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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4. Dinner Party (season 4 episode 13)

Dinner Party” is another classic Office episode. Everyone who has watched the show has a very distinct reaction when this episode is brought up. They either groan or laugh because OMG, the awkwardness. It also includes a scene where one of the best bloopers happened. But before we get to that, let’s talk about the episode.

Michael asks Jim and Pam to come to dinner at his condo. Jim has previously turned him down nine times, but because Michael ensured Jim had no plans, Jim really has no way out of this so he accepts. Andy and Angela are also invited, but Dwight is purposely excluded which you know is making his mind explode.

What this leads to is possibly the most cringy, awkward, and hilarious dinner party to ever exist. The “party” starts with Michael giving Jim and Pam a tour of his condo which includes the space where Jan makes candles (she lives with Michael), the bench where Michael sleeps, and his “plasma” TV, which is really a small TV that extends and collapses to the wall. It’s all very sad.

It only gets weirder and more uncomfortable when Pam tells Jan that she and Michael never dated and Michael tries to get Andy and Jim to invest in Jan’s candle business (just $10,000). Jim tries his best to get him and Pam out of there but it doesn’t work and then who shows up uninvited? Dwight! And he’s not alone. He comes with his former babysitter.

Somehow, everything gets worse and Michael and Jan blow up at each other leading to Jan destroying Michael’s precious TV with a Dundie Award. The police show up, but no one gets arrested. Michael stays at Dwight’s for the night and Jim and Pam actually have a good night once they go get takeout and eat it in the car.

The TV is also part of Steve Carell’s favorite blooper. For whatever reason, when he moves the TV back to the wall, everyone falls over laughing. This episode is one that will always be remembered for the actors as well as the fans.