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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

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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?


At one point in the episode, Catherine makes a comment about being the victim of one of "gonzo journalist" Hunter S. Thompson's LSD flashbacks. The title of the episode, "Fur And Loathing" is a play on words on the title of one of Thompson's books, "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas." 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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Funny, though over-exaggerating
1 October 2007 | by AlterdeusSee all my reviews

As a person new to the furry community last year, I joined it hearing all sorts of bad things about this episode.

I finally got a chance to see it for myself awhile back. I have to say, the show kinda over exaggerated about the whole community...

The show made it seem like all furries are nothing but sex fiends that prance around in suits all day. I have to say that's only true for about 5% of the community. Most furries I meet are into being friends and talking and playing games. Only a small few of them are into nothing but sex.

The episode was funny though in showing the outsider reactions by Catherine Willows, who didn't understand that people have different kinks and they are sometimes weird.

I loved how Grissom actually took the time to see what it was all about and try and understand why some people dress up like animals.

In all the episode made me laugh and unlike most furries, I liked it.

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