The WORST Episodes of The Office (US)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 9, 2019

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.

The Banker

#1 - The Banker

Season 6 - Episode 14

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

star 7.28
953 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Jason Kessler

#2 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.36
2,839 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Here Comes Treble

#3 - Here Comes Treble

Season 9 - Episode 5

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 7.39
934 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Owen Ellickson

#4 - Christening

Season 7 - Episode 7

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

star 7.39
928 votes
Directors: Alex Hardcastle
Writers: Peter Ocko

#5 - Gettysburg

Season 8 - Episode 8

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
889 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Robert Padnick
Roy's Wedding

#6 - Roy's Wedding

Season 9 - Episode 2

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
978 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: Allison Silverman
Todd Packer

#7 - Todd Packer

Season 7 - Episode 18

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 7.43
949 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Amelie Gillette
Couples Discount

#8 - Couples Discount

Season 9 - Episode 15

The staffers pair up as faux couples to score a Valentine's Day discount at a mall. Erin tells Pete that she'll break up with Andy when he returns, but Pete has his doubts. Jim and Pam socialize with the documentary's soundman.

star 7.46
922 votes
Directors: Troy Miller
Writers: Allison Silverman
Job Fair

#9 - Job Fair

Season 4 - Episode 17

Michael is busy manning a job fair at Pam's alma mater, trying to find a summer intern. In an attempt to woo a major client, Jim, Andy, and Kevin go golfing.

star 7.47
783 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg

#10 - Sabre

Season 6 - Episode 15

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 7.48
940 votes
Directors: John Krasinski
Writers: Jennifer Celotta
Diversity Day

#11 - Diversity Day

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 7.49
2,110 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: B.J. Novak
Get the Girl

#12 - Get the Girl

Season 8 - Episode 19

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 7.50
906 votes
Directors: Rainn Wilson
Writers: Charlie Grandy

#13 - Lotto

Season 8 - Episode 3

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 7.51
928 votes
Directors: John Krasinski
Writers: Justin Spitzer
The Sting

#14 - The Sting

Season 7 - Episode 5

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 7.51
976 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Mindy Kaling
Moving On

#15 - Moving On

Season 9 - Episode 16

Pam interviews for a job in Philadelphia, but her potential manager reminds her of her former boss, Michael Scott. Dwight acquires the help of Angela in order to give his elderly Aunt Shirley a bath. Meanwhile, Andy attempts to make Pete and Erin feel uncomfortable.

star 7.52
862 votes
Directors: Jon Favreau
Writers: Graham Wagner
Sex Ed

#16 - Sex Ed

Season 7 - Episode 4

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 7.52
984 votes
Writers: Paul Lieberstein
Viewing Party

#17 - Viewing Party

Season 7 - Episode 8

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

star 7.53
968 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Jon Vitti
Junior Salesman

#18 - Junior Salesman

Season 9 - Episode 13

Dwight is tasked with hiring a part-time salesman to be Jim's substitute, so he rounds up a supergroup of his cronies, including his oddball beet-farmer cousin, Mose. Pam is left wondering who her new deskmate will be. Erin seeks her birth parents with help from Pete.

star 7.53
908 votes
Directors: David Rogers
Writers: Carrie Kemper
Health Care

#19 - Health Care

Season 1 - Episode 3

Michael doesn't want to upset the staff so he gets Dwight to pass on news about the company's reduced health provisions. Fed up with his nosiness, Jim and Pam pretend they are suffering from a variety of conditions including Ebola, Mad Cow Disease, spontaneous dentohydroplosion, hotdog fingers, nano-robot infection, inverted penis and anal fissures.

star 7.53
1,857 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Paul Lieberstein
The Inner Circle

#20 - The Inner Circle

Season 7 - Episode 23

When Deangelo plays favorites, his management style is exposed.

star 7.54
950 votes
Directors: Matt Sohn
Writers: Charlie Grandy
St. Patrick's Day

#21 - St. Patrick's Day

Season 6 - Episode 19

Michael thinks he impressed Jo only to discover someone else in the office caught her eye. Meanwhile, Dwight makes trouble on Jim's first day back from paternity leave. Andy and Erin have an interesting first date.

star 7.55
897 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Jonathan Hughes

#22 - Doomsday

Season 8 - Episode 6

Dwight installs a Doomsday device that will fire employees if they make too many mistakes in order to help efficiency.

star 7.55
939 votes
Directors: Troy Miller
Writers: Daniel Chun
The Chump

#23 - The Chump

Season 6 - Episode 25

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 7.55
779 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Aaron Shure
Secretary's Day

#24 - Secretary's Day

Season 6 - Episode 22

Andy pulls out all the stops to give Erin a memorable Secretary's Day. Michael reluctantly takes Erin out to lunch and lets slip about Andy's relationship with Angela. Meanwhile, Oscar circulates a video he created that compares Kevin's voice to Sesame Street's Cookie Monster.

star 7.55
863 votes
Directors: Steve Carell
Writers: Mindy Kaling
Grief Counseling

#25 - Grief Counseling

Season 3 - Episode 4

After learning that his old boss, the former regional manager, has died, Michael attempts to guide the Dunder Mifflin staff through their grief as he searches for the right way to honor a company man.

star 7.56
1,261 votes
Directors: Roger Nygard
Writers: Jennifer Celotta