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The Raccoon's Den
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Author(s) Host: Bandit (Chris)
Website
Status Ongoing
Launch date July 17th, 2009
Genre Entertainment

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.

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[edit] History

The channel was created on July 17th in 2009 and was inactive until November 29th, 2009. The channel reached it's fourth season 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". The web show is currently in it's fifth season.

The web show runs in a series format (Seasons and Episodes), most of the early episodes consisted of vlogging, and displaying furry themed events. Since season two, most of the episodes have been taking place at The Prancing Skiltaire. Series specials of furry conventions, and short skits performed by various members of the cast have also been featured on the web show. An artist spotlight (exclusive to FurAffinity artists) is featured on their website every week, along with other downloadable content.

[edit] Timeline

  • Season 1 (1-15) November 29 2009 - May 9, 2010
  • Season 2 (16-29) July 12 2010 - Feb 13, 2011
  • Season 3 (30-46) March 13 2011 - May 20, 2012
  • Season 4 (47-60) June 10, 2012 - May 26, 2013
  • Season 5 (61-Current) October 14, 2013 - Ongoing

[edit] Cast members (current)

Cast members from left to right.[who?]
  • Bandit (Christopher Richard Parque-Johnson)

Bandit is the Host of the channel, he is usually the only one recording, and is the main editor of the episodes.

  • Culpeo (Seanna Micaela Downey)

Culpeo became a member of the cast in Episode 50, "WTF IS THIS SHIT?", as a replacement for Skiddy's position in the cast. As of season five she is the Co-Host.

  • Flash (Andre Steven Abreo)

Flash became a new cast member on the channel as of Episode 42, "PRE-VDAY PARTY!"[1]. His first appearance was in Episode 2, "Talent Show [Part 2]". Flash's wedding with Jane was featured in Episode 64, "Merry Matrimony"[2]

  • Drake (Takehiro Diaz)

Drake became a new cast member on the channel at the beginning of season five after his debut appearance in the short film "The Raccoon's Den: Another Goddamn Furry Movie"[3].

  • Kai (Brianne Delfs)

Kai became a new cast member on the channel at the beginning of season five, but has appeared numerous times during season four, prior to partnership. Her debut appearance as a cast member was also in the short film "The Raccoon's Den: Another Goddamn Furry Movie"[4].

[edit] 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 fourth season)[5] 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, two 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 five.

[edit] 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[6]. 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[7]. 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[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[9]. 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[10]. 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[11] The series special contains various unused footage and outtakes, along with Skiddy's interview that was recorded before her departure from the cast.

[edit] Cast members (previous)

  • Skiddy (Crystal Garcia)

Skiddy became a cast member on the channel in Episode 42, "PRE-VDAY PARTY!". She was the only cast member who is no longer part of the fandom, and was replaced by Culpeo 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 two. Since then, she has appeared in most episodes. Byrds left the cast at the end of season 4 due to creative differences.

Daniel became a member of the cast as of Episode 36, "Reaction Episode"[12]. Due to his rare appearances, he took over 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.

[edit] Other segments

  • Other News - "Other News" is an in-episode skit that started during the last few episodes of season two, 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 second episode of season two, 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.

[edit] Events

The channel has featured 8 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

[edit] References

  1. Flash announcing his addition to the cast in episode 42. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  2. Flash's wedding. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
  3. Drake's addition to the cast. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  4. Kai's addition to the cast. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  5. Another Goddamn Furry Movie (Short Film). Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  6. West Hollywood Halloween Festival 2011 (Series Special). Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  7. TAKEOVER FC! (Series Special). Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  8. FROLIC THROUGH CALIFUR (Series Special). Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  9. LMFAO Virgin (Series Special). Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  10. TAKEOVER FC! 2 (Series Special). Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  11. HIDDEN ARCHIVES (Series Special). Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  12. Bandit announcing his addition of Daniel to the cast in episode 36. Retrieved April 29, 2013.

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