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Roy Anderson : A little classical, a little oldies?
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Feb 20th 2006 edited

Discuss all things Roy.

Feb 21st 2006

It just dawned on me that I don't know Roy's last name. Does anyone know or am I just having a blonde moment?

Feb 21st 2006

No blonde moment. A lot of people have asked that same question. I've looked everywhere, I honestly don't think Roy's last name has ever been mentioned.

Well, I guess if Roy doesn't have a last name Pam can't marry him. :)

Feb 21st 2006

Oooh - good point, Blake. Better yet, maybe he's not even real - he's just a figment of their collective imaginations - and therefore doesn't need a last name. If he's not real he can't marry Pam, either ;-) You can't marry an imaginary friend. Usually...

Feb 22nd 2006

I like him. Am I alone in this?

Feb 22nd 2006

Okay, he's not so bad. I mean, he just seems like a normal single guy (normal single guys, please don't take offense). He's likable, in a brother kind of way, or maybe someone you could be friends with in college, etc. He could be fun to go get drinks with, have over for your Super Bowl party, whatever. But really, the writers have to walk a fine line with Roy. He has to be somewhat likeable, because after all, our precious Pam did agree to marry him. But at the same time, they can't make him a sweet, considerate boyfriend, because then it wouldn't drive us crazy that Pam's not with Jim. He kind of has to be the anti-Jim here. Yet I think they do a good job of doing that, because while he's not Jim, he's not a total ass.

Mar 14th 2006

They should really give Roy a talking head every now and then. He's one of the few characters who hasn't done one yet. I'd also like to see a talking head from Darryl, but I think Roy needs the character development more.

Mar 15th 2006

For those of you racking up "Anti-Roy" points in your head for all of the stupid things he does regarding Pam (not that I'm doing that or anything ;-), I saw a deleted scene from "Basketball" that will give you some more ammunition. Remember in that episode, Pam says that Roy doesn't want to work on Saturday because he wants to take the wave runners to the lake. Well, in this deleted talking head scene, Pam reveals that: a. to buy the two wave runners, Roy spent money that had been earmarked for their wedding, and b. she rarely gets to use her wave runner because Roy's brother uses it all the time.

Ahem.

But I agree with Tad, too, that Roy should have more character development. It's easy to judge someone to be an ass when you don't know that much about him (although I'm pretty sure that even if we found out more about Roy, we'd still believe him to be an ass, so I'm not sure more character development would help him out...).

Mar 17th 2006

Take Your Daughter to Work Day was a good episode for developing Roy. He only has a line or two, but seeing him play with the kids (like a dad?) showed that his relationship with Pam may not be the worse thing in the world.


Scranton Branch Merchandise

Mar 17th 2006

He only has a line or two, but seeing him play with the kids (like a dad?) showed that his relationship with Pam may not be the worse thing in the world.

Actually, I took it as the delinquent big kid playing with the delinquent little kid. Maybe I'm just biased.

Mar 17th 2006

Well, Pam had a look of puzzle on her face when he did that...I'm think more of it is because she was having trouble bonding with the kids.

In any case, it reminded me that Roy is not all a bad guy. He does have his moments, even if they are few and far between.

Mar 17th 2006 edited

I'm with Cat Party again on this one. Maybe it's because I used to teach 8th grade, but as soon as I saw Roy bonding with the suspended kid and throwing him around in a headlock, I started getting worried for Pam and their future kids. Then again, Pam bonded with the same kid over the inner workings of the industrial paper shredder (!), so maybe Pam and Roy would be very happy together. They can produce little menaces to society who manage to secretly take nips from the bottle of whiskey their mother keeps under the back seat of the minivan.

(Wow! This show makes me so judgemental. I am a nice person, I swear).

Mar 19th 2006

I think Roy bonding with the delinquent kid was definitely meant to contrast how Jim bonded with the good kid. Pem definitely seemed annoyed when she saw Roy, and then quickly turned back to Jim.

I don't think we're meant to think anything about Pam bonding with the same kid as Roy. I think it had more to do with the kid being humiliated by Dwight than any kind of connection with Roy.

May 5th 2006

We know Roy's last name now! We know Roy's last name now!

Roy Anderson.

May 5th 2006

Holy crap! Her name would be Pamela Anderson!!!

May 5th 2006

Oh... my God. LOL, I hadn't come to that realization yet.

May 5th 2006

Holy crap! Her name would be Pamela Anderson!!!

Oh dear :(

May 5th 2006

We know Roy's last name now! We know Roy's last name now! Roy Anderson.

What's the source of this? A very Wedding Singer-ish twist.

May 6th 2006

It's written on the Save the Date card that Angela holds up.

May 6th 2006

And thus let the new barrage of Pam jokes come into play from Michael...

May 6th 2006

Holy crap! Her name would be Pamela Anderson!!!

Reason enough to call of the wedding, isn't it?

May 6th 2006

I nearly just fell out of my chair. His last name is Anderson? The first thing I thought of when I saw the title of this thread was, "WHAAAAAT? Her name is going to be Pam ANDERSON?" And the second thing I thought of was, "How totally Wedding Singer-ish that is." And then lo and behold, I actually come inside the thread and see my fellow Office fans have had the exact same thoughts.

Julia Goolia. Pam Anderson. This CANNOT happen. It just can't. It's blasphemy.

May 6th 2006

And if you liked the Wedding Singer, Julia was so likeable (like Pam), you just refused to see her MARRY the wrong guy. Dating is one thing - marriage is so permanent.

May 8th 2006

Okay, do you know how many times I made The Wedding Singer correlation to Jam and Ram? We all think alike! Too funny!
Similarities include: long engagement, FINALLY setting a date, cute and sweet coworker, sweet coworker changing jobs to avoid upcoming wedding, "the kiss", unlikable fiancee, fiancee bullies sweet coworker, sweet coworker witnesses fiancee talk to/check out/be with another woman. I am so sure there are more similarities but this could go on forever! All we need is Billy Idol and it would be complete!!! LOL

I agree, just say no to Pam Andserson! Michael WOULD have a field day! Pam Halpert sounds much better! :) Hit the road, Roy!

May 8th 2006

Hahaha! That would be funny if Billy Idol showed up and sang like at the casino night or something! The Wedding Singer is a great movie-just saw it again a couple weeks ago on Comedy Central.


Denise

May 8th 2006

Incidentally, if any of you are in New York, in the heart of civilization that is Times Square, what with the Bubba Gump and Red Lobster and Sbarro and all, The Wedding Singer just opened on Broadway. If you enjoy 80s humor, you'll love it.

May 8th 2006

I will be in NY early June. We'll try to check that out! My husband and I love The Wedding Singer. I can't get him to stop saying, "They were cones!" Going on 5 years of that! It pops into many a conversation. LOL Thanks for the info!

May 8th 2006

That would be funny if Billy Idol showed up and sang like at the casino night or something!

And then Billy Idol would help Jim get the girl, just like he does in TWS.

"See? Billy Idol gets it. I don't know why she doesn't."

May 8th 2006

I like the last name "Beesly." I think Jim Beesly sounds better than Pam Halpert. Then again, Jim Halpert sounds better than Jim Beesly. So, lose-lose.

May 8th 2006 edited

Haha, Kim Beazley is the leader of the ALP (Australian Labour Party) who are currently the federal opposition in Aus. He's a large, very slimey type guy... I couldn't handle it if "Jim Beesly" entered the Office world. Those names are way too similar for my liking!

Strangley though, when I think of Beesly in the Pam sense, it's a much more attractive sounding name than in the Kim sense...

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