15 best episodes of The Office to watch before it leaves Netflix

THE OFFICE -- "Counseling" Episode 702 -- Pictured: Steve Carell as Michael Scott -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
THE OFFICE -- "Counseling" Episode 702 -- Pictured: Steve Carell as Michael Scott -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank /
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11. The Convention (season 3 episode 2)

I don’t know why I love this episode so much, but if it’s not on your list of top episodes, you need to rethink. Somehow, it combines funny, awkward, tragic, and sweet all in thirty minutes.

It all starts with Michael and Dwight going to an office supply convention. While they’re there they meet Jim who is representing the Stamford branch. It’s very awkward because Michael is mad Jim transferred and tries to show it by one-upping Jim’s boss, Josh. This ends with Michael telling everyone that he’s throwing a party in his hotel room.

But Dwight and Michael are not the only ones there from the Scranton branch. Angela is too. She wants to surprise Dwight and waits in his hotel room. Well…Jim decides to pull a prank on him and when he goes to his room, he sees her but thinks she’s a sex worker that Dwight has hired.

Michael’s party begins and…no one shows up (shocking, I know). Eventually, Jim arrives and they have an honest discussion about why he left Scranton. He tells Michael it had nothing to do with him, but it was because of Pam and that she rejected him. Michael is sympathetic and says he’ll talk to Pam but Jim does not want that (Michael isn’t the smoothest talker in the world).

Once they finish their talk, people finally start to show up to the part.

This is one of the only episodes where we see these characters not in the office for the entire episode, and god, seeing Michael be as oblivious and cringy around people outside the office is somehow a whole different can of worms.