Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Failures of Pam Beasley



There is nothing as sad as Pam Beasley (unless you count writers who write about fictional characters). 

We were introduced to Pam nearly 8 years ago - the drab, every woman. Her romance with Jim was what drove The Office for the first 4 seasons. We had to have someone to root for and rooting for Michael and anyone would be like rooting for a kid to finally stop squeezing that toy Elmo so hard. 

Many Office fans suggest that they gave up on the show after Pam and Jim got together, citing a lack of driving force, when in reality The Office just stopped doing comedy after the Jim/Dwight cold open every week. People giving up after Jim and Pam seal the deal indicates that people actually care about these characters. This is understandable when it comes to Jim, he is the conscience of the show, the WTF? is happening when everything around him is literally falling apart. He also has this. 

With Pam Beasley-Halpert this reasoning is shady at best. Why do we like this character? No real human man would want to date Pam. Let us list the failures of Pam Beasley. 

1. Superiority Complex

While she was introduced as an every woman type character, she has increasingly become more self assured."Character development," you scream, inaccurately! She also seemed to have a nervous tick, and never wanted to cause trouble (including inviting awful people to her own wedding), until she started dating Jim and making Dwight piss in elevators. But where did she get the gaul to make up a job that didn't exist and lie about it for the next 3 seasons? Pam comes off as cold in the first few seasons, stuck in an awful relationship and refusing to do anything about it. There was nothing except for marriage that changed for her, but now, she sits on her throne, eye rolling her hours away next to her husband. 

2. Ambition

The superiority complex seems even stranger when you realize that she has failed at maybe everything she has ever done. In season 1 she notes "It's not every girl's dream to grow up and be a receptionist," a wildly accurate statement, that makes you feel for her. She had ambition at one point, she wanted to be an artist, but then she failed out of art school because "she didn't like flash," which is now nearly irrelevant. YOU DIDN'T NEED TO LEARN FLASH.  Pam leaves for love, but isn't this the exact advice we steer our friends away from? Don't quit your dream for a guy Pam! Why are we still rooting for this woman, and why do people claim the show gets worse after Pam gets happy? That means we too are happy for this pathetic character. 

She returns to Dunder Mifflin as receptionist, grows some balls to leave the company a season later and becomes an awful salesperson at the Michael Scott Paper company. She returns to Dunder Mifflin as an awful salesperson (at least she's consistent) and then makes up the Office Manager job as a weirdly written coup. 

Pam had a dream, gave up on it after things got rough, and has now resigned herself to lying her way through a dying company. She's definitely someone you bring home to mom!

3. Looks

Listen, I'm not going to harp on her looks that much, Jenna Fischer is attractive enough, but Pam was intentionally underdone in the first few seasons, before suddenly getting more beautiful and then getting pregnant and staying that way after the baby came out (I might pay for this line later in life). I'm just gonna say she is not hot enough to overlook every other negative attribute. 

4. Intangibles

If you were a guy looking to date Pam you do a quick recap. Is she nice? Not really, she's either a pushover that hates her job or someone who does not have patience for your shortcomings (Michael Scott, the guy at the Daycare center, EVERYONE). Is she pretty? Sort of, if she was really smart and kind and funny, sure you could lock it in. Is she smart? You probably have to answer no to this. She couldn't finish art school, her resume reads:

RECEPTIONIST - DUNDER MIFFLIN - 2001- INFINITY 

and basically stops there. Is she funny? She's thinks she is funny, that counts for something, I guess...


What this comes down to is Pam has never succeeded at anything, but still thinks she is better than everyone. Not only does she not do well at art school, sales or possibly reception (sometimes she lets it go to voicemail), but she quits all of those things, presumably because she doesn't have the will to overcome ineptitude. So here she is, resigned to a life at a paper company in a paperless world, based out of Scranton, PA, maybe the saddest place outside of the state of Florida. There is nothing as sad as this girl.






68 comments:

Anonymous said...

Man you hit the nail on the head. She goes around being unkind to coworkers and making fun of people (as if she has room to), snickering like a child, and tryin to dig up gossip on people. I don't like Jim either though, as he is the smart alec, slacker type that permeates society today (who also has a better than complex ). You just wanna slap both of them and yell who do you think you are, grow up!! Pam almost makes te show unbearable. She acts like others are pathetic and she is better when she is really pathetic

Anonymous said...

You can trash your "Pam is not hot enough" comment. She's hot.

Mandasdave said...

Shes not hot. Jenna fischer is mildly atrractive, but her character is not.

Anonymous said...

This "writer" is just another douchebag who's not nearly as clever as he imagines himself to be.

Cerebrlasassn said...
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Cerebrlasassn said...

It's BEESLY. FYI. At least learn to spell before you trash a character. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

The position is also called Office Administrator, and it is a position that existed but wasn't filled.

Anonymous said...

agreed. pam is a cunt that ruined the programme - jenna fischer has no talent whatsoever - she would be a whore/waitress if she wasn't lucky with this show. she ruins the last few seasons with her bullshit

Cerebrlasassn said...

Years of season renewals despite bad acting and bad characters. Yea sure thing. Cause that would make sense keeping bad actors on a show and renewing it every year. Uh huh.

logical said...

Lol haterz...jus don't watch the show

Anonymous said...

Especially in the later seasons like season 9 I find her relationship with and towards Jim absolutely appalling. Jim is giving up his dream job and she is STILL unhappy and making everything about her. He hangs up a work phone call because she asks him to and she gets angry at him for that? Pam is a conniving know-it-all bitch iwth a major superiority complex and she needs to be taken down a notch or 6. Dear office writers, make a Se 10 Ep 1- The death of Pam Beesly.

Cerebrlasassn said...

Season 10. Lmao. Hope that was a joke

Anonymous said...

It clearly was just a joke bro... obviously there's no season 10 being made

Cerebrlasassn said...

Ya think

Cerebrlasassn said...

Are you fu*kin serious right now. Where do people come up with this ignorant crap. And why are you posting it on this page. This makes absolutely no sense.

Anonymous said...

very nice post.
also, speaking as a guy, she is not hot at all.

Cerebrlasassn said...

Yeah I will say that they purposely made her not hot for the show... But I think she's a pretty good lookin lady :).. But then it's Pam we're talking about I guess.. Not Jenna Fischer...
http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/jenna-fischer/images/9394224/title/shape-magazine-photo
http://www.2flashgames.com/photo/jenna_fischer/Jenna_Fischer_0010.htm

Anonymous said...

Pam single-cuntedly ruined the latter seasons of The Office for many people. Her whole clicky smile 'I'm laughing behind my hand at the world' bs got old super quick. There is nothing wrong with her character becoming more assertive or more 'attractive' (personally i think she's yuck-looking with jowls and cold eyes) but it's a shame the show's writers went out of their way to simultaneously infuse her with supreme cunty-ness and condescension. Michael made The Office great. Pam started out intriguing and sweet and fun to root for and turned into a moody, unfunny, syphilitic canker. End of story.

Anonymous said...

Pam's character is awful. She is a total loser that should have ended up alone, stewing in her annoying mediocrity.

Anonymous said...

Was just watching the show again and can't believe how much I hate this character. She was awful to people in an entitled way (not the obvious Angela way where it's just her nature). She might be the worst employee in the company, and seemed to think marrying Jim and being a mom gave her more ammunition to be entitled in her made-up position.

Anonymous said...

I agree, Pam sucks. She started out fine and became something horrible. At first she was mousey and lacking confidence, but a nice and caring person - someone you would maybe want to give a boost of encouragement and root for if you knew her in real life.
Then, as her character "developed", she became a snide, passive-aggressive bitch instead of a confident, assertive woman. I think most people wanted her and Jim to get together, but once they did, they both deteriorated. To make matters worse, they both became the classic examples of what NOT to be once you get married and have kids.

Anonymous said...

These are fictional characters. You people really have nothing better to do than plan a fictional characters death? As far as attacking her looks, only insecure people do that. Too bad people never mature. She's a great actress. Lets see you get up on screen and give a performance a tenth as good as hers. Jenna/Pam aren't the same person either. She acted what was written and she was written as a warm person. If you don't see that you are truly ignorant

Cerebrlasassn said...

Thank you^^!!! At least I'm not the only one that's not crazy! ITS A TV SHOW PEOPLE! Obviously none of you even watched the show... Give it a rest already ;)

huggins said...

Pam turned out to be selfish, she had zero confidence as an artist, so she quit. Then jim tries to start a business, to make sure they dont get trapped in dead end jobs, and the thanks he gets is her being a loser mom. Women who complain about kids being tough work arent doing the job right. Its really sickening to me, that the moment jim doesnt celebrate her, she goes into a downward spiral. Her mother was babysitting those kids all day, all pam had to do was feed her kids dinner and put them to bed, but noooo thats too tough! What a disgraceful character!

Anonymous said...

Shut up bitch this cow is a terrible actor and they should make an episode on season 10 where she is ran over and killed, if they make a season 10.

Anonymous said...

How old is this saggy prune anyway.
like 50?She definitely ruined the show for me, with her bitchy attitude. And dammn she whiter than a cum stain

Cerebrlasassn said...

yeah ok dude. 50. And a saggy prune. #trollinwitmyhomies
>>>>>http://i.imgur.com/zq9Gu.jpg
>>>>>http://blog-imgs-40.fc2.com/m/o/m/momo1024112/jenna-fischer-10.jpg

Cerebrlasassn said...

"Oh that's photoshop"... Uh huh.

Anonymous said...

The cunt still looks like a transvestite what are you talking about.

Cerebrlasassn said...

You're right... Anonymous.. Lol
http://rp-chat.wikia.com/wiki/File:Troll-meme-generator-when-i-troll-i-get-attention-191d4b.jpg?file=Troll-meme-generator-when-i-troll-i-get-attention-191d4b.jpg

Cerebrlasassn said...

She's 40 btw. Either 10 years younger Than you, #youmad or more likely, 26 years older. Only children say such ridicule sh*t from behind a screen. Or at least the equivalent anyway... Which is many people these days..But it's been fun. Nonetheless

Cerebrlasassn said...

*ridiculous

Anonymous said...

Bro I can pull way hotter females than this trash and I'm 22 by the way. You're just a dumbass who's into trannys , fuck boy.

Anonymous said...

You obviously don't know real beauty. That bitch pam is Hamm. Rashida Jones is hella bommb. Now that is real talent.
You must be retarded or blind

Cerebrlasassn said...

I was implying that you're acting like a 12-year-old because you're trying to act like a badass on the Internet. #Allthecoolkidsaredoingit
But you clearly don't have the intellectual firepower to keep up and that was way over your head. having an opinion and thinking someone isn't hot is perfectly fine. But You don't have to be a dick about it. And shit this ain't even about her being hot have you even read any of it? Come on dude be real....
And you can troll and talk shit all day long #theinternet, all you want to but real talk if she ever approached you you know you fuck with her. Lyin if you say you won't. But that's assuming that this is a fake Internet badass persona you're trying to put on with the shit because anybody that acts that way aint get approached by anybody in real life. Bro.
Ps, last dude post knows what's up hahahaaaaa

Anonymous said...

Bro your wack. Point of the matter is she ain't even cute.
And she killed the whole show.

Cerebrlasassn said...

That's the most grown up thing you've said. With the exception of "whack" hahaha. You don't have to get all mad because you're acting like a kid with all that ridiculousness.. But whatever...
And even still *You're* wrong... Hot is debatable... Cute is a given... But to each his own... Whatever you feel like thinking.. That's all you.. But jumping on talking shit is just pointless... #movingon this was about the show and the character.. The smallest paragraph that barely exists, was about her looks... Completely irrelevant... But...
Later... Anon.. ;)

Anonymous said...

PAM BEESLEY IS SUCH AN UGLY CUNT AND SHE HAS FOREVER RUINED THE SHOW FOR EVERYONE, WITH HER CORNY ASS JOKES AND HER BITCHY ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE OTHER CHARACTERS. BTW JENNA FISCHER IS FUGLY AS WELL, AND WHOEVER DEFENDS HER IS A STUPID CUNT WHO KNOWS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT TRUE BEAUTY.
FUCK THIS DUMB BITCH, JUST KILL HER ALREADY!

Cerebrlasassn said...

Cause she wrote the script. #seemslegit

Nareik Seob said...

I am SO GLAD you wrote this! SHE IS THE DEVIL IN A CARDIGAN. Seriously though anyone finding fault in this brilliant authors slight misspellings is just, to quote Pam B: "Grasping at straws." She makes a sound argument, it's all true and NO ONE LIKES PAM. Preach it!

Cerebrlasassn said...

No one... It was only on 9 seasons yup... Must be more of a Manhattan Love Story type.. That lasted lol. I just don't get it but to each his own I suppose hahaha... Devil is a bit much for an actor playing a part though. As it was scripted. Whatev.

Cerebrlasassn:LIAR said...

Cerebrlasassn, stop letting your boner for Jenna Fischer get in the way of your objective decision making skills. Disagree with us all you like, you are entitled to your own opinion. AS ARE WE. We came to this page because we wanted to trash a character who is absolutely terrible at being a mother, a wife, and an employee. I love this show. But her tendency to boss all of her loved ones around, lie her way to the top and be her own worst enemy has proven to be ENOUGH. All of these points were made very clear by the author, who has a sound argument. No matter how many fucking pictures you link to her whoring herself out for the camera WILL NOT change these peoples opinions. SO stop trying to use inane opinions as an argument. You want me to get mad at the writers? FINE. They ruined her, and the series. You are so cool throwing out your hashtags and calling people out for being "children" but you know what? CHILDREN wouldn't pick up on this kinda shit. CHILDREN wouldn't get so worked up by her insensitivity. And CHILDREN wouldn't have watched this show enough to even NOTICE. YOU are the cunt here. For coming to a forum where everyone agrees with one another and spreading your motherfucking opinion. Go find a "The Achievements of Pam Beesly" page and have your fun. BUT LEAVE US THE FUCK ALONE. If we think she is a bitch, you ain't gonna change our minds. If WE think she is ugly, you ain't gonna change our minds. No matter how persistent, eloquent, or devious you may be. ENOUGH.

DoOrDie said...

It could argued, Cerebrlasassn, that you are the one with nothing better to do than lurk around a blogpost only to discredit everyones opinions with your own, contrived one. I think the jury has spoken.

NARDDOG said...

Anyone who makes as many ILLEGAL decisions as pam deserves to be killed off. She is a mother! Who defrauded the company by making a position with a salary, all because she SUCKS at the job she stuck her neck out to get. Should she be rewarded for being impulsively stupid? For walking out on a steady job, coercing her way back into it, and only THEN realizing she is an idiot? THINK OF YOUR KIDS. Oh wait, her mom takes care of them all day. That's right.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone even bother defending her? Cerebrlasassn you say we're stupid for attacking a character the writers created. But Why? Why do you care so much? You'll never get to sleep with her no matter how hard you try and defend her honor. Can't you let these people voice their anger at this bitch? Or would you rather we trash you instead?

%$&* said...

Cerebrlasassn WHY DON'T YOU MAKE YOUR OWN FUCKING PAGE BLASTING THE WRITERS AND SEE IF ANYONE GIVES A FLYING FUCK. YOU'RE A GODDAMN FOOL IF YOU THINK YOU ARE ACCOMPLISHING ANYTHING. PAM RUINED THE SHOW. END OF DISCUSSION.

Anonymous said...

Pam absolutely ruined the show. I can't stand episodes that center around her. I literally have to skip them they are so painful. and FUCK YOU IF YOU TELL ME I AM TAKING IT TOO SERIOUSLY. I am different from you. Accept that and you'll be on your way to coexisting much more comfortably than you would have been before. The writers took a real shit on her. Not a thing can be done to help it now.

Nareik Seob said...

I'd just like to thank the author for making this to begin with. I'd also like to give a shout out to Cerebrlasassn: TAKE YOUR CRUSH ELSEWHERE. EVERYONE HERE HATES PAM. STOP RUINING OUR LIVES WITH YOUR PRESENCE.

Anonymous said...

I am all for a holiday special that kills off Pam. She is an entitled, fugly, cunt who somehow got it in her head that she deserves to be such a bitch. NEWS FLASH: Being hot doesn't mean you can just have anything you want. For fucks sake Jim you should have dumped her sorry ass when she refused to make any sacrifices for you despite everything you gave up for her. The writers only made her swallow her pride on the last episode because of all the death threats they were receiving. Could they have waited any longer? Pam needs to get a serious reality check. BIYOTCH

Anonymous said...

Cerebrlasassn: I think makes it pretty clear what I think of you.

https://tonedeafjoke.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/ionforquiz.jpg

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna write Jenna Fischer a letter from her BIGGEST fan! Cerebrlasassn! Anyone who is blind enough to overlook all of these flaws in the show alone, well they deserve to rot in hell with that CumGuzzlingThunderCunt. Happy endings you bastard.

cogNOTive said...

YOU FUCKING IDIOTS STOP LETTING YOUR PENIS GET IN THE WAY OF A CLEARLY OBVIOUS FACT: PAM IS AWFUL AND THERE IS NOT GETTING AROUND IT.

Anonymous said...

Cerebrlasassn where do you get off doing all this? You have no fucking life. How often do you come to this specific page to defy someone else's opinion? Only people with that much free time are 12 year olds. Course you're too quick to accuse to be that young. How's unemployment doing ya TWAT?

GREATSCOTT said...

Cerebrlasassn is the kinda guy that has "self-diagnosed claustrophobia". You are a disgrace. Stop trying to change peoples minds. Go Jack off to some more pics of that hoe bag you slime.

Anonymous said...

#hastagswerenevercoolyoufuck

SwarlsBarkley42 said...

Can we all agree on just one thing? Cererbrlasassn is the biggest fucking troll on this blogpost. I mean, how many times a day do you check this page to make sure you've added your two cents? Seeing as this horny ass motherfucker has a comment for almost EVERY FUCKING POST, I'd say we have ourselves a colossal time-waster, ladies and gentlemen. (And yes, that is in reference to your smart-assed remarks towards people that posted a comment or two, and then LEFT IT THE FUCK ALONE.) If you're so butthurt over this post, GO MAKE A HALF-ASSED FORUM OF YOUR OWN out of all the contradicting, and hypocritical comments you've invited yourself to post here. GTFO already.

Cerebrlasassn said...

LMMFAO ever heard of emails buddy. Maybe you're new to this internet thing. No one else get updates because they post anonymously. Pretty sure when people cuss and talk shit randomly for no reason, that that is trolling. This is all very entertaining. Such fun..

Cerebrlasassn said...

One more time for old times sake... And people who don't know what Nielsen is. 9 seasons. Have a nice day. :D

Cerebrlasassn said...

Wow haha.. Finally read all those... Who's trying to force opinions? Yeah that just me lmmfao. You people are all so sensitive. There are way hotter women than her. No disagreement. But trashing a persons looks is just stupid. Who cares either way really. And as FO my employment status. I don't think I'd have Internet if I were unemployed hahaha. Hilarious. All these comments getting all worked up over little old me? How flattering! I'm glad I could give you all some entertainment even if for just a second. That is one thing I do for a living after all... Hence the ability to post this via the Internet that I pay for with money from said work, among other thing I also am able to pay for... Just imagine it! So unbelievable! Wow! Or maybe I'm just a ! Yup that's the one! Jeez come on people hahaha... Wait I gotta go take car of my boner. Please excuse...

Anonymous said...

cerebrlasassn is one of the biggest idiots on internet, i'm reading the comments to see how others share my same opinions, and this as**ole is either blabbing about some nonsense or correcting a word from someone's comment, this guy is just so fucking pathetic get a life moron nobody cares about your stupid comments nobody even comes back to check . you mean nothing to anybody and you will always be nothing untill you get a life

Anonymous said...

I happened to come across this during a search, and I would like to say: Well done getting on the sixth page of a Google search (no sarcasm), but what a terribly written piece with very poor logic.

Anonymous said...

you dummy

Anonymous said...

you are obviously a faggot, i can talk to animals

kite freeks said...

You guys are absolute idiots. Pam is a great character and i would date her any time. Jenna and Pam in the show are incredibly hot.

You are just nitpicking, and btw, the only one behaving egoistic in season 9 was jim towards HER.

I dont know what u guys smoked, but it isnt good for u

C. Hodge said...

OMG Thank God. I thought I was the only one. And I dont see much difference between Jenna Fisher and Pam, lol. She always plays her own annoying self and I honestly dont understand how she gets work. Watching her performances leaves me feeling the same way I do after being served plain oatmeal for breakfast. Plain oatmeal served room temperature. Sure I didnt starve but...........

C. Hodge said...

Thats the thing......love the show. She is the Hell we all have to live with, lol. Gotta take the good with the bad.

C. Hodge said...

In Seasons 6 and 7 it was obvious baby CiCi didnt even like her, lol. Maybe I'm taking it a little far.

C. Hodge said...

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