50 Moments From "Dinner Party" That Prove It's The Best Episode Of "The Office"

    ♫ You took me by the hand, made me a man ♫

    The Office. I've seen it, you've seen it, Marty McFly traveled to Oct. 8, 2009 to watch Jim and Pam's wedding when it aired. We've all seen it.

    It is a great show with many, many A+ episodes — like "The Injury," "Threat Level Midnight," and "Fun Run," to name a few — but there is one episode that stands above the rest, and that is "Dinner Party."

    Here are 50 moments from "Dinner Party" that prove its brilliance.

    1. When Michael "calls corporate" to tell them he's going to let his branch have the night off.

    Michael says, "This is Michael Scott, Scranton, well we don't want to work, no, we don't, it's not fair to these people, these people are my friends and I care about them"

    2. When Michael invites Angela and Andy to his dinner party but he doesn't invite Dwight, because it's couples-only and Michael and Jan only have six wine glasses.

    Dwight says, "Does it bother me that I wasn't invited to Michael's dinner party" and then he starts crying

    3. When Pam and Jim arrive at the condo.

    Pam hands Jan some vine and says, "We got you this," Michael says, "Oh, vino," and Jan says, "Oh, well Pam, thank you, that's so nice, this will be great to cook with"

    4. When Michael wants Pam and Jim to feel comfortable.

    Michael says, Well, have a seat, or come on in, or, I don't know, make yourself to home, this is our casa

    5. When they start the tour of the condo, and we see the art in the stairwell.

    There's popart of Jan

    6. When Jan shows Jim and Pam her office and her work space — where she makes her Serenity by Jan candles.

    Pam says, "So you have an office and a work space," Jan says, "I do, you know, I cannot create in the same space that I conduct business, I'm sure that you're the same with your doodles," meanwhile Jim is practically gagging because of the candle smell

    7. "Men love this one."

    Jan lifts a candle and says, "Smell," Jim says, "It's fire," Jan says, "Uh-huh, bonfire, men love this one," and Michael says, "Bon, James Bonfire, I am Bonfire, James Bonfire, Michael Scarn"

    8. When they get to the bedroom, babe.

    Jan sees the tripod facing the bed and says, "Babe, I thought you said that you were gonna tidy things up," Michael says, "Well, I..." and Jan says, "Shame on you"

    9. When Michael shows Pam and Jim the bench he sleeps on at the foot of the bed because "Jan has some space issues."

    Michael is curled up on a tiny bench and Jan says, "See, he fits perfectly"

    10. When Michael demonstrates the wonder of the plasma screen TV he finally broke down and bought himself.

    Michael says, "Lot of people in the room, you need more space," he pushes the TV inches and says, "Voilà, right into the wall"

    11. "I love this TV."

    Michael says, "Sometimes I will just stand here and watch television for hours, I love it, I love this TV"

    12. When Michael shows off the table he built.

    Michael points to a poorly made small table and says, Oh and I also built this table, Jim asks, What is that? Chestnut, Michael says, No, I think that is either Pine or Nordic cherry, and Jan says, It's pine, yeah

    13. When Michael calls Jan his second-best trophy.

    Jan says, "It was between the neon beer sign and the Dundies, so I said, honey, keep the trophies," and Michael says, Honey, I have the best trophy right here, aside from my Dundies"

    14. When Angela and Andy arrive and Jan says the osso buco needs to braise for three hours, and Pam is like three hours from now or from earlier.

    Jan says, "You know Pam, in Spain, they often don't even start eating until midnight," and Michael says, "When in Rome"

    15. When Michael has a sip of wine.

    Michael says, "That has sort of an oaky afterbirth," and Jim says, "What was that"

    16. When Jan goes to turn on some music and we see the cover of her old assistant Hunter's CD, which is called "The Hunted."

    The CD cover is very basic artsy boy of the 2000s who makes bad music

    17. When Jan dances to Hunter's song, which is 1,000% about her.

    Hunter's song's lyrics are, "You took me by the hand, made me a man, that one night (one night), you made everything alright," and Andy goes, "Ah ah ah"

    18. When Jan tries to dance with Jim, but he's not on board.

    Jim doesn't dance with Jan, so she twirls under his arm while he keeps sitting

    19. When we hear the strongest proof for Jan's belief that Michael and Pam are currently having an affair, because she used to stay late with Hunter.

    Michael says, "You know what, Hunter was a terrible assistant, that is why Ryan fired him," and Jan says, "Well, I think he's probably just about as reliable as Pam, being that it usually takes you an afternoon to get back to me"

    20. When Angela talks shit about Pam right next to Pam.

    Angela says, Sometimes I think she holds on to faxes and Pam looks at Angela like what the hell and then Pam looks at the camera and Jim is amused

    21. When Pam is done.

    In a talking head, Pam says, I don't care what they say about me, I just want to eat, which I realize is a lot to ask for, at a dinner party

    22. When everyone plays celebrity and Michael is thrilled about it being his turn, so he does a little "My turn" song, which leads into Michael and Jan arguing a bit about whether Michael is being annoying or funny.

    Michael says, "Look at him, he's laughing" and Jim has a completely straight face

    23. When Jim says he and Pam have to go, because his apartment flooded.

    Michael says, "Well you don't need two of you to do that," and Jim and Pam look at each other

    24. So Jim says he'll go, but Pam is not having it.

    Pam says, "You can buy new stuff but you can't buy a new party"

    25. When it's Michael's turn in celebrity and this happens.

    Michael says, "First name is blank and he goes on a cruise, he goes on a Caribbean cruise," Angela says, "I don't know," Jim says, "Katie Holmes," Michael says, "No, ahhhhh, but he's married to her," and Jim says, "Oh, 'Dawson's Creek'"

    26. And this happens.

    Michael says, "Okay, he is the Governor of California, he is the Terminator," Angela says, "Those aren't helpful," and Jim says, "Tom Cruise"

    27. When Michael gives Pam his jacket because she's cold, and Jan looks at Pam with such amazing hate.

    Jan staring at Pam

    28. When Jan explains why the sliding glass door is broken even though Michael doesn't "like that story, babe."

    Jan laughingly says, Michael ran through the sliding glass door because he thought he heard the ice cream truck," and Michael says, Sue me, I shouldn't say that jokingly because she will sue me, she loves lawsuits, and Jam smells one of her candles

    29. When Michael says the door looked invisible.

    Michael says, You know, honey, that door was extremely clean, and it looked invisible, and Jan says, You are so right, You are SO RIGHT, because before I lived here, the glass was always covered in smudges, and Jim looks at the camera uncomfortably

    30. When Jan calls herself the devil.

    Jan says, And I moved in and I cleaned it, so I guess that makes me the devil, Michael laughs and says, You are, she is, she is the devil, I'm in hell, and Jan fake laughs hard

    31. When Angela chimes in on the devil/hell convo.

    Michael says, Ahhhh, I'm burning, Help me, and Angela says, You shouldn't joke about that

    32. When it gets very tense, so Pam offers to get more wine in the kitchen.

    Jan says, "In fact, you know what, girls' trip, Angela, come on, girls' trip"

    33. When the boys go to the garage and Michael tells Andy and Jim to "have a hand" because, naturally, these are chairs Michael owns.

    Michael has two chairs shaped like hands

    34. When Michael says that candles are the #1 fastest-growing product in the scent aroma market, as if it would be anything else.

    Michael says, "Did you know that candles are the #1 fastest-growing product in the scent aroma market, 2 billion dollar a year industry, and for only $10,000, you could become a co-owner of Serenity by Jan"

    35. When Dwight shows up with a date and two wine glasses.

    Dwight is at the door and says hello, Pam looks excited and Angels looks annoyed

    36. When Michael wants Dwight to stay and Jan says, "Fine. Whatever you want. Just like always, whatever you want."

    Michael says, It's never whatever I want, Jan says, It's fine, Michael, and Michael says, When I wanted to see Stomp and you wanted to see Wicked, what did we see

    37. When Michael gives another example.

    Michael says, When I said that I wanted to have kids and you said that you wanted me to have a vasectomy, what did I do, and Jim looks at the camera

    38. When Michael says he had three vasectomies because Jan couldn't decide if she wanted kids.

    Michael says, "Snip, snap, snip, snap, snip, snap, you have no idea the physical toll that three vasectomies have on a person"

    39. When Dwight asks Angela if she'd like any of his beet salad.

    Angela says, I hate beet salad, Dwight's date says, It's actually really good, and Dwight says, Hey, hey, hey to get his date to stop talking

    40. When Michael tells Pam he thinks Jan might be trying to poison him.

    Pam says, "I know Jan didn't poison the food, I know that, but, if she was going to poison the food of someone at that table, wouldn't it be me, Michael's former lover"

    41. When we see that vegetarian Angela has covered the meat on her plate with a napkin.

    Angela has placed a napkin over the meat section of her meal

    42. When Michael dips his meat into his wine.

    Jan says, "Can you not do that, it's disgusting," Michael says, "You know I have soft teeth, how could you say that," Jan says, "Oops"

    43. When Jim learns Dwight's date used to be his babysitter.

    Jim says, "Would you write down your email because I have just so many questions," Dwight's babysitter date asks, "Email," and Jim says, "Never mind"

    44. When Michael brings out the neon beer sign and hangs it on the wall.

    Jan says, "Hey, babe, how about we take the beer sign down until our guests leave and then we can discuss it," and Michael says, "No, no, I'm gonna leave it up, I think it ties the whole room together"

    45. When Jan and Michael have their whole huge fight. It's all perfect — "You're hardly my first," "THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!" — so I'll just put down the final moment.

    Michael says, "That is a $200 plasma screen TV that you just killed, good luck paying me back on your zero dollars a year salary plus benefits, babe"

    46. When the police arrive because of the noise.

    Dwight says, What seems to be the problem, officers, and one of the police officers says, Not now, Dwight

    47. When Michael tells the cops that his girlfriend threw a Dundie at his TV, so they ask him if he wants to press charges.

    48. When Michael knows he's going to stay somewhere else tonight, but he doesn't want to stay with Dwight.

    Jim says, "Oh, my apartment's on fire," Pam says, "Flooded," and Jim says, "Flooded"

    49. When Angela and Andy get ice cream after the mayhem is over.

    Andy playfully licks Angela's ice cream and she angrily rolls down the window and smushes her ice cream against his car

    50. And finally, when Dwight takes sleeping Michael back to his place but doesn't pick up his babysitter/date when he sees her at the bus stop.

    Dwight stops at a stoplight next to his babysitter/date standing at a bus stop, and he doesn't pick her up

    In conclusion: "Dinner Party" is a dream, and it will never get old.

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