About.com talks to Jenna

SPOILER WARNING! Article and subsequent comments will contain spoilers. (It’s not too spoilery, though.)

Once again, a lengthy interview with Jenna about Blades of Glory, and once again, she says some interesting stuff about The Office:

I don’t know if Jim and Pam are ultimately meant to be together. I say this to producers all the time: ‘Sometimes that person helps you become the person that you’re supposed to be to meet the person you’re supposed to marry.’ Maybe that’s our story. And if that’s our story, that’s still a beautiful story to tell.

Link: Interview with Jenna Fischer


  1. “‘Man, my boobs don’t need any more action for like a few months.’ I can tell you. Like my husband, I was like slapping his hands away for 2 weeks. Like, ‘They’re done. No more.’”

    LOL. I love Jenna. And I LOVE JAM, but what Jenna said up there is a really nice thought even if things don’t turn out the way we want.

  2. I agree with Jenna
    If it wasn’t for Pam. Jim would never have found Karen.
    HORRAAY for Pam!

  3. Oh man, but if Jim and Pam don’t get together at least ONCE and give it a try, I feel like the universe might explode. They are meant for each other, and even if it’s not a FOREVER relationship, they owe it to themselves to try it out. I don’t think it would ruin the show. And I keep hoping it will happen!

  4. I know, I know, the world does not revolve around Jam, but I really don’t think I would be a happy camper if it’s “not in the cards” for Jim and Pam to get together. The show is so great at breaking the standards of comedy/television, but letting the boy get the girl in the end is one “cliche” I would like to see the Office hold onto.

  5. Awww, that’s sweet but I kinda feel like we’re in for a disapointed season finale for JAMers if she is in the mentality to say that.

    It’s totally true but grrrrr!!!!

  6. Jenna, get your head out of the LA smog. That would be a lousy story for the Office which has Jim/Pam and the comedy/drama of their relationship as one of the primary threads of the show. Having the Jim/Pam tension for 3+ seasons then having Pam wisked off by some random at the end would be pathetic and would let down a lot of fans. Friends had a go with something like that with Joey and Rachel and that came off as equally lame. The error was corrected in the show’s finale.

    That would be a “beautiful story” to tell on some other show.

  7. I was a little sad at first, but I think I know what she means now. I think she just meant that if/when Jam gets together, they shouldn’t force a wedding out of it or any of the typical things UNLESS it feels natural to the flow of the characters. If it does feel natural then, sure, let them last. But I don’t think she was saying she doesn’t want them to get together at all. She just wants the writers to keep it real. I can understand that (as much as I’d LOVE to see Jam work out in the long run).

  8. I think what Jenna said about Jim/Pam was very enlightening. Jim/Pam’s legacy as one of TV’s definitive couples won’t probably by judged by whether they ultimately get together and live happily ever after, but probably by all those “we’ll always have Paris” moments, e.g. the 27 seconds of silence, hi/hey etc etc. (I remember Rick and Ilsa but have to wrack my brains to remember the name of the guy Ilsa ended up with).

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m a Jim/Pam fan to the core, and would give anything to see them get together and stay together as a happy couple. But I think there is a poignancy and an element of the bittersweet to what Jenna said about Jim/Pam that could make the story, as she said, a beautiful one to tell.

  9. i understand what jenna is saying.. but its such a disappointment.. the perfect couple we have waited 3 seasons for should have there happy ending.. coudnt Roy be that guy who turned her into the person she needed to be to meet jim!! lol

  10. It would make me sad if Jim and Pam don’t ultimately end up together, but if the story was done right, I would accept it. But its hard thinking of anyone else who would be more perfect for them than THEM.

    If Pam isn’t the right woman for Jim, then Karen surely isn’t either. I would hate for Jim to end up with her, because they’ve taken great pains this season to show us that though they try hard, they just don’t have it. They don’t connect and I would hate to see Jim settling for a girl who may be perfect for him on paper, but just isn’t the one :(

    Same for Pam.

    Like I said, I’d accept it if it made sense, but after watching S1/S2 and how even through distance and angst in S3 that they still have that connection? I don’t see anyone other than Jim for Pam and vice versa. Surely The Office can give the fans what they want and still make it work.

  11. Hmmm… what about all those other interviews with Jenna where she’s said it would take a LOT to convince her that Jim and Pam don’t belong together?

    I understand what Jenna means, for sure (and it is a nice overall sentiment), but I think, in the end, it would be a huge let down to the audience if Jim and Pam aren’t together. I know that’s not the whole focus of the show, but it’s a huge storyline that’s never gonna be let go of. *sigh* I just want someone to throw us a little bit of a bone. The wait is killing me. :D

  12. I think she’s just saying it to throw us all off. Come on, she the biggest JAMMER there is!!

  13. I don’t think it would ruin the show to have them finally be together–look at Niles and Daphne on Frasier. Granted, it was one-sided for some time and it is a completely different kind of situation, but once they were together, there was still room for comedy and growth in their storyline.

  14. They would be the biggest disappointment ever to not have them ultimately together.
    What the hell?

  15. Uh oh, I got this really bad feeling that in the season finale Pam is going to confess her feelings and Jim will reject her. I really hope that doesn’t happen, I can’t stand ANOTHER whole season of Jim and Pam being weird with each other.

  16. I definitely think she’s right, but at the same time, the show is about what happens to these people within the work environment and since the Jim/Pam relationship takes place within that, it would seem weird for them to ultimately end up with someone else. Not impossible, but it sorts of defeats the purpose of the show, since the “documentary” is focusing on what happens at work day in and day out and they’ve managed to capture this sweet friendship that could possibly turn into something else.

  17. Reading that article made me depressed. How can they not be right for each other?
    They have dragged the fans along for three years just to have them get together and then have them realize its not right. That would suck so bad.

  18. Bales #10 It was Victor Laszlo.

    I’d like to see a Toby/Pam connection. Even if it’s just a couple dates. They’re both too mellow to sustain anything but that could be a diversion and a bump in the road at least. And isn’t it strange that Toby’s all “I’d highly discourage dating your coworkers” yet he’s the one quietly pursuing Pam?

  19. “When I met my husband [Slither writer/director James Gunn], I fell in love with him for his sense of humor…. [My husband and I] hung out last night and we laughed for a half an hour. We had this one bit that we did for like half an hour. It was incredibly funny to me. He can still hold his own. He shouldn’t worry.”


Comments are closed.