The Office (US)

The Office (US)

Season Three punches in with Jim Halpert's unexpected transfer to the Stamford office but will it punch out the closing of the Scranton branch? With his unorthodox management style, ever-impulsive Michael Scott (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) continues to wreak havoc for the staff and hapless temp Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak). Little does Michael know his unwanted protege Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) is planning a coup. Also in the works: Unexpected wedding bells chime and we finally get to visit the Shrute family beet farm business. Meanwhile, will Jim Halpert (John Krasinksi) find a new love? What of Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer)? And in a sudden turn of events, Michael is forced to make a last ditch effort to save the company. Plus, the popular ensemble of Dunder Mifflin introduces a new branch filled with fresh faces (including Ed Helms of The Daily Show) for an all-new year of funny business.
Season Three punches in with Jim Halpert's unexpected transfer to the Stamford office but will it punch out the closing of the Scranton branch? With his unorthodox management style, ever-impulsive Michael Scott (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) continues to wreak havoc for the staff and hapless temp Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak). Little does Michael know his unwanted protege Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) is planning a coup. Also in the works: Unexpected wedding bells chime and we finally get to visit the Shrute family beet farm business. Meanwhile, will Jim Halpert (John Krasinksi) find a new love? What of Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer)? And in a sudden turn of events, Michael is forced to make a last ditch effort to save the company. Plus, the popular ensemble of Dunder Mifflin introduces a new branch filled with fresh faces (including Ed Helms of The Daily Show) for an all-new year of funny business.

Season 3 (19 episodes)

  • 1. Gay Witch Hunt

    Original air date: 09/21/2006 Runtime: 21:57 min.

    Original air date: 09/21/2006 Runtime: 21:57 min. When Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) unintentionally outs a gay employee, he stumbles through a sensitivity mine-field. Also, we find out what happened with Jim and Pam.

  • 2. The Convention

    Original air date: 09/28/2006 Runtime: 21:27 min.

    Original air date: 09/28/2006 Runtime: 21:27 min. After meeting Jan (Melora Hardin) in Philadelphia for the annual Northeastern Mid-Market Office Supply Convention, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) enlists Dwight's (Rainn Wilson) help in organizing a party in his room for fellow conventioneers. Meanwhile, Ryan (B.J. Novak) and Kelly (Mindy Kaling) join friends out on a double date. Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith and Paul Lieberstein also star.

  • 3. The Coup

    Original air date: 10/05/2006 Runtime: 21:06 min.

    Original air date: 10/05/2006 Runtime: 21:06 min. After Jan (Melora Hardin) busts Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) for declaring it's "movie Monday," where everyone watches a movie instead of working, an upset Angela (Angela Kinsey) pushes Dwight (Rainn Wilson) is into making a play for Michael's job. Meanwhile, Pam (Jenna Fischer) internet shops and has a fashion show at lunch and Jim (John Krasinski) plays video games and gets killed again and again in virtual reality. B.J. Novak, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star.

  • 4. Grief Counseling

    Original air date: 10/12/2006 Runtime: 21:12 min.

    Original air date: 10/12/2006 Runtime: 21:12 min. After learning that the former regional manager has tragically died, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) attempts to compel an appropriate show of grief from the Dunder Mifflin staff as he searches for the right way to honor a company man. Roy (David Denman) helps Pam (Jenna Fischer) duck out of the session. And in the Stamford office, Jim (John Krasinski) and Karen (guest star Rashida Jones, "Wanted") go on a hunt for snacks. Rainn Wilson, B.J. Novak, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star, and Ed Helms ("The Daily Show") and Charles Esten ("Whose Line Is It Anyway?") guest star.

  • 5. The Initiation

    Original air date: 10/19/2006 Runtime: 21:12 min.

    Original air date: 10/19/2006 Runtime: 21:12 min. New full-time employee Ryan (B.J. Novak) anxiously accompanies Dwight (Rainn Wilson) on his first sales call, but is taken aback by the odd series of challenges Dunder Mifflin's top salesman puts him through along the way, including a side trip to the Schrute family beet farm. Back at the office, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) is forced by corporate to keep a log of his day's activities, and Pam (Jenna Fischer) tries to help him be productive. Meanwhile, Jim (John Krasinski) begins to settle into the Stamford branch. Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star, and Ed Helms ("The Daily Show"), Rashida Jones ("Wanted"), Charles Esten ("Whose Line Is It Anyway?") and Michael Schur (writer, "Saturday Night Live") guest star.

  • 6. Diwali

    Original air date: 11/02/2006 Runtime: 21:11 min.

    Original air date: 11/02/2006 Runtime: 21:11 min. Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) encourages the entire Scranton branch to support Kelly (Mindy Kaling) and attend a local celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. As Ryan (B.J. Novak) nervously faces Kelly’s family at the event, Michael, new girlfriend Carol (guest star Nancy Walls, "The Daily Show"), and the staff sample a range of Indian culture and cuisine. Meanwhile, Andy (Ed Helms) convinces Jim (John Krasinski) to turn a late night of work into a drinking game. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith and Paul Lieberstein also star, and Ed Helms ("The Daily Show"), Rashida Jones ("Wanted") and Charles Esten ("Whose Line Is It Anyway?") guest star.

  • 7. Branch Closing

    Original air date: 11/09/2006 Runtime: 30:14 min.

    Original air date: 11/09/2006 Runtime: 30:14 min. When Jan tells Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) that the Scranton Branch will be shutting down, Michael strives to keep his staff's spirits up. Meanwhile, everyone privately begins to envision how their lives will change in the aftermath. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star, and Ed Helms ("The Daily Show"), Rashida Jones ("Wanted") and Charles Esten ("Whose Line Is It Anyway") guest star.

  • 8. The Merger

    Original air date: 11/16/2006 Runtime: 30:45 min.

    Original air date: 11/16/2006 Runtime: 30:45 min. The Scranton branch and the Stamford branch of Dunder Mifflin are merged, bringing old friends Jim and Pam back together after months apart. Michael and Dwight and the other employees deal with the changes. Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Melora Hardin, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling star. Ed Helms ("The Daily Show"), Rashida Jones ("Wanted"), Ursula Burton ("The West Wing"), Mike Bruner ("C.S.I..") and Wayne Wilderson ("The Class") guest star.

  • 9. The Convict

    Original air date: 11/30/2006 Runtime: 21:12 min.

    Original air date: 11/30/2006 Runtime: 21:12 min. Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) tries to be supportive after learning that one of the new employees is an ex-convict, but gets upset when the staff starts to compare the office to prison. Meanwhile, Jim (John Krasinski) "coaches" Andy (guest star Ed Helms) when he decides to make a play for Pam (Jenna Fischer).

  • 10. A Benihana Christmas, Pt. 1 & 2

    Original air date: 12/14/2006 Runtime: 41:52 min.

    Original air date: 12/14/2006 Runtime: 41:52 min. Michael (Golden Globe Winner Steve Carell) sends out an inappropriate photoshopped Christmas card and gets his heart broken for the holidays by girlfriend Carol (guest star Nancy Walls). Andy (guest star Ed Helms) takes Michael out drinking, with Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Jim (John Krasinski), while tensions on the party planning committee between Angela (Angela Kinsey), Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Karen (guest star Rashida Jones) cause rival parties to form. B.J. Novak, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star.

  • 11. Back From Vacation

    Runtime: 21:11 min.

    Runtime: 21:11 min. Still in "vacation mode" after his trip to Jamaica, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) tries to hang on to his relaxed island vibe despite a wave of office hassles. But it becomes too much when an e-mail containing a racy vacation photo is forwarded around the office. Pam (Jenna Fischer) gets caught in the middle as Jim (John Krasinski) and Karen (guest star Rashida Jones) argue. Rainn Wilson, B.J. Novak, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuñez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star. Creed Bratton, Ed Helms and Craig Robinson guest star.

  • 12. Traveling Salesmen

    Runtime: 21:26 min.

    Runtime: 21:26 min. On Andy's (guest star Ed Helms) suggestion, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) has staffers team up for sales calls, leading to some interesting, insightful moments in the field. Meanwhile Dwight (Rainn Wilson) attempts to cover for Angela (Angela Kinsey) after she misses an important deadline. Karen (guest star Rashida Jones) receives surprising information. John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star.

  • 13. The Return

    Runtime: 21:18 min.

    Runtime: 21:18 min. Oscar (Oscar Nunez) returns from his long vacation with mixed emotions on whether or not he still wants to be a part of the office. Meanwhile, Andy (guest star Ed Helms) takes advantage of recent events to get closer to Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell). Jim (John Krasinski) turns to Karen (guest star Rashida Jones) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) for help to stage a prank on a new target.

  • 15. Phyllis' Wedding

    Runtime: 21:12 min.

    Runtime: 21:12 min. Here comes the bride -- Phyllis (Phyllis Smith) regrets giving Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) an important job at her wedding after several embarrassing moments. Pam (Jenna Fischer) has flashbacks of her own wedding planning when she sees Phyllis's decorations. Meanwhile, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) is determined to catch wedding crashers. John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein, and Mindy Kaling also star.

  • 17. Cocktails

    Runtime: 21:45 min.

    Runtime: 21:45 min. Making it official -- Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) and Jan (Melora Hardin) go public with their relationship during a party at their CFO's home. At the party, Jim (John Krasinski) meets Karen's (Rashida Jones) ex. Meanwhile, the rest of the office decides to go to happy hour for drinks. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star.

  • 19. Safety Training

    Runtime: 21:11 min.

    Runtime: 21:11 min. Andy (Ed Helms) returns to the office after several weeks of anger management training, determined to make a fresh start with all the Dunder Mifflin employees. Meanwhile, it's safety training day in the office, and Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) are on a mission to illuminate the true dangers of the workplace. John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Creed Barton, Rashida Jones and Craig Robinson also star.

  • 20. Product Recall

    Runtime: 21:09 min.

    Runtime: 21:09 min. Unprintable? The office is in crisis mode after a large shipment of Dunder Mifflin paper is accidentally sent out with an obscene watermark -- and Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) tries to manage the media with an impromptu press conference. Jim (John Krasinski) and Andy (Ed Helms) also attempt to calm the high school principal who has sent out prom invites on the affected stationery. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, B.J Novak, Phyllis Smith, Leslie David Baker, Mindy Kaling, Rashida Jones, Creed Bratton, Oscar Nunez, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner and Kate Flannery also star.

  • 22. Beach Games

    Original air date: 05/10/2007 Runtime: 27:54 min.

    Original air date: 05/10/2007 Runtime: 27:54 min. Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) is being considered for a position in Corporate and has to recommend his replacement. While the group expects a fun outing at Lake Scranton, Michael has planned a day of Survivor-like competitions to find his successor. Meanwhile, Pam (Jenna Fischer) is not asked to join in any of the activities and is forced to watch Jim (John Krasinski) and Karen (Rashida Jones) have fun together. Rainn Wilson, B.J. Novak, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Phyllis Smith, Ed Helms, Paul Lieberstein, Mindy Kaling, Brian Baumgartner, Leslie David Baker and Creed Bratton also star.

  • 23. The Job Pt. 1 & 2

    Original air date: 05/17/2007 Runtime: 42:33 min.

    Original air date: 05/17/2007 Runtime: 42:33 min. In a special one-hour finale, the office is still buzzing from the events of their day at the beach. A job opening in Corporate pits coworker against coworker as Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell), Jim (John Krasinski) and Karen (Rashida Jones) all head to New York for final interviews. In Scranton, Dwight's (Rainn Wilson) new regime institutes sweeping reforms, Pam (Jenna Fischer) plays an interesting role, and Jan (Melora Hardin) comes in with exciting news. B.J. Novak, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Creed Bratton also star.