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Fur and Loathing 

The discovery of a dead man in the wilderness in a fursuit leads to an investigation at the goings-on at a furry convention.


Richard J. Lewis


Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Jerry Stahl




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Petersen ... Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger ... Catherine Willows
Gary Dourdan ... Warrick Brown
George Eads ... Nick Stokes
Jorja Fox ... Sara Sidle
Eric Szmanda ... Greg Sanders
Robert David Hall ... Al Robbins
Paul Guilfoyle ... Jim Brass
Willie Garson ... Bud Simmons / Sexy Kitty
Patrick Fischler ... Mr. Lee / Wolfie
Wallace Langham ... David Hodges
Brad William Henke ... George Bartell (as Brad Henke)
Geoffrey Rivas ... Detective Sam Vega
Paul Francis ... Rich
Todd Robert Anderson ... Petey


Robert Pitt was run over by a truck which hit a car. Pitt was wearing his sophisticated 'Rocky Raccoon' costume, for the PET convention in Vegas, so Grimssom goes there. Pitt was also lethally shot with a rare, powerful pistol. Nick investigates the fatal shooting of a man, left in an icy meat-locker, while security guard Petey was cuing up for burgers, and finds the case revolves around stolen ice-cream just past expiration date. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

30 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


As a mocking reference to this episode, PAFCON T-Shirts have been made, bearing the image of a run-over raccoon. See more »


The lining of the costume (known as a fursuit) is described as latex. Fursuits are very warm costumes, and latex (which traps heat) would make it worse. For this reason, latex would not be used in a real fursuit, particularly in Nevada. See more »


[after finding traces of semen on Bud Simmons' cat costume]
Catherine Willows: Okay, well, I've heard of some guys getting off in some weird ways, but humping an animal suit? Whatever happened to normal sex?
Gil Grissom: What is normal sex?
Catherine Willows: So you think it's natural for a grown human to only be intimate with a talking animal?
Gil Grissom: Well, Freud said that the only unusual sexual behavior was to have none at all. And after that, it was only a matter of opportunity and preference. And evidently, some people prefer the feel of fur to the...
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References Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) See more »


Tearing Me Apart
Written by Simon J. Hunter
Performed by Simon J. Hunter
Under license from Wall Lizard Music LLC
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Furries aren't bad
21 October 2018 | by purowolfSee all my reviews

Most people watch this so they can say,eeew look at the weird furries,what furry wears a fursuit when they are drunk or hot,plus who has s#x in one?Anyway i like how funny they get most stuff wrong ,they see furries as a otherkin.and the blue cat guy was hot but still i wish they didn't make us look like we only have s#x

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