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The Best Episodes of The Office

Every episode of The Office ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Office!

The everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.


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The best episode of "The Office" is "Goodbye, Michael", rated 9.8/10 from 18339 user votes. It was directed by Paul Feig and written by Greg Daniels. "Goodbye, Michael" aired on 4/28/2011 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Finale".

  • Goodbye, Michael
    9.8/10 18,339 votes

    #1 - Goodbye, Michael

    Season 7 Episode 21 - Aired 2011-04-28

    Michael wants to have a drama-free day at work on his last day before moving to Colorado. Meanwhile, Deangelo Vickers and Andy Bernard scramble to retain Michael's biggest clients.

    Director: Paul Feig

    Writer: Greg Daniels

  • Finale
    9.8/10 21,655 votes

    #2 - Finale

    Season 9 Episode 23 - Aired 2013-05-16

    One year later, Dunder Mifflin employees past and present reunite for a panel discussion about the documentary and to attend Dwight and Angela's wedding.

    Director: Ken Kwapis

    Writer: Greg Daniels

  • Stress Relief
    9.7/10 16,701 votes

    #3 - Stress Relief

    Season 5 Episode 13 - Aired 2009-02-01

    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.

    Director: Jeffrey Blitz

    Writer: Paul Lieberstein

  • Dinner Party
    9.4/10 12,111 votes

    #4 - Dinner Party

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2008-04-10

    Michael stages an elaborate plan to finally get Pam and Jim over to his and Jan's place for a dinner party. Jim gets trapped into it and agrees to go. Dwight overhears and wants his invitation, too. Michael says he only has six wine glasses and with Andy and Angela going too, there's not enough room for Dwight.

    Director: Paul Feig

    Writer: Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky

  • Mafia
    9.4/10 7,959 votes

    #5 - Mafia

    Season 6 Episode 5 - Aired 2009-10-15

    Michael becomes convinced that an insurance salesman visiting the office is a part of the mafia, and Dwight and Andy accompany Michael to a meeting with him. Meanwhile, Kevin accidentally cancels Jim's credit card, while Jim and Pam are on their honeymoon in Puerto Rico.

    Director: David Rodgers

    Writer: Brent Forrester

  • A.A.R.M.
    9.4/10 8,545 votes

    #6 - A.A.R.M.

    Season 9 Episode 22 - Aired 2013-05-09

    Jim convinces Dwight that he needs to choose someone to act as an Assistant to the Assistant Regional Manager; the two subsequently hold tryouts for the position. After her daycare turns away her child, Angela is forced to bring her kid to work. Andy auditions for "The Next Great A Cappella Sensation".

    Director: David Rogers

    Writer: Brent Forrester

  • Casino Night
    9.3/10 9,571 votes

    #7 - Casino Night

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2006-05-11

    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.

    Director: Ken Kwapis

    Writer: Steve Carell

  • Threat Level Midnight
    9.3/10 10,238 votes

    #8 - Threat Level Midnight

    Season 7 Episode 16 - Aired 2011-02-17

    Michael screens his action film Threat Level Midnight to the office after eleven years of writing, shooting, re-shooting, and editing. The film features Michael as Agent Michael Scarn, Dwight as Scarn's sidekick, and Jim as archnemesis "Goldenface," as well as several people from Michael's past.

    Director: Tucker Gates

    Writer: B.J. Novak

  • Garage Sale
    9.3/10 8,156 votes

    #9 - Garage Sale

    Season 7 Episode 18 - Aired 2011-03-24

    The office holds a garage sale in the warehouse. Michael decides to propose to Holly, and runs into trouble thinking of how to do it well.

    Director: Steve Carell

    Writer: Jon Vitti

  • The Job
    9.2/10 7,858 votes

    #10 - The Job

    Season 3 Episode 23 - Aired 2007-05-17

    After Pam's outburst at Beach Day, she and Jim had a talk and realized how much they both missed their friendship. Pam never regretted her speech she gave to Jim in front of the rest of the staff; in fact, she was happy that it only took her three years to summon the courage to say what was on her mind.

    Director: Ken Kwapis

    Writer: Paul Lieberstein, Michael Schur

  • Goodbye Toby
    9.2/10 7,958 votes

    #11 - Goodbye Toby

    Season 4 Episode 14 - Aired 2008-05-15

    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 representative.

    Director: Paul Feig

    Writer: Jennifer Celotta, Paul Lieberstein

  • Broke
    9.2/10 7,338 votes

    #12 - Broke

    Season 5 Episode 23 - Aired 2009-04-23

    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.

    Director: Steve Carell

    Writer: Charlie Grandy

  • Niagara
    9.2/10 8,588 votes

    #13 - Niagara

    Season 6 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-10-08

    The Dunder Mifflin staff head to Niagara Falls for Jim and Pam's wedding, with the understanding that her pregnancy is a forbidden discussion topic, but Jim's slip of the tongue prods Michael to attempt damage control.

    Director: Paul Feig

    Writer: Mindy Kaling, Greg Daniels

  • The Injury
    9.0/10 8,820 votes

    #14 - The Injury

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2006-01-12

    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.

    Director: Bryan Gordon

    Writer: Mindy Kaling

  • Beach Games
    9.0/10 7,475 votes

    #15 - Beach Games

    Season 3 Episode 22 - Aired 2007-05-10

    Michael was shocked when he received a call from Corporate wanting him to interview for a position. Michael was happy, but he also had other things on his mind. Beach Day was coming up and he was taking the crew out for some fun in the sun. Not before reminding Toby he couldn't go because somebody had to stay in the office.

    Director: Harold Ramis

    Writer: Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels

  • Livin' the Dream
    9.0/10 6,555 votes

    #16 - Livin' the Dream

    Season 9 Episode 21 - Aired 2013-05-02

    Dwight becomes regional manager after Andy quits his job, Jim dedicates more time to his Dunder Mifflin job to save his marriage, and Angela has problems with her new living arrangements after her breakup with The Senator.

    Director: Jeffrey Blitz

    Writer: Niki Schwartz-Wright

  • Gay Witch Hunt
    8.9/10 8,682 votes

    #17 - Gay Witch Hunt

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2006-09-21

    When Michael unintentionally outs a gay employee, he stumbles through a sensitivity mine-field. Also, we find out what happened with Jim and Pam.

    Director: Ken Kwapis

    Writer: Greg Daniels

  • The Negotiation
    8.9/10 7,020 votes

    #18 - The Negotiation

    Season 3 Episode 18 - Aired 2007-04-05

    Roy paced in the parking lot outside Dunder-Mifflin and then charged the building looking for Jim. When he spots Jim and rushed him, only to get pepper sprayed in the eyes by Dwight, who managed to spray everybody around him, as well.

    Director: Jeffrey Blitz

    Writer: Michael Schur

  • Company Picnic
    8.9/10 6,210 votes

    #19 - Company Picnic

    Season 5 Episode 26 - Aired 2009-05-14

    At the company picnic, Michael and Holly are reunited for the first time since their split. The rest of the staff competes in games, such as the volleyball tournament.

    Director: Ken Kwapis

    Writer: Jennifer Celotta, Paul Lieberstein

  • Michael's Last Dundies
    8.9/10 6,714 votes

    #20 - Michael's Last Dundies

    Season 7 Episode 20 - Aired 2011-04-21

    Michael trains Deangelo to take over his job of hosting the Dundie Awards, while Erin struggles with her dislike for her boyfriend, Gabe.

    Director: Mindy Kaling

    Writer: Mindy Kaling

  • Business School
    8.8/10 7,191 votes

    #21 - Business School

    Season 3 Episode 16 - Aired 2007-02-15

    Roy stopped by Pam's desk to let her know how excited he was to see her art show. She reminded him that it was just a small show being put on by her art class. Pam later admitted she was very happy she was back together with Roy because it showed maturity. Jim feigns indifference to the reconciliation.

    Director: Joss Whedon

    Writer: Brent Forrester

  • Classy Christmas
    8.8/10 6,115 votes

    #22 - Classy Christmas

    Season 7 Episode 11 - Aired 2010-12-09

    Michael could not be happier when Toby has to take a leave of absence and corporate sends Holly Flax to cover for him. Pam is forced to do a second Christmas party after Michael wants the party to be on the day Holly returns to Scranton. Meanwhile, Jim regrets agreeing to a snowball fight with Dwight.

    Director: Rainn Wilson

    Writer: Mindy Kaling

  • Christmas Party
    8.7/10 7,685 votes

    #23 - Christmas Party

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2005-12-06

    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.

    Director: Charles McDougall

    Writer: Michael Schur

  • The Return
    8.7/10 6,658 votes

    #24 - The Return

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2007-01-18

    Since Dwight's departure, Andy had been clinging to Michael. Andy's antics had been wearing very thin on his co-workers. In fact, Andy left Jim actually wishing Dwight would come back.

    Director: Greg Daniels

    Writer: Michael Schur, Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky

  • Women's Appreciation
    8.7/10 6,514 votes

    #25 - Women's Appreciation

    Season 3 Episode 21 - Aired 2007-05-03

    Phyllis walked into the office looking pale and shocked. A concerned staff surrounded her for comfort. She told them she had been flashed in the parking lot. Jim alerted the police and they already had three other incidents of flashing in the area. Michael didn't think much of it, because it was Phyllis.

    Director: Tucker Gates

    Writer: Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky