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Jim Halpert : I could work here for years
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Apr 6th 2006

I have to agree with ilovebeets. Everytime Jim is in a scene, I always keep an eye out of one of his priceless expressions.

Apr 6th 2006

I don't know who is responsible for making the playlists, but Jim's is great - the best of the 5, I think. I already had "Gone for Good" and "Sing" before, but I added "Rebellion (Lies)" and "California Stars" to my iPod based on this list, and they're both very catchy. Good driving songs, too.

Apr 6th 2006

Thanks for posting that, dresa! =)

Apr 6th 2006

A Quick One While He's Away...my alltime hands-down favorite Who tune. Spooky...

Great list on John/Jim's part

Apr 6th 2006

Ok..I'll admit it. I bought all the songs off Jim's playlist that I didn't already own, such as The Shins, R.E.M., and Gwen Stefani. But I really really love the Travis song and Wilco's "California Stars" is quickly climbing my favorites list.

Apr 6th 2006

Michelle, I agree that Jim's is the best playlist of the 5. I am currently in love with "Rebellion (Lies)". It's a great wake-up song.

Apr 7th 2006

nod I love California Stars... =)

Apr 14th 2006 edited

this might make some of y'all mad, but it always bugged me that halpert's face looks so familiar to me. i swore i knew someone before that looked just like him, someone from high school, college, or maybe a grocery store...

then i remembered.

anyone ever read a comic strip called adam@home?

adam@home 1

adam@home 2

halpert

Apr 14th 2006

Wow, that comic's pretty bad.

May 13th 2006

Hey everyone! Jenna and Angela let us know how to request their autographs on their MySpace blogs. Anyone know where to write to for a John Krasinski autograph?

May 13th 2006

Wow! That's cool I have never seen any of the ipod lists before, though I did notice at Jim's Party he was playing "Skin of my Yellow Country Teeth." It's cool to see "Jim" is a Wilco fan. They were awesome on Conan Last night. First thing I've watched since watching Casino Night a billion times.

May 27th 2006

Something I thought up while at work last week (during a rare slow day): Jim always, always, always eats a ham-and-cheese sandwich for lunch. It's pretty much something we can rely on (though in an outtake from one of the first-season eps, he complains that Dwight threw away his chicken- or tuna-salad sandwich, so maybe he likes a little variety).

Anyway, back to the ham-and-cheese: My thoughts on this day when I should have been working ran along these lines

Pam's last name is Beesly

Pam is very close to "ham" as far as the sound the words make

Beesly, kinda a stretch with "cheese"

Ham and cheese = Pam and me? (as in Jim, not me personally)

I'd love the name of a reputable shrink, to help cure me of this sort of thinking ;-p

May 27th 2006

I think you just need the new season to start.

May 28th 2006

We all love the expressive JK face. What kills me are the more subtle mood shifts. My favorite: in Basketball when he's so up on Pam and Roy's 's compliments) then crushed by their tub giggles...breaks my heart ever time. I think the man is absolutely brilliant.

May 28th 2006

Yeah, the whole 'Jinx' thing from Drug Testing was great for him, too.

Jun 5th 2006

I was just thinking about Jim's intestinal fortitude.

Casino Night. He has left Pam in the parking lot. He is in tears. Ok..he is in tear. Anyway, he is crushed at her "I can't". That would be as much risk/hurt anyone would be expected to take on in a single day. But not our boy. He shakes it off and plunges in minutes later with The Kiss. He knows it could end even more crushingly than in the parking lot, but takes that base-jump plunge. Wow.

Steve wrote it, John made us believe it and I'm still replaying it in my mind because it was incredible tv.

Jun 5th 2006

Yeah, but the fact that he still kissed her after she said she couldn't still kinda bothers me. I mean, she said no. What part didn't he understand?

I was all for the kiss. But still. No means no, right?

Jun 5th 2006

But still. No means no, right?

Pam never said no... She said she can't. Jim knew she couldn't but he also knew she wanted to... so, catch 22.

Jun 6th 2006

We all love the expressive JK face. What kills me are the more subtle mood shifts. My favorite: in Basketball when he's so up on Pam and Roy's 's compliments) then crushed by their tub giggles...breaks my heart ever time. I think the man is absolutely brilliant.

That breaks my heart too. Talk about a mood shift. Another one that tugs at my heart strings is in the Halloween episode. Pam encourages Jim to take the Cumberland job. Jim looks at her and makes a little chuckle as if to say, "What in the world could you be thinking?" then he says, "but, it's in Maryland?" It seems to me that he has convinced himself that Pam must have the same feelings for him as he has for her. He just can't believe that she would suggest something like that. At the conclusion of the show during his interview with the camera crew, he even admits that if Pam didn't work there, he would take that job in Maryland. So, he stays in Scranton just to be near Pam, and up until she made that suggestion to him, he was sure that felt the same toward him. When he realizes that she is totally serious, he is so crushed. His expressions tell it all.

Jun 6th 2006

Plaid – Yesss. We feel his pain.

Also love the happy Jim expressions. I think my favorite is in Diversity Day and Pam's little snooze on his shoulder...he seems to close his eyes for a moment in a look of total bliss. (sigh)

Jun 6th 2006

I forgot about Jim's smile at the end of "The Dundies", when he watches Pam ride off with Angela(?), and then realizes the camera is on him and tones it down before walking away. Another great happy Jim face.

Jun 6th 2006

One of the plots I really liked was towards the beginning of the season, when they showed Jim as a leader in the office. Within a few episodes (Office Olympics, The Fire, and The Client) you see this take charge side of Jim, that you don't see much of after that. I hope this is a characteristic is developed more in season three.

Jun 6th 2006

I think Jim likes stripes.

Jun 6th 2006

One of the plots I really liked was towards the beginning of the season, when they showed Jim as a leader in the office. Within a few episodes (Office Olympics, The Fire, and The Client) you see this take charge side of Jim

Agree, Jim is a natural leader and the rest of the office (except Dwight) really gravitates toward him. Anytime he organizes something everyone is happy to go along. People were even staying late to read Michael's script. He also has a subtle way of getting everybody involved. Example is appointing Phyllis, the least attractive lady in the office, to read the Catherine Zeta-Jones role. He would be a great manager, much better than Michael, who should have stayed in sales.

Jun 6th 2006

Example is appointing Phyllis, the least attractive lady in the office, to read the Catherine Zeta-Jones role.

I get your point, but I don't think Phyllis is in any way, shape, or form the least attractive ANYTHING (and I don't think Jim saw it that way either). She may not always FEEL attractive and her insecurity is often magnified by Michael's mockery, so I believe THAT was Jim's rationale in giving her the CZJ part - to boost her confidence. Not to give her pity points for being the ugly duckling. Because that would not be a Jim I could respect.

Jun 6th 2006

THAT was Jim's rationale in giving her the CZJ part - to boost her confidence

Yes, that's what I was getting at. You said it much better than I did.

Jun 6th 2006

Example is appointing Phyllis, the least attractive lady in the office, to read the Catherine Zeta-Jones role.

I think he was just being nice. Anyway, he also got Phyllis to get involved in Flonkerton and HORSE, and when he says that she has "H-O", and she goes "You callin' me a ho?" Jim's face lights up and he goes "Wow! Phyllis coming alive, I like it."

He's just a good guy. He also got Oscar involved (he was just sitting at the side) and he even let Dwight play, even if it was only to stop him from telling Michael (though I doubt Jim cares if he gets reprimanded by Michael)

Jun 7th 2006 edited

So does anyone find it weird that John is wearing an outfit identical to what he wore in Casino Night here?
And is it pathetic that I noticed that?

Jun 7th 2006

Isn't he also wearing that outfit in the photo of him and (I'm guessing) Ryan on his desk? Jim must be awfully fond of that sweater...

Jun 7th 2006

Wow, I actually chuckled seeing that picture of Jim in the outfit from the link. I had to go back and look for that desk picture to see the outfit again, Two-Hole Punch Jim. I don't think it's pathetic that you noticed, No Cookie, it's just extremely astute...suspiciously astute...Office-fan-astute. I just started commenting on the forums and I'm realizing I'm going to have to raise the intensity with which I watch this show by about 20-200%. I'm learning a lot from all of you in the meanwhile. Looking at the posts on the various forums reminds me of analyzing Magritte when I took Art history in freshman year of college...So, any thoughts on Golconde?

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