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    100 best episodes of The Office

    Memorable characters, cringe-worthy moments, incredible writing—”The Office” is known and remembered for so many great reasons. Sitcoms today take a page out of this show’s book, whether they’re trying to make people laugh or cry.

    Several of the show's actors, like B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling, contribute their writing skills to the show, providing a unique way of keeping viewers involved in some of the crazier scenarios. Those who didn’t enjoy the show as much as its cult fans likely stayed for the romance between Jim and Pam (or perhaps Dwight and Angela). The show's signature shock and awe was typically delivered by Steve Carell, who famously portrayed Dunder Mifflin regional manager Michael Scott.

    Stacker used IMDb ratings to rank these stories from 100 to one, as chosen by the viewers. You may notice that the more heartwarming episodes, rather than the funniest, make it closer to the top. Read on to see if your favorite episode made the list.

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    #100. The Convict

    Season 3, Episode 9

    IMDb rating: 8.2

    IMDb votes: 1,888

    Airdate: November 30, 2006

    After a branch merger, Michael finds out that one of the new employees is an ex-convict. In his usual brand of silliness, Michael attempts to befriend the new employee while proving to the staff that Dunder Mifflin can be more fun that prison. In this episode is a memorable appearance of one of Michael’s many alter-egos: “Prison Mike.”

    Memorable quote: “Do you really expect me to not push you up against the wall, beeyotch?!” -Michael (as Prison Mike)
     

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    #99. Performance Review

    Season 2, Episode 8

    IMDb rating: 8.2

    IMDb votes: 1,921

    Airdate: November 15, 2005

    Michael finds out that most of his employees don’t really like him at all. In the anonymous suggestion box, employees comment on his bad breath and annoying tendencies. Jan ends her short affair with Michael, and Jim convinces Dwight that it is Friday instead of Thursday.

    Memorable quote: “I'm a little confused. 'Cause first it's all like kissy-kissy, and then it's like all regret, because 'Oh, I regret that.' But, 'Wait, I'm still gonna call you.'” -Michael

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    #98. The Fight

    Season 2, Episode 6

    IMDb rating: 8.2

    IMDb votes: 2,041

    Airdate: November 1, 2005

    Who’s tougher, Michael or Dwight? Most of this episode is spent not answering this question, but wasting the work day at Dwight’s karate dojo. Jim and Pam have been flirting a lot lately.

    Memorable quote: "The Albany branch is working right through lunch to prevent downsizing, but Michael, he decided to extend our lunch by an hour so we could all go down to the dojo and watch him fight Dwight.” -Jim

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    #97. Halloween

    Season 2, Episode 5

    IMDb rating: 8.2

    IMDb votes: 2,041

    Airdate: October 18, 2005

    Once, Michael had to kill a deer. It took him about an hour because he shot it in the leg, and he had to finish it off with a shovel. The writers have Michael describe this incident as a fantastic comedic parallel to his job that day: fire one person from the office.

    Memorable quote: "In addition to severance, and everything, I want to give you this gift certificate to Chili's. From me. Okay? No hard feelings.” -Michael
     

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    #96. Sexual Harassment

    Season 2, Episode 2

    IMDb rating: 8.2

    IMDb votes: 2,163

    Airdate: September 27, 2005

    During one of Todd Packer’s (David Koechner) many visits to the office, Michael finds himself making too many inappropriate jokes. Packer’s sexual innuendo isn’t funny to any of the women in the office—least of all Jan.

    Memorable quote: “What does the female vagina look like?" -Dwight

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    #95. The Alliance

    Season 1, Episode 4

    IMDb rating: 8.2

    IMDb votes: 2,296

    Airdate: April 12, 2005

    In the wake of downsizing rumors, Jim teams up with his arch nemesis: Dwight Schrute. Of course it’s all a ruse, but Dwight falls for it and makes enemies of nearly everyone in the office.

    Memorable quote: “I spend hours thinking of ways to get back at him, but only in ways that could get me arrested. And then here he comes and says 'No, Jim, here's a way.'” -Jim

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    #94. Moving On

    Season 9, Episode 16

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,248

    Airdate: February 14, 2013

    Now that Erin (Ellie Kemper) and Pete (Jake Lacy) are finally together, Andy is not happy about it. Do these names seem unfamiliar? These three characters have more prominent story lines in the final three seasons, and are not part of the original cast. Meanwhile, Dwight is still trying to win Angela back, this time by inviting her to his farm to help care for his ailing aunt. Pam is out of the office, interviewing for another job.

    Memorable quote: “You. Are. Fired! One of the perks of being the boss: I can fire anyone who steals my girlfriend.” -Andy

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    #93. Dwight Christmas

    Season 9, Episode 9

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,274

    Airdate: December 6, 2012

    Are you impish or admirable? Dwight is in charge of Christmas this year, and it isn’t jolly at all. Jim is absent, due to his new secret job, and he’s taking Darryl (Craig Robinson) along for the ride. Andy’s not there, either—he breaks the news to Erin that he’s going to stay in the Caribbean longer than expected, which only pushes her closer to Pete. As more of the storylines diverge in the ninth season, Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) and Nellie Bertram (Catherine Tate) share an intimate kiss in the kitchen.

    Memorable quote: “The belsnickel will decide if you are impish or admirable." -Dwight

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    #92. China

    Season 7, Episode 10

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,305

    Airdate: December 2, 2010

    Know-it-all Oscar Martinez (Oscar Nunez) may not actually know it all, when he faces Michael in a political debate. During this season, Dwight bought the office building and has been running it into the ground. He finally notices Pam's stress, and returns things to normal—but he’d never admit that it’s because Pam is his friend.

    Memorable quote: “Great. I was wrong. I'm wrong. Is everyone happy?” -Oscar

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    #91. Costume Contest

    Season 7, Episode 6

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,315

    Airdate: October 28, 2010

    The office is in a state of transition, now that Michael has successfully stolen salesman Danny Cordray (Timothy Olyphant). Darryl’s warehouse workers act as salesmen on their deliveries. Danny and Pam spend the night of Halloween arguing over why he never called her back after they briefly dated, Oscar gripes all day about the costume contest prize and Jim gets over his longtime costume aversion.

    Memorable quote: “I guess you could say I'm still in costume. I'm a rational consumer.” -Oscar

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    #90. Ultimatum

    Season 7, Episode 12

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,337

    Airdate: January 20, 2011

    The office waits to see if Holly (Amy Ryan) comes back from visiting her boyfriend with an engagement ring or not. When Michael realizes that she is not engaged (but not single either), he spirals into one of his craziest staff meetings yet, using Pam’s New Year’s resolution board as fuel for the fire. Kevin eats his first vegetable, which goes poorly.

    Memorable quote: “It just wasn't fair of me to give him an ultimatum in the first place. The whole thing is totally my fault. But we're going to be just fine.” -Holly

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    #89. Lecture Circuit: Part 1

    Season 5, Episode 14

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,471

    Airdate: February 5, 2009

    The lecture circuit is like a Michael Scott staff meeting on speed—dangerous props, insulting memory games, alter-egos, the works. Pam, now engaged to Jim, runs into a now-married and pregnant Karen (Rashida Jones). Back at the office, Jim attempts to throw Kelly a birthday party.

    Memorable quote: “Shirty, mole, lazy eye, Mexico, baldy, sugar boobs, black woman. I have taken a unique part of who you are, and I have used that to memorize your name.” -Michael

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    #88. Casual Friday

    Season 5, Episode 24

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,475

    Airdate: April 30, 2009

    The team from Michael Scott Paper company is back, to the dismay of the Dunder Mifflin sales staff. Dwight forms a mutiny to try and win back the clients that Michael stole, while Jim and Creed refuse to participate. Casual Friday spawns Kelly’s flashy outfit, Meredith flashing everyone and Oscar wearing sandals.

    Memorable quote: “I can't do this. I had a real job. I sat ten feet away from my fiance. I had health benefits. I was just feeling impulsive. I should have gotten a tiny tattoo on my ankle.” -Pam

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    #87. Dream Team

    Season 5, Episode 20

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,488

    Airdate: April 9, 2009

    In what may be the opposite of a “dream team” Pam, Michael, and Ryan set up shop in an old supply closet as the Michael Scott Paper Company. Charles Miner (Idris Elba) takes over the office for a while. The premiere of “Parks and Recreation” aired just before this episode.

    Memorable quote: "Today is my first day at my new job at Michael Scott Paper Company Incorporated. You know, Apple Computers started in a garage. And we're starting in a condo. So we already have a leg up on Apple." -Pam

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    #86. Business Trip

    Season 5, Episode 7

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,494

    Airdate: November 13, 2008

    Angela is totally cheating on Andy, but that’s okay, because he’s too busy drunk-bonding with Oscar in Canada. Will Michael find a date on this business trip, after crying non-stop about Holly? 

    Memorable quote: “Alright, I've scoped out the joint. Those two dudes are as good as naked.” -Andy

     

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    #85. Scott's Tots

    Season 6, Episode 12

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,562

    Airdate: December 3, 2009

    This is arguably one of the cringiest episodes of any TV show in history. Michael agreed a long time ago to pay for a class of kindergarteners to go to college, thinking he would be a millionaire by then. Now that they’re ready to graduate, it's time to put his money where his mouth is.

    Memorable quote: “Hey Mr. Scott, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do—make our dreams come true!" -Erin

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    #84. Survivor Man

    Season 4, Episode 7

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,681

    Airdate: November 8, 2007

    Ryan invites the Dunder Mifflin guys on a camping trip, strategically leaving Michael out. Dwight offers to take Michael into the woods to prove himself, but all he does is shout secrets into the wilderness and ruin a perfectly good suit. 

    Memorable quote: “Wish I could have gone with Ryan on that cool retreat! Jan has plastic boobs! I HAVE HEMORRHOIDS!” -Michael
     

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    #83. Phyllis' Wedding

    Season 3, Episode 15

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,816

    Airdate: February 8, 2007

    It’s the bride’s day, right? Not if Michael has anything to do with it. Complaining about Phyllis’ father walking his daughter down the aisle gets Michael kicked out of the wedding. In all the chaos, no one notices Pam and Roy getting back together.

    Memorable quote: “I can't believe I pushed that guy's lazy a** around all day until he was ready to stand up and steal the show." -Michael

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    #82. Valentine's Day

    Season 2, Episode 16

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,864

    Airdate: February 9, 2006

    In an episode that should be named “Michael Takes Manhattan,” a group of Dunder Mifflin employees meets for a presentation that turns into Michael bragging about his "alone time" with Jan. Jan may get her kiss at the end of this episode, but back in Scranton, Pam has trouble with fiancé Roy.

    Memorable quote: “Well, Valentine's Day isn't over. Let's get you home and you are gonna get the best sex of your life.” -Roy

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    #81. The Secret

    Season 2, Episode 13

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,872

    Airdate: January 19, 2006

    Actually, it’s three secrets: Jim is infatuated with Pam, Dwight and Angela (Angela Kinsey) are in a serious relationship and Oscar is gay. It was reported that the emotional tension between Jim and Pam actually made actor Jenna Fischer cry off-set. 

    Memorable quote:  “Pam, it was like three years ago. So I am totally over it.” -Jim

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    #80. Take Your Daughter to Work Day

    Season 2, Episode 18

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 1,924

    Airdate: March 16, 2006

    Somehow, Michael Scott is great with kids. That’s also all he’s ever wanted—his own children. Ryan, however, is not so great with kids, and is caught semi-flirting with Stanley’s (Leslie David Baker) teenage daughter.

    Memorable quote: “Boy have you lost your mind? ‘Cause I’ll help you find it.” -Stanley
     

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    #79. Diversity Day

    Season 1, Episode 2

    IMDb rating: 8.3

    IMDb votes: 2,828

    Airdate: March 29, 2005

    Michael puts on his own sensitivity training class, not realizing of course how incredibly insensitive it is. This is the second episode of the series and often the most memorable, as each character reacts to the offensive labels that have been placed on them.

    Memorable quote: “Is there a term besides "Mexican" that you prefer? Something less offensive?” -Michael

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    #78. The Search

    Season 7, Episode 14

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 1,353

    Airdate: February 3, 2011

    When an emergency with Jim’s baby daughter causes him to leave Michael at a gas station, an employee there ruins Michael’s day by telling him that Jim purposely left him in the bathroom. Holly, Erin, and Dwight all go looking for Michael, and soon realize how similar Holly is to the man she loves.

    Memorable quote: “You don't think he walked by that bakery just for the smell of it?” -Holly
     

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    #77. PDA

    Season 7, Episode 15

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 1,365

    Airdate: February 10, 2011

    Holly and Michael can’t keep their hands off of each other, but Pam and Jim scoff at the idea of a sexual encounter in the office. Later on, they’re so drunk from their Valentine’s Day lunch that they attempt to sneak off to Ryan’s office (a supply closet).

    Memorable quote: “My perfect Valentine's day? I'm at home, three cell phones in front of me, fielding desperate calls from people who want to buy one of the fifty restaurant reservations I made over six months ago.” -Dwight

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    #76. The Delivery: Part 1

    Season 6, Episode 17

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 1,375

    Airdate: March 4, 2010

    Jim and Pam’s first baby is on definitely on the way, but the couple is not on their way to the hospital—they’re gunning for that extra day of post-natal care. Pam is secretly terrified of giving birth. 

    Memorable quote: “Oh, oh, oh. 'Contraptions', she's 'contrapting'.” -Michael
     

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    #75. Two Weeks

    Season 5, Episode 19

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 1,493

    Airdate: March 26, 2009

    Michael is in search of a new job, but unsuccessful. The only solution? Start his own company, and recruit current Dunder Mifflin employees. In the end, Pam makes one of her famous split-second decisions to leave her job and become part of the Michael Scott Paper Company (to Jim’s dismay, of course).

    Memorable quote: “This is a dream I've had since lunch, and I'm not giving up on it now.” -Michael

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    #74. New Boss

    Season 5, Episode 18

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 1,497

    Airdate: March 19, 2009

    Charles Miner makes his first appearance in this episode. No one can impress him, though they're desperate to—especially Kelly and Angela. In fact, Charles is widely disappointed by the branch and its employees.

    Memorable quote: Michael says to David Wallace, “Listen, why don't we just leave the position vacant? Truth be told, I think I thrive under a lack of accountability.”

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    #73. Nepotism

    Season 7, Episode 1

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 1,534

    Airdate: September 23, 2010

    In the midst of Sabre CEO Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates) setting up office in the Scranton branch, and her annoying helper Gabe Lewis (Zach Woods) proving to be a nuisance, Michael hires his nephew as an intern. No matter how many things the intern gets wrong, the most Michael does is spank him.

    Memorable quote: “Lower yourself, Gabe, I don't wanna be having a conversation with your crotch.” -Jo
     

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    #72. Moroccan Christmas

    Season 5, Episode 10

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 1,569

    Airdate: December 11, 2008

    If you’ve seen the show up to this point, you probably know that Phyllis Vance (Phyllis Smith) is not just some nice old lady. She can blackmail, gossip and sass her way through that office like nobody else. In this episode, she blackmails Angela into doing all the work for an extravagant Moroccan Christmas party, which turns into an intervention/AA meeting for Meredith.

    Memorable quote: “I don't mind telling you that I have an addiction. I do. To porn.” -Meredith

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    #71. Business Ethics

    Season 5, Episode 2

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 1,600

    Airdate: October 9, 2008

    Speaking of Meredith, the employees of the office probably didn’t know just how far she’d go to keep a client. Holly is trying to contain that situation, which is definitely incredibly unethical, while trying to teach the staff not to waste so much company time during the day.

    Memorable quote: “This meeting.” -Stanley, asked for examples of wasting company time.

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    #70. Did I Stutter?

    Season 4, Episode 12

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 1,673

    Airdate: May 1, 2008

    Stanley stays quiet. Stanley does his work. Stanley does his crossword puzzle. Stanley...reaches his breaking point.

    Memorable quote: See title.

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    #69. Dunder Mifflin Infinity

    Season 4, Episode 2

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 1,788

    Airdate: October 4, 2007

    Ryan’s got a fancy new office in NYC and has lots of great ideas, like growing a beard and starting a Dunder Mifflin website. The employees don’t care about any of that, especially Pam, whose relationship with Jim is finally public. Frustrated when a gesture of goodwill goes wrong, Michael takes the advice of his GPS and drives into a lake.

    Memorable quote: “I would like to see a website deliver baskets of food to people.” -Michael

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    #68. Drug Testing

    Season 2, Episode 20

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 1,904

    Airdate: April 27, 2006

    In one of the funniest scenes between Jim and his arch-nemesis, Dwight demands everyone pee in a cup and be questioned about their alleged drug use. Jim turns the investigation on Dwight, and no one knows that Michael may be the culprit.

    Memorable quote: “You said I'd be conducting the interview when I walked in here. Now, exactly how much pot did you smoke?” -Jim

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    #67. Dwight's Speech

    Season 2, Episode 17

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 1,959

    Airdate: March 2, 2006

    Dwight is salesman of the year, and per Jim’s advice, gives a convention speech similar to a fascist dictator. Spoiler alert: he kills it. Pam is finalizing the details for her and Roy's wedding, which Jim announces he’ll miss because he’s "going on vacation." Yeah, right.

    Memorable quote: “Blood alone moves the wheels of history!” -Dwight

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    #66. E-Mail Surveillance

    Season 2, Episode 9

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 2,014

    Airdate: November 22, 2005

    Everyone hates that Michael can see their emails, but the access backfires on him when he sees an e-vite to a party was not sent to him. During Jim’s barbecue, which Michael shows up to anyway, Pam and Jim share a memorable moment looking through Jim’s childhood things. Dwight and Angela share an intimate moment as well.

    Memorable quote: "I've got three cases of imported beer, a karaoke machine and I didn't invite Michael. So, three ingredients for a great party.” -Jim

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    #65. The Fire

    Season 2, Episode 4

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 2,165

    Airdate: October 11, 2005

    Ryan is now “The Fire Guy." Dwight is elated that Ryan is the culprit of an office fire after leaving his cheese pita in the toaster oven (which he will bring up several times again later in the series). The whole gang is having a fun time playing games to pass the time, except for Pam, upset by Jim’s new girlfriend Katy (Amy Adams).

    Memorable quote: “Ryan started the fire! It was always burning since the world was turning!” -Michael

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    #64. Office Olympics

    Season 2, Episode 3

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 2,183

    Airdate: October 4, 2005

    Michael decides to waste a work day deciding whether or not to sign a 30-year mortgage for his new condo, dragging Dwight along with him. Back at the office, the staff plays a series of Olympic-style games: throwing things in Dwight’s coffee mug, Angela’s Pam Pong and, of course, Flonkerton.

    Memorable quote: “I call it 'Pam-Pong.' I count how many times Jim gets up from his desk and goes to reception to talk to you.” -Angela


     

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    #63. Basketball

    Season 1, Episode 5

    IMDb rating: 8.4

    IMDb votes: 2,526

    Airdate: April 19, 2005

    In an episode packed with hilarious dialogue, the office workers play the warehouse workers in an embarrassing game of basketball. Aside from awful performances by Michael and Stanley, Jim does a great job, and Pam loves watching him—prompting Roy to commit a few fouls.

    Memorable quote: “Let's put together the starting line-up, shall we? Stanley, of course.” -Michael

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    #62. The Delivery: Part 2

    Season 6, Episode 18

    IMDb rating: 8.5

    IMDb votes: 1,390

    Airdate: March 4, 2010

    Jim and Pam’s first baby arrives with heartwarming, hilarious moments all intertwined with scenes of Dwight tearing up their home, then repairing it.

    Memorable quote: “I am a diapering master. I have done little else in the past two months. There is nothing I cannot diaper. Go ahead. Try to think of something. I dare you.” -Jim

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    #61. Secret Santa

    Season 6, Episode 13

    IMDb rating: 8.5

    IMDb votes: 1,464

    Airdate: December 10, 2009

    In probably the most chaotic office Christmas episode, Phyllis plays Santa Claus and Andy gives Erin a series of live wild birds as her Secret Santa gift. When the employees find out that the company is being sold, everyone fears for their jobs.

    Memorable quote: “Earlier today, this office needed a Santa. And then it needed a second Santa. And then it needed a Jesus. Now, it needs a Michael. And that's one suit Phyllis cannot fit into.” -Michael

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    #60. Customer Survey

    Season 5, Episode 6

    IMDb rating: 8.5

    IMDb votes: 1,607

    Airdate: November 6, 2008

    Kelly botches the customer reviews in an attempt to punish Jim and Dwight for missing her “America’s Got Talent” viewing party. Michael can definitely relate to her in this area. Pam is at art school in New York City and missing Jim. They talk to each other all day on mini-Bluetooth headsets, until Jim overhears a shocking conversation between Pam and a college friend.

    Memorable quote: “You cannot say 'I was raped' and expect all of your problems to go away, Kelly. Not again. Don't keep doing that.” -Michael

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    #59. Launch Party

    Season 4, Episode 3

    IMDb rating: 8.5

    IMDb votes: 1,721

    Airdate: October 11, 2007

    When Ryan announces the Dunder Mifflin Infinity website, Michael mistakenly thinks he is invited to the launch party in New York. On top of that, he orders lunch from the employees' least-favorite pizza place, then holds the delivery boy hostage for a discount. Back at the office, Dwight is trying to beat the website's sales to impress Angela.

    Memorable quote: “Yeah, I know that guy. He's that farmer that grows really crappy weed.” -Delivery boy

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    #58. Branch Wars

    Season 4, Episode 6

    IMDb rating: 8.5

    IMDb votes: 1,746

    Airdate: November 1, 2007

    What’s better than running into your ex-girlfriend while wearing a woman's warehouse uniform and a fake mustache? Breaking her copier in the process. After Jim gets roped into Michael and Dwight’s crazy plan to punish Utica branch manager Karen for trying to poach Stanley, Stanley reveals he was only trying to get a raise out of Michael. This episode also features the "Finer Things Club."

    Memorable quote: “Besides having sex with men, I would say the Finer Things Club is the gayest thing about me.” -Oscar

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    #57. Back from Vacation

    Season 3, Episode 11

    IMDb rating: 8.5

    IMDb votes: 1,807

    Airdate: January 4, 2007

    It turns out Michael didn’t go on his Sandals vacation alone after all. Unfortunately, a picture of him and Jan in Jamaica was sent to everyone in the office and made into a poster—one that Kevin got to keep.

    Memorable quote: “I bet you would love all the details, wouldn't you, you skeevy little perv?” -Michael (to Toby)

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    #56. Cocktails

    Season 3, Episode 17

    IMDb rating: 8.5

    IMDb votes: 1,813

    Airdate: February 22, 2007

    Viewers are privy to the dysfunction of Jan and Michael’s relationship for the first time at the CFO’s cocktail party. Back in Scranton, Pam tries to revive her relationship with Roy, but the romance is cut short when he finds out that she and Jim have kissed.

    Memorable quote: “I am going to kill Jim Halpert.” -Roy

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    #55. Branch Closing

    Season 3, Episode 7

    IMDb rating: 8.5

    IMDb votes: 1,814

    Airdate: November 9, 2006

    But which branch? The employees of the office are either ecstatic or devastated that the Scranton branch is closing (Stanley is especially ready to retire) until the Stamford manager unexpectedly quits. Jim is coming back to Scranton, but Pam does not know that he’s bringing Karen with him.

    Memorable quote: Kelly says, “If I get to stay and Ryan is laid off, I will kill myself. Like Romeo and Juliet, the Claire Danes one.”

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    #54. The Coup

    Season 3, Episode 3

    IMDb rating: 8.5

    IMDb votes: 1,909

    Airdate: October 5, 2006

    Everyone knows that Michael is a terrible boss—but Jan has had enough. So has Angela, apparently, hoping Dwight will take over Michael’s job. Back in Stamford, Jim and Karen flirt over “Call of Duty.”

    Memorable quote: “I have this little vacuum cleaner that's broken. If Dwight doesn't work out, maybe that can be manager.” -Pam

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    #53. Happy Hour

    Season 6, Episode 21

    IMDb rating: 8.6

    IMDb votes: 1,487

    Airdate: March 25, 2010

    Viewers get to meet another Michael Scott alter-ego: Date Mike. Erin and Andy try to hide their not-so-secret relationship, Oscar tries to win over warehouse worker Matt, and Dwight abandons (literal) baby-making with Angela for another woman who's attracted his attention. This happy hour gone wrong turns into a win for Michael in the end.

    Memorable quote: “Talk to me that way again, and I’ll cut your face off.” -Erin

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    #52. The Lover

    Season 6, Episode 7

    IMDb rating: 8.6

    IMDb votes: 1,515

    Airdate: October 22, 2009

    Pam’s mother Helene (Linda Purl) has hit it off with Michael. Pam rarely freaks out in public, but won’t stop yelling when she finds out about their relationship. Jim, who now has his own office, makes things a little better for Pam by blackmailing Dwight into washing their car.

    Memorable quote: “You need to be more upset about this. She's your mother too, now. Your mother is sleeping with Michael Scott.” -Pam

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    #51. Murder

    Season 6, Episode 10

    IMDb rating: 8.6

    IMDb votes: 1,576

    Airdate: November 12, 2009

    Michael turns a hostile situation at Dunder Mifflin into a party with everyone playing a murder mystery game and talking in Southern accents. The game ends in the iconic standoff between Michael, Dwight, Andy and Pam.

    Memorable quote: “They need this game, Jim. Let us have this stupid little game, alright?” -Michael


     

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    #50. Golden Ticket

    Season 5, Episode 17

    IMDb rating: 8.6

    IMDb votes: 1,578

    Airdate: March 12, 2009

    Michael has a penchant for acting on movies he’s seen (remember his obsession with “The Devil Wears Prada”?). This time it’s “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Instead of thoroughly distributing the 10% discount “golden tickets,” Michael's placement of all five tickets in the same shipment gives Dunder Mifflin’s biggest client 50% off.

    Memorable quote: “No, I'm sorry he's not back from the Civil Rights rally. I'll have him call you the minute he gets back from the Lincoln Memorial.” -Pam
     

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    #49. Frame Toby

    Season 5, Episode 8

    IMDb rating: 8.6

    IMDb votes: 1,658

    Airdate: November 20, 2008

    Michael will do anything to get rid of Toby now that he is back in HR—even call the cops on him for marijuana. Pam notices a mess in the microwave and hears most of the office call her a snob for scolding others about it. Later that night, Jim shows Pam his parents' house, which he bought for them without telling her.

    Memorable quote: “You bought me a house!” -Pam

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    #48. Traveling Salesmen

    Season 3, Episode 12

    IMDb rating: 8.6

    IMDb votes: 1,858

    Airdate: January 11, 2007

    The viewers finally get an in-depth look into Dwight and Angela’s relationship—Angela is excited to tell Pam how Dwight drove all the way to New York to help her. Meanwhile, the salesmen pair up to do in-person sales calls. It seems like Dwight and Jim are still the perfect team.

    Memorable quote: “Pam? Did I ever have a 'thing' for her? No, why? Did she say something?” -Jim

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    #47. The Client

    Season 2, Episode 7

    IMDb rating: 8.6

    IMDb votes: 2,088

    Airdate: November 8, 2005

    Christian (Tim Meadows) steals the spotlight during a meal with Jan and Michael at Chili's. This is also the beginning of Michael and Jan’s relationship—she has to come back to the office the next morning to get her car.

    Memorable quote: “I want my baby back, baby back, baby back-

    [singing] Chili's baby back ribs…” -Michael and Christian

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    #46. Booze Cruise

    Season 2, Episode 11

    IMDb rating: 8.6

    IMDb votes: 2,137

    Airdate: January 5, 2006

    Michael thinks it's a good idea to go on a lake cruise with the whole staff... in January. What starts out as an awkward moment between Pam and Roy and Jim and Katy turns into a breakup for Jim. Who would he save if the ship was sinking? The receptionist, of course.

    Memorable quote: “Well, if you like her so much, don't give up.” -Michael

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    #45. Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager

    Season 7, Episode 23

    IMDb rating: 8.7

    IMDb votes: 1,468

    Airdate: May 12, 2011

    Before the Dunder Mifflin employees can give input on a new manager, CEO Jo picks Dwight. But when Dwight fires a gun in the office, the search is definitely back on. In reality, the office works much better when there is no manager at all.

    Memorable quote: “Howdy, partners! It's me, Gun Safety Dwight! And I'm the rootin'-est-- [removes hat] I can't do this. Obviously, a gun went off under my watch, and I'm launching a full investigation.” -Dwight

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    #44. Heavy Competition

    Season 5, Episode 22

    IMDb rating: 8.7

    IMDb votes: 1,532

    Airdate: April 16, 2009

    The Michael Scott Paper company is in its prime, thanks to Dwight’s secret meetings with Michael. Once they get into a fight, Michael steals Dwight’s clients, and Dwight steals Michael’s things from the supply closet.

    Memorable quote: “Things are a little slow here. And there's only so much cold-calling you can do in a day. Turns out there's no limit to the number of cheese puffs you can throw at someone's face.” -Pam

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    #43. The Duel

    Season 5, Episode 11

    IMDb rating: 8.7

    IMDb votes: 1,615

    Airdate: January 15, 2009

    How long as Angela been with Dwight? Probably several years, including during her engagement with Andy. In this episode, she finally reveals her secret, and allows Andy and Dwight to engage in a duel over her. Turns out that all three of them are losers: Dwight is upset that Angela has slept with Andy, Andy is upset because he thought Angela was a virgin and Angela lost both men who were in love with her.

    Memorable quote: “Yes, hi, my last name is Bernard, and I would like to cancel a wedding cake that I had ordered. B-E-R, N-A, R-D. Yeah, the one shaped like a sailboat.” -Andy

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    #42. Michael Scott Paper Company

    Season 5, Episode 21

    IMDb rating: 8.7

    IMDb votes: 1,629

    Airdate: April 9, 2009

    Pam has been replaced. No, not in her relationship—she’s a saleswoman at the Michael Scott Paper Company, and they’ve hired a new receptionist: Erin. Jim spends the whole day trying to figure out what a rundown is, and Dwight fosters a new friendship with Andy.

    Memorable quote: “Well you know what my middle name is? Rajani Ghana! And I hate it! I hate it!” -Kelly

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    #41. Cafe Disco

    Season 5, Episode 25

    IMDb rating: 8.7

    IMDb votes: 1,674

    Airdate: May 7, 2009

    Michael refuses to work (shocker). He manages to get Phyllis to come to his "cafe disco" (the old Michael Scott Paper Company office), but she throws her back out. While Dwight attempts to heal her, Jim and Pam are planning to elope at a courthouse in Ohio. When they get dressed and ready to leave, they see everyone in the disco and realize they want a real wedding.

    Memorable quote: “Oh, so this morning we are having breakfast together and I just looked up from my cereal and said, 'You know what I want to do today? I want to marry you.'” -Jim

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    #40. Gossip

    Season 6, Episode 1

    IMDb rating: 8.7

    IMDb votes: 1,711

    Airdate: September 17, 2009

    Stanley is having an affair. Kelly is anorexic. Andy is gay. Pam is pregnant. Do you remember which ones are true?

    Memorable quote: "This is not the first time rumors about me being gay have come up. Twice before, actually. Just a weird coincidence... a little too weird. Almost makes you wonder if it’s not a coincidence at all.” -Andy

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    #39. Night Out

    Season 4, Episode 11

    IMDb rating: 8.7

    IMDb votes: 1,750

    Airdate: April 24, 2008

    Michael and Dwight are taking a trip to New York, conveniently on the same night that the staff has to work until 9:00 p.m. (so they can avoid working on a Saturday). Unfortunately, the gates lock at a certain time and only Dwight has the key. Well, Dwight and an unfriendly security guard. Toby thinks this is a good time to hit on Pam. When he fails, he hops the fence and moves to Costa Rica.

    Memorable quote: “Why are you assuming they only speak Spanish?” -Oscar

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    #38. The Deposition

    Season 4, Episode 8

    IMDb rating: 8.7

    IMDb votes: 1,758

    Airdate: November 15, 2007

    Michael appears as a witness against Dunder Mifflin when Jan sues them for wrongful termination. Everyone at the deposition gets a copy of Michael’s diary, to Toby's great amusement. Back at the office, Jim tries to impress Pam with his ping-pong skills.

    Memorable quote: “So you're asking me to defend your honor against Kelly? Bring me players.” -Jim

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    #37. The Merger

    Season 3, Episode 8

    IMDb rating: 8.7

    IMDb votes: 1,897

    Airdate: November 16, 2006

    The Scranton and Stamford branches merge under Michael's supervision, and Jim comes back to Scranton with his new girlfriend Karen. In one of the most cringe-inducing moments of season three, Michael attempts to lift an obese employee onto a table.

    Memorable quote: “Scranton. What? The Electric City. Scranton. What? The Electric City. Scranton. What?” -Michael

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    #36. Conflict Resolution

    Season 2, Episode 21

    IMDb rating: 8.7

    IMDb votes: 1,957

    Airdate: May 4, 2006

    Michael tries to solve everyone’s problems by reading out HR complaints that employees have made about each other. Pam finds out that Jim is the one who complained about her wedding planning during work—prompting Jim to consider a transfer to Stamford.

    Memorable quote: “Every Friday at 4, I have a standing appointment with Dwight for him to file a grievance against Jim. I tell him that I'm sending them to a special file in New York. This box is the special file in New York.” -Toby

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    #35. A Benihana Christmas

    Season 3, Episode 10

    IMDb rating: 8.7

    IMDb votes: 2,037

    Airdate: December 14, 2006

    Carol Stills (Nancy Carell) and Michael break up in the opening of this episode, so when the guys go out to Benihana for lunch, he tries to pick up one of the waitresses. Pam and Karen form a friendship over planning the Christmas party, and Jim almost stops playing pranks with Pam. Fun Fact: Carol is played by Steve Carell’s real-life wife.

    Memorable quote: “Yup, looks like the Scranton people and the Stamford people are finally coming together. And that's what you want, right?” -Jim

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    #34. The Dundies

    Season 2, Episode 1

    IMDb rating: 8.7

    IMDb votes: 2,553

    Airdate: September 20, 2005

    The second season begins with a memorable tradition: The Dundies, hosted by Michael Scott at Chili’s. In the episode, written by Mindy Kaling, Michael’s comedy set falls flat until a drunken Pam encourages him with a hilarious speech. Afterwards, she kisses Jim in front of everyone.

    Memorable quote: “I feel God in this Chili’s tonight.” -Pam

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    #33. Livin' the Dream

    Season 9, Episode 21

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 1,560

    Airdate: May 2, 2013

    After a few months of back and forth, Jim has decided to go back to Scranton full-time. Andy is about to quit his job at Dunder Mifflin, and Angela has reached her lowest point without the love of her life (Dwight, not the Senator).

    Memorable quote: “Yesterday I was just your average, ordinary paper salesman with a farm and a bunch of pipe dreams about beet fuel. Today, I leave here a regional manager with a black belt.” -Dwight

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    #32. Search Committee

    Season 7, Episode 24

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 1,658

    Airdate: May 19, 2011

    Despite being qualified for the job, Jim constantly refuses to manage the Scranton branch. Interviewing a bunch of unqualified crazies from the area is probably more fun for him, anyway. The rest of the office is spending time deciding whether or not to tell Angela that they suspect her fiancé is gay.

    Memorable quote: “He's texting me his resume one line at a time. These are costing me ten cents a piece, you jacka**! I'm roaming!” -Jo
     

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    #31. The Surplus

    Season 5, Episode 9

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 1,660

    Airdate: December 4, 2008

    The office is split down the middle on what to do with the budget surplus. Jim is leading those who want a new copier, while Pam is leading the group that wants chairs. Andy, Dwight and Angela are out planning the wedding, which turns into an actual marriage between Angela and Dwight.

    Memorable quote: “Ever since Pam and I started dating, I just feel weird asking her to make copies for me. So, I make my own copies. And that copier sucks.” -Jim

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    #30. Michael's Last Dundies

    Season 7, Episode 20

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 1,708

    Airdate: April 21, 2011

    Michael is training new manager Deangelo Vickers (Will Ferrell) to co-host The Dundies—and he's far from a natural. Erin uses the opportunity to break up with Gabe in public, and the night ends with a surprise song for Michael.

    Memorable quote: “Oh my god, something's happening.” -Michael

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    #29. Company Picnic

    Season 5, Episode 26

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 1,785

    Airdate: May 14, 2009

    Lots of relationship drama in this episode: Dwight’s not happy with Angela, Michael reunites with Holly for the best skit ever and Pam and Jim find out some great news. You don’t have to hear the dialogue, you just have to see Jim’s face when he finds out.

    Memorable quote: “I think that we are one of those couples with a long story.” -Michael

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    #28. Money

    Season 4, Episode 4

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 1,851

    Airdate: October 18, 2007

    It’s time for viewers to finally see Dwight’s beet farm through the eyes of Jim and Pam at his B&B. Jim ends up giving Dwight advice on his breakup with Angela, which makes him realize how much he loves Pam. Jan and Michael’s relationship isn’t going as well, once they realize they’re broke.

    Memorable quote: “Darryl Philben is the most complicated man that I've ever met. I mean, who says exactly what they're thinking? What kind of game is that?” -Kelly

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    #27. Local Ad

    Season 4, Episode 5

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 1,913

    Airdate: October 25, 2007

    An advertising agency comes to help Michael make a Dunder Mifflin commercial, but it’s too generic for his liking. They end up watching what Jim calls the “Michael Scott Director’s Cut” out at a bar. Pam works on the logo animation all night.

    Memorable quote: “Dunder Mifflin, the people person’s paper people.” -Employees

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    #26. Women's Appreciation

    Season 3, Episode 21

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 1,944

    Airdate: May 3, 2007

    Phyllis is flashed by a man who looks a lot like Dwight, so Michael tries to boost morale by buying the women lingerie at the mall. Later, he tries to break up with Jan for only using him for sex.

    Memorable quote: “Any man who says he totally understands women is a fool. Because they are un-understandable.” -Michael

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    #25. Safety Training

    Season 3, Episode 19

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 1,954

    Airdate: April 12, 2007

    Michael annoys the warehouse workers by interrupting their safety training. He later tries to make things more interesting by pretending to commit suicide. While he tests his trampoline, the employees place bets.

    Memorable quote: “Mike, you're a very brave man. I mean, it takes courage just to be you, to get out of bed every single day knowing full well you gotta be you.” -Darryl
     

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    #24. The Return

    Season 3, Episode 13

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 1,960

    Airdate: January 18, 2007

    Oscar’s back from his leave of absence, and Dwight is working extra-hard at Staples. Michael tries to win him back, and Jim and Karen fight over Jim’s feelings for Pam.

    Memorable quote: “I miss Dwight. Congratulations, universe. You win.” -Jim
     

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    #23. Product Recall

    Season 3, Episode 20

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 1,961

    Airdate: April 26, 2007

    What happens when a watermark featuring animal intercourse appears on high school prom invitations? Creed does some master manipulating to get out of this situation he caused as quality control manager. By the way, Andy’s “girlfriend” happens to attend that high school.

    Memorable quote: "A-wimowheh, a-wimowheh, a-wimowheh, a-wimowheh, a-wimowheh, a-wimowheh, a-wimowheh, a-wimowheh." -Jim
     

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    #22. The Negotiation

    Season 3, Episode 18

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 2,052

    Airdate: April 5, 2007

    After Roy and Pam officially break up (see “Cocktails”) Roy bursts into the office to try and beat up Jim. Dwight saves the day with pepper spray, and Jim decides that witnessing Dwight and Angela making out at work makes them even.

    Memorable quote: “I remember it was very late at night, like 11, 11:30. Big fella comes in screamin' about God knows what. I think maybe Halpert had stolen his car.” -Creed
     

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    #21. Weight Loss

    Season 5, Episode 1

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 2,055

    Airdate: September 25, 2008

    In Holly’s first few days at the office, she mistakenly thinks Kevin is mentally challenged. The company-wide weight loss competition is going well—mainly for Stanley. Michael finds out that Jan is pregnant, but the baby is from a sperm donor. Jim can’t stand being far away from Pam, who's at art school, and proposes to her at a rest stop halfway between New York and Scranton.

    Memorable quote: “I don't know about anyone else, but it was a good summer for me. I lost seven pounds, and you know what? I'm just gonna take five days off anyway.” -Stanley

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    #20. Business School

    Season 3, Episode 16

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 2,101

    Airdate: February 15, 2007

    Ryan invites Michael to his business school to speak. Embarrassed at his failure in doing so, Michael moves Ryan to the annex. Dwight attempts to catch a live bat loose in the office and all the employees go home instead of attending Pam’s art show.

    Memorable quote: “It is... a message. It is an inspiration, it is... a source of beauty. And without paper, it could not have happened. Unless, you had a camera.” -Michael

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    #19. Christmas Party

    Season 2, Episode 10

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 2,193

    Airdate: December 6, 2005

    Michael buys Ryan an iPod, which is way over the Secret Santa cost limit. Jim plans to tell Pam how he truly feels, until a game of Yankee Swap (or White Elephant) lands Pam a turn with the iPod. This episode was written by Michael Schur, otherwise known as Mose Schrute (Dwight's live-in cousin).

    Memorable quote: “You shouldn't do things like that. The man is supposed to do that.” -Dwight
     

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    #18. Fun Run

    Season 4, Episode 1

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 2,300

    Airdate: September 27, 2007

    Jim and Pam are finally dating—secretly. After multiple unlucky happenings at the office, Michael organizes a fun run. It’s the least he can do after running over Meredith and finding out she has rabies.

    Memorable quote: You have reached the offices of Dunder-Mifflin, Scranton. Currently the entire staff is out doing the Michael Scott, DM FM PMC Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Race.” -Pam
     

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    #17. Gay Witch Hunt

    Season 3, Episode 1

    IMDb rating: 8.8

    IMDb votes: 2,454

    Airdate: September 21, 2006

    In this dramatic third season opener, Michael tries to make up for calling Oscar a homosexual slur and outing him to the whole office. Viewers also learn what happened after Jim and Pam’s casino night kiss: the wedding with Roy is off. Too bad Jim is all the way in Stamford.

    Memorable quote: “Whenever you come into the office I want you to think about this. [kisses Oscar] I did it. See. I'm still here.” -Michael
     

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    #16. Classy Christmas

    Season 7, Episode 11

    IMDb rating: 8.9

    IMDb votes: 1,699

    Airdate: December 9, 2010

    Michael upends the Christmas party when he finds out that Holly is being transferred back to Scranton. The girls convince Holly to pressure her boyfriend into proposing, and of course Michael is on board. Meanwhile, Pam makes Jim the best gift ever. Will Jim win his epic snowball fight with Dwight?

    Memorable quote: “When you got transferred, and I drove you up to Nashua, you said, "Michael, I love you, but I can't do this." But then, with this other guy, you don't have any problem with a long-distance relationship, do you?” -Michael

     

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    #15. The Injury

    Season 2, Episode 12

    IMDb rating: 9.0

    IMDb votes: 2,642

    Airdate: January 12, 2006

    Michael likes to wake up to the smell of fresh bacon—but having a hot grill next to your bed can only lead to disaster. When Dwight rushes to help Michael with his burned foot, he gets a concussion and starts being extra-nice to Pam.

    Memorable quote: “I ground up four extra-strength aspirin and put them in Michael's pudding. I do the same thing with my dog to get him to take his heartworm medicine.” -Ryan
     

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    #14. Niagara: Part 2

    Season 6, Episode 5

    IMDb rating: 9.1

    IMDb votes: 1,287

    Airdate: October 8, 2009

    This originally aired as one hour-long episode recounting Pam and Jim’s wedding. In part two, Jim and Pam return from their mysterious disappearance. The guests hijack the wedding by recreating a popular YouTube video, where everyone dances down the aisle.

    Memorable quote: “The church was Plan B and Plan A was marrying her a long, long time ago. Pretty much the day I met her.” -Jim
     

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    #13. Broke

    Season 5, Episode 23

    IMDb rating: 9.1

    IMDb votes: 1,980

    Airdate: April 23, 2009

    When David Wallace realizes that the Michael Scott Paper Company is actually a threat to Dunder Mifflin, he offers to buy them out; first for $15,000, then $60,000. But Michael would rather have everyone back at Dunder Mifflin, with Pam as a salesperson.

    Memorable quote: “I don't care if Ryan murdered his entire family, he is like a son to me.” -Michael

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    #12. Garage Sale

    Season 7, Episode 18

    IMDb rating: 9.1

    IMDb votes: 2,171

    Airdate: March 24, 2011

    Michael is the worst at planning, but when he realizes he wants to propose to Holly, he needs everyone’s help. They use candles from the company garage sale to put on an incredible moment for Holly—only to find out that the couple is moving to Colorado to be near Holly's parents. Only a few more episodes until “Goodbye, Michael.”

    Memorable quote:  “Holly Flax, marrying me will you be?” -Michael
     

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    #11. Beach Games

    Season 3, Episode 22

    IMDb rating: 9.1

    IMDb votes: 2,251

    Airdate: May 10, 2007

    Michael thinks he's leaving Scranton to be promoted, so he makes the employees compete in a series of challenges on the beach to replace him. Pam uses this time to express her feelings after the turmoil of her and Jim’s relationship. She is the only one to walk across a bed of hot coals, and the only one who cares enough about Michael to stop him from doing it.

    Memorable quote: "There were a lot of reasons to call off my wedding. But the truth is, I didn't care about any of those reasons until I met you.” -Pam

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    #10. Threat Level Midnight

    Season 7, Episode 16

    IMDb rating: 9.2

    IMDb votes: 2,743

    Airdate: February 17, 2011

    After 10 fictional years of shooting seven seasons of the show, here is Michael’s debut film: “Threat Level Midnight.” And it's funnier than Dunder Mifflin employees reading Michael's screenplay a few seasons ago. Every employee makes an appearance. Don't laugh, though; it'll upset Michael. 

    Memorable quote: “I did not love the dialogue. Or the character. I took the role to impress a receptionist who will remain nameless.” -Jim

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    #9. Casino Night

    Season 2, Episode 22

    IMDb rating: 9.2

    IMDb votes: 2,957

    Airdate: May 11, 2006

    Jim tells Pam he is in love with her. It's possible that viewers gave this episode a 9.2 rating just for that reason.

    Memorable quote: “Why did I talk to Jan about transferring? Well, you know... I have no future here.” -Jim
     

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    #8. A.A.R.M.

    Season 9, Episode 22

    IMDb rating: 9.3

    IMDb votes: 2,204

    Airdate: May 9, 2013

    That stands for Assistant to the Assistant to the Regional Manager. In the second-to-last episode of the series, things are coming full-circle. Dwight proposes to Angela, Darryl officially leaves Dunder Mifflin for Athlead and Jim finally gives Pam the note he wrote her for Secret Santa. The staff finally gets to watch the documentary made from their footage.

    Memorable quote: "Not enough for me? You are everything." -Jim
     

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    #7. The Job

    Season 3, Episode 23

    IMDb rating: 9.3

    IMDb votes: 2,449

    Airdate: May 17, 2007

    Jim, Michael and Karen are all up for Jan’s job—unbeknownst to Jan. But when Jim sees an encouraging note from Pam during his interview, he rushes back to Scranton to ask her on a date. Viewers truly loved the Jim and Pam storyline. Actor Jenna Fischer loved it too.

    Memorable quote: “I bet Jim got the job. I mean, why wouldn't he? He's totally qualified, and smart, everyone loves him and if he never comes back again, that's okay. We're friends.” -Pam
     

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    #6. Goodbye, Toby

    Season 4, Episode 14

    IMDb rating: 9.3

    IMDb votes: 2,451

    Airdate: May 15, 2008

    Toby is off to Costa Rica and Michael couldn’t be happier. Jim uses this opportunity to propose to Pam, but is upstaged by Andy and Angela.

    Memorable quote: “Come tomorrow, feel no pain! Feel no pain! Toby! Toby! Tobee-yy! Toby's goin' away! See ya! He's outta here! See ya! He's outta here!" -Michael
     

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    #5. Niagara: Part 1

    Season 6, Episode 4

    IMDb rating: 9.3

    IMDb votes: 2,985

    Airdate: October 8, 2009

    After a failed attempt to get married in Ohio, the Jim-Pam saga has finally reaches a wedding. What could possibly go wrong? Good thing Jim has a fantastic plan B.

    Memorable quote: “I got the room the night before you guys. I'll break in the bed.” -Andy

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    #4. Dinner Party

    Season 4, Episode 9

    IMDb rating: 9.3

    IMDb votes: 3,221

    Airdate: April 10, 2008

    In what is often regarded as the greatest episode of “The Office,” Michael finally has his favorite couple over for dinner. Michael and Jan spend the entire night firing incredibly passive jabs at each other, and dinner seems like the last thing on everyone’s minds. There are endless memorable quotes, but here's a classic:

    Memorable quote: “Snip-snap! Snip-snap! Snip-snap! You have no idea the physical toll that three vasectomies have on a person.” -Michael

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    #3. Stress Relief

    Season 5, Episode 13

    IMDb rating: 9.6

    IMDb votes: 4,558

    Airdate: February 1, 2009

    Fans all over social media quote and repost videos of this iconic two-part episode. Dwight starts a fire in the office, and hilarity ensues when no one knows what to do until Stanley has a heart attack. The employees get to roast Michael for causing them stress, and he roasts them right back in the end.

    Memorable quote: “Kevin, I can't decide between a fat joke and a dumb joke. Boom. Roasted.” -Michael

     

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    #2. Goodbye, Michael

    Season 7, Episode 21

    IMDb rating: 9.7

    IMDb votes: 4,363

    Airdate: April 28, 2011

    Michael Scott is leaving for Colorado early, so no one has a chance to say goodbye. Except Pam, of course, who rushes to the airport. “I just think it was time for my character to go,” Steve Carell said in an interview with BBC Radio.

    Memorable quote: “The people that you work with, are just, when you get down to it, your very best friends.” -Michael

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    #1. Finale

    Season 9, Episode 23

    IMDb rating: 9.7

    IMDb votes: 6,273

    Airdate: May 16, 2013

    While this episode is not always regarded as the funniest, it is seen as a nearly perfect ending to the show. Michael makes a surprise appearance for Dwight and Angela’s wedding, Erin meets her parents, Andy finally gets a fan base and Pam surprises Jim one last time—they’re moving to Austin to chase their dreams. The episode gets a 9.7 simply because it makes people cry.

    Memorable quote: “But all in all, I think an ordinary paper company like Dunder Mifflin was a great subject for a documentary. There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kind of the point?” -Pam

     

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