Men in Trees

Season 1 Episode 6

The Caribou in The Room

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 13, 2006 on ABC
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The Caribou in The Room
Marin investigates whether men and women can just be friends once they have slept together, so she asks Jack to take her to Anchorage so she can get a dose of culture. Patrick begins to wonder if there is a problem in his relationship with Annie because she always asks him to leave right after they've been intimate. Meanwhile, Ben grows tired of having to sneak around with Sara, and he asks Theresa to move out.moreless

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Edward Kerr

Edward Kerr

Ian Slattery

Guest Star

Biski Gugushe

Biski Gugushe

Anchorage Doctor

Guest Star

Julius Chapple

Julius Chapple

Snooty Bartender

Guest Star

Cynthia Stevenson

Cynthia Stevenson

Celia Bachelor

Recurring Role

Timothy Webber

Timothy Webber


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • 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".

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Ian Slattery: (discussing Marin) So what's up with you guys?
      Jack: Uh, nothing.
      Ian Slattery: Good.
      Jack: I mean we slept together if that's what you're asking.

    • Patrick: Is there something you're not telling me? Cause if you're anti-spooning or something, that's cool. I can despoon.

    • Anchorage Doctor: Are you his wife?
      Marin: Uh, no. I'm his friend.
      Anchorage Doctor: I'm sorry, immediate family only.
      Marin: Oh, uh, you don't understand, we're very close. I mean, not in that way but we could be. Not that I want that.
      Anchorage Doctor: Ma'am!
      Marin: Yeah?
      Anchorage Doctor: This is a hospital, not a confessional.

    • Marin: Friendship between a man and a woman is complicated, especially if they've shared something more. There are times when love can be stronger and even more rewarding if it's built on the foundation of a really great friendship. But wherever it's headed, wherever it's been, being just friends doesn't have to mean settling for something less. Sometimes it can be the brass ring afterall.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Cynthia Stevenson is credited as Special Guest Star.

    • Featured Music:
      "I Want My Kiss Back" by David Lichens
      "I Want You" by Rachael Yamagata
      "Sweet Lady" by What Made Milwaukee Famous
      "It Don't Matter" by Donavon Frankenreiter
      "The Tattoo Song" by Sarah Stanley
      "A Kiss to Build A Dream On" by Louis Armstrong
      "Small Town Romance" by Richard Thompson
      "I Will Be There For You" by Lyza Wilson
      "Time" by Rich Jacques


    • 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.