CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Fur and Loathing

Season 4, Ep 5, Aired 10/30/03
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  • Episode Description
  • The team is introduced to the "Furry" side of Vegas when a man is found dead on the side of the road, dressed in a racoon suit. Elsewhere in Vegas, a gunshot victim is found in a deep-freezer, frozen solid.

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Petersen

    Gil Grissom

  • Marg Helgenberger

    Catherine Willows

  • Gary Dourdan

    Warrick Brown

  • George Eads

    Nick Stokes

  • Paul Guilfoyle

    Captain Jim Brass

  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • seems like you hate furs

    By TimiJean, Sep 30, 2012

  • Very offensive and inaccurate portrayal of the furries

    By KarlTingelsta, Nov 25, 2010

  • A man is found shot dead in a blue raccoon costume, a woman is killed driving head-on into a big-rig, a frozen victim of a gunshot would is found, and the team is introduced to one variation of furry culture.

    By Aikousha, Jul 14, 2008

  • A very weird episode.

    By Danny2312, Dec 02, 2007

  • Very odd.

    By farscapefanuk, May 29, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Grissom: Are you alright, David? David (looks at dead man in raccoon suit): Its just... disturbing. There was a big raccoon who hosted an after-school kids show when I was little. Stripey. Everybody loved him. I loved him.

    • Catherine: PAFCON? Grissom: Plushies and Furries convention. And we're looking for a bright blue plushie... I think. (Catherine looks deadpanned) This is fascinating. A whole tribe of people that prefer to interact as furry animals instead of human beings. Catherine: I think I'm having Hunter S. Thompson flashbacks. This is weirding me out. Grissom: It's not that weird. It's instinctual. Many native American tribes wore entire bear skins including the heads when they performed their war dances. They thought it made them brave. Catherine (still stunned): I'm not getting the brave thing. Grissom: Think of stuffed animals as a Jungian archetype. What's the one quality they possess that a man like Bob Pitt might want? Catherine: Uh...a full head of hair? Grissom: They're lovable. We gotta divide and mingle. I'm gonna take in a lecture. (Catherine just stands there stunned and Grissom walks away)

    • Catherine: Okay... Well, I have heard of some guys getting off in some weird ways... but humping an animal suit? Whatever happened to normal sex? Grissom: What is normal sex? Catherine: Uh... you think it's normal for a grown human to only be intimate with a talking animal? Grissom: Well, Freud said that the only unusual sexual behavior was not to have any at all. After that, it was only a matter of opportunity and preference. Some people obviously prefer the feel of fur to the texture of human skin. Catherine: Well, I like a hairy chest, but that doesn't mean I'm going to go bop a six-foot weasel. Greg (walks in): Bud is starting to look like a pretty bad cat. Trace from his costume. Grissom: Well... Identical to the trace we found in Rocky Raccoon's vomit. Ipecac and civet oil. Greg: Well, that's what you get for eatin'... (Grissom gives him a look and Catherine smiles)

    • Brass: Well, the rancher's going to get off, Linda's dead, and Wolfie... skates with a misdemeanor. Catherine: We took one look at those furry suits and thought "foul play," but this was really just a domestic dispute gone mad. Grissom: Fur and loathing in Las Vegas.

    • (After he has defined yiffing) Bud: I know what you're thinking. Catherine: You couldn't possibly.

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    Notes (1)

    • Music: Slippage - Goldfrapp Tearing Me Apart - Alamein Tiptoe - Goldfrapp Burn Out - The Cinematic Orchestra Glorious Number 1 - Remy Zero

    Trivia (2)

    • The reality of the furry community is unknown.

    • Grissom mentions the title Fur and Loathing at the end of the episode.

    Allusions (8)

    • Wolf: What's the password? Catherine: E-I-E-I-O Catherine's response is from the children's nursery rhyme Old MacDonald had a Farm about a farmer and the menagerie of animals he had on his farm. Each verse of the song changes the name of the animal and its respective noise.

    • Brass: What do we do... put out an A.P.B. on Tom and Jerry? Tom and Jerry are an animated cat (Tom) and mouse (Jerry) team first shown in 1941 as theatrical shorts, that went on to spawn TV and movie appearances up to the present day. Their name has become synonymous with the never-ending rivalry between predator and prey.

    • Nick: The Lone Ranger had Tonto... The Lone Ranger was a popular radio/TV series during the 1940s-50s. Tonto was the Lone Ranger's sidekick, who often aided the Ranger in troubling situations.

    • Grissom: We have a grassy knoll but no Lee Harvey Oswald. He's referring to the man who was arrested for shooting President Kennedy and the grassy knoll is the location where an additional gunman is thought to have stood.

    • Catherine: I think I'm having Hunter S. Thompson's flashbacks. This is weirding me out. This, as well as the title of this episode, is a reference to the book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas written by Hunter S. Thompson.

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