All-Time Fan Favorite Poll, 2010

Saturday, September 18th, 2010 | 157 comments

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The OfficeHere are the all-time favorite episodes of The Office, as voted by you, the fans!

The poll asked this question:
What are your favorite episodes of
THE OFFICE from Seasons 1-6?


Fans were allowed to choose 1 to 20 episodes.

From September 10-16, 2010, a total of 18,487 votes were cast.

Here are the complete rankings and giveaway winners. Thanks for playing!

All-Time Fan Favorite Poll 2010, complete rankings

  1. 2.22 Casino Night, 775 votes
  2. 6.04-05 Niagara, 734 votes
  3. 2.01 The Dundies, 700 votes
  4. 2.12 The Injury, 663 votes
  5. 3.24-25 The Job, 553 votes
  6. 3.23 Beach Games, 520 votes
  7. 2.11 Booze Cruise, 515 votes
  8. 4.13 Dinner Party, 492 votes
  9. 4.18-19 Goodbye Toby, 437 votes
  10. 1.02 Diversity Day, 430 votes
  11. 4.01-02 Fun Run, 414 votes
  12. 6.17-18 The Delivery, 410 votes
  13. 2.10 Christmas Party, 391 votes
  14. 5.01-02 Weight Loss, 383 votes
  15. 2.03 Office Olympics, 361 votes
  16. 3.10-11 A Benihana Christmas, 346 votes
  17. 5.14-15 Stress Relief, 336 votes
  18. 3.01 Gay Witch Hunt, 329 votes
  19. 2.20 Drug Testing, 295 votes
  20. 5.27 Cafe Disco, 295 votes
  21. 4.07-08 Money, 291 votes
  22. 6.10 Murder, 288 votes
  23. 2.04 The Fire, 268 votes
  24. 5.25 Broke, 263 votes
  25. 3.14 The Return, 257 votes
  26. 1.05 Basketball, 240 votes
  27. 3.13 Traveling Salesmen, 240 votes
  28. 5.28 Company Picnic, 235 votes
  29. 1.03 Health Care, 231 votes
  30. 2.09 Email Surveillance, 231 votes
  31. 2.07 The Client, 216 votes
  32. 5.23 Michael Scott Paper Company, 210 votes
  33. 2.21 Conflict Resolution , 197 votes
  34. 2.02 Sexual Harassment , 179 votes
  35. 1.04 The Alliance, 173 votes
  36. 3.22 Women’s Appreciation, 165 votes
  37. 4.09 Local Ad , 161 votes
  38. 3.20 Safety Training, 156 votes
  39. 2.19 Michael’s Birthday, 150 votes
  40. 3.08 The Merger, 149 votes
  41. 2.13 The Secret, 134 votes
  42. 3.15 Ben Franklin, 132 votes
  43. 3.21 Product Recall, 128 votes
  44. 4.10 Branch Wars, 125 votes
  45. 4.12 The Deposition, 125 votes
  46. 6.13 Secret Santa 125 votes
  47. 3.17 Business School, 124 votes
  48. 5.12 The Duel, 123 votes
  49. 2.18 Take Your Daughter to Work Day, 118 votes
  50. 5.07 Customer Survey, 117 votes
  51. 2.17 Dwight’s Speech, 115 votes
  52. 4.14 Chair Model, 113 votes
  53. 3.06 Diwali, 112 votes
  54. 3.16 Phyllis’ Wedding, 109 votes
  55. 2.06 The Fight, 108 votes
  56. 3.05 Initiation, 104 votes
  57. 3.09 The Convict, 103 votes
  58. 6.01 Gossip, 101 votes
  59. 5.19 Golden Ticket , 99 votes
  60. 5.10 The Surplus, 95 votes
  61. 3.07 Branch Closing, 95 votes
  62. 2.05 Halloween, 88 votes
  63. 5.16 Lecture Circuit, Pt. 1, 86 votes
  64. 3.04 Grief Counseling, 85 votes
  65. 5.22 Dream Team, 83 votes
  66. 6.21 Happy Hour, 82 votes
  67. 3.02 The Convention, 77 votes
  68. 3.03 The Coup, 77 votes
  69. 5.09 Frame Toby, 76 votes
  70. 2.14 The Carpet, 74 votes
  71. 3.12 Back From Vacation, 74 votes
  72. 3.19 The Negotiation, 73 votes
  73. 4.05-06 Launch Party, 72 votes
  74. 6.07 The Lover, 70 votes
  75. 4.16 Did I Stutter?, 69 votes
  76. 5.24 Heavy Competition , 68 votes
  77. 2.15 Boys and Girls, 67 votes
  78. 5.05 Crime Aid, 66 votes
  79. 4.11 Survivor Man, 64 votes
  80. 2.08 Performance Review, 61 votes
  81. 5.11 Moroccan Christmas, 57 votes
  82. 5.26 Casual Friday, 56 votes
  83. 1.01 Pilot, 54 votes
  84. 1.06 Hot Girl, 51 votes
  85. 3.18 Cocktails, 48 votes
  86. 4.03-04 Dunder Mifflin Infinity, 47 votes
  87. 6.08 Koi Pond, 47 votes
  88. 6.12 Scott’s Tots, 47 votes
  89. 2.16 Valentine’s Day, 42 votes
  90. 4.15 Night Out, 41 votes
  91. 5.08 Business Trip, 40 votes
  92. 5.21 Two Weeks, 37 votes
  93. 5.17 Lecture Circuit, Pt. 2, 36 votes
  94. 6.15 Sabre, 33 votes
  95. 5.04 Baby Shower, 31 votes
  96. 6.16 The Manager and the Salesman, 29 votes
  97. 6.22 Secretary’s Day, 28 votes
  98. 4.17 Job Fair, 27 votes
  99. 5.13 Prince Family Paper, 23 votes
  100. 5.20 New Boss, 22 votes
  101. 5.18 Blood Drive, 20 votes
  102. 6.09 Double Date, 19 votes
  103. 6.19 St. Patrick’s Day, 19 votes
  104. 6.06 Mafia, 17 votes
  105. 6.20 New Leads, 17 votes
  106. 6.26 Whistleblower, 17 votes
  107. 6.11 Shareholder Meeting, 15 votes
  108. 6.25 The Chump, 14 votes
  109. 5.06 Employee Transfer, 11 votes
  110. 5.03 Business Ethics, 10 votes
  111. 6.14 The Banker, 10 votes
  112. 6.24 The Cover-Up, 10 votes
  113. 6.23 Body Language, 8 votes
  114. 6.02 The Meeting, 7 votes
  115. 6.03 The Promotion, 7 votes

Notes on the top 20

  • The seasons represented in the Top 20 are Season 2 (7 episodes), Season 3 (4 episodes), Seasons 4 and 5 (each with 3 episodes), Season 6 (2 episodes), and Season 1 (1 episode).
  • The writers most represented in the Top 20 are Greg Daniels (5 episodes), Jennifer Celotta (4 episodes), and Mike Schur, Paul Lieberstein, and Mindy Kaling (each with 3 episodes).
  • The directors most represented in the Top 20 are Ken Kwapis and Paul Feig (each with 5 episodes), Greg Daniels (3 episodes), and Harold Ramis (2 episodes).

Giveaway winners

Congratulations to bales (129), Anthony C. (4), and ilovetheofficestrikesback (90) — you have each won some Target goodies! I will contact you via email with details.

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  1. 157. Greg  

    Will have to bring this back now that the series is finished!


  2. 156. Greg D.  

    I was a late convert to Office fandom (thanks to Netflix & Hulu Plus) and I have to agree with almost all of this list. If I had been around to vote in this poll I think “The Job” would have been my 20th pick. I have watched it many times and I always come back to it. The last 5 minutes make me smile every time no matter how bad my day was. Great performance from Jenna there as well.

    [from tanster: welcome to our addiction. :) ]


  3. 155. Angie  

    The top 20 is pretty much perfect. “Nailed it!”
    The only thing i’d change is switching out Cafe Disco for Money. But that one’s good too.


  4. 154. hm  

    The first episode I ever watched was Employee Transfer.
    Based on these rankings, it would have been the second worst episode at the time it came out. I’m glad I stuck with it.

    (Of course, that episode also became a lot funnier once I got to know the characters.)


  5. 153. Anthony C.  

    Woo! First time ever winning one of these! Thanks Tanster! :-)


  6. 152. Dina C  

    I’ve been nursing a bad cold this week, and took advantage of the downtime by watching all my boxed DVD sets in order. Gotta say, this show is oustanding when it comes to continuity, writing, and character development. I didn’t vote, but I agree with the rankings that all the Tallyheads did. It’s great, to me, how the writers continue to throw the viewers surprise twists and turns every season to keep things interesting. Also, the humor/drama really stands the test of time. I’m still laughing, tearing up, etc. as I watch. My all time favorite TV comedy: The Office!!


  7. 151. Christine  

    The last episode I chose as a favorite was “Women’s Appreciation”. It always makes me smile when Michael participates in a little girl talk, and I thought it was sweet how all of the ladies rallied around him with advice about “the Jan situation”. This was also an episode where some of the Pam/Jim/Karen stuff was coming to a head, I always feel so terrible for Pam while she’s watching Karen pick out sexy under-things. So wonderfully torturous.

    And of course there’s Dwight and his search for a sexual predator. That looks exactly like him. Love it!


  8. 150. scott  

    I only chose one episode and it was Stress Relief. The best part of this episode is the CPR training scene in the conference room. Dwight taking the face off the training dummy. Andy singing “Staying Alive” while Kelly dances away. And my favorite part, Creed bursting out “You were in the parking lot earlier, that’s how I know you!”

    This hilarious scene, the amazing ‘fire drill’ cold open, the Michael Scott Roast, and guest star Jack Black make this the best office episode to date.


  9. 149. malaz85  

    I love the episode “Office Olympics”. It’s the one I show to get my friends and family hooked on the show. Works every time :)


  10. 148. Dreester  

    I, like many others, would agree that it was difficult to just pick 20 favorite episodes. My pick for number 20 is “Michael Scott Paper Company”. The moment where Michael stands up to David Wallace and Charles Minor is priceless. Obviously, the “idiot” ring tone takes the cake! lol


  11. 147. Dean Klus  

    My 20th choice was “The Job”. I’ll always love this episode because of the ending. While Pam is talking about her dreams and the situation with Jim, the camera goes to him walking out of the office in New York after turning down Wallace and driving back to Scranton. The second she gets ready to break down and cry, Jim abruptly busts in and asks what we’ve all been waiting for, “Are you free for dinner tonight?”

    Beautiful television right there.


  12. 146. jmj  

    My choices are not in any particular order, nor are all my favorites checked. I like bits and pieces from each episode and haven’t seen all of season 6 yet as I just started watching The Office on dvds. Jim & Pam drew me into the program and Michael…what can one say about Michael.

    If there has to be a 20 on the list I’d say it would be Did I Stutter? The interaction b/w Stanley, Michael and Toby draws quite an edge. Michael, who hates confrontations, has to finally confront one of his employees and it has to be Stanley. They both learn to yield to each other.


  13. 145. caitlyn  

    The bottom of my favorite list here is Chair Model. There’s only one reason I checked that episode off.

    “When Pam gets Michael’s old chair, I’ll get Pam’s old chair. Then I’ll have two chairs. Only one to go.”

    Oh Creed. What are you up to.


  14. 144. Jake  

    I chose Cafe Disco because, while there were other episodes I may have enjoyed more plotwise, it was a nice all-cast showcase episode. Also, it introduced me to The Blam’s “Various Disgraces”. Dwight was right! The song is excellent.


  15. 143. StephP  

    Secretary’s Day would have been my lowest favorite because it wasn’t a Jim/Pam romance storyline. I liked it the best from this last season because finally it was more like the first/second seasons when all the characters were part of the storyline. We got our Season 6 DVD last week and spent all weekend rewatching the shows and they were great watching back to back!


  16. 142. Nick  

    I don’t want to be all sappy, but my 20th pick was “Traveling Salesmen.” While I love the humor, what always stood out to me was the character development. Dwight went from the office weirdo to a man who for once put the feelings of another above his own well being and desires; in turn we also were able to witness these great interactions between everyone that showed how much more than just office mates these people were, how Jim, Pam, Angela and Michael were so affected by Dwight’s resignation.

    On another note, when Dwight said “that’s what she said” and Michael replied with “Don’t you dare,” it was classic.


  17. 141. Johnathan  

    “It has a very oaky afterbirth”
    -Michael; Dinner Party


  18. 140. elizabeth  

    honestly not sure which one is my “20th” favorite, but one of my all time favorites is “Traveling Salesman/The Return.” the cell phone in the ceiling is one of Jim’s best pranks ever! and I loved that Karen opted out of helping Jim, but Pam was in, creating the classic JAM chemistry that I had been missing.

    “I think we broke his brain.” – Pam
    “*laugh*” – Jim
    *in sombreros…..* classic.


  19. 139. David T  

    “The Surplus” completed my list of top 20 episodes. I could not leave it off the list simply because this episode has exceptional and creative dialogue. One of my favorite exchanges in the series is when they are trying to explain the idea of a surplus to Michael in terms of a lemonade stand. “Why don’t you explain this to me like I’m five.”


  20. 138. ItsOnlyMeredith  

    I chose “Diwali” as my 20th favorite. The perfect combination of classic Office awkwardness (Michael’s proposal to Carol, his attempt to kiss Pam), JAM angst (the unanswered text message…ugh!), and SINGING (Jim & Andy doing the Indigo Girls…well, not literally; Michael’s Diwali song a-la Adam Sandler). I especially love that moment when Roy walks in, sees Pam dancing, happily, without him, and the way that Beyonce song is perfectly in sync with the scene…”Cuz your love got the best of me
    and baby you’re making a fool of me.” Gah! A classic.

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