Top 20 Episodes of The Office

I love The Office. It's too bad, but the current episodes just aren't the same. I miss the classic episodes, so I decided to honor them in this list of top twenty episodes EVER. This is based both on humor and the quality of the acting/writing. Enjoy!
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The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Fun Run (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Michael accidentally runs over Meridith in the parking lot, and his guilt causes him to organize a 5-K run for her. Dwight and Angela have a falling-out after he kills her cat, and Jim and Pam's relationship is discovered. (22 mins.)
“ FUN RUN (Season 4, Episode 1)

My personal favorite. It's so rich with different types of humor. Michael hits Meredith with his car, almost from the very beginning of the episode, creating a hilarious stew of jokes rich with sub-plots. Pam and Jim finally are revealed to be dating. Angela and Dwight have problems. Cats are killed, races are run, we have some great returns of characters, Toby is drugged (unsucessfully), rabies is explored, Michael's lonliness is portrayed... it's fantastic. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Dinner Party (2008)
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Michael invites Jim and Pam and Andy and Angela to a couples-only dinner party, which makes Dwight very jealous. However, the only thing he's missing is a ringside seat to witness Michael and Jan's extremely dysfunctional home life. (22 mins.)
“ DINNER PARTY (Season 4, Episode 9)

Candles, oaky afterbirths, a game of celebrity, hunger, dundies, plasma TVs, arguments, awkwardness, vasectomies, Hunter's band, Dwight's old babysitter, and one of the best episodes ever. Three great relationships are explored in detail: Andy and Angela, Jim and Pam, and, of course, Michael and Jan. A whole mess of crazy. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Casino Night (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The Dunder Mifflin crew holds a casino party at the warehouse and Michael has two dates. (22 mins.)
“ CASINO NIGHT (Season 2, Episode 28)

Brilliant. Old friends, new lovers, and the disabled. Telekinesis, gambling, Creed finally becomes creepy, some of the best Toby moments yet, Kevin's band is introduced, two lovers, and a kiss or two. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Injury (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Michael's "injury" from a George Foreman Grill distracts the staff from Dwight, the one with the real injury. (22 mins.)
“ THE INJURY (Season 2, Episode 12)

A pure joy to watch. Burned feet, grills, bacon, butter, concussions, Billy Merchant, pictures on the wall. Michael and Dwight's relationshipis great in this episode, as is Dwight's and Pam's. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Stress Relief (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
Dwight's too-realistic fire alarm gives Stanley a heart attack. When he returns, Michael learns that he is the cause of Stanley's stress. To remedy the situation, he forces the office to throw a roast for him. (22 mins.)
“ STRESS RELIEF (Season 5, Episode 13)

One of the funniest cold opens ever. Some of the funniest moments ever on the Office occured in this hour-long episode. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Safety Training (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Andy returns to the office after weeks of anger management training, determined to make a fresh start with all the Dunder-Mifflin employees. Meanwhile, it's safety training day in the office, and Michael and Dwight are on a mission to illuminate the dangers of the workplace. (22 mins.)
“ SAFETY TRAINING (Season 3, Episode 19)

Michael's insecurity at its funniest. Watermelons, Stanley's car, bouncy castles, trampolines, shunning, unshunning and reshunning, and depression - all these elements combine for a fantastic little story. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Gay Witch Hunt (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Michael apologizes to Oscar, after he finds out he's gay, for calling him a homosexual slur--but his apology outs Oscar to the entire office. And Jim decides to take a promotion at the Stamford office. (22 mins.)
“ GAY WITCH HUNT (Season 3, Episode 1)

The greatest moments at Stamford were in this episode. This is a great satirical episode, about homophobia in America. Plus a kiss between Michael and Oscar... ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Money (2007)
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As Jan renovates the condo, Michael confronts his growing debt every way he can, which includes pressuring his employees for a loan. Pam and Jim spend a night out on Dwight's family farm, now a bed and breakfast. (22 mins.)
“ MONEY (Season 4, Episode 4)

A great guest star (Vikram), an exploration of Michael's character, Michael and Jan's relationship taken completely seriously, Dwight's farm (The Embassy Beets), Andela, and, of course, one of the best lines in the entire show: "I... declare... BANKRUPTCY!" ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Goodbye, Michael (2011)
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As the office gets ready for Michael's final day at Dunder Mifflin, Michael doesn't tell anyone that he's leaving a day early. Meanwhile, Deangelo accompanies a nervous Andy on a visit to one of Michael's old clients. (22 mins.)
“ GOODBYE, MICHAEL (Season 7, Episode 21)

This was an absolutely beautiful episode. Not hilarious, but not without humor (I'm thinking "Catch you guys on the flippity flip."). It was a great episode for the true fans, with call-backs. It filled an emotional gap that Steve Carell's departure had created. An end to the original series. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Niagara: Part 1 (2009)
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The Office travels to Niagara Falls to celebrate Jim and Pam's wedding under strict orders not to mention Pam's pregnancy. Michael, Dwight, and Andy all want to hook up with guests at the wedding and Michael and Dwight meet twins. (22 mins.)
“ NIAGARA (Season 6, Episode 4)

Also a great episode for the fans. An end to Jim and Pam's wait for marriage. Funny, beautiful, and rich with sub-plot. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Diversity Day (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Michael's off color remark puts a sensitivity trainer in the office for a presentation, which prompts Michael to create his own. (22 mins.)
“ (Season 1, Episode 2)

The one that started it all. I personally don't like "Pilot"; I think this is where the true Office starts. The best episode of Season 1, by far, and a classic in of itself. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Branch Wars (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Michael and Dwight try to play a prank on Karen, who is now manager of the Utica branch, after she tries to steal Stanley from the Scranton office. Meanwhile, Pam, Toby, and Oscar start their own exclusive office book club. (22 mins.)
“ BRANCH WARS (Season 4, Episode 6)

Fake Mustaches. Karen mad at Jim. The Finer Things Club (and Toby in a bow tie). Silly String and Molotov Cocktails. The Utica Branch. Stanley. This is a hilarious episode. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Women's Appreciation (2007)
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Phyllis gets flashed in the parking lot, and Dwight goes all out to secure the premises. Michael ostensibly takes the women in the office to the mall to comfort them, but he's really doing it to get advice about breaking up with Jan. (22 mins.)
“ WOMEN'S APPRECIATION (Season 3, Episode 22)

Another one of those season 3 gems. "Women's Appreciation" has everything: Pam pranking Dwight, Andy and Dwight reconciliation, Michael breaking up with Jan, flashers, penis jokes, Victoria's secret, girl time with Michael... ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Ben Franklin (2007)
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Michael asks Jim to get a male stripper for Phyllis's office bachelorette party, but he gets a Ben Franklin impersonator instead. Meanwhile, the men's bachelor party goes as planned until Michael becomes uncomfortable with the stripper. (22 mins.)
“ BEN FRANKLIN (Season 3, Episode 15)

One of the best guest stars The Office has ever had. Strippers, historical lecturers, and some of the best misunderstandings the Office has ever seen. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Fight (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Jim rallies the staff together to witness a showdown between Michael and Dwight at Dwight's martial arts school. (22 mins.)
“ THE FIGHT (Season 2, Episode 6)

Michael and Dwight's Relationship is explored in ways it never had been before, and in some of the funniest scenes between them ever, and Dwight later becomes the "Assistant Regional Manager". Michael's procrastination leads to the funniest prank calls ever; Pam and Jim have their first fight ever. This was an extremely influential and hilarious episode. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Product Recall (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Michael tries to be proactive during a watermark crisis, but only makes the situation worse. Meanwhile, Angela has trouble being apologetic with customers, and Andy discovers a secret about his new girlfriend. (22 mins.)
“ PRODUCT RECALL (Season 3, Episode 21)

Probably the best cold open ever (Jim dresses up like Dwight, and, later, Dwight dresses up like Jim.) Dirty cartoons, angry customers, apology videos - all are hilarious.

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Negotiation (2007)
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Dwight saves Jim from an attack by Roy, but Dwight won't allow Jim to thank him for it. Meanwhile, Darryl asks Michael for a pay raise, and Michael discovers that he is woefully underpaid--so Michael goes to headquarters to ask for one himself. (22 mins.)
“ THE NEGOTIATION (Season 3, Episode 19)

There's some good Jim-Pam-Roy drama here (Roy leaves in this episode). Dwight's classic pepper-spray moment, always hilarious. Some of Rainn Wilson's finest Office moments appear in this episode. Plus we get to see Daryll and Michael together, which hardly ever happens and is always hilarious. And Michael dresses in a woman's business suit. ("And it is Miss-terious cuz the buttons are on the wrong side.") ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Goodbye, Toby (2008)
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Michael throws an extravagant going-away party for Toby, and falls in love with the woman who is replacing him. Jim plans to propose to Pam at the party, but gets out-staged. Back at corporate, Ryan is arrested for fraud. (22 mins.)
“ GOODBYE TOBY (Season 4, Episode 14)

A classic for people who love Michael and Toby's relationship. Introduces Holly as well. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Michael's Birthday (2006)
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In celebration of his birthday, Michael makes a mandatory invite of the staff during the workday to go ice skating. (22 mins.)
“ MICHAEL'S BIRTHDAY (Season 2, Episode 19)

Probably the most serious Kevin has ever been - we see him think he has cancer, on Michael's Birthday. Some great Michael-Toby moments, as well as some great Jim-Pam ones too. ” - unshunreshun
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Prince Family Paper (2009)
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Michael's conscience gets the best of him after he and Dwight go undercover to scout a family-run competitor. Back at the office, everyone else spends the day debating whether Hilary Swank is hot. (22 mins.)
“ PRINCE FAMILY PAPER (Season 5, Episode 12)

We get a chance to see Michael's inner morals. Dwight and Michael are great together in this episode, and the debate subplot is fun. ” - unshunreshun