"Count Choculitis," he asks Jim, "Why did you write that down [...] Is it because you know I love Count Chocula?"
The diseases get more and more ridiculous and more and more funny: Spontaneous Dentohydroplosion, Hot Dog Fingers, and a bad case of a government-created nanobot infection (which I am nearly positive is a reference to The X-Files episode "S.R. 819").
"Health Care" was the first episode of The Office that I saw, and to this day, I remember it vividly. I was staring at the screen with my mouth ajar. Was I being naive thinking that it was a real documentary? Maybe, but the acting and dryness of it was wholly convincing. To this day, I appluad this episode and consider it the best of the first season. The episode successfully took the plot away from Michael Scott and managed to let another character lead the show. In this manner, "Health Care" became the first excellent episode in the series long run.
Final Rating: 9.8 out of 10
Best Quote: "In the wild, there is no healthcare. In the wild healthcare is 'Ow, I hurt my leg. I can't run. A lion eats me, and I'm dead.' Well, I'm not dead. I'm the lion. You're dead." — Dwight Schrute