The Dundies: Episode 2.01

“The Dundies” Season 2 Episode 1 Air Date: September 20, 2005 Writer: Mindy Kaling Summary: It’s time for the Dundie awards, and Michael couldn’t be more excited, while his staff braces for the annual humiliation fest. Pam is not sure if she can handle winning the “World’s Longest Engagement” Dundie yet again.

Basketball: Episode 1.05

“Basketball” Season 1 Episode 5 Air Date: April 19, 2005 Writer: Greg Daniels Summary: After discovering the warehouse has a basketball hoop, Michael initiate a basketball game between the office and warehouse staffs. Rivalry escalates when it’s decided the losing team will have to come in on Saturday.

The Alliance: Episode 1.04

“The Alliance” Season 1 Episode 4 Air Date: April 12, 2005 Writer: Michael Schur Summary: A golden opportunity for Jim and Pam to prank Dwight arises when Dwight asks Jim to form an “alliance” to find out about downsizing rumors. Meanwhile, in order to boost moral, Michael puts together a surprise (and very early) birthday party for a co-worker.

Health Care: Episode 1.03

“Health Care” Season 1 Episode 3 Air Date: April 5, 2005 Writer: Paul Lieberstein Summary: Michael puts Dwight in charge of picking a new (read: striped down) health care plan; a responsibility that quickly goes to Dwight’s head. After that, Michael struggles to arrange a “surprise” to hopefully offset the staff’s disappointment about the reduced health care benefits.

Diversity Day: Episode 1.02

“Diversity Day” Season 1 Episode 2 Air Date: March 29, 2005 Writer: B.J. Novak Summary: After the company sends a “sensitivity” trainer for a diversity seminar, Michael creates his own seminar complete with his special brand of insensitive sensitivity. Jim is constantly interrupted while trying to close his biggest sale of the year.