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Every Episode Of 'The Office,' Ranked

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There are so many good episodes of The Office, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "The Dundies" the best, or is "Goodbye Michael" your favorite episode of The Office? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of The Office are, let's rank every The Office episode from the best to the worst episodes. And make sure to check out other shows like The Office too.

Based on the original British series of the same name, The Office on NBC also presented the daily operations of an ordinary paper goods office in single-camera documentary style. The Office starred Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and BJ Novak, and was set in the fictional Scranton, Pa., branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. The Office was adapted by Greg Daniels and aired for nine seasons from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. During its run, The Office received 42 Emmy Award nominations and won five, including "Oustanding Comedy Series" for season two.

Vote up your favorite episodes of The Office, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one The Office episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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    The Merger

    November 16, 2006

    Season3

    Episode Number8

    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.

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    67
    7

    Goodbye, Toby (2)

    May 15, 2008

    Season4

    Episode Number19

    SeriesThe Office

    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...
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    16

    Email Surveillance

    November 22, 2005

    Season2

    Episode Number9

    Michael starts monitoring the emails sent out in the Dunder-Mifflin workplace, upsetting the employees. Meanwhile, Pam believes that the relationship between Dwight and Angela is more than just worker to worker, Jim throws an office BBQ at his house in order to show his roommate the kinds of people he deals with everyday, and Michael, after annoying everyone at his improv classes, crashes Jim's party with a terrible karaoke number.

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    Finale

    May 16, 2013

    Season9

    Episode Number23

    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.

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    9

    Performance Review

    November 15, 2005

    Season2

    Episode Number8

    Michael meets with all of his underlings to discuss their performance in the office so far. However, Michael focuses more on getting feedback about his relationship with Jan than whether or not the workers are doing their job. Later, a nervous Michael plans to shuffle through the employee suggestion box to steal exciting ideas for his imminent discussion with Jan about his own performance, but that falls apart when Jan asks to sit in on the discussion. Meanwhile, Jim and Pam try to keep Dwight under the wrong impression that the day is Friday instead of Thursday.

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    31

    Niagara, Part 2

    October 8, 2009

    Season6

    Episode Number5

    SeriesThe Office

    "Niagara" is an hour-long episode of the sixth season of the U.S. comedy series The Office. It is the 4th and 5th episodes in the season's episode count and the 104th and 105th episode of the series...  more
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    42

    Office Olympics

    October 4, 2005

    Season2

    Episode Number3

    SeriesThe Office

    "Office Olympics" is the third episode of the second season of the television series The Office, and the show's ninth episode overall. It was written by Michael Schur and directed by Paul Feig. It...  more
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    15

    Back from Vacation

    January 4, 2007

    Season3

    Episode Number11

    SeriesThe Office

    It's time for Michael to revisit his roots with the company as he hits the road for sales call duty. Meanwhile, Dwight attempts to cover up a crucial deadline missed by Angela while Karen is in for...  more
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    32

    Customer Survey

    November 6, 2008

    Season5

    Episode Number6

    SeriesThe Office

    "Customer Survey" is the seventh episode of the fifth season of the television series The Office, and the show's seventy-ninth episode overall. The episode aired in the United States on November 6,...  more
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    15

    Weight Loss

    September 25, 2008

    Season5

    Episode Number1

    SeriesThe Office

    Michael tries to motivate the Scranton branch to lose weight as part of an interoffice competition. Jim is lost after Pam leaves for art school in New York, and Angela continues to see Dwight even...  more
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    7

    Season2

    Episode Number21

    SeriesThe Office

    When Michael takes over conflict resolution duties from HR, chaos ensues at Dunder Mifflin....  more
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    16

    The Return

    January 18, 2007

    Season3

    Episode Number13

    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.

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    38

    Dwight's Speech

    March 2, 2006

    Season2

    Episode Number17

    Dwight must confront his fear of public speaking when he is named Dunder-Mifflin's Salesman of the Year. To prepare for a big convention where he is set to give a speech, Dwight turns to Michael to guide him in his quest to conquer the fear. Meanwhile, Pam gets wrapped up with wedding plans, but Jim has plans of a different sort: an escape route out of Dunder-Mifflin and Scranton, at least for long enough so that he doesn't have to witness Pam's wedding. While all of this is happening, the staffers battle it out over control of the thermostat.

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    54
    5

    Sexual Harassment

    September 27, 2005

    Season2

    Episode Number2

    Just as corporate tells Toby, one of the workers at the Scranton branch, to give a seminar on sexual harassment issues, Michael receives a visit from his obnoxious sales-rep friend Todd Packer. The two chauvinistic friends try to prove that the office is not in need of harassment counseling, but only wind up making the situation worse, causing yet another zany day at the office.

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    98
    42

    Murder

    November 12, 2009

    Season4

    Episode Number10

    SeriesNight Court

    Harry has to deal with a woman who confesses to him that she killed her husband that morning, a detective who can't get used to working without his partner and a morose Dan who was rejected as a...
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    58
    9

    The Duel

    January 15, 2009

    Season5

    Episode Number11

    SeriesThe Office

    "The Duel" is the twelfth episode of the fifth season of the American comedy television series The Office, and the show's 84th overall episode. In the episode, Andy learns his fiancee Angela is...  more
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    54
    6

    Halloween

    October 18, 2005

    Season2

    Episode Number5

    While everyone else in the office enjoys the spooky Halloween festivities and talks about the staff's costumes, Michael ponders who he should fire when the threat of downsizing becomes a reality and his boss orders him to fire one of his staff. Meanwhile, Jim and Pam put Dwight's resume on job-searching websites, which may make Michael's job a little easier, and Pam encourages Jim to set his goals higher by applying for a better job, which makes Jim consider his friendship with Pam.

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    69
    20

    A Benihana Christmas

    December 14, 2006

    Season3

    Episode Number10

    SeriesThe Office

    "A Benihana Christmas" is the tenth and eleventh episode of the third season of the American comedy television series The Office, and the thirty-eighth and thirty-ninth episode overall. It was...  more
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    5

    Money (1)

    October 18, 2007

    Season4

    Episode Number7

    In this hour long special, Michael is quickly going into debt with Jan renovating his condo. He tries to get money anyway he can including asking his employees for a loan. Meanwhile, Jim and Pam spend the night at Dwight's farm - now a bed and breakfast.

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    65
    16

    Local Ad

    October 25, 2007

    Season4

    Episode Number9

    SeriesThe Office

    "Local Ad" is the ninth episode of the fourth season of the American comedy television series The Office, and the show's sixty-second episode overall. The episode was written by B. J. Novak, who also...  more
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    14

    The Job

    May 17, 2007

    Season3

    Episode Number23

    In the season finale, the office is still buzzing from the events of their day at the beach. A job opening in Corporate pits coworker against coworker as Michael, Jim and Karen all head to New York for final interviews.

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    32

    Cafe Disco

    May 7, 2009

    Season5

    Episode Number25

    SeriesThe Office

    Michael has to mediate a dispute within his new sales team. Meanwhile, trouble brews in the office when several employees take the term "casual" Fridays too loosely....  more
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    5

    Take Your Daughter To Work Day

    March 16, 2006

    Season2

    Episode Number18

    A routine office day is changed when children come to Dunder Mifflin for "Take Your Daughter to Work Day." Michael is surprised when he strikes up a friendship with the five-year old daughter of his sworn enemy, Toby. Pam is desperate to befriend her colleagues' offspring and a misunderstanding puts Ryan under Stanley's thumb

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    8

    Broke

    April 23, 2009

    Season5

    Episode Number23

    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.

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    Grief Counseling

    October 12, 2006

    Season3

    Episode Number4

    SeriesThe Office

    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....  more
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