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Mindy Kaling has been synonymous with first-rate comedy ever since she got her start as Kelly Kapoor on NBC’s The Office. Kaling didn’t only star in the hit mockumentary series, she also served as a writer, producer, and director on various episodes throughout the show’s nine-season run.
During a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Kaling revealed her top five favorite episodes of the legendary comedy show. The perfect excuse to watch The Office for the umpteenth time is finally here! (It's available on Peacock!)
Take Kaling’s advice and start with these five essential episodes.
“Manager and Salesmen” (Season 6, Episode 16)
Michael voluntarily demotes himself when he finds out he’ll get paid more as a member of the sales team. Unfortunately, things don’t go according to plan.
“The Dundies” (Season 2, Episode 1)
Micheal presents his annual office awards—spoiler alert: it’s a complete disaster. Everyone’s offended, Micheal’s confused, and it’s business as usual at the Scranton office.
“A Benihana Christmas” (Season 3, Episodes 10 and 11)
After a recent breakup, Micheal accompanies his coworkers to the local Benihana’s. This two-part episode will get you in the holiday spirit a little early.
“Office Olympics” (Season 2, Episode 3)
While Micheal and Dwight are away on “business," the rest of the team decided to hold their own Olympics— chaos ensues.
“Diversity Day” (Season 1, Episode 2)
In the wake of a questionable comedy routine by Michael, the office must participate in diversity training.
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