21. "Halloween," The Office
Air Date: 10/18/05
The Office's first Halloween episode features scary prospects for the employees of Dunder Mifflin when Jan (Melora Hardin) passes down orders to let one person go due to budget cuts. While the likes of Creed (Creed Bratton), Angela (Angela Kinsey), Oscar (Oscar NuĂ±ez), and Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) anxiously wait for Michael's (Steve Carell) decision, Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) go through more will-they-or-won't-they motions when she suggests that he take a better job in Maryland that they initially tried to pass on Dwight (Rainn Wilson).
Of course it's not all serious, as the episode features several great costume sight gags like Michael's paper-mache second head and Dwight's uncanny resemblance to the Emperor from Star Wars. And in true lazy fashion, every single woman in the office comes dressed in the all-too-original cat getup.