Every Episode Of 'The Office,' Ranked

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.

Ranked by
  • Stress Relief

    Stress Relief

    February 1, 2009
    • Season: 5
    • Episode Number: 13

    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.

  • The Injury

    The Injury

    January 12, 2006
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: 12

    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.

  • Dinner Party

    Dinner Party

    April 10, 2008
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 13

    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.

  • The Dundies
    September 20, 2005
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: 1
  • Casino Night

    Casino Night

    May 11, 2006
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: 22

    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.

  • Fun Run Part (1)
    September 27, 2007
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 1
  • Goodbye, Toby (1)
    May 15, 2008
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 18
  • Diversity Day
    Mar 29 2005
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 2
  • The Convict

    The Convict

    November 30, 2006
    • Season: 3
    • Episode Number: 9

    The office learns that one of the former Stamford branch employees is an ex-convict - episode written by British series creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

  • The Client

    The Client

    November 8, 2005
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: 7

    When Michael and Jan meet with a client (Tim Meadows), Michael surprises Jan with his skills. Jim and the staff act out scenes from Michael's secret screenplay.

  • Safety Training
    April 12, 2007
    • Season: 3
    • Episode Number: 19
    • Series: The Office
  • Goodbye, Michael
    April 28, 2011
    • Season: 7
    • Episode Number: 22
  • Drug Testing
    April 27, 2006
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: 20
  • The Fire

    The Fire

    October 11, 2005
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: 4

    The Office is forced into the parking lot for the day when a fire starts in the kitchen. To ease everyone's boredom, Jim suggests a game of "Desert Island" and "Who Would You Do?," where certain staff members reveal a little too much information about themselves. Throughout the day, Michael talks business with Ryan, leaving Dwight feeling left out.

  • Beach Games
    May 10, 2007
    • Season: 3
    • Episode Number: 22
  • Christmas Party

    Christmas Party

    December 6, 2005
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: 10

    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.

  • Gay Witch Hunt
    September 21, 2006
    • Season: 3
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Season: 5
    • Episode Number: 21
  • The Deposition
    November 15, 2007
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 12
  • Booze Cruise
    January 5, 2006
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: 11
  • Fun Run (2)

    Fun Run (2)

    September 27, 2007
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 2

    In the hour long season four premiere, Michael hosts a Fun Run for the Scranton Business Park. A freak accident leads him to believe the office is cursed, and he questions his employees' religious beliefs. The office relationships are also explored, with Pam and Jim's new romance and Dwight and Angela's continuing relationship.

  • Niagara, Part 2
    October 8, 2009
    • Season: 6
    • Episode Number: 5
  • Product Recall
    April 26, 2007
    • Season: 3
    • Episode Number: 20
  • Threat Level Midnight
    February 17, 2011
    • Season: 7
    • Episode Number: 17
  • Basketball


    April 19, 2005
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 5

    The office staff play a basketball game against the warehouse workers in which Jim shows off to impress Pam and upstage her fiancee who is on the opposing team.