5 Essential ‘The Office’ Episodes to Watch Before Its Netflix Exit (PHOTOS)

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“Diversity Day” (Season 1, Episode 2)

A racial-sensitivity training session turns into a nightmare when bumbling Dunder Mifflin paper company manager Michael (Carell) has staffers play a “guess my race” game. We also see the first sparks between salesman Jim (Krasinski) and secretary Pam (Fischer).

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“The Merger” (Season 3, Episode 8)

The closing of the Stamford branch brings new blood to Scranton, including quirky Dwight’s (Wilson) new foe, Andy (Ed Helms). The awkward welcome party alone is worth it.

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“Dinner Party” (Season 4, Episode 9)

The only thing crazier than Michael’s relationship with unstable former boss Jan (Melora Hardin) is how it comes crashing down during a packed soiree.

The Office - Pam and Jim get married - Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly, Ken Kreps as Minister, John Krasinski as Jim Halpert
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“Niagara” (Season 6, Episodes 4 and 5)

Jim and Pam’s Upstate New York nuptials come complete with a Maid of the Mist twist and a joyful take on a viral YouTube video featuring the entire cast dancing to Chris Brown’s “Forever.”

Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone, Rachael Harris as Rachel, Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, Steve Carell as Michael Scott in The Office - Season 9
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“Finale” (Season 9, Episode 23)

Welcome back! Beloved stars who departed the series — including Carell, B.J. Novak (Ryan), and Mindy Kaling (Kelly) — return for Dwight’s wedding in a goodbye that’s impossible not to love.

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Netflix has announced The Office is leaving in 2021, and fans of NBC’s 2005–13 workplace comedy — starring John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, and Steve Carell — are already watching the clock.

We suggest watching the hilarious installments in the gallery above instead.

The Office, Seasons 1–9, Available Now, Netflix