About Pam Beesly

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Pam Beesly

Pam is the friendly but often frustrated receptionist at the Scranton branch of the fictitious paper-distributor Dunder Mifflin. She can seem shy or hesitant to speak her mind, but enjoys chatting with her best friend and current boyfriend, salesman Jim Halpert. She often helps Jim play pranks on his deskmate Dwight Schrute. At the beginning of the series she has been engaged to warehouse worker Roy Anderson for three years.

Pam has above average typing skills, and is able to type 90 words per minute. She attended college,[2] and later in the series returns to school to take art classes. Her desert island top five movies are Fargo, Edward Scissorhands, Dazed and Confused, The Breakfast Club, and The Princess Bride. However, none of these five is her all-time favorite movie. [3] Pam's favorite flavor of yogurt is mixed berry.[4] Her favorite type of chips are French Onion Sun Chips.[5] Pam drives a Toyota Yaris hatchback in Blazing Blue Pearl, first seen in the third season. She is Presbyterian ("Fun Run").

At the beginning of the series, Pam and Roy have been dating for eight years and engaged for three. Their open-ended engagement has become one of Michael's running gags and a sore spot for Pam.

Pam does not want her current job to become permanent, remarking that "no little girl ever dreams about becoming a receptionist." Pam is apathetic toward her work, evidenced by her frequent games of FreeCell on her office computer. However, in the pilot episode, she breaks down crying when Michael pulls an ill-schemed prank by telling her that she will be fired.

Michael has criticized Pam for simply forwarding calls to voice mail without answering and (in a deleted scene) for not sounding enthusiastic enough when speaking on the telephone. Pam is usually happy to abandon her work if asked to do something else by Jim. She will do extra, unnecessary work (such as making a casket for a dead bird or paper doves for the Office Olympics) to make other people happy.

Despite the abuse she takes from Michael, she has never up to this point gone any farther than to call him a jerk.

Pam denied, or was in denial about, having any romantic feelings for her friend Jim. Yet in "Basketball," the camera catches her looking at a sweaty Jim and licking her lips. Also, while at Chili's during the Dundies, an intoxicated Pam kisses Jim in celebration after winning an award.

She was banned from all Chili's locations after she got drunk at the Dundies by stealing drinks from other people's tables. The manager photocopied her driver's license to enforce this.

After Jim confesses his love for her at the Dunder Mifflin "Casino Night" she turns him down. She later talks to her mom on the phone and says Jim is her best friend (though she doesn't say his name.) He returns minutes later and kisses her.

Top 5 Pam Beesly Quotes

Pam Beesly - "Dunder-Mifflin this is Pam."
Pam Beesly - "Phyllis ended up using the same invitations as Roy and me, so it was kind of like being invited to my own wedding."
Pam Beesly - "Kinda sounds like prison is better than Dunder Mifflin."
Pam Beesly - "Hey, I want to say something. I've been trying to be more honest lately and I just need to say a few things. I did the coal walk! Just, I did it. Michael, you couldn't even do that. Maybe I should be your boss. Wow, I feel really good right now. Why didn't any of you come to my art show? I invited all of you. That really sucked. It's like sometimes, some of you act like I don't even exist. Jim, I called off my wedding because of you. And now we're not even friends. And things are just like weird between us, and that sucks. And I miss you. You were my best friend before you went to Stamford. And I really miss you. I shouldn't have been with Roy, and there were a lot of reasons to call off my wedding. But the truth is, I didn't care about any of those reasons until I met you. And now you're with someone else and that's fine. It's...whatever. That's not what I'm...I'm not...okay, my feet really hurt. The thing that I'm just trying to say to you, Jim, and to everyone else in the circle, I guess, is that I miss having fun with you. Just you, not everyone in the circle. Okay, I am gonna go walk in the water now. Yeah, it's a good day."