Season 5 Episode 5

Tree Trippers

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Oct 05, 2008 on HBO
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Making the right call on a crucial career move calls for Vince and the guys to search for clarity and guidance in the arid expanse of Joshua Tree National Park. Meanwhile, Lloyd assists Ari in his time of need.

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  • A bit silly

    I don't know how people act on mushrooms, but I guess this could be spot on, I thought it was a bit silly though. But I like how Ari decided to be a bit crazy for once and how Vince and the guys actually cared about him and didn't just leave him to fry in the desert. Eric Roberts part was excessive, and unnecessary, but hey, that's Entourage. And Lloyd, bless him, he stuck with Ari on the phone during his trip, that's really sweet, he's very loyal. And naked blokes all over the property. Mrs Ari won't be pleased...moreless
  • E is adorable when he can't talk!

    Watching the characters tripping out on shrooms is one of the highlights of the series. My personal highlights are E shaking and nodding his head to everything because he doesn't think he can talk, Vince saying he can get the head of Warner Brothers to like him by grabbing his shirt and threatening him, Drama thinking a rock is Arnold, and Lloyd trying to help Ari over the phone (in particular Ari being Confucius). The actors did a great job, and the plot line was great. So many funny moments. One of my, if not my favorites episode in this season.moreless
  • I take it back. THIS is the funniest episode of Entourage ever.

    I wrote in an earlier review that I have never laughed so hard in half an hour as during that particular Entourage episode. That was true, but not anymore. During this, very strange and almost out of character episode, I laughed so hard that I cried.

    "Something's coming towards me!"

    "Count to five and you'll see it's all in your head."

    "One-two-three-four-it's coming closer!"

    Wonderfully funny.

    Now, I know why some might think this episode was kind of a filler, or comment on how it didn't bring the plot anywhere (since they're still no closer to deciding between Benji and Smoke Jumpers). But to me, this is kind of the essence of the show. If we care about Vince and the gang, then we care about everything they do - not just the obvious career moves and the Ari vs E banter.

    I say YAY to this type of funloving episode, and I hope they do more of them. As long as they don't fill a whole season, I am more than happy to watch - and laugh - with the gang.moreless
  • Hilarious episode.

    Thought that they would be running out of things to write, but this episode clearly disproves that. Along with the originality behind their "tripping" sessions, as it was all in their heads, without the audience having anything to see but the characters' facial expressions. One character who excelled in the humour department was definitely Ari who provided some truely hilarious moments. We also saw the chemistry of the gang tested and ultimately proven to be as strong as ever. Can't wait to see next week's episode and the continuation to see whether or not Smoke Jumpers gets made or not.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • At Joshua Tree, when the gang started to eat the mushrooms, E took several bites out of his sandwich. However, in the next shot, the sandwich in his hand is seen with only one bite taken out of it.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Lloyd: What kind of business do you have on a Saturday night.
      Ari: I got none of your fucking business.

    • (Ari tripping on magic mushrooms
      Ari: When is it going to end, Lloyd?
      Lloyd: Soon, Ari, soon. Have you seen anything yet?
      Ari: Just rocks and dust and trees and tiny little goblins.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International airdates:
      Latin America: June 8, 2009 on HBO Latinoamerica Este.

    • Music: "Maiden of the Cancer Moon" by Quicksilver Messenger Service; "Black Betty" by Ram Jam; "Electricity" by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band; "Real Woman" by Natalia Cappuccini; "Guys Felling It," "Ari Tripping/Say Benji," "Arnold or Ari," "Trippy," "Howl at the Moon" and "Car Fire" by Tim Phillips; "Chemical Reaction" by Meelah; "Oh Yes" by Jeff MacDonald; "Tales of Brave Ulysses" by Cream

    • Locations: El Caballero Golf Course; Urth Caffe; COSTCO; Joshua Tree National Park