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Jim Halpert : I could work here for years
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Jul 18th 2006

She still has 'em. I'd bet my next paycheck. At work, in her desk. Go look. :)

I agree so I'm not going to bet you. And if I could look, I would.

Jul 18th 2006

Jim is sweet and good and wonderful. But that one aspect is a little stalker-ish. Does anyone else think so?

I respectfully disagree. Nothing about Jim screams "stalker" or even "creepy" to me at all. I just find him to be a great and very supportive friend to Pam, whom he happens to be in love with. But he's respected her relationship with Roy for years and hadn't even told her his true feelings until Casino Night. I find him to be an extremely likable and stand up guy. As for the hot sauce packets and everything else in the teapot, I take it to be innocent little momentos he's kept over the years. Roy gets to go home with Pam every night after work. All Jim has are a few hot sauce packets tossed in a drawer or kept in a shoebox somewhere, kept, because they remind him of something really funny that she did once.

Jul 18th 2006

I respectfully disagree.

Wow, since I seem to be in the minority with my opinion, I sure am glad I'm not over at IMDB. They seem to just go there to fight.

Anyway, I can see that Pam would keep the items in drawer, since Jim gave them to her. But I still think keeping sauce packets is a little strange. I mean, they had sauce in them. And they were part of the trash from her lunch.

Jul 18th 2006

But, I still love Jim and don't think he's a creepy guy. Just this one little wierd thing bothers me.

Jul 18th 2006

I'm going to post my thoughts from this thread over on the Roy thread because I think my post will be getting off-topic. Please check it out and tell me what you think.

Jul 18th 2006 edited

Hello all...Long time Lurker, first time poster...

"The Carpet" is coming up this Thursday (hopefully!)...That is actually one of my favorite episodes specifically for the final scene where Pam leaves 7 voicemails (talk about stalker!) and it just makes Jim's day...I especially like the bit where Jim sits in his car (the voice-over one of Pam's messages -- "do you remember that word we made up when something is stuck in your shoe?")...The look on his face is, I think, the moment he realizes (1) he is in love with Pam and (2) more importantly, he is in real trouble...Think about it...He's "gone" all day after she has been gone all week...Probably got to the point where he talked himself into not caring about Pam in that way...Even managed to get distracted with someone else's love life (Kelly and Ryan)...Then, Pam leaves 7 messages...It is the best part of his day...And he's back to square 1...

Jul 18th 2006

Jim collecting hot sauce packets is not stalker-ish

Jim collecting random strands of Pam's hair....now that would be stalker-ish ;-p

Jul 18th 2006

Jim collecting random strands of Pam's hair....now that would be stalker-ish ;-p

Well, to be fair, we've never actually seen the contents of the trunk of the Corolla, so...you never know. Maybe there's a whole traveling shrine to Pam in there. Then again, maybe he has collected strands of Roy's hair to complete the voodoo doll of Roy currently in his room (someone in another thread a while ago said that during the BBQ at his house, it looked like Jim had a voodoo doll that looked like Roy above his desk on his bulletin board). Nothing is impossible. These writers just keep throwin' stuff out there, and we just keep eatin' it up ;-)

Jul 19th 2006

Oh man...I really wasn't going to jump in on this one, but figured I should take one for the (Jim Halpert) Team.

I, too, have to disagree with calling Jim's behavior regarding the hot sauce packets stalker-ish for two major reasons:

1) Mementos. That's all they were, simple

2) I did something very similar when I was in 8th grade as well (must be the age?). I had shared a pack of those little jem donuts with the guy I had a major crush on - so...I kept the wrapper. Yep. Washed it out, smoothed it out, folded it up, and kept it in my wallet for...oh, jeesh, months probably. At the time I felt that he was completely and totally unattainable (I had no idea we'd date briefly years later). But the stupid little wrapper that meant (I'm sure) nothing to him or anyone else was a tiny scrap that I could pull out and be reminded of a brief moment of bliss. And, yes, I threw it away eons ago. ;0>

A little immature maybe? Sure. But far from Stalkerville, IMHO.

Jul 19th 2006

OK, maybe I was a little harsh with that judgement. Maybe not stalker-ish. I, too have kept wierd worthless junk to remind me of times spent with crushes. (Right now, I can think of two examples, myself.) But I mean, come on, we never told those people that we kept them. Deep down, we know that it's wierd. And a little creepy. We aren't bad people, but if they knew we had that stuff, they would think we're a little off.

Taking this another way, it is an example of Jim putting himself out there again, trying to see Pam's reaction to his adoration for her. We know he's good and has good intentions, but it's still wierd.

Jul 20th 2006

I had shared a pack of those little jem donuts with the guy I had a major crush on - so...I kept the wrapper. Yep. Washed it out, smoothed it out, folded it up, and kept it in my wallet for...oh, jeesh, months probably. At the time I felt that he was completely and totally unattainable (I had no idea we'd date briefly years later).

Hey, Andy, did you ever tell him about the donut wrapper? I'm just wondering, because most of us never get that close to our crushes, so our little secrets like that stay secret from the other person forever. If you did tell him, I would have loved to be a fly on the wall for that conversation. "Hey, remember a couple of years ago when we ate those donuts together?..."

[I just realized that I spend the majority of the day begging for peace and quiet in my house, and now that it's nap time and I have about 1/2 hour of time to myself, how am I using it? I'm envisioning hypothetical conversations between Andy and her short-term ex-boyfriend. Great...]

Jul 27th 2006 edited

I crack up every time I see this picture. It reminds me of Beaker from The Muppet Show.

Jul 27th 2006

I've never seen that screen shot. Very cool. I recently watched the season 1 DVD and 6 S2 episodes I downloaded from iTunes (i'm holding out for the DVD). And, I have to say that upon repeated viewing, it gets pretty hard to watch Jim suffer. At first, the unrequited love thing was romantic, but now it's tough to watch. Anyone else finding this?

Jul 27th 2006 edited

JLS : Funny!

Jul 27th 2006

ROFL!

Jul 27th 2006 edited

Nice!

"Who likes Pam?"
"Memememememe!"

Jul 27th 2006

Nice impression of Fozzy Bear. :)

Jul 27th 2006 edited

Mimimimimi is all Beaker can say.

EDIT: Oh...wait...The Fire?

Jul 28th 2006

yessss

People often don't get my humor until hours later. If at all.

Jul 28th 2006

Ok...all indicators say Jim's going (gone) to Stamford. For a while at least. I knew it, it makes sense and is what I thought should happen plot-wise, but I'm queasy thinking about it. And another love interest? Don't know if I can handle it, even though we know JAM will happen at some point. Please, somebody, tell me everything's gonna be ok.

Jul 28th 2006

Ok...all indicators say Jim's going (gone) to Stamford. For a while at least.

I thought there was a chance he would stay in Scranton because Pam might have told him after the kiss that he now had a "future". But you're right, looks like he will go to Stamford.

I was also hoping that he wouldn't have another love interest, seems too standard sitcom-ish. And if he does have another love interest, I wanted it to be someone outside the office. I think there are starting to be too many inter-office romances.

But I will trust the writers to make it work, everything they've done so far has worked.

Jul 28th 2006

I hope so, garbagethrower. If the new season doesn't exploit JAM, I'll sure as hell be disappointed in the writers. How dare they make JAM kiss and then lead us in another direction where Jim pursues another love interest! They wouldn't be so cruel, right? I don't think I can stomach another cliffhanger. I feel like setting myself on fire already.

Sep 27th 2006 edited

I've noticed this for months and feel the need to post it. Jim/John says sonthing. Not something. Casino night: Hey, can I talk to you about sonthing? Same thing in at least 3 other episodes. John's lips don't touch on the M. Not that I'm watching his lips that closely. Ok, so I am. There are worse hobbies.

Sep 27th 2006

Gt, I think I might do that too. I repeated what Jim/John had said, and it totally felt natural to me. I am going to be totally self-conscious about that now. I definitely don't do it all of the time though. I think it is a talking quicker than usual laziness thing. I don't know.

Sep 27th 2006

Sonetimes I miss a consonant or two while I'm speaking. It happens.

Sep 27th 2006

I think it is a talking quicker than usual laziness thing

I did too at first (about Jim/John) but after seeing him do it a few other times and not noticing similar "slips" I thought it was interesting, in an obsessive fan-ish, slightly embarassing way.

And Jinx, yeah, I've noticed, but wasn't gonna bring it up...

Sep 27th 2006

I remember after the first time seeing that episode I rewound that part several times because I could never figure out what he said. At first I thought he said "Can I talk to you offline?" Finally I decided he said "about something" because that made more sense. Even after several re-watches, it never has been clear to me.

Sep 27th 2006

Not that I'm watching his lips that closely. Ok, so I am. There are worse hobbies.

Jeez - now I'm going to have to become a lip watcher, too. Like I don't already have enough neurotic habits to occupy me day...

Sep 27th 2006 edited

lip watcher

I seem to tend to practice on certain people...like Michael (Prison Break...he tends to mumble a bit), John Mayer (gotta get those song lyrics, you know), our friend John...you might wanna start with those, teapot.

Sep 27th 2006

Yes, I too pay close attention to Michael's lips in Prison Break. But not because I can't tell what he's saying. I mean really, does it matter what he's saying?

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