‘The Office’: 10 Best (and 5 Worst) Episodes of the Series

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BEST: "The Dundies" (Season 2, Episode 1)
BEST: "The Dundies" (Season 2, Episode 1)
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When Pam got drunk at Dunder Mifflin's annual "Dundies" awards show, she was so relieved at getting the "Whitest Sneakers" award instead of "World's Longest Engagement" like she got every other year that she kissed Jim. And thus began the shipping of Jim and Pam!
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BEST: "Booze Cruise" (Season 2, Episode 11)
BEST: "Booze Cruise" (Season 2, Episode 11)
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Just as Jim was about to give up on Pam, Michael uncharacteristically gets serious and encourages him to keep on pursuing her. It was a touching moment between two friends.
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BEST: "Initiation" (Season 3, Episode 5)
BEST: "Initiation" (Season 3, Episode 5)
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This was the first time we saw that despite Michael's seemingly inept ways of managing the branch, he actually is a successful salesman and manager. He truly is the best man for the job.
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BEST: "Product Recall" (Season 3, Episode 21)
BEST: "Product Recall" (Season 3, Episode 21)
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The cold open alone is the reason this episode made the Best list. Jim pretending to be Dwight was done to perfection, and Dwight freaked out just as Jim thought he would. Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.
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BEST: "Weight Loss" (Season 5, Episode 2)
BEST: "Weight Loss" (Season 5, Episode 2)
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Jim proposes to Pam. In the pouring rain. Halfway between her graphic design school and Dunder Mifflin. Is it raining, or are these tears on my face?
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BEST: "Frame Toby" (Season 5, Episode 9)
BEST: "Frame Toby" (Season 5, Episode 9)
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Michael's absolute horror at seeing Toby back at Dunder Mifflin was the absolute greatest. We rewind that scream over and over when we're bored.
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BEST: "The Duel" (Season 5, Episode 12)
BEST: "The Duel" (Season 5, Episode 12)
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We already knew that Michael was a surprisingly talented manager, but in "The Duel" we found out that the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin is actually the most successful branch of the company. Michael Scott, you earned that chance to act smug in front of CEO David Wallace!
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BEST: "Broke" (Season 5, Episode 25)
BEST: "Broke" (Season 5, Episode 25)
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Right as the Michael Scott Paper Company was about to declare bankruptcy, Dunder Mifflin bought them out. It was perfect timing, and Michael, Pam, and Ryan played their cards perfectly.
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BEST: "Niagara" (Season 6, Episode 5)
BEST: "Niagara" (Season 6, Episode 5)
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Jim and Pam knew their co-workers would disobey them and recreate the "JK Wedding Entrance Dance," among other disastrous events during the ceremony, so they took off and got married on a ferry boat underneath Niagara Falls before the ceremony. It was beautiful and perfect for Jim and Pam.
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WORST: "Mafia" (Season 6, Episode 6)
WORST: "Mafia" (Season 6, Episode 6)
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This entire episode served to show us just how inept these people are. From Kevin's accidental identity fraud leading to Jim and Pam's credit cards being canceled while they were on their honeymoon to Andy and Dwight leading Michael to mess up a huge sale, it's hard to believe the Scranton branch is the most successful Dunder Mifflin office.
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WORST: "Lecture Circuit" (Season 5, Episode 17)
WORST: "Lecture Circuit" (Season 5, Episode 17)
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Watching Angela lick her cat to clean it was a truly horrifying scene to watch. We agree with Oscar: the image will haunt us for the rest of our lives.
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WORST: "Night Out" (Season 4, Episode 16)
WORST: "Night Out" (Season 4, Episode 16)
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Watching Ryan throw away his opportunity to be in corporate was heartbreaking... probably because we all knew this bulls**tter didn't deserve the job in the first place. But to see him without any true friends was still so sad.
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WORST: "The Return" (Season 3, Episode 14)
WORST: "The Return" (Season 3, Episode 14)
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Turns out Andy's anger issues hadn't been resolved, and a tiny, harmless prank sent him into a fit of rage. Putting his fist through the wall had to hurt!
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WORST: "Sexual Harassment" (Season 2, Episode 2)
WORST: "Sexual Harassment" (Season 2, Episode 2)
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Ugh, nobody likes Todd Packer. Nobody.

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