The Office: Season 3 (2006 - 2007)


Season 3
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Air date: Nov 16, 2006
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As Series 3 of The Office gets underway, Pam remains unable to express her feelings for Jim after the pair recently shared a kiss and now Jim has taken a promotion that means transferring to Connecticut. Michael has discovered that Oscar is gay, and has enlisted the aid of Dwight in determining who else in the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin might be homosexual. Despite the fact that Pam called off her wedding to Roy, her ex-fiancé is determined to win her back. Later, Michael holds a special meeting to encourage others who may be gay to openly express their sexuality. In a misguided effort to sincerely express that he believes there is nothing wrong with homosexuality, Michael attempts to kiss Oscar, who is clearly uncomfortable, on the lips. After that incident, Jan attempts to get Oscar to sign a document saying he will not sue Dunder Mifflin.

Critic Reviews for The Office Season 3

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Who could have imagined that the American adaptation of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's brilliant limited-run British mockumentary TV series would not only succeed on its own terms, but continue to thrive in its third season?

Aug 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The characters' quirks are so familiar that they might as well be talking to us.

Aug 30, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Now, if only Dwight's bombast remains in check, The Office might just end up being the best show on television that hasn't sold out yet.

Aug 30, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

After showing some promise in an abbreviated Season 1, The Office became the hands down funniest show on television during Season 2.

Aug 29, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

If handled poorly, the A-story could've blown up in the show's face.

Aug 29, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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While this season has been just a teensy bit lighter on the laughs, to me at least, than season two, it's still been funny as hell. And at least once an episode I have to hit pause because I'm just laughing so hard.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

No matter what anyone says, we still like Karen better than Pam.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The Office has one of the best casts on television. It's some of, if not the funniest writing you'll find on any channel.

Sep 21, 2006 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The personal stakes for our Office drones couldn't have been higher in season 3.

Sep 21, 2006 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Office: Season 3

  • Aug 12, 2019
    Outrageously funny, Season 3 of The Office delivers nonstop laughs. After being rejected by Pam, Jim transfers to the Stanford branch and makes some new friends; meanwhile the Scranton branch adjusts to his absence, until...the two branches are merged and hilarity ensues as the two crews get to know each other and work together. Additionally, Phillis gets married (to Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration), Michael and Jane begin dating, Ryan becomes a sales associate, and Michael interviews for a job at corporate. Rashida Jones and Ed Helms join the cast and prove to be good additions that mix things up and change some of the character dynamics. Plus, a couple of guest directors lend a hand, including Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day), Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and J.J. Abrams (Alias). One of the funniest seasons of television ever made, Season 3 of The Office sets a new high bar for the series (and indeed all sitcoms).
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  • Sep 04, 2019
    Awesome season! There were so many memorable episodes within this third season. Starting off the season with Gay Witch Hunt was perfect. A number of episodes in this season are in my Top 10 episodes of all time. Great show, looking forward to season four!
  • Jul 18, 2019
    The office is interesting since season 1 to season 9. Talking about the great and inimitable seasons 1 to 7, I can say that I never saw anything in my entire life that made me laugh so hard in the most part of its episodes. All of the characters have a great development and are interesting, portrayed by a charismatic and talented cast. The script is strong and the plot will always surprise you. Season after season they can construct something new, without being repetitive. The highest point in the office goes to Michael Scott, portrayed by Steve Carell. He is absolutely the heart of this show.
  • Jun 23, 2019
    Pretty good season. Very funny as usual and entertaining. Micheal Scott and Dwight became more funny in this season and so did everyone else. But two problems I have this season. One is Pam and Jim because it's so boring and cringe to me. Second is the the Scranton merge because it was done so lazily and unfunny. The only good characters that came from the merge was Andy and Karen. But that's my opinion. Overall this season was pretty good and funny
  • Dec 15, 2018
    S3 offers more hijinks, absurd gags, and some of the sharpest, cringe-worthy comedy on TV. Watch out, "The Office" has hit its peak and it doesn't appear to be coming down anytime soon.
  • Nov 22, 2018
    There is lovable, clueless buffoon (e.g. Dwight), and then there is horrendous character (non-)development (a la Michael Scott.) That's actually being extreeemly kind to the amateur writers of the show. And there lies the problem w/ this show --- the extreme, cartoonish levels of unlikable depth of caracters such as Michael, Angela,Kevin & Andy. And though very sweet & likable on the most part, the writers really, reaaaally push it w/ Erin as well --- bordering her on the "Hateful" level as well. There's affably naive ... and then there's extremely .... retarded (i.e. horrendous writing to advance ploy points). "Phyllis' Wedding is a PERFECT example of said criticisms. "Pathetic," "asinine," "wretched," & "cringingly pathetic" do not come close to justice for how cringingly pathetic the episode/character/episode's writing is.
  • Sep 02, 2018
    Fantastic Show through and through.
  • Aug 25, 2018
    (all seasons) Season 1 followed the original very closely and thus felt slightly cramped. Soon though this remake found its own identity and at its peak (arguably seasons 2 to 6) managed to expand upon the original's cringe comedy, instill it with brilliant new ideas and characters, nail the emotional side of things and of course put together an ensemble cast for the ages, including an amazing Steve Carell. Still some things run their course and seasons 7 to 9, although still amusing, were far from essential.
  • Jul 20, 2018
    The office at its best. Adds on two season two while bringing in more characters to interact with. This is the best season of the office.
  • Jul 19, 2018
    The Office at it's best.

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