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The Jim And Pam Continuity Mistake You Likely Missed On The Office

After Ross and Rachel, Elliot and J.D., it was Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim (John Krasinski). These two love birds were the office romance the whole world wanted to see come to fruition and quickly became the heart of the Emmy-award-winning sitcom, "The Office." In between Michael Scott's (Steve Carell) persistent case of foot-in-mouth and Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) being just the most intolerable co-worker ever, the frequent camera-spotter and the sweet receptionist he pined for were a match made in heaven.

But just when was it that the sparks originally started to fly between the couple that would eventually become Mr. and Mrs. Halpert? Since the pilot episode, it was pretty clear that the two had a thing for each other (which was the worst kept secret in the office). Still, as the show progressed and it was finally made official, the origins of their love for each other were revealed — and as it turned out, none of it made any sense.

Jim and Pam's first meeting is set in a very confusing timeline

In Season 2, Episode 13 of "The Office" it finally gets out that Jim has a crush on Pam and quickly works damage control to suggest it was a one-time thing he had for his co-worker long before filming of the mockumentary began. Halpert explains to Pam that he used to have a crush on her when she first started. Obviously he's lying about the fact that he used to have a crush on her, but this does make it clear that Pam started working at Dunder Mifflin after Jim.

However, later on in the same episode, Pam recalls how when she and Jim first met, she said, "enjoy this moment, because you're never going to go back to this time before you met your desk-mate, Dwight." This implies that Pam started working there first. With that in mind, it would suggest a slight slip-up in continuity in the scriptwriting department. Either that or the Scranton branch is stuck in a complex time loop, which we're totally fine with, just as long as it restarts as soon as Michael takes off from the airport.