The Raccoon's Den
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|The Raccoon's Den|
|Author(s)||Host: Bandit (Chris)|
|Launch date||July 17th, 2009|
The Raccoon's Den is a furry themed web show on YouTube hosted by Bandit the Raccoon, with Culpeo as the co-host, and Drake, Flash, and Kai as secondary cast members. The web show runs in a series format (Seasons and Episodes), where most episodes consist of vlogging, and displaying furry themed events. Since season 2, most of the episodes have been taking place at The Prancing Skiltaire. In addition to episodes, series specials of furry conventions, and short skits performed by various members of the cast are uploaded as well. An artist spotlight (exclusive to FurAffinity artists) is featured on the website every week, along with downloadable bonus content (music and wallpapers).
The channel was created on July 17th in 2009, but the account remained inactive until November 29th, 2009. The channel reached it's season 4 finale on May 26, 2013, and was on hiatus until September 22, when they released their first short film, "The Raccoon's Den: Another Goddamn Furry Movie".
- Season 1 (1-15) started on November 29th in 2009 with an introduction episode (Numeric: 00). The following "first" episode (Numeric: 01) was 2 parts long. In episode 6, Bandit goes to The Prancing Skiltaire, his first furmeet. A forum that was based on the channel was released to subscribers in the final episode of the season.
- Season 2 (16-29) started on July 12th in 2010. Most episodes took place at The Prancing Skiltaire, with the exception of three episodes. One episode featured Bandit's first trip to a concert to see Ke$ha, one was of his first time going to FurBQ, and another was of him showing past comics he drew. The theme, intro and credits were changed during this season, and Bandit started using his current nickname in place of the former ones.
- Season 3 (30-46) started on March 13th in 2011. Most episodes take place at The Prancing Skiltaire, and "Raccoon Scraps" was introduced at the beginning of the season. The forum was shut down, and an official fanpage was created on Facebook prior to the season's premiere. Bandit began to wear accessories such as a raccoon beanie, and custom styled 3D glasses. This is also the first season where Daniel Hamamoto was featured in a few episodes as well as a few Raccoon Scraps. Bandit's Califur 7 special was uploaded in December 2011, and the episode on 2012's FurBQ was the season finale (his trip to Califur 8 being an off season special).
- Season 4 (47-60) started on June 10th, 2012. The advert trailer shows the entire 5 cast members for the first time to make clear the amount of cast who are officially part of the channel (Bandit, Byrds, Daniel, Flash, Skiddy). This is the first season where a cast member (Skiddy) was replaced (by Culpeo). The season finale (treated as the series finale at the time) was an interview episode where each cast member is asked 6 questions, most regarding their involvement with the fandom.
- Season 5 (61-Current) started on October 14th, 2013 (though was advertised to start on October 12th). The advert trailer shows the new line of cast members in various clips (Bandit, Culpeo, Drake, Flash, Kai). The channel now displays their official website in all of their current videos, and pages on Twitter, Fur Affinity and Instagram have been created. The introductory updates that were present in season 4 have been discontinued for this season.
 Cast members (current)
- Bandit (Christopher Richard Parque-Johnson)
Bandit is the Host of the channel, he is usually the only one recording the episodes at all times, and edits the episodes himself. Bandit rarely makes an appearance in "Raccoon Scraps".
- Culpeo (Seanna Micaela Downey)
Culpeo became a member of the cast in Episode 50, "WTF IS THIS SHIT?", but has appeared numerous times during season 3 prior to partnership. Culpeo replaced Skiddy's position in the cast, and the intro and outro were modified to give her credit. She became the Co-Host in season 5.
- Flash (Andre Steven Abreo)
Flash became a new cast member on the channel as of Episode 42, "PRE-VDAY PARTY!". His first appearance was in Episode 2, "Talent Show [Part 2]".
- Drake (Takehiro Diaz)
Drake became a new cast member on the channel at the beginning of season 5, but has appeared numerous times during season 4 prior to partnership. His debut appearance as a cast member was in the short film "The Raccoon's Den: Another Goddamn Furry Movie".
- Kai (Brianne Delfs)
Kai became a new cast member on the channel at the beginning of season 5, but has appeared numerous times during season 4 prior to partnership. Her debut appearance as a cast member was also in the short film "The Raccoon's Den: Another Goddamn Furry Movie".
 Another Goddamn Furry Movie (short film)
On September 22, 2013, the channel released "Another Goddamn Furry Movie", a short film that that takes place during the time the series was on hiatus (after ending it's 4th season) The film follows the cast (mainly Bandit) as they attend various events, equipped with a new camera. Bandit and Culpeo give a short recap of the channel's past, 2 new cast members (Drake and Kai) join the crew, and Culpeo becomes the new co-host. The film declares their return, and the beginning of Season 5.
 Series specials (off season)
West Hollywood Halloween Festival 2011 is a non-numeral series special of the channel that takes place in Hollywood, California on Halloween night of 2011. The series special contains footage from the event through Bandit's point of view. During the event, he had assisted the fursuiter, Coony, throughout the night.
TAKEOVER FC! is a non-numeral 9-part series special of the channel that takes place at Further Confusion 2012. The series special features the fursuit parade, an interview with 2 the Ranting Gryphon, "FC Unleashed!", and more.
FROLIC THROUGH CALIFUR is a non-numeral 4-part series special of the channel that takes place at Califur 8. The series special features most spectrums of the convention, and a photo slideshow.
LMFAO Virgin is a non-numeral series special of the channel that takes place at the LMFAO (Lake Murray Furry Anthro Outing), a monthly furmeet in San Diego, California. The series special contains footage from Bandit's first trip to the furmeet, and ends with footage of fursuiters (along with himself) bowling at the Karney Mesa Bowl.
TAKEOVER FC! 2 is a non-numeral 8-part series special of the channel that takes place at Further Confusion 2013. The series special features clips from each day of the convention, including the fursuit parade, a running gag with Quix, a music video collage of the channel's past events, and more.
HIDDEN ARCHIVES is a non-numeral 6-part series special of the channel that was released after the season 4 finale The series special contains various unused footage and outtakes, along with Skiddy's interview that was recorded before her departure from the cast.
 Cast members (previous)
- Skiddy (Crystal Garcia)
Skiddy was also a new cast member on the channel as of Episode 42, "PRE-VDAY PARTY!". Her first appearance was in Episode 4, "Back on Schedule". She was the only cast member who is no longer part of the fandom, and was replaced by Culpeo as a permanent change in Episode 50, "WTF IS THIS SHIT?".
- Byrds (Kelly E.)
Byrds was a regular attendee of "The Prancing Skiltaire" who became the Co-Host of the channel during season 2. Since then, she has appeared in most episodes. Byrds left the cast at the end of season 4 due to creative differences.
- Daniel (Daniel Steven Hamamoto)
Daniel became a member of the cast as of Episode 36, "Reaction Episode", but has made multiple appearances in the previous seasons of the series. Due to his noticeably rare appearances, he replaced Byrds' role in "Other News" to make up for his absence until he was let go at the end of the season. Coincidentally, Daniel moved to Modesto, CA before the season ended.
 Other segments
- Other News - "Other News" is an in-episode skit that started during the last few episodes of Season 2, where one of the characters talk about something random in a "breaking news" manner.
- Hidden Facts
"Hidden Facts" is an in-episode extra that displays 3 different facts at the end of an episode. This extra started on the 2nd episode of Season 2, and currently over 100 facts have been displayed.
- Raccoon Scraps - "Raccoon Scraps" are comedy skits performed by the cast members. Some of the skits are fake commercials for non-existing products and movies, while some are experimental acting skits that feature different comical situations.
- iPod Uploads - "iPod Uploads" are videos Bandit records on his iPod. All recordings are unedited, and no special effects are used. This segment has been discontinued.
The channel has featured 9 events up to date.
- Califur (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
- Further Confusion (2012, 2013)
- Biggest Little Fur Con (2013)
- The Prancing Skiltaire
- FurBQ (2010, 2012, 2013)
- LMFAO (Lake Murray Furry Anthro Outing)
- LA Griffith Park
- The BamFox Lounge
On November 13, 2010, Bandit was interviewed by Wolven Claw Peacemaker on an interview episode of "Wolven Cast". Questions regarding his channel involved inspiration for creating the channel, and where his ideas come from. Other questions regarded his music, his involvement with the fandom, and various other topics.
On October 31st, 2011, Bandit was interviewed by TVOOP during their West Hollywood Halloween Carnival live broadcast, he had only mentioned his channel as additional representation of where he is from.
- ↑ Bandit's first trip to The Prancing Skiltaire. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ Channel's ProBoards Forum, which is now closed. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ Episode 17, Bandit's first trip to a concert to see Ke$ha perform. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ Episode 20, Bandit's first trip to FurBQ. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ Episode 18, in which Bandit displays past comics he drew. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ First Raccoon Scrap uploaded to the channel. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ First post on Facebook fanpage. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ Season 4 advert trailer. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ Culpeo announcing her addition to the cast in episode 50. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ Series finale post on Facebook fanpage. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
- ↑ Season 5 advert trailer. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
- ↑ Flash announcing his addition to the cast in episode 42. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ Drake's addition to the cast. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
- ↑ Kai's addition to the cast. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
- ↑ Another Goddamn Furry Movie (Short Film). Retrieved September 25, 2013.
- ↑ West Hollywood Halloween Festival 2011 (Series Special). Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ TAKEOVER FC! (Series Special). Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ FROLIC THROUGH CALIFUR (Series Special). Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ LMFAO Virgin (Series Special). Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ TAKEOVER FC! 2 (Series Special). Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ HIDDEN ARCHIVES (Series Special). Retrieved September 25, 2013.
- ↑ Bandit announcing his addition of Daniel to the cast in episode 36. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ Bandit's Interview episode on Wolven Cast on YouTube. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- ↑ FürMedia featuring the channel during their stream at 5:30 on LiveStream. Retrieved April 29, 2013.