Men in Trees

ABC (ended 2008)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 19

    Taking the Lead

    Aired 6/11/08

  • S 2 : Ep 18

    Surprise, Surprise

    Aired 6/4/08

  • S 2 : Ep 17

    New Dogs, Old Tricks

    Aired 5/28/08

  • S 2 : Ep 16

    Kiss and Don't Tell

    Aired 4/23/08

  • S 2 : Ep 15


    Aired 4/16/08

  • Cast & Crew
  • Anne Heche

    Marin Frist

  • Abraham Benrubi

    Ben Thomasson

  • Emily Bergl

    Annie O'Donnell

  • Seana Kofoed


  • Suleka Mathew

    Sara Jackson

  • show Description
  • After breaking off her engagement when she learns of her fiance's infidelity, Marin Frist, a relationship expert, finds herself living in Elmo, Alaska, surrounded by men and attracted to one in particular. She now has to forget everything she has learned about men and gain new knowledge about love and relationships. Men in Trees stars Anne Heche as Marin Frist, Abraham Benrubi as Ben Thomasson, Emily Bergl as Annie O'Donnell, Seana Kofoed as Jane, Suleka Mathew as Sara Jackson, Derek Richardson as Patrick Bachelor, Cynthia Stevenson as Celia Bachelor, Sarah Strange as Theresa, Lauren Tom as Mai Washington, James Tupper as Jack Slattery, and John Amos as Buzz Washington. The creator and executive producer is Jenny Bicks. The series is filmed in Vancouver, Canada, and is from Perkins Street Productions and NS Pictures, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.moreless

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  • Quotes (201)

    • (Jack brushes against Marin at the bar.) Jack: Sorry. Marin: Oh, That's original. Jack: What? Marin: (laughs) The old pick-up line. Use a little sprucing up, if you know what I mean? Jack: (laughs) Yeah, I'm not trying to pick you up. Marin: Oh yeah, you are. Trust me, I know men… I'm a relationship coach. Jack: Coach, what, you have, like, a ball team? Marin: No, I do not have a ball team. Jack: Well you got balls.

    • (At Marin's book signing.) Jane: It's official, no one in Alaska reads. (Jack walks in and looks at Marin.) Jack: How ya doin', Coach? Jane: Sir, perhaps you'd like to add Marin Frist's bestseller to that stack? Marin: Jane, it's fine Jane: She is a world renown dating expert. Jack: Yeah, I know; I was at her, ah, lecture. Jane: Hmm, you know how amazing she is. Jack: Well, I know she can't hold her liquor. (looks at Marin's pitiful expression) Here, you know what? I'll take one. Marin: Oh, don't buy my book 'cause you pity me. Jack: Okay. (he picks up his books and leaves) Marin: I'm officially pathetic.

    • Marin: How many of you think that finding the one is gonna make you happy? (many hands raise) Wow. When did we decide someone else was in charge of our happiness? We don't even trust someone else to order our soy lattes! (they all laugh) Your happiness is your own responsibility. You have to learn to drive before you can let some guy take your wheel. We want men. We don't need men.

    • Marin: Finding a good man is about as easy as finding a cab… in a snowstorm… on New Year's Eve. That's what my mother used to say. You know what I say? Bull crap. (laughter echoes from the audience of women) Look, I get it. Some days it feels like full-on "Planet of the Females" out there. A literal no-mans land… even the store mannequins are women. There are, like, a grillion women for every man. And you're smart, you've done the math; that one man is never going to be your man. You know what we call that, ladies? Ladies: Stinkin' thinkin'! Marin: Yep. I got news for you, there are plenty of guys out there. They're not the problem, ladies, we are.

    • (after falling through thin ice on a frozen lake) Jack: Didn't you see the thin ice signs? Marin: Seeing signs? Not my strong suit.

    • Marin: (speaking to Annie) Don't you want to stalk someone a little groovier, like Bruce Springsteen or something?

    • Marin: Yeah, dating was impossible for me once a guy found out I was a relationship coach, so I would lie and say that I was a computer technician. Sara: How did that work? Marin: Well, pretty good until he asked me to fix his hard drive.

    • (In the bar) Ben: And what'll it be? Jane: Ah, yeah. I would like a "char-don-nay." It's a white wine... Ben: If you like white, I have a "jolivet pouilly-fume" 2001 that will knock your boots off.

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    Notes (87)

    • Featured Music: "City Of Love" by Persephone's Bees "Mama Told Me Not To Come" by Three Dog Night "Poor Boy" by Steve Earl "Drive, Drive, Drive" by Pat Cusick "World Spins Madly On" by The Weepies "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" by KT Tunstall "Cowboy Mambo" by David Byrne "Gone Daddy Gone" by The Violent Femmes "Love Stinks" by J Geils Band "The Outdoor Type" by The Lemonheads "The World Exploded Into Love" by Bob Schneider

    • Featured Music: "The Things We Do for Love" by 10cc "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton "Time" by Chantal Kreviazuk "Blitzkrieg Bop" by The Ramones "Sorry" by Moxie "Haunt You" by The 88 "Stephanie Says" by Lady & Bird

    • Cynthia Stevenson was credited as Special Guest Star in this episode.

    • Featured Music: "Singular Girl" by Rhett Miller "The Subsequent Chapter" by Andy Warren "Hey, Let's Hear It For The Single Girl" by Girlpope "Love" by Matt White "Stand" by Tasha Taylor

    • Cynthia Stevenson is credited as Special Guest Star.

    • Featured Music: "Apologies" by Dropping Daylight "It Never Happens" by Helen Henderson "Brick House" by The Commodores "Anything's Possible" by Johnny Lang "Dirty" by Rocketface

    • Featured Music: "You're So Damn Hot" by OK GO "I Want You" by Rachael Yamagata "I Am Your Tambourine" by Tift Merritt "Overdue" by Bitter:Sweet "My One And Only" by The Come Ons "The Subsequent Chapter" by Andy Warren "Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae "Honey Love" by Rick Vito "Two Tickets to Paradise" by Eddie Money

    • Cynthia Stevenson is credited as Special Guest Star.

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    Trivia (31)

    • The red plaid coat that Marin wore in this episode was designed by Joeffer Coac.

    • The sticker on Marin's bag reads "Ask Me How I Got Happy."

    • The red paisley coat that Marin wore in this episode was designed by Susan De Laval.

    • When Marin and Jack are walking down the street in Anchorage, they are actually at the corner of Granville and Smithe in downtown Vancouver, BC.

    • During the scene where Marin goes into the woods to ask Jack to take her to Anchorage, it is obvious the mountain scenery is not real. The clouds do not move at all despite being shown several times over a period of a few minutes.

    • When Celia told Patrick about Annie snoring, they were watching the movie "White Chicks" (2004). She mentioned the Wayans brothers, and that they look like women "With those disguises".

    • During the scene in which Marin is holding Liza's forwarded mail and speaking to the head of the building board, the flyer at the bottom of the pile changes between shots. During the final shot in which Marin exclaims "I'm moving back to New York!", the one on the bottom is from the Real Canadian Superstore, a large grocery chain in Western Canada and Ontario.

    • The location where the hospital scene with Jack, Lynn and Marin was shot was actually a recreation center/skating rink.

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    Allusions (24)

    • Ben: You have Dirty Harry syndrome. Dirty Harry is a 1971 film directed by Don Siegel. Clint Eastwood plays the title role, in his first outing as San Francisco Police Department Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan.

    • Jane: I booked you on Oprah. The Oprah Winfrey Show (Oprah, as it is often referred to) is an American nationally syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey. It is the longest running daytime television talk show in the United States, with 20 seasons and thousands of episodes since it debuted on September 8, 1986.

    • The episode title is a play on the phrase, "tit for tat." The term, which is found in many languages, is that giving back in equal measure what one receives, such as quid pro quo. In military strategy, the phrase becomes much more aggressive, as in "an eye for an eye."

    • Marin: Rocky is sick. Rocky Raccoon is a Beatles song, from double-disc album The Beatles, also known as The White Album. It was written primarily by Paul McCartney who thought of the song while playing guitar for John Lennon and Donovan Leitch, in India, where the Beatles had gone on a retreat.

    • The episode's title is a play on the phrase, "Is there an elephant in the room?" The term is used when everyone knows something, but ignores it. The phrase is ironic because it would take a lot to ignore an elephant that was actually in a room.

    • The episode title alludes to the phrase used by many men as they allow women to precede them through doors, etc. The title could also be seen as, "The Ladies Frist."

    • Jerome: Hey there, little buddy. "Little Buddy" is what the Skipper called Gilligan on the classic TV show, Gilligan's Island.

    • Marin: Did you just compare me with Lassie? Lassie, a rough collie, is "the world's most famous dog" and a fictional character that starred in many movies, TV shows, and books from 1938 through 2006.

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  • Fan Reviews (123)
  • men in trees

    By nanlovesmenintrees, Sep 29, 2014

  • networks bad choice!!!

    By patty196024, Sep 17, 2013

  • Men In Trees a 10 for sure

    By helenholbrook, Aug 05, 2013

  • Best show ever! I must have seen this series about six times by now. I would love to buy the dvd's if I can find them. It really is heartbreaking that Men in Trees got cancelled.

    By AnelDuvenhage, Mar 07, 2011

  • I live in South Africa, watched Men In Trees for the first time, we are now finished season one, I have just looked it up to purchase the next episodes to find out it ends at 36. Disappointed doesn't even show how upset I am!!! I would like to know why?

    By JacquiReed, Apr 16, 2010

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