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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 ... C.S.I. Night Shift Supervisor Dr. Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger ... C.S.I. Night Shift Assistant Supervisor 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 ... Captain 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 »


Dead body in a freezer room stated to be the coldest place in Vegas - no vapor from the living breathing people's mouths though. See more »


Gil Grissom: Most mammals only copulate seasonally.
Catherine Willows: How boring.
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Featured in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Frame by Frame (2013) 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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Hilarious or Horribly Cringe-Worthy? Why Not Both....
23 April 2014 | by CinematicThylacineSee all my reviews

It's funny how when everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) talks about this episode they always focus on the furry-convention mystery and not on the freezer mystery, this shows you how much of an impact the first mystery played on people's perspectives. Some people love this episode, some people hate it, for me it's a weird mix of hilarity and cringing. First off it's pretty hilarious how the makers of the show took an aspect of a sub-culture and completely ran with it in the weirdest way possible. The amount of weird things in this episode makes it weirdly hilarious to me..........

1) Who hosts a furry convention in Las Vegas during the Summer? Fursuits are moving ovens, one does not simply wear one in the heat of the Nevada. To top that off, how did they get enough money to afford a venue in Las Vegas anyways? 2) The fursuits portrayed in the episode are poorly constructed and clunky, these must be the most mediocre furries I've ever seen! They look more like second-rate used baseball mascots from a local high-school then something someone would spend lots of time and money to make.

3) Our "heroes" bringing in lawyer wearing the blue cat costume into the station for questioning! That was so overly-bizarre that I couldn't believe someone actually wrote that, I mean you don't get any more bizarre then the sight of a balding lawyer being handcuffed and escorted into a police station while dressed as a blue "girl" cat.

4) So let me get this correct: the rancher who wildly shoots at a busy high-way because he sees a man in a raccoon-suit isn't charged with murder or the endangerment of other drivers. This would NEVER happen in real-life, believe me....

Of course then we get into the more.... messed up aspects of this episode. I don't want to go into detail on what happens at the convention during the episode, but believe me, it is really messed up and vomit-inducing.

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