This is the “Random Poll Question of the Week” series where I post a relatively pointless question and poll just for fun, and to keep us busy until Season 4 starts.
This week’s topic: Pam’s colorful cardigans
In honor of John Krasinski sporting a man-cardigan to this year’s MTV Movie awards, I thought it would be fun to take a look at Pam’s different cardigans. Like Jim’s hair, Pam’s sweaters are a central part of her “look” and often reflects her moods and how she feels about her relationships and her life. Go to the jump to see all the Pam’s different sweaters and vote on your favorite. (or go directly to the poll)
Pam wore a light pink cardigan several times during Season 2, usually in episodes where she’s in a lighter, more playful mood, like “Christmas Party” and “Drug Testing”.
This color was certainly fitting to the more melancholy mood of “Boys and Girls”
Pam has worn this color in episodes where she’s had more emotionally restrained conversations with Jim, such as when he told her he was over his crush on her in “The Secret”, or talking with him about Karen in “Back from Vacation”.
Pam wore this color in a couple episodes where she’s stepped out of her comfort zone, like going on her first date since breaking up with Roy in “The Convention” and changing a tire in “Women’s Appreciation”.
Pam wore this sweater in “The Merger” in an effort to “dress up” a little for Jim’s return to Scranton, but unfortunately the gray color ended up reflecting the “gray” mood of the episode when Pam learned Jim is with Karen.
Pam wore this sweater in episodes where she had somewhat distant, but still friendly encounters with Jim, like him unleashing Andy on her in “The Convict” or her telling Jim about winning an art contest in “Traveling Salesmen” (the newpeat version)
Pam wore this sweater in “The Negotiation”, where she not only deals with the aftermath of Roy’s temper, but her relationship with Jim reaches it’s rock bottom as he all-but-refuses to listen to her break-room apology.
Pam wore this rather bright (for Pam) sweater in “Product Recall”. There was almost no interaction with Jim in this episode, but she has ended things for good with Roy, and seems to be getting more comfortable with herself.
Pam wore this color in episodes where she’s talked seriously with Karen. She wore a light blue sweater when Karen “confronted” her about her past with Jim in “Ben Franklin”, which ended up dealing a huge blow to Pam’s confidence. She then wore this sweater in the first part of “The Job” where she apologizes if her speech made Karen feel weird (but refuses to apologize for the speech itself) and snidely (for Pam) tells Karen “I hope you get the job.” Pam also wore this sweater in “Safety Training” where Karen felt left out as Jim had fun with Pam and his Scranton co-workers.
Kind of like the Light Pink sweater of Season 2, but better. Pam wears this sweater in the second part “The Job”, and the brightness and boldness of this sweater is reflected in Pam. She speaks very openly and honestly about Jim to the cameras for perhaps the first time ever, she also exhibits some independence as she has fun being in an “alliance” with Dwight without her usual prank partner.