Meredith Palmer, is a fictional character played by Kate Flannery in the television series The Office


Meredith has two kids. Her son is with her. Her daughter ('the good one') is with her ex-husband. In the episode "Take our Daughters to Work Day," she brings her son, who has been suspended from school. He flings candies at Michael while he's trying to talk to Pam, and he also addresses Dwight as Mister Poop. He shows a lot of interest when Pam offers to show him how to shred papers. Meredith's alcoholism sometimes affects her job performance. In one episode she passes out with her head on her desk. In another, after a party in the office, she combines her drinking with her crush on Michael by appearing topless in front of him in Michael's office after everyone else has left. Michael becomes uneasy, says good night, and leaves. Meredith apparently also has some kinky sexual interests based on the scene in the episode when Michael tells the girls that Jan likes some unusual, even "dangerous" sexual practices. Pam says "Normal women don't do those things," and the expression on Meredith's face at this point seems to indicate that she thinks Pam has led a sheltered life.

Season 1:

In the episode "Health Care", it is revealed she had a hysterectomy, and Dwight Schrute is somewhat confused as to what this means, believing her to have no vagina. Michael Scott makes the entire office throw a month-early birthday party for Meredith in "The Alliance", in hopes of boosting morale and relieving the stress from downsizing rumors, although it was not much of a success, especially because Michael makes fun of her age in one of his many unintentionally offensive jokes, which he prepared and wrote down prior to the party. In a deleted scene, a joke about her hysterectomy doesn't go over well, sending her crying into the arms of coworkers. Her alcohol problems are not revealed in the first season. When Michael reads what Jim wrote on Meredith's card, he says that she is an accountant but later she is made out to be the Customer Relations/Purchasing.

Season 2:

Meredith's alcoholism is first revealed in Christmas Party.


Season 3:


Recurring jokes

Meredith exposes her breasts to her co-workers and the camera crew.

  • In Christmas Party, a drunk Meredith flashes Michael.
  • In Booze Cruise, Meredith appears on the boat during Michael's motivational speech wearing a life vest.
  • In Beach Games,, Meredith lifts her shirt to show her bathing suit to the camera crew but inadvertently flashes them.


Meredith appears and speaks in all episodes with the following exceptions:

Characters of The Office

Main characters

Michael Scott | Dwight Schrute | Jim Halpert | Pam Beesly | Ryan Howard | Andy Bernard | Kevin Malone | Stanley Hudson | Angela Martin | Phyllis Vance | Meredith Palmer | Creed Bratton | Oscar Martinez | Kelly Kapoor | Toby Flenderson | Darryl Philbin | Erin Hannon | Gabe Lewis

Other characters

Jan Levinson | David Wallace | Nellie Bertram | Roy Anderson | Karen Filippelli | Robert California | Bob Vance | Hank Tate | Pete Miller | Clark Green | Nate Nickerson | Holly Flax | Todd Packer | Robert Lipton | Glenn | Mose Schrute | Cathy Simms

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