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Jan Levinson : Do you have a light?
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Feb 20th 2006 edited

Discuss all things Jan.

Mar 8th 2006

I loved this line from Jan in Performance Reviews:

"Please don't smell me, Michael."

Hilarious.

Mar 8th 2006

Jan: What (long pause) would (long pause) you (long pause) like (long pause) me (long pause) to (long pause) do? (long pause) Michael?

Michael: Don't talk to me that way.

Jan is confused. At times she appears to derive pleasure from putting Michael down, but then there's something about him that she finds irresistable.

Mar 8th 2006 edited

I thought it was

What...Do...You...Think...The...Pros...Are?

Mar 8th 2006

Sorry, PW Jim, I'm at work and doing these from memory.

The ole memory ain't what it used to be.

Today I loaned out my Season One DVD. I told the guy I want it back in 5 days cause after that I'll be jonzin for a fix.

Mar 8th 2006

I know what you mean Tapper... my boss is a fan of the show as well, and I let him have my DVD for a weekend... and no more.

May 12th 2006

Is it just me, or is Jan the hottest woman on the show???? Man, is she gorgeous!! Why can't I find any beautiful women like her!!!

:canyoutelliminlove:

May 12th 2006

...but kissing her would be like licking an ashtray!

May 12th 2006 edited

Okay my age is going to show here but I remember first seeing Melora Harden in the tv version of Dirty Dancing back in the 80's. She played "Baby" ... of course the show didn't last very long.

Does anyone else remember that or just me?

May 12th 2006

Whoa! Wait! There was a tv version of Dirty Dancing??? Granted I was too young to care, but still. How have I never heard of that? By the way, I can totally see Jan as Baby.

May 12th 2006

She was very young..that's for sure. And like I said the show didn't last for long. Maybe 3 or 4 episodes before it was cancelled.

May 12th 2006

That's too bad it got cancelled. I can't really think of all that many TV versions of movies that did well. Except for Buffy, which is far superior to the movie.

Sep 3rd 2006

Was flipping through some old DVD's at a store and came across the move "Lambada" where Malora was one of the main characters... I had forgotten she was in this because she had short hair and was playing a teenager who falls for her teacher when he teaches them how to dance the Lambada... (J. Eddie Peck played the teacher)

Sep 25th 2006

I'm watching a rerun of Quantum Leap with Melora as a main character. It's blowing my mind. Where would the universe be without Scott Bakula to fix all these problems in time.

Sep 25th 2006

Here I am off-topic again, but I love Scott Bakula. I saw him a few years back at a local ice rink with his kids. (kid? At least one child anyway) He wore a ballcap to try to be incognito (or maybe because it was like 30˚ in the place.) He looked very handsome and I tried not to stare. I did not succeed.

Sep 26th 2006

I used to love this show. I really couldn't sit through these episodes, though. It doesn't really hold up well. Jan was a real cutie before she grew up and became such a femme fatale.

Sep 26th 2006

For those of you that have seen the S2 DVD's....

I guess I missed you....I guess I missed you....I guess I missed you....I guess I missed you....I guess I missed you....I guess I missed you....I guess I missed you....I guess I missed you....

that was hilarious

Sep 26th 2006

How about I missed you...I missed you too...I missed you...I missed you too...I missed you....I missed you too...

Sep 26th 2006

I couldn't believe those are live!!! What detail!

Actually, aside from the hilarious bloopers, what's the point of doing it live?

Sep 26th 2006

I'm guessing there's some technical reason why it's better to have Jan speaking then listening to a recording of her voice. Someone should email the prop guy John and ask if he knows.

Sep 26th 2006

She does have a great phone voice. It's almost...flinty.

Sep 27th 2006

If it's live, then Steve can do more improv for the scene instead of being tied to the restraints of what was recorded. And as we know from the premier, greatness comes from his improvisation of scenes!


Denise

Sep 27th 2006

I wanted to mention, cause it hasn't come up, that Melora was pretty good in the season finale of Gimore Girls last May. The episode was crap, but it was nice to see her play someone other than Jan.

Sep 29th 2006 edited

anyone watch the deleted scenes from "convention"?

there's one scene where jan tries to convince josh to come up to her room to "discuss some work" and just come up for one drink, but he flat out says no.

interesting. every show has so many parallel story lines running, and "convention" had the "whores of philly" theme going with jan and angela.

Sep 29th 2006

"Step away from me, Michael."

Definitely my favorite Jan line ever.

Sep 29th 2006 edited

edtrash, yeah I saw that deleted scene, too. That had desperation written all over Jan's face. It was as painful and sad to watch as it was funny.

Sep 29th 2006 edited

"Step away from me, Michael."
Definitely my favorite Jan line ever.

Couldn't agree more. And that super close-up on her revealed how pretty her eyes are! Wow.

Jan 6th 2007

Wow...Melora was really great in this past episode. She's a great actress...hopefully now with Jan finally admitting her feelings to Michael, we'll maybe get to see more of her.

Jan 7th 2007

Not that I rate the women of the office in order of their hotness, but if I did, Jan would be all alone in the #2 spot. I think she's really sexy.

As to her character, I sometimes find her a little frustrating...She is so bipolar that it's almost hard to digest. How she can go from loathing Michael to lusting for him in such a short span of time is incredible, and probably points to some seriously dark mommy/daddy psychological issues... I don't find that overly sexy. But she's still hot.

Jan 7th 2007

I don't know that she's loathed Michael... she's loathed her feelings for him and she's loathed herself for lusting after a subordinate and she's loathed his behavior at work. To me it's been clear that she has fought liking him from the start. If she really hadn't wanted to open up to Michael at Chili's about the divorce--in front of a client, no less--no number of martinis would have made her.

I get the impression sometimes (perhaps from fantasies about the show that play in my head) that Jan doesn't like being a high-powered NYC executive. We haven't seen that she's particularly good at it, although she can play and dress the part. Maybe the lower-key Scranton lifestyle is attractive to her, too. She's been married in NYC already... why not motherhood and a small-town life?

I think of her less as bipolar than as a true and secret self fighting with her image of the liberated female professional she thinks she ought to be. Michael could be her out if she wants. He'd marry and impregnate her in a heartbeat. In the speculation thread, people wondered if there would be a pregnancy scare. I wonder if it would be hers. Michael will be crushed if it's a mistake.

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