Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines: P is for Pam!


Hi-dee ho, neighbor! Give me an A! Give me a B! What was I talking about? Oh, yeah -- give me an P!  

It's the 2016 Blogging from A to Z challenge once more! We're past the halfway point and roaring towards Z. Have you visited some of the other participants? What are ya waiting for? Check out all the great blogs on the list.  #AtoZChallenge 

Thanks to the creator, Arlee Bird (Tossing It Out), and the GREAT team that helps make the whole A-to-Z-PALOOSA happen. A list of great participants can be found at the A to Z Blog site.  The basic idea is to blog every day in April except Sundays (26 days), alphabetically, theme optional. Of course, I had to go with a theme: Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines

The Office was a favortie television series at our house; we watched it and chuckled (along with the rest of America) at the antics of Michael, Dwight, Toby, Andy, Angela, Kelly, Creed...oh, who am I kidding, I was all about Jim and his quest for Pam. This parody of documentaries was modeled after the British version of The Office with Ricky Gervais. Truthfully, I never liked that one. As a matter of fact, I didn't think I'd like the American version...and then it grew on me. As the mild mannered receptionist, Pam was the object of Jim's longing for many seasons. Then the situation changed and Pam was the one who crushed on ole' Jim - who was in a relationship. Finally, they got together and unlike some storylines, the pairing made the show better.

P is for Pam!

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I just...I don't think it's many little girls' dreams to be a receptionist...


Pam:
You can't be scared of a room full of Jims. I love the guy but he's basically Gumby with hair.


Pam: 
Those are the rules of jinx and they are flinchingly rigid.


Jim:
That's my favorite part of Christmas, the authority.
Pam:
And the fear.


Pam: You know what they say about a car wreck where it's so awful you can't look away? The Dundies are like a car wreck that you want to look away, but you have to stare at it because your boss is making you. 

This actually is SO Pam Beesly.  You can always tell that she just wants peace and harmony and people to like her.  Even when Jim was dating Karen she tried being Karen's friend in spite of being madly in love with her boyfriend.  I think the world would be a better place if there were more people like Pam Beesly.:



 "When you're a kid, you assume your parents are soulmates. My kids are gonna be right about that."




Pam: 
With work and two kids, nothing interesting's gonna happen to us for a long, long time.


24 comments:

  1. OK, now I'm gonna have to figure out how many of these movies / TV shows I've actually seen and keep a running tally. This will be MY way of "A To Z-ing" within your own 'A To Z'.

    DOC CHERDO, I'll return once I've done the math...

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Ah, brudder...this is how the brudder-sister thing goes.

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    2. I'm 6 for 16.
      (I've seen Holliday, Dr. Evil, Ferris, J.B. Books, Kip, and Olsson.) Not a very informed tally.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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  2. Love this show!! I work for Dunder Miflin in so many ways. Part of my company does sell paper too. LOL . Steve Carel is the best!

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    1. I loved the Jim-Pam dynamic; a little sweet angst is great.

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  3. I've never watched the show. Maybe I need to check it out. :)

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    1. Bish, you MUST! And don't give up till you've seen a few episodes. It gets better and better (but I think it starts weak).

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  4. I don't watch The Office either, but it's one of those shows I might watch sometime down the line. Or not. Hmm. I just don't know. The show itself is pervasive... even I'm familiar with the running gag "That What She Said," and I've not watched even one episode.

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    1. Ha ha ha...Steve Carell is great, but I love the characters of Jim, Pam, and Dwight. Dwight-isms are nearly as good.

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  5. THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID. Why don't I proof my comments???

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    1. What is funny about that is that we do a lot of baby-talk at my house, or just simpleton talk. "That what she said" fits that perfectly.

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  6. She was a cutie. I think my wife cheered when they got married.

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    1. The wedding episode was one of the all time best. I love that it was so upbeat.

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  7. I haven't seen this show, but I think you made a good choice for the letter, "P"!

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  8. One of my favourite television shows. I'm still in love with Pam. I was so afraid when Pam and Jim started dating, the show was going to jump the shark. But it really didn't. It only jumped after Michael Scott left.
    So many great Pam and Jim moments. I quote this TV show often.

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    1. Yes, this was one of the greats on TV. Surprising how many times I felt pulled into the Pam-Jim thing. Like Seinfeld, totally quotable!

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  9. This is one show I never watched. I don't know why..just never did.

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    1. It's not too late, Birgit...you need all the hobbies you can get, girl...no one gets out alive...ha ha ha.

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  10. Such a fan of the show, although it's probably legitimately a series that ended well after it should have.

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Love, Cherdo