Real-life example: the U.K. run of The Office being the first - and, to this date, only - British Series to win the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Television Series (specifically, for the Christmas Episode).
US counterpart Michael Scott's, conversely, comes in the third season episode "Business School," where after Ryan essentially set him up to fail at the lecture Michael gave at Ryan's business school by making the actual focus of the lecture be how companies like Dunder-Mifflin are dying out, Michael responds not by firing Ryan, but instead moving him so his desk is right next to Kelly, the very last person he would want to be sitting anywhere near. "A good manager doesn't fire people, he hires people and inspires people. People, Ryan. And people will never go out of business."
In 'Business Trip' when Michael calls his boss David Wallace and tells him exactly what he thinks of Wallace tearing apart his relationship with Holly. He then ends the rant by flipping his phone shut, because he doesn't care what excuse Wallace has tried to Ass Pull
Andy Bernard is The Woobie for some but definitely one of the show's chew toys. He challenges Dwight to a duel for the hand of Angela in the parking lot. But when Dwight gets there first, he finds a note from Andy taped to a wall. While he's reading the note, Andy creeps up behind Dwight in his hybrid car (which runs silently at low speeds) and pins Dwight to the wall, holding Dwight completely at his mercy. Of course, both of them soon realize that neither of them want to marry that stuck-up bitch, but it was quite impressive to see Andy, who dropped his Cornell education at any opportunity, have his epic win over violent weapons-freak Dwight.
Additionally, starting from season 5, the series began to focus more on his growing relationship with the new office receptionist, Erin. It's hilariously awesome to see the extent to which he'll go in order to impress her.
From "Broke," A CMoA for one Michael Scott. "Your company is losing clients left and right. You have a stockholder meeting coming up and you're going to have to explain to them why your most profitable branch...is bleeding. So they may be looking for a little change in the CFO. So I don't think I need to wait out Dunder-Mifflin. I think I just have to wait out you."
Another in that episode, for Jim. Jim sees Dwight learn that Michael's company is on the verge of bankruptcy. Dwight then goes straight to Charles (who has been growing increasingly disillusioned with Dwight after seeing how crazy he really is) with the news. So Jim tricks Dwight into destroying his own credibility, causing Charles to dismiss the information out of hand.
And in "The Negotiation", Dwight protects Jim from an angry Roy with pepper spray. Later turns to a Crowning Momentof Funny at the end of the episode when he sprays Andy after he returns from anger management after he only said hello.
The Season 3 episode "Beach Games" has Pam's Crowning Moment when she does the coal walk and tells everyone off about everything she's taken for the entire season while telling Jim about her feelings for him.
"The perks? I can take or leave the perks. But limos are for people who make the company money, not lose millions and have no plan. So we're leaving early."
Michael telling Jim off for trying to get the staff back to work instead of playing Michael's murder mystery party game on a day where news was starting to break that Dunder-Mifflin was going bankrupt, once again displaying a knack for people that his cluelessness often obscures. "No, you shut up! They need this game, Jim! Let us have this stupid little game, alright?"
While Dwight might not have been justified in his actions during "Classy Christmas," the end, where he completely gets the best of Jim for once, was quite something to see. For clarification, earlier in the episode, Dwight had hidden in a snowman, and then burst out of it, ambushing Jim and pelting him with snowballs. At the end, Jim and Pam are leaving the office at night, and find that the parking lot is full of snowmen. Jim freaks out, while Dwight watches from the roof.
There's Michael Scott facing down CFO David Wallace as Michael Scott Paper Company is folding. He forces Wallace to rehire him, a chastened Ryan, and Pam (as a salesperson).
Dwight gets one when he has trouble preparing for a big speech in front of a conference hall full of salesmen, and Jim tricks him into reciting, almost word-for-word, a speech by Mussolini, which ends up garnering much applause.
Dwight's in-show moment comes when he stops Roy from beating up Jim.
Andy gets his in his duel with Dwight when he manages to completely outwit him by setting the duel in a parking lot, putting up a note on a wall, and then pinning Dwight to said wall by sneaking up on him with his hybrid car, which is completely silent when running at slow speeds.
Pam's drawing a police sketch of Phyllis' flasher to look exactly like Dwight, and then getting him to hang the flyers everywhere.
Stanley: Did I stutter?!?!
That made this troper think Stanley was a total douche.
Agreed with the entry just above. The real crowning moment there was Michael finally realizing that Stanley wasn't his friend, dealing with it on the spot, and fully standing up to Stanley, basically telling him "I am the boss here. Act like it."
Scranton's REAL Dunder-Mifflin TV commercial scores the trifecta of a CM of Awesome, Heartwarming and Funny.
Stanley pushing himself to do 26 full push-ups, where everyone else failed, just so he could go home early. This is post-heart attack too.
Multiple cases where people came through with sales though it looked to the audience as if they had sabotaged their chances:
In "The Client," Michael ultimately lands an account (and Jan, too) by befriending the target and pitching the sale at the exact right moment, though it seemed he was goofing off and undermining Jan's professionalism.
In "Traveling Salesmen," Dwight makes a loud, distracting phone call during a client meeting and is audibly put on hold while Jim continues talking to the customer. It turns out Dwight called a rival company's customer service line, and as they are still on hold, Jim calls and is instantly connected to Kelly, Dunder-Mifflin Scranton's customer service. Dwight adds, "Here's my card. It's got my cell number, my pager number, my home number, and my other pager number. I never take vacations, I never get sick, and I don't celebrate any major holidays."
In the same episode, Phyllis takes Karen to a beauty salon, and both emerge with garish make-up and blown-up hair, to Karen's visible irritation. At their meeting with a client later, Phyllis asks how the man's wife is doing - and it's revealed in a photo shown to the camera that the wife has the exact same style. Karen realizes what's happened; Phyllis smiles at the camera.
In "Goodbye Michael", Andy has a meeting with one of the branch's biggest clients. Feeling nervous, he brings Deangelo along with him for support. Deangelo spends the entire meeting openly belittling Andy, effectively destroying any chance of keeping the client. After they leave, Andy makes an excuse to go back inside, tells the client that Deangelo is an idiot, and salvages the account on his own.
Michael telling a long list of complaints to David Wallace, then quitting immediately after David agrees to rectify his complaints, apparently because of Charles. Michael: "You have no idea how high I can fly."
Michael gets an in-universe moment in the first episode of the seventh season, when he finally gets fed up with the much-hated assistant and begins spanking him (the assistant was his own nephew). Even Stanley, who openly despises Michael, cheers him on for that one.
A transcendent one for Dwight, when even he has had enough of Michael's abuse and delivers an unintentional epic roast in "Stress Relief":
Dwight (who's been protecting Michael from the roast up until this point]: Don't interrupt me, I'm trying to have your back.
Michael: Idiot! Idiot! Idiot! Idiot!
Dwight: Are you calling me an idiot? Don't you ever talk to me this way, you pathetic, short little man. You don't have any friends, or any familyOR ANY LAND! *storms off*
The crowd cheers.
Michael Scott meeting David Brent in the cold open of "The Seminar". Surprisingly, the world did not implode upon this meeting.
Michael and Dwight having a Paintball Duel in Goodbye Michael. Michael actually managed to ambush the guy who managed to turn a snowball fight with Jim into Psychological Warfare.
In that same episode, Jim and Michael's tearful "Best boss I ever had" goodbye scene.
Andy, on his first day as the new Regional Manager of Scranton, stepping up and confronting the new CEO of Dunder Mifflin-Sabre.
In "Spooked," Robert California goes around the office Halloween party finding out everyone's worst fears. At the end, he tells a story incorporating all of the elements, thoroughly freaking everyone out. He then monologues about the pointlessness of fear, and he wonders why people let it get to them.
Jim fills Dwight's desk with meatballs which seems to be the only prank that makes Stanley laugh. It turns out Stanley and Dwight teamed up to trick Jim to make all those meatballs so they could later keep them for themselves!
After Holly asks the employees to continue the Ethics seminar and they refuse, Michael comes out of his office and says, "Get. In. There.Right now,or I am going to lose it!" They do.
In "Last Day In Florida," the whole "fight" Dwight and Jim have outside the conference room. It's awesome because Jim manages to keep Dwight away from the meeting long enough for Packer to take the fall instead. It's also both heartwarming and funny because of the lengths Jim's willing to go to make sure Dwight doesn't get fired, and hilarious because... this is Jim and Dwight fighting we're talking about. It must be seen.
Kevin telling off the Senator Robert Lipton for using both Oscar and Angela for his own political gains.
YMMV, but the moment in "Promos" where everyone simultaneously looks at the camera, because they have just realized that the cameras have been filming their private moments.