don't get together until the season finale." I know about a million others said the same thing, but I just was happy that I was right about something. Yay for me.

Season 4 Requests. These have been mentioned on other threads.

  1. Screw the real time format for the opener. I don't want to miss Jim and Pam's first dates. I don't want to pick up their relationship 4 months into it.

  2. A double date with Dwangela would be hilarious and amazing.

  3. More Kevin and Stacey.

  4. Maybe have Andy hook up with the new secretary who replaces Pam. It would be awesome if that happened and Pam got to be a sales agent and work with Jim. It would also be cool if the new secretary's name was Erin.

May 26th 2007

A double date with Dwangela would be hilarious and amazing.

So would a double date with Jan and Michael. I also want to see the moment when Jim & Pam discover the other one also knows about Dwight and Angela.

May 26th 2007

Now that Ryan's been promoted, and Jan could use the extra cash, she could take his job! Unlikely, but would sure would make for some hilarity.

Apr 12th 2010

A short almost-3-years later and nobody wants anymore double dates, especially after seeing Date Mike.

Apr 13th 2010 edited

Maybe have Andy hook up with the new secretary who replaces Pam. It would be awesome if that happened and Pam got to be a sales agent and work with Jim. It would also be cool if the new secretary's name was Erin.

Wow! I'm like Nostradamus of The Office

Apr 13th 2010

Wow! I'm like Nostradamus of The Office

That is impressive, D. Are you sure you're not Paul Leiberstein or something, posing here as a regular?

So, what's going to happen next season?

Apr 13th 2010

I predict....

more mediocrity!

Apr 13th 2010

Wow! I'm like Nostradamus of The Office

Except you put that under Season 4 requests so obviously you are a fraud.

Apr 13th 2010

Wow! I'm like Nostradamus of The Office

I have often thought you were like Jimmy Claussen.

Apr 13th 2010

I have often thought you were like Jimmy Claussen.

A gigantic douche and overrated?

Apr 13th 2010

Since I had never seen this thread before, I re-read the old posts and found this June 2, 2006 post by TO101 (who disappeared a year ago for some reason):

Season 3 could start in real-time in September, but we could be shown what happened immediately after the kiss on Casino night through the camera's documentary footage. I really think that something like that will happen.

Pam will be at her desk, Jim will not be at his (possible Stamford transfer or other job opportunity.) We will soon become aware that the wedding hadn't taken place although we will not know why just yet. We will try to piece things together by listening closely to dialogue. Eventually someone will be watching the documentary footage and that's how we will get most of the answers.

Not bad.

Apr 13th 2010

Not bad at all. I miss TO101.

Apr 13th 2010

Wow, I was just a lowly lurker then. Not that lurkers are low. I don't want to badmouth them. Bad enough Toosie already has them fearing for their lives.

I have a feeling that at one point I also found and reposted that bit of speculation.

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