The Raccoon's Den
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|The Raccoon's Den|
|Author(s)||Host: Bandit (Chris)|
|Launch date||July 17, 2009|
The web show runs in a series format (Seasons and Episodes), where most episodes consist of blogging, going to furry themed events, various skits, and more. Since season 2, most of the episodes have been taking place at The Prancing Skiltaire. In addition to episodes, short skits performed by various members of the cast are uploaded as well, including videos from Bandit's iPod.
The channel was created on July 17, 2009, but the account remained inactive until November 29, 2009.[clarify]
- Season 1 (1-15) started on November 29, 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 12, 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 13, 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 FurBQ 2012 was the season finale (his trip to Califur 8 being an off season special).
- Season 4 (47-?) started on June 10, 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).
 Series specials (Off Season)
- West Hollywood Halloween Festival 2011 - 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! - A non-numeral 9-part series special of the channel that takes place at Further Confusion 2012. The series special contains an interactive main menu that allows the viewers to choose which video they'd like to watch, and similar options are given at the end of each additional video (e.g. previous video, next video, main menu). "TAKEOVER FC!" contains these options in the main menu:
- Pre-Con Prowl - "Bandit and Quix start the con off right with an adventure into the night."
- Strolls, Fursuits, Raccoons!! - "The con is up and running, the fursuiters are dancing, and the raccoons gather for some chatting."
- Party on the Dance Floor - "Bandit and Quix tear it up at the dances, jamming it out to nostalgic favorites."
- Fursuit Parade - "Tons of amazing fursuits are seen in the parade at FC!"
- Natural Instruments & Suits - "Han shows off his skills with the Hammered Dulcimer, and the CCDB come to FC!"
- FC Unleashed! - "The great acts of FC are performed! Plus, Byrds finally arrives!"
- Pool Party & Dead Dog Dance - "Bandit and Quix chill off at the pool, and FC goes out with a bang with the Dead Dog Dance."
- Interview with 2 (Pt. 1) - "Matt Davis (aka 2 the Ranting Gryphon), gets interviewed by Bandit, a must see!"
- Interview with 2 (Pt. 2) _ "The interview with Matt Davis (aka 2 the Ranting Gryphon), continues on!"
- FROLIC THROUGH CALIFUR - A non-numeral 4-part series special of the channel that takes place at Califur 8. The series special also contains interactive buttons. "FROLIC THROUGH CALIFUR" contains these options in the main menu:
- Friday - "Con kicks off with a bit of fursuiting, prowling, and dancing."
- Saturday - "An interesting lunch break, Bandit's long awaited surprise, and late night sex stuff."
- Sunday - "Waking up to the final day of con, and celebrating with a pool party to end it right!"
- Photos - "Small slideshow of Bandit's photos from the convention!"
- LMFAO Virgin - 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 - A non-numeral 8-part series special of the channel that takes place at Further Confusion 2013. The series special also contains interactive buttons, and a bonus music video for the channel. "TAKEOVER FC! 2" contains these options in the main menu:
- 1: The Gathering - "Flying f**ks, squeaks, suiters, hairy armpits... just a few of the many signs that a furry con is in town."
- 2: Molestations, Martians, Otters... - "Bandit gets fondled, Quix records it, martians land on earth, and Mystery otter makes an appearance!"
- 3: Parties, Parade, Parkour! - "Bandit and Quix hit the Communist Party, the Fursuit Parade floods the con, and Quix practices Parkour!"
- 4: Doing it at FC + Unleashed! - "Quix does everything, Culpeo touches her boobs, Diezel squeaks a few words, and Bandit shows you a bit of FC Unleashed!"
- 5: Interview with Ke$ha - "Bandit meets and interviews Ke$ha at FC, and learns all about her."
- 6: Interview with DJ Wulf (Pt. 1) - "Bandit interviews DJ Wulf (Tumma/Andrew Camenzuli), learns about his best con experience, how he joined the fandom, and more!"
- 7: Interview with DJ Wulf (Pt. 2) - "The interview with DJ Wulf (Tumma/Andrew Camenzuli) continues!"
- 8: Ke$ha - Crazy Kids ("The Raccoon's Den" Music Video) - "Music video of The Raccoon's Den by Ke$ha performing Crazy Kids."
 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.
 Cast members
- 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".
- Byrds (Kelly E.) - Byrds is 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, with rare occasions where she isn't in an episode at all (usually noted when she doesn't appear on the "Other News").
- 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]".
- 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. During season 4 he replaced Byrds' role in "Other News".
- Culpeo (Seanna M.) - 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. The intro and outro was modified to give complete credit to her in replacement of Skiddy's position.
- 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?".
 Sites attendance
- Califur - 2010, 2011, 2013
- Further Confusion - 2012, 2013
- The Prancing Skiltaire - 2010 since February, and all months in 2011, 2012, and 2013
- FurBQ - 2010, 2012
 Media appearance
- 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.
- October 31, 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.
- March 28, 2013, FürMedia mentions the channel during their stream.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Flash announcing his addition to the cast in episode 42. Retrieved April 29, 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.