Season One

S1E1 “Pilot”

In the very first episode, we were introduced not only to the entire cast, but the love story arc of Jim and Pam that would eventually span all 9 seasons. While not packed with PB&J moments, their chemistry shines.

Why We Love This Episode:

Their interview exchange is downright adorable.

JIM: If I left, what would I do with all this useless information in my head? You know? Tonnage price of manila folders? Um, Pam's favorite flavor of yogurt, which is mixed berry.

PAM: Jim said mixed berries? Well, yeah, he's on to me. [laughs]

In one scene, it first appears Jim is asking Pam out, but when Pam's fiance of three years, Roy enters, things become both tense and awkward.  It sets up the premise for Pam & Roy's rocky relationship and Jim being hopelessly friendzoned.


When asked if he'll be invited to the wedding...Jim can only scratch his head. This look says it all. 

Poor Jim :(

S1E2 “Diversity Day”

There isn't a lot of PB&J in this episode, but there's definitely one iconic moment that can't be left out of any PB&J marathon.

Why We Love This Episode:

At the very end of the episode, Pam dozes off during a meeting on Jim's shoulder.  The subtle sigh Jim makes while closing his eyes is the stuff of TV romance gold.

JIM: Not a bad day.

S1E4 "The Alliance"

In this episode, we see the real connection between Jim and Pam and how they bond over pranking Dwight.  There's also some juicy Pam/Roy/Jim love triangle drama toward the end of the episode.

Why We Love This Episode:

After Pam takes it upon herself to help Jim prank Dwight into thinking the two of them have an alliance, Jim lets his guard down and gushes about her to the documentary crew...then quickly realize he's on camera.

"She's so great."...... (whoops, I'm on camera)

Later in the episode, as Jim is telling Pam about his ideas to push Dwight even further, like convincing him to bleach his hair, the two laugh and share a close moment.

So cute.

But things quickly become tense as Roy walks in and aggressively confronts Jim.

ROY: What the hell is this? Are you trying to cop a feel or something, Halpert?
PAM: Hey! Hey!
JIM: No no! Dude, no.

S1E5 "Basketball"

This episode is packed with PB&J moments.  The whole episode is a roller coaster of feelings and moments between them and Roy.

Why We Love This Episode:

Before heading down to the warehouse for their company basketball game, Jim and Pam banter and he lets her know he's just as competitive as Roy.

JIM: You gonna wish me luck?
PAM: Yeah, you're gonna need it.
JIM: Whoa. Is that trash talk from Pam?
PAM: I'm just saying, Roy is very competitive. And he wants to take the WaveRunners to the lake this Saturday so...
JIM: Well, I'm going to the outlet mall on Saturday, so if you wanna save big on brand names and Roy has to work, which he will, because I'm also competitive, you should feel free to come along.
PAM: Um, I think I'm gonna be up at the lake.
JIM: I think I'll see you at the mall. 

This romantic moment between Pam and Roy becomes painfully awkward for Jim.

When Michael asks Pam to toss up the jump ball, we see just how much of a jerk Roy can be, and as he laughs, her return look let's us see how unhappy she is.

Roy: Don't listen to him Pam. Trust me, tip it my way or you're sleeping in the car.

If you're not rooting for Jim by now, something's wrong.

After Jim convinces Michael to let him cover Roy, Jim makes a shot and as he runs past Pam, in a very rare moment, we see her look impressed and as far as we can tell, she also checks him out.

Raised eyebrows and licking her lips? Yep, she's into him.

As things heat up between Roy and Jim on the court, Jim takes an elbow to the face, Pam looks worried.  A moment later as we see Roy getting frustrated about Jim stealing the ball from him, Jim makes a shot and Pam smiles.

Team Jim

At the end of the episode, as Roy walks into the office and refers to Jim as Larry Byrd, Pam agrees "He's pretty good." Jim lights up with a smile.  As the couple leaves the office, Pam talks about getting Roy into a tub and Jim's face falls.

Just give it time, Jim.

S1E6 "Hot Girl"

Much like the previous episode, Season One's season finale is JAM packed with PB&J moments.  What was once a love triangle becomes a love square as the Hot Girl, Katy becomes part of the Jim/Pam/Roy story line.

Why We Love This Episode:

Katy is the topic of discussion in the break room as Jim, Pam, Roy and Kevin have lunch.  Roy asks Jim if he plans to "get on that" and when Jim says she's not his type, Kevin asks what his type is.  His long pause and glance at Pam before making a joke cannot be missed.

She's his type...duh, Kevin.

A moment later, the cracks in Pam and Roy's relationship show even more as Roy makes an asinine remark about how he'd be "all over that" if he wasn't "dating" Pam.

"We're not dating, we're engaged."

Pam's upset with Roy about his comments, so Jim cheers her up in the best way he knows how.  Making fun of Dwight.

Pam's cheered up enough to laugh with Jim at his desk about Michael owning a Futon, but then Roy enters hoping to make peace with Pam. When Roy begins tickling her, Jim tries to pretend he's not there, then quickly leaves.

Kill me. Kill me now.

And then, Pam officially friendzones Jim.

PAM: Jim is a great guy. He's like a brother to me. We're like best friends in the office and I really hope he finds someone. 

So Jim decides to ask Katy out.  When he tells Pam he'll probably be seeing her that weekend, Pam shows a look of hurt surprise before composing herself..sorta.  The conversation never really recovers and becomes very awkward as Pam leaves his desk to return to reception.

Maybe not so friendzoned afterall.

A moment later, the cameras catch Pam doing her makeup.  She quickly moves to hide the evidence in embarrassment.

Caught ya.

At the end of the episode as Jim flirts with Katy in the parking lot, we see Pam longingly look after them as she drives away with Roy.

Give it time, Pam.