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The Best Seasons of The 'Office' 

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Fans of the series often argue over what the greatest season of The Office is, which is exactly why this ranked list of the best seasons of The Office was created. This list of the best The Office seasons has been voted on by The Office fans from around the world, so the order of the seasons isn't just one person's opinion. If you're trying to remember which season has all the funniest episodes of The Office or how many seasons there are, find out here! Make sure to also check out the greatest pranks Jim pulled on Dwight and The Office guest stars you forgot were on the show or how the cast of The Office aged from the first to the last season. If you're looking for something new, we also have plenty of shows like The Office to watch.

Each season of The Office has at least one memorable episode, whether that be for laughs, tears, or pranks, so it isn't necessarily easy to figure out what the top season is. Is your favorite season of The Office not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. If you want to answer the questions, "What is the best season of The Office?" and "Which season of The Office is the best?" then this list will have you covered. However, if you can't fill the void after finishing the series, be sure to check out shows like The Office here.

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The Office - Season 2

The second season of The Office premiered on September 20, 2005 and contains 22 episodes. Throughout this season, the staff at Dunder-Mifflin deal with increased threats of downsizing.

This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "The Dundies," "Office Olympics," and "Casino Night."

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

  • Michael burns his foot on a George Foreman grill.
  • Angela and Dwight begin a secret affair.
  • Jim tells Pam that he loves her.
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The Office - Season 5

The fifth season of The Office premiered on September 25, 2008 and contains 28 episodes. This season primarily focuses on Jim and Pam's engagement and Michael's conflict with his new boss.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "The Duel," "Michael Scott Paper Company," and "Cafe Disco."

Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

  • Jim and Pam get engaged.
  • Michael leaves Dunder-Mifflin and starts his own paper company.
  • Jim and Pam learn that they are going to have a baby.
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The Office - Season 4

The fourth season of The Office premiered on September 27, 2007 and contains 19 episodes. This season primarily focused on the romantic relationships of Jim and Pam, Dwight and Angela, and Michael and Jan.

This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Dinner Party," "Local Ad," and "Goodbye, Toby."

Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

  • Michael eats fettuccine alfredo before a 5K.
  • Michael and Jan's awkward dinner party. 
  • Stanley yells at Michael.
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The Office Season 3

The third season of The Office premiered on September 1, 2006 and contains 25 episodes. This season still focuses on potential downsizing while Jim has transferred to the Stamford office.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "A Benihana Christmas," "Product Recall," and "Women's Appreciation."

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • The Stamford branch merges with the Scranton branch.
  • Pam tells Jim how she feels on Beach Day.
  • Michael speaks at Ryan's business school.
  • Jim asks Pam out on a date.
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