Chair Model

Talk to me, Tivo: Michael’s fascination with a woman modeling a chair in an office supply catalog makes him feel things he hasn’t felt in a while. With Michael distracted, Kevin and Andy team up to win back Dunder Mifflin’s stolen parking spaces, forcing them into a showdown with the bosses of the five businesses of the office park.

Jamoment: Jim’s engagement ring show and tell

Jam Cam: Michael has finally decided he needs to break up with Jan and needs help from the office to find a new love.

Jim suggests Pam’s mom. No, really, he does.

Pam, meanwhile, suggests her land lady — and since this is Michael, it doesn’t end well. He chastises Pam for such an awful choice and heads to his office with Dwight to lament. Of course, this only invites Jim’s attention to the reception desk. Poor Pam has the potential to get kicked out of her apartment after that faux pas, but she doesn’t seem to mind. She doesn’t like the place after all. Jim suggests she just move in with him them. Uh…no. She kind of…well, she learned her lesson from doing that last time and tells Jim she needs a ring before she does that. Really? Yes, really. Well, just you wait, Beesly, because it’s coming. Oh really? Yeah really.

In fact, it’s SO coming that Jim bought a ring months ago. We Jam fans can’t squee loud enough.

But just to keep her on her toes, Jim gets down on one knee on the romantic sidewalk outside Dunder Mifflin…to tie his shoe. Dude, don’t psyche us out like that. It wasn’t funny. At least Pam seems to take it in stride, which is better than some of us who almost had a heart attack.

Scene to be Seen: Just you wait, Jim tells all of us about a proposal to Pam. It’s coming. Stay sharp. And that’s when we see Jim in the conference room doing a quick check to make sure no one is watching before pulling a ring out of his pocket to show the camera. It’s an engagement ring…for Pam…that he bought a week after they started dating. As he stares at it, we all say a little “Aw” and can’t wait to find out when we’re going to see it next.

The Others: Michael’s disasterous dinner party has made him decide it’s time to move out and leave Jan behind…just for now since she is still living in his condo. Somehow, part of his “moving on” process includes trying to date a chair model in their products catalog, who happens to be dead, or Pam’s “older” land lady. And in the end, Michael still ends up somehow in his office with his favorite date — Dwight.

What have we learned today, kids: Stay sharp. You don’t know when or where, but when you least expect it, you will be presented with a proposal. Just make sure your answer is “yes.”

– written by Jenny


Pam: W.B. Jones is renovating their offices and their construction crews are taking up some of the parking spaces we used to get.
Jim: So we had to park at a satellite parking lot over there…
Pam: …which just means we get to see more of our lovely street. Tell them what we saw today Jim.
Jim: Today, we saw a junkyard dog attacking the bones of a rotisserie chicken.
Pam: Nature.

Pam: Who are you putting down?
Jim: Oh, you don’t know her.
Pam: Who is it?
Jim: Your mom.
Pam: Yeah whatever. [she looks at card] Give it to me. Give it to me.

Jim: You just got yourself kicked out of your apartment.
Pam: Oh, I don’t care. I didn’t really like that place that much anyway. I’ll just move.
Jim: Oh, really? Who’s gonna take you in? You’re messy, you’re a klutz, you spill everything, and you leave the volume on the T.V. way too loud.
Pam: Yeah. Maybe I’ll just move in with my boyfriend because he’s kind of a slob too.
Jim: OK sure. Let’s do it.
Pam: No, I…well I’m not going to…I’m…I’m not going to move in with anyone unless I’m engaged.
Jim: Have I not proposed to you yet?
Pam: I don’t know. [she holds up hand without ring] Jim: Well, that’s coming.
Pam: Oh, right now?
Jim: No. I’m not going to do it right here. That would be rather lame.
Pam: OK. So then when?
Jim: Pam, I’m not going to tell you. Hate to break it to you, but that’s not how that works.
Pam: Oh, right. Yeah.
Jim: Wait, I’m serious. It’s happening.
Pam: Ooooo K.
Jim: And when it happens, it’s going to kick your ass, Beesly…So stay sharp.
Pam: I’ve been warned.

Jim: I am not kidding. [checks to make sure no one is looking, then opens ring box] Got it a week after we started dating.

Jim: Where do you want to go for dinner?
Pam: I don’t know. I kind of hate all our regular places right now. Oh, you know what? That one…
Jim: [on one knee, quietly] Hey Pam, will you…wait for me one second while I tie my shoe?
Pam: I hate you.
Jim: What? My shoe is untied. What is your problem? Oh my God, you thought I was…
Pam: Oh, oh.
Jim: No, no, no.
Pam: How could I have thought that?

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