The WORST Episodes of The Office (US)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 6, 2021

Network: NBC

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

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The Banker

#1 - The Banker

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 21, 2010

A banker representing a potential buyer comes to the Scranton branch to interview the H.R. department before the sale goes through.

star 7.00
2,519 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Jason Kessler
Todd Packer

#2 - Todd Packer

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 24, 2011

Traveling salesman Todd Packer comes to Dunder Mifflin looking for a desk job in the office. However, the office is unsure if they want him to work there due to his previous behavior. After dealing with computer problems, Andy confronts office administrator Pam to get a new computer.

star 7.21
3,233 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Amelie Gillette
Get the Girl

#3 - Get the Girl

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 15, 2012

Andy makes a game-changing decision and takes a road-trip odyssey in the name of romance. Elsewhere, Nellie arrives at the Scranton branch and sets out to seize the manager position.

star 7.22
2,627 votes
Directors: Rainn Wilson
Writers: Charlie Grandy
Here Comes Treble

#4 - Here Comes Treble

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 25, 2012

It's Halloween in the office and Andy invites his college a cappella group to perform, which leads to a confrontation with his frenemy Broccoli Rob. Meanwhile, Dwight finds evidence that a madman is loose in the office and tries to track him down, and the first meeting of Jim's new job causes a fight with Pam.

star 7.34
2,302 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Owen Ellickson

#5 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 24, 2005

A documentary crew arrives at the offices of Dunder Mifflin to observe the employees and learn about modern management. Manager Michael Scott tries to paint a happy picture, while sales rep Jim fights with his nemesis Dwight and flirts with receptionist Pam.

star 7.35
5,305 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

#6 - Sabre

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 4, 2010

Michael hates the changes that Dunder Mifflin's new owner is implementing, so he turns to David Wallace for advice. Jim and Pam find the perfect day care center, but Jim's mistake threatens to ruin the interview.

star 7.37
2,578 votes
Directors: John Krasinski
Writers: Jennifer Celotta
Viewing Party

#7 - Viewing Party

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 11, 2010

An ostracized Michael does all he can to sabotage Gabe's party while Angela requests sex from Dwight.

star 7.39
2,953 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Jon Vitti

#8 - Christening

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2010

Pam and Jim prepare for Cece's baptism. When Cece goes missing, Jim fears Angela has taken her.

star 7.39
2,881 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: Peter Ocko
Jury Duty

#9 - Jury Duty

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 2, 2012

Jim returns from jury duty, only to have to deal with Dwight's pesky questions about the details of the case. Elsewhere, Angela and her senator beau welcome their baby.

star 7.40
2,618 votes
Directors: Eric Appel
Writers: Aaron Shure
The Seminar

#10 - The Seminar

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 27, 2011

Holly and Michael turn Andy's business seminar into an improv challenge. Erin and Gabe compete in a board game battle.

star 7.40
3,100 votes
Directors: B.J. Novak
Writers: Steve Hely

#11 - Lotto

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 6, 2011

The entire warehouse staff quits after winning the lotto, leaving Andy and Darryl to scramble for replacements while several of the office workers get a taste of the warehouse life.

star 7.42
2,737 votes
Directors: John Krasinski
Writers: Justin Spitzer
The Inner Circle

#12 - The Inner Circle

Season 7 - Episode 23 - Aired May 5, 2011

When Deangelo plays favorites, his management style is exposed.

star 7.42
3,062 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: Charlie Grandy

#13 - Ultimatum

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 20, 2011

Michael prepares himself for the good or bad news about Holly and her boyfriend. In an effort to be an "awesome" office manager, Pam decides to put up a resolution board for everyone to post their New Year's resolutions.

star 7.42
2,999 votes
Directors: David Rogers
Writers: Carrie Kemper

#14 - Gettysburg

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 2011

Andy decides to motivate and inspire everyone by taking them on a field trip to Gettysburg. Some people in the office stay behind and Robert California asks them to come up with Dunder Mifflin/Sabre's next big idea.

star 7.42
2,746 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Robert Padnick
Roy's Wedding

#15 - Roy's Wedding

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 27, 2012

A toast at Roy's wedding leads to Pam and Jim searching their relationships for buried secrets. Dwight reacts to Nellie's mandatory charity initiative.

star 7.43
2,479 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: Allison Silverman
The Sting

#16 - The Sting

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2010

When a competing sales associate steals a Dunder Mifflin client, Michael, Jim and Dwight decide to set up a sting to find out his sales secrets. Andy decides to start a band after finding out a friend from college has a successful music career.

star 7.44
2,991 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Mindy Kaling
Diversity Day

#17 - Diversity Day

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 29, 2005

A consultant arrives to teach the staff about tolerance and diversity but Michael insists on imparting his own knowledge. Meanwhile, Jim struggles to keep hold of a lucrative contract extension.

star 7.44
4,074 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: B.J. Novak
The Chump

#18 - The Chump

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired May 13, 2010

Michael is surprisingly cheerful after learning some bad news about Donna. The new parents, Pam and Jim, have trouble staying awake in the office. Meanwhile, Angela takes matters into her own hands when Dwight refuses to honor their contract.

star 7.44
2,507 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Aaron Shure
Training Day

#19 - Training Day

Season 7 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 14, 2011

The new manager, Deangelo Vickers, has everyone hoping to make good first impressions: Andy finds himself awkwardly typecast while Jim and Pam worry that they've come on too strong. Only Dwight is apathetic about the new leader.

star 7.46
3,071 votes
Writers: Daniel Chun

#20 - China

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 2010

After reading an article about China growing as a global power, Michael decides China must be stopped before they take over the US. Everyone in the office complains about Dwight's building standards and Pam threatens to move Dunder Mifflin to a new building.

star 7.49
3,079 votes
Writers: Halsted Sullivan, Warren Lieberstein
Test the Store

#21 - Test the Store

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 1, 2012

The Florida contingent puts the final touches on the new Sabre store, with Dwight preparing a theatrical presentation in his continuing bid to impress Nellie. Back in Scranton, a red-faced Andy arrives at work with a humiliating injury.

star 7.49
2,688 votes
Directors: Brent Forrester
Writers: Mindy Kaling

#22 - Fundraiser

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 26, 2012

Unemployed Andy crashes a fundraiser for the Senator and winds up adopting twelve disabled dogs. Dwight discovers that winning an auction means losing money, and Darryl teaches Nellie how to eat a taco.

star 7.49
2,388 votes
Directors: David Rogers
Writers: Owen Ellickson
The Secret

#23 - The Secret

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 19, 2006

When Michael slips some sly references about Pam in his conversations with Jim, Jim quickly tries to do damage control to make sure that no one else in the office finds about his crush on Pam, all while slamming himself with regret for ever telling Michael in the first place. Jim goes to drastic measures, even bonding with Michael at a Hooters restaurant for lunch. Nonetheless, Jim's efforts do little to keep Michael from revealing the secret, but Jim smooths the situation over with Pam to make it seem like nothing more than a tiny crush in the past. Meanwhile, Dwight conducts an investigation about Oscar's mysterious absence from work, and what Dwight finds, though it goes way over his head, is surprising.

star 7.50
2,625 votes
Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writers: Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg
Sex Ed

#24 - Sex Ed

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2010

Michael, believing he has herpes, contacts all his ex-girlfriends, including Jan and Holly. Andy tries to play on Erin’s compassionate side by holding a sex education meeting for the office.

star 7.50
2,968 votes
Writers: Paul Lieberstein
The Carpet

#25 - The Carpet

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 26, 2006

When someone soils the carpet in Michael's office, Michael sees it as a form of hatred towards him and realizes for the first time that not everyone may like him. Due to the odor of his office, Michael temporarily switches workspaces with Jim, and while there, Michael reminisces of his pre-management days, reliving pranks with Dwight that he and Todd Packer played on the staff. Meanwhile, Jim realizes why Kelly sits alone in the back of the office as he plays messenger for a childish flirtation between Kelly and Ryan, and Pam tries to cope with the day without Jim to make her laugh.

star 7.50
2,604 votes
Writers: Paul Lieberstein