The BEST Episodes of The Office (US)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2020

Network: NBC

A fresh and funny mockumentary-style glimpse into the daily interactions of the eccentric workers at the Dunder Mifflin paper supply company. This fast-paced comedy parodies contemporary American water-cooler culture.


#1 - Finale

Season 9 - Episode 23 - Aired May 16, 2013

Months after the airing of the documentary, the workers of Dunder Mifflin, past and present, gather for a wedding and a final round of interviews. Mysteries are solved, hatchets are buried, pranks are prunked.

star 8.80
2,067 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Greg Daniels
Goodbye, Toby (2)

#2 - Goodbye, Toby (2)

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired May 15, 2008

Toby leaves Dunder Mifflin, and Michael plans a huge goodbye party... out of joy. Angela refuses to help with it, so Michael turns to Phyllis. Dwight and Meredith harass Holly, their new HR representative.

star 8.36
628 votes
Directors: Paul Feig
Writers: Jen Celotta, Paul Lieberstein

#3 - A.A.R.M.

Season 9 - Episode 22 - Aired May 9, 2013

Jim convinces Dwight that he needs to choose someone to act as an Assistant to the Assistant Regional Manager; the two subsequently hold tryouts for the position. After her daycare turns away her child, Angela is forced to bring her kid to work. Andy auditions for "The Next Great A Cappella Sensation".

star 8.31
2,048 votes
Directors: Brent Forrester
Writers: David Rogers
Niagara (2)

#4 - Niagara (2)

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 8, 2009

Andy suffers an unfortunate accident, while Pam and Jim suffer from pre-wedding jitters.

star 8.31
1,332 votes
Directors: Paul Feig
Writers: Greg Daniels, Mindy Kaling
Casino Night

#5 - Casino Night

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 11, 2006

In the season finale, Dunder-Mifflin holds a Casino Night in the warehouse to benefit charity. While Michael faces the task of juggling two dates, Jim is forced to ponder the reality of transferring to the Stamford branch and what that means for his relationship with Pam.

star 8.29
2,354 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Steve Carell
Dinner Party

#6 - Dinner Party

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 10, 2008

Out of excuses, Jim and Pam join Jan and Michael for a dinner party. Things get complicated when Andy and Angela are asked to join, and Dwight's jealousy gets the best of him.

star 8.20
2,437 votes
Directors: Paul Feig
Writers: Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg
The Job

#7 - The Job

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 17, 2007

A job opening at Dunder Mifflin's corporate offices has Michael, Jim, and Karen in New York City competing against one another, leaving Dwight in charge of the Scranton branch.

star 8.18
2,315 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Michael Schur, Paul Lieberstein
Goodbye, Michael

#8 - Goodbye, Michael

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 28, 2011

Michael wants to have a drama-free day at work on his last day before moving to Colorado. Meanwhile, Deangelo Vickers and Andy Bernard scramble to retain Michael's biggest clients.

star 8.17
3,263 votes
Directors: Paul Feig
Writers: Greg Daniels

#9 - Broke

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 23, 2009

Michael's new company struggles to make early morning deliveries while the office tries to get their expense reports in on time after Angela enforces Dunder Mifflin's policy.

star 8.16
2,596 votes
Directors: Steve Carrell
Writers: Charlie Grandy
Stress Relief

#10 - Stress Relief

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 1, 2009

Dwight must makes amends with the office after his fire safety seminar goes awry; Michael tries to get his employees to relax; Andy becomes convinced that Pam and Jim are film gurus.

star 8.14
2,726 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Paul Lieberstein
Goodbye, Toby (1)

#11 - Goodbye, Toby (1)

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired May 15, 2008

Toby leaves Dunder Mifflin, and Michael plans a huge goodbye party... out of joy. Angela refuses to help with it, so Michael turns to Phyllis. Dwight and Meredith harass Holly, their new HR representative.

star 8.14
1,813 votes
Directors: Paul Feig
Writers: Jen Celotta, Paul Lieberstein
Niagara (1)

#12 - Niagara (1)

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 2009

The Dunder Mifflin staff head to Niagara Falls for Jim and Pam's wedding, with the understanding that her pregnancy is a forbidden discussion topic, but Jim's slip of the tongue prods Michael to attempt damage control.

star 8.10
2,692 votes
Directors: Paul Feig
Writers: Greg Daniels, Mindy Kaling
Beach Games

#13 - Beach Games

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 10, 2007

Michael is being considered for a position in corporate, but also plans a day of "Survivor" like competitions while the office workers visit Lake Scranton. Pam is not asked to join in on any of the competitions and is forced to sit and watch Jim and Karen have fun.

star 8.10
2,220 votes
Directors: Harold Ramis
Writers: Greg Daniels, Jennifer Celotta
Gay Witch Hunt

#14 - Gay Witch Hunt

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 21, 2006

On the heels of Casino Night, Michael inadvertently outs a gay employee; Jim adjusts to his promotion, new office, and life without Pam.

star 8.09
2,913 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Greg Daniels
Livin' the Dream

#15 - Livin' the Dream

Season 9 - Episode 21 - Aired May 2, 2013

Andy attempts to get enough strength to quit his job and pursue his dream as an actor. Dwight finally receives his black belt in karate from his new sensei. Jim returns to Scranton and spends time with Pam.

star 8.08
2,166 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Niki Schwartz-Wright
Product Recall

#16 - Product Recall

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 26, 2007

It's crisis time at Dunder-Mifflin paper after a large quantity of paper is accidentally shipped out with an obscene watermark. Michael attempts to explain the situation to the media while Jim and Andy try to calm down the high school principal who has sent out prom invites on the affected stationary.

star 8.03
2,376 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Justin Spitzer & Brent Forrester
Garage Sale

#17 - Garage Sale

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 24, 2011

The office holds a garage sale in the warehouse. Michael decides to propose to Holly, and runs into trouble thinking of how to do it well.

star 7.98
3,127 votes
Directors: Steve Carell
Writers: Jon Vitti
The Negotiation

#18 - The Negotiation

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 5, 2007

Michael and Darryl head to Dunder Mifflen headquarters to lobby for a pay increase. Meanwhile, Jim must deal with the consequences of Pam's confession to Roy.

star 7.97
2,416 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Michael Schur
Classy Christmas (2)

#19 - Classy Christmas (2)

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 9, 2010

Michael could not be happier when Toby has to take a leave of absence and corporate sends Holly Flax to cover for him. Pam is forced to do a second Christmas party after Michael wants the party to be on the day Holly returns to Scranton. Meanwhile, Jim regrets agreeing to a snowball fight with Dwight

star 7.96
1,384 votes
Directors: Rainn Wilson
Writers: Mindy Kaling
A Benihana Christmas

#20 - A Benihana Christmas

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 14, 2006

Michael sends out an inappropriate photo Christmas Card which lands him in hot water with his girlfriend Carol. Andy takes Michael out drinking, with Dwight and Jim. Tensions on the party planning committee between Angela, Pam and Karen results in two rival parties being thrown.

star 7.96
2,691 votes
Directors: Harold Ramis
Writers: Jennifer Celotta
The Injury

#21 - The Injury

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 12, 2006

When Michael burns his foot with his George Foreman mini-grill, he requires the entire office staff to work around his new injury. When the workers aren't so keen on obliging, Michael gets angry and calls in a man in a wheelchair to put out the message that disabled people are people too. Meanwhile, Dwight acts stranger than usual, acting really nice and helpful towards Pam. It isn't until the end of the day when everyone realizes that the car accident Dwight was in earlier that day gave him a concussion (but was overshadowed by Michael's dramatization of his own burn), and Jim and Michael immediately take him to the hospital. Needless to say, Michael doesn't appreciate the extra attention that the doctors and nurses pay Dwight.

star 7.95
2,573 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Mindy Kaling
Christmas Party

#22 - Christmas Party

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 6, 2005

Michael hosts a Christmas party at the office, but somehow manages to decrease the holiday cheer when he changes the arranged secret Santa pairs to a game of "Yankee Swap," where everyone gives their pre-bought presents to a different, random worker. To boost morale, Michael introduces vodka shots while the others compete for an iPod, Jim hopes that his sentimental present, meant for Pam, doesn't end up with Dwight, and Angela becomes enraged about Michael's party changes.

star 7.95
2,626 votes
Writers: Michael Schur
Company Picnic

#23 - Company Picnic

Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired May 14, 2009

At the company picnic, Michael and Holly are reunited for the first time since their split. The rest of the staff competes in games, such as the volleyball tournament.

star 7.93
2,401 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Jennifer Celotta, Paul Lieberstein
The Merger

#24 - The Merger

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 16, 2006

Old friends Jim and Pam are back together after months apart as the Scranton branch and Stamford branch are finally merged. Michael, Dwight and the other employees are faced with a variety of changes.

star 7.92
2,565 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Brent Forrester
The Return

#25 - The Return

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 18, 2007

Oscar returns from his vacation and ponders his future with the company, while Andy takes advantage of the current state of the office to make a move towards becoming Michael's number two.

star 7.91
2,358 votes
Directors: Greg Daniels
Writers: Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg, Michael Schur