'Best Dundies Ever!' TVLine Honors The Office With 24 Michael Scott-Approved Awards (Day 2)

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It’s Day 2 of TVLine’s Dunder Mifflin-inspired kudos-fest, which aims to the honor the best, worst and most unforgettable moments of The Office, leading into its super-supersized swan song this Thursday at 9/8c on NBC.

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My hand-crafted Dundies today consist of scandals galore, holiday fun, big-time promotions and more. Has your favorite Office gem earned an “award” yet?

The ‘Michael Scott Dreamed a Dream (Job)’ Dundie
Runners Up:
• Michael’s ‘How to Be a Boss’ book, Somehow I Manage — “Happy Hour,” Season 6
• A bathroom-themed invention: Toilet Buddy — “Golden Ticket,” Season 5
• Michael’s impending HBO comedy special, Here I Go Again… – “Threat Level Midnight,” Season 7
• A breakfast-only restaurant called Mike’s Cereal Shack — “Local Ad,” Season 4

Winner:
Michael’s fancy men’s shoe store “Shoe La La” — “Golden Ticket,” Season 5
This one wins simply because it’s my personal favorite. Each of these faux career paths is worthy of its own award, but Michael’s passion for dressing up his fellow man’s feet really resonated with me. To be honest, I actually imagine that Michael and Holly are living happily in Colorado with a couple of kids, having ketchup fights every night and running the family shoe biz.

Scandalously Romantic Dundie
Runners Up:
• Michael happily cheats with a married woman — “The Chump,” Season 6
• Angela learns that Oscar is having an affair with her senator hubby —  “The Whale,” Season 9
• Michael unintentionally lines up two dates on the same night: Jan and Carol — “Casino Night,” Season 2
• An angry Andy learns that Erin and Pete are dating — “Couples Discount,” Season 9
• Roy attacks Jim after learning he kissed Pam — “The Negotiation,” Season 3

Winner:
Dwight and Andy do battle over Angela — “The Duel,” Season 5
It was a fight to the finish for philandering Angela’s heart — and to be honest, I didn’t care who won. I just enjoyed the absurd, Prius-infused throwdown between the onetime friends.

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Scandalously Scandalous Dundie
Runners Up:
• Someone vandalizes Pam’s mural — “Vandalism,” Season 9
• Dwight mercy-kills Angela’s sick cat Sprinkles — “Fun Run,” Season 4
• Ryan is arrested for fraud — “Goodbye, Toby,” Season 4
• Temporary bossman Dwight fires off a gun in the office — “Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager,” Season 7
• Michael shamefully goes back on his promise to pay a graduating class’ college tuition — “Scott’s Tots,” Season 6

Winner:
Michael runs over Meredith with his car — “Fun Run,” Season 4
Both horrified by what just went down, Michael and Meredith — or rather Steve Carell and Kate Flannery — could not have played this moment more perfectly. And what followed, including a charitable 5K, a rabies reveal and a broken pelvis, helped catapult this installment to The Office Hall of Fame.

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‘Tis the Season Dundie
Runners Up:
• “A Benihana Christmas,” Season 3
• “Moroccan Christmas,” Season 5
• “Secret Santa,” Season 6
• “Classy Christmas,” Season 7
• “Christmas Wishes,” Season 8
• “Dwight Christmas,” Season 9

Winner:
“Christmas Party,” Season 2
Nothing beats the original. Not a darn thing. When you’ve got a Yankee Swap, a $400 iPod, lampshades on the head and Kelly drunkenly kissing Dwight, you’ve got it all.

‘Second Helpings’ Dinner Party Dundie
Runners Up:
• Michael shows off his beloved plasma TV; it’s later destroyed
• Jan unveils to the world “Serenity by Jan,” her not-so-budding candle business
• Dwight crashes the party with his elderly childhood nanny
• Jan dances seductively to her assistant Hunter’s song
• Jan and Michael come to blows — and battle over some Dundies

Winner:
Michael reveals the toll that three “snip/snaps” take on a man
“Dinner Party” as a whole will go down as one of The Office‘s most epic episodes, but no moment in the half-hour stands out as much as Michael’s painfully hilarious description of undergoing multiple vasectomies at the request of his lady love.

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I Second That Promotion Dundie
Runners Up:
• Ryan gets Jan’s coveted job at corporate — “The Job,” Season 3
• Dwight bumps Jim up to Assistant to the Regional Manager — “Livin’ the Dream,” Season 9
• Darryl gets his own upstairs office — “St. Patrick’s Day,” Season 6
• Kelly dominates Sabre’s Minority Executive Training course — “Body Language,” Season 6

Winner:
Dwight is named Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin Scranton — “Livin’ the Dream,” Season 9
It was a moment nine seasons in the making — and it did not disappoint. From Dwight accepting his new position from David Wallace to the beet farmer shouting his long-overdue title from the rooftops desktops, every beat of these emotional scenes was perfection. (Side note: NBC has this moment on lockdown. My team and I tried our darnedest to obtain this joyous clip, but no luck. As such, I hope you’ll enjoy this photo play-by-play of Dwight’s much-deserved triumph.)

The Office Dwight Promoted

The Office Dwight Promoted

Check back Wednesday as TVLine hands out more Dundies to your Office faves! And be sure to hit the comments with your picks and predictions!

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15 Comments
  1. rebecca says:

    I could watch the clip of Meredith getting run over every day for the rest of my life and still laugh as hard as I did the first time I saw it.

  2. dude says:

    yes that moment is just hilarious. i am going to miss the Office at least i still have Community

  3. Lauren says:

    I don’t know, A Benihana Christmas was pretty awesome. The genius that they traded out the waitresses halfway through the episode but never actually commented on it! And the dueling Christmas parties! And Micheal marking his dates arm! Yeah, that one’s my favorite.

  4. miniaj says:

    Awwwwwwsommmee!!!
    The show I’ve watched more than any other. The only show where you could name any episode title and I would know what happens in that episode!

    So sad about it ending!! This last season has been exceptional, especially the second half of the season… So glad we’re getting a proper goodbye for ALL the characters that are left!

  5. dude says:

    my favorites are the halloween ep where Michael has to fire someone the yankee swap christmas ep pretty all before steve left and most of 9

  6. Stacy says:

    Why doesn’tt the “second helpings” category have episodes names or seasons?

  7. littlefoot says:

    My personal favorite Dinner Party moment was Michael rearranging the hors d’oeuvre platter moments after sheepishly admitting he hadn’t washed his hands after using the bathroom. And then Andy obliviously wolfing one of them down.

    • Faster says:

      That was awesome. My personal fave from that ep was when Michael proudly shows off his bench/bed in his and Jan’s bedroom.

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  9. Morgan says:

    So perfect to have a Dundie solely dedicated to the Dinner Party. One of my all-time favorite episodes.

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