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Pam Beesly: Villain

Oh Pam.  Pam-a-lamma ding dong.  The sweet receptionist that stole hearts with her witty shenanigans in The Office is one of the most beloved characters in television history…or is she actually a villain?

A self-proclaimed expert on a generation’s best comedy, the thought never crossed my mind until today.  I blame it all on Ryen Russillo.

The revelation rocked my world.  Is up actually down?  Does Louisville actually have morals? Surely it cannot be!

The first show I ever binged through, the tension Pam created had me hooked from day one.  A college freshman who was perpetually locked in the friend zone, I desperately sought to find a perfect connection with my Pam.  But who wants to be a Toby Flenderson?  Nobody.  It turns out that it wasn’t a me problem; it was a Pam problem.

Once a beloved fan favorite, Russillo exposed Beesly for the fraud she is.  Beesly is a villain, one who deserves to fall down The Office Character Power Rankings:

1. Creed Bratton
2. Dwight Schrute
3. Michael Scott
4. Kevin Malone
5. Jim Halpert
6. Darryl Philbin
7. Meredith Palmer
8. Phyllis Vance
9. Ryan Howard
10. Kelly Kapoor
11. Stanley Hudson
12. Oscar Martinez
13. Pam Beesly
14. Angela Martin
15. Andy Bernard
16. Toby Flenderson

Feel free to disagree.  Just know it’s okay to let the hate out of your heart for Pamela Beesly Halpert.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

27 Comments for Pam Beesly: Villain

  1. Blue Jesus
    6:28 pm May 12, 2018 Permalink

    Pretty sure you just made this post as an excuse to post that ridiculous ranking of characters and stir up rancor in us true Office fans, ie those of us who know Michael is#1, without a doubt, and the rest of the list is arbitrary.

  2. jos_ros_
    6:42 pm May 12, 2018 Permalink


  3. nickobeazo
    7:06 pm May 12, 2018 Permalink

    I am SHOOKETH after reading this ?

  4. bradallen1
    7:37 pm May 12, 2018 Permalink

    Stanley is way underrated at #11. Easily top5!

    • GM1978
      9:25 am May 13, 2018 Permalink

      Definitely……..Did I stutter?

    • ZombieLibrarian
      3:41 pm May 14, 2018 Permalink

      Boy, have you lost your mind? ‘Cause I’ll help you find it.

  5. Kennypowers8798
    8:22 pm May 12, 2018 Permalink

    Dwight easily #1

  6. az1006
    8:55 pm May 12, 2018 Permalink

    1, Dwight. 1a, Michael. 2, everyone else. It isn’t close.

    As for Pam being a villain…You have to look at things in the context of the show. Jim supported Pam’s dream when they were dating…No marriage, no kids. Pam didn’t support Jim (at first) because they had two kids and he dove into that without really considering how it affected things at home. So, it isn’t as cut and dry as “he supported her, she didn’t support him.” By his criteria, every character on the show was a villain at one point or another.

    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      7:22 am May 13, 2018 Permalink

      Exactly! Pam is a flawed person and made mistakes, but Jim supporting her in her dream was during dating which is totally different than married with kids. Funny how the article points out Pam’s moral failings to push her down the list and then ranks Creed as #1 even though he sold fake ids, had orgies in the mud, got Debbie Brown fired and stole her money, and possibly murdered numerous people.

  7. Booby Petrino
    10:25 pm May 12, 2018 Permalink

    That list is garbage. Michael is #1. Hell, the show couldn’t even go on without him. Dwight was funny but couldn’t carry the show like Michael.

  8. Since you got Creed’s ranking correct I couldn’t careless about the rest. Nice.

  9. taiza67
    10:45 pm May 12, 2018 Permalink

    Agree with you on Creed. I’d put Michael above Dwight. You all are also sleeping on Kelly. She may not have as many lines but that petty high school girl character humor kills me. When she tells Ryan that she is pregnant just so that he will take her on a date I lose my shit.

  10. KentuckyFan232
    10:54 pm May 12, 2018 Permalink

    Dude, I’m sorry but Andy is not 15.

  11. SuperTroy18
    12:00 am May 13, 2018 Permalink

    I see where Michael Scott is, but where is Michael Scarn??

  12. SuperTroy18
    12:01 am May 13, 2018 Permalink

    Toby last is ridiculous. He’s so underrated. Even the producers, after the pilot episode said the show needed “more of that guy!”

  13. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    7:26 am May 13, 2018 Permalink

    De’Angelo Vickers is the worst character the show ever had.

  14. BigMoist
    8:02 am May 13, 2018 Permalink

    Definitely don’t agree on that list.
    But I do agree that Pam is an overrated character and honestly just a bitch. She’s not even funny. Even Angela is better than her.

  15. Mathlete
    8:55 am May 13, 2018 Permalink

    Robert California showed up and talked Creed into giving up his #1 ranking, then disappeared faster than Louisville’s 2013 banner

  16. Tbow7576
    9:04 am May 13, 2018 Permalink

    What’s wrong with Andy??

    • Mathlete
      10:52 am May 13, 2018 Permalink

      All of the worst parts of Michael, but none of the funny

    • ZombieLibrarian
      3:41 pm May 14, 2018 Permalink


    • ZombieLibrarian
      3:42 pm May 14, 2018 Permalink

      Especially at the end of the series’ run. He was actually pretty good as one of the drones, but just awful when they started featuring him more.

  17. KYChris
    1:52 pm May 13, 2018 Permalink

    Kevin is easily one of the best characters on the show. The episode where Holly thought he was mentally challenged gave me one of the best laughs I’ve ever had.

  18. Flake
    3:13 pm May 13, 2018 Permalink

    Creed did bad stuff and knew it was bad, just the typical office jerk. Michael did stuff that was wrong but 90% of the time thought he was right, even when the results said otherwise, that is why he should rank first.

  19. ukcats1776.90
    4:51 pm May 13, 2018 Permalink

    that list stinks imo. michael Scott was the best character followed by dwight. meredith and phyllis were the worst. Angela was also not that great – she was basically just every cliche big city elitists believe about Christian women (hypocritical, cold, disingenious).

    Darrell was also super funny. Stanley was pretty boring.

    Pam was also boring and practicable and poorly acted. jim was funny but wasn’t as good without michael Scott’s ridiculousness there to bring out Jim’s normal, every day guy qualities.

    Andy was funniest at the beginning in Stamford then slowly became just a lazy trust fund baby cliche.

    the seasons before michael Scott were great but after that it just became a lazily written, poorly acted un-original piece about all the stereotypes Harvard types have about the peons.

  20. tunesquad11
    10:21 pm May 13, 2018 Permalink

    Do you not count Erin as a character?

    • ZombieLibrarian
      3:46 pm May 14, 2018 Permalink

      Not a good one. Neither was Gabe. Or Plop or any of the other turds who showed up at the end after Michael left.