Men in Trees

Season 1 Episode 9

The Menaissance

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 10, 2006 on ABC
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The Menaissance
After Jane leaks an excerpt from Marin's new book on men to The New Yorker magazine, Marin is forced to defend her career to Jack. Elmo receives a special guest singer-songwriter Jewel, whose car has broken down. She runs into her former bandmate, Theresa, in the Chieftain. Meanwhile, Celia and Patrick's new stepmother, Mai, face each other in an alpha showdown for the role of "top mom."moreless

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  • Jane leaks an excerpt on Marin's new book on men to The New Yorker magazine. Marin is forced to defend her career to Jack. Elmo receives a special guest singer-songwriter Jewel. Celia and Mainface each other in an alpha showdown for the role of top mom.moreless

    Great episode!!!! Marin and Jack are so close as friends which I think they should be more then Jack doesn't like that it was about him. I think Jack and Marin need to be more than friends because she wrote that Jack is the first real man she met in Elmo. Jane and the plow guy get it on. So Jane doesn't drive a normal car then since she said she doesn't drive. Celia and Mai were so funny! And Patrick's shirt that says Blasian(black and asain). I liked that book Mai gave Patrick. Patrick is like 26 and he still hangs with Celia on Friday nights!moreless
  • I love this show. I am addicted to it. so are my numerous girlfriends. The chemistry between Jack and Marin is sizzling. The writing is incredible. I haven\'t been disappointed in one episode. this show must stay on the air!moreless

    The chemistry between Jack and marin is so real. When watching the show the hairs on my arm stand on end when the two of them are on, whether he is fastening a rope around her middle or shampooing her hair. The electricty between them is sizzling. This show has great writing, great character development. It never treats the viewer like we are stupid and need gimmicks to make us laugh or cry.

    I look forward to watching this show every week. This show needs to stay on the air as it is the best show currently on tv.moreless
  • I don't believe this!!

    I loved the show from the start but this episode... come on!

    I was cringing during most of it. That Jewel story was terrible, that "intense" conversation between Ben and Theresa felt like they were trying too hard to find emotion, the argument between Marin and Jane was silly, and that awfull showdown between Celia and Mai... Jeez!!

    Ok, plow guy was funny, Mai and Patrick - loved it. And I love Annie's character too.

    Marin and Jack, well... it was alright I guess, luckily they didn't make it too predictable by showing Jack reading the article in the end.

    I hope this show gets better as it promised from the start, maybe by Marin leaving things will be spiced up a bit.moreless
  • Marin and Jack test their friendship, and its Jane's turn to get lucky.

    I know Marin and Jack needed to have a fight eventually, but this was intense. I loved it. I love Celia and Patrick\'s relationship. And I want Patrick's Tshirt! It was hilarious.

    Jane should be in more episodes. She made this show especially funny. And Plow Guy isnt too bad either.

    this show just keeps getting better and better. everyone on the show just rocks! anne heche is the main character i know, but everyone adds their own unique touch to the show. everyone has a story to tell and they are equally important to the show. the brett dennen song, EXCELLENT, great song for the this episode.



Guest Star

Debbie Podowski

Debbie Podowski


Guest Star

Lori Ann Triolo

Lori Ann Triolo


Guest Star

Cynthia Stevenson

Cynthia Stevenson

Celia Bachelor

Recurring Role

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Mai Washington

Recurring Role

Timothy Webber

Timothy Webber


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Jane: I can't remember the last time I had a date.
      Jerome: (clears throat) I'm available. Might have some mileage on me, but the engine's still good.
      Jane: Yeah, I don't drive.

    • Mai: I have a present for you.
      Patrick (opening the present): Chinese Phrases for Dummies.
      Mai: I don't think you're a dummy.
      Patrick (reading the card): Welcome to your interracial family.
      Mai: I marked some pages for you to help you understand our people.
      Patrick: We have people?
      Mai: We have people.
      Patrick: I love people.

    • Celia: You're not Blasian, You're Blirish!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Cynthia Stevenson is credited as Special Guest Star and Jewel is credited as Special Appearance.

    • Featured Music:
      "Cause It's Love" by Robyn Hitchcock
      "Stand Up Man" by Sara Melson
      "Here She Comes" by Superba
      "Full On" by Chungking
      "This Heart of Mine" by The Foxymorons
      "One Of These Days" by Geoff Martyn
      "The One Who Loves You Most" by Brett Dennen
      "Good Day" by Jewel


    • Marin: ... in The New Yorker?
      The New Yorker is an American magazine that publishes reportage, criticism, essays, cartoons, poetry and fiction. Originally a weekly, the magazine is now published 47 times per year with five (usually more expansive) issues covering two-week spans.