The first time a raccoon appears in the series is in the opening sequence for Total Drama Island when it is pushed out of a tree by a hidden camera.The raccoon makes its first appearance in Wawanakwa Gone Wild!. Duncan is tasked to capture a raccoon for the challenge. However, when he encounters one and threatens it with a chainsaw, several other raccoons appear and combine into a fearsome robot-like. It is complete with a very beast-like roar, raccoon launchers, and glowing red eyes. It proceeds to chase Duncan around the island. It shot more raccoons at Duncan's head, allowing him to catch one and bring it to the cage at the campfire pit. This raccoon then starts communicating with a duck, also in the cage (courtesy of Gwen). It later attacks Owen after being trapped in the cage.
In Camp Castaways, a few raccoons are seen on a chair floating down the river after the camp is flooded.
A raccoon appears in the opening sequence, when a camera pops out of a tree hole and pushes the raccoon out making it fall.
A raccoon appears again in Top Dog as Beth's animal buddy. During preparation time, Beth tries to demonstrate how the raccoon was supposed to act, by kneeling on the ground, panting and chewing the chew toy in her mouth. The raccoon then proceeds to throw a treat into Beth's mouth, which she appreciates. For the first challenge, the raccoon must imitate Beth which it does perfectly by assisting Beth when she lost her retainer. She names the raccoon "Mr. Whiskers." In the episode, it's revealed that Mr. Whiskers' burrow is home to a vast number of raccoons. Oddly, they are seen leading a very advanced, civilized life. Their burrow contains a kitchen area, a ping-pong table, and a wide-screen television. They seem to consider themselves superior to humans because of this and the way they treat Beth. With Mr. Whiskers help, Beth is able to win both parts of the challenge, enabling her to reach the final three. Unlike the generic raccoon that appears throughout the series, Mr. Whiskers has a different facial design, with unique facial marking that resembles Beth's glasses. This jokingly shows how much they are alike.
In Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special, Duncan and Courtney are shown to have a pet raccoon named Brittany who Courtney tries to get sole custody of by suing Duncan after she and Duncan break up. Also, Izzy uses a raccoon as a sort of grappling hook to try to break into the studio where the Gemmie Awards are being held.
In the opening sequence, a raccoon is seen flying out of the Total Drama Jumbo Jet.
A raccoon is briefly seen in Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 1, after a part of the Total Drama Jumbo Jet falls off and a raccoon runs out of it, showing how rundown the jumbo jet is.
In Awwwwww, Drumheller, as Sierra explains that she's planning a surprise for Cody she pats a small brown satchel, which then moves, indicating that an animal is trapped inside it. Later, a tied raccoon is seen running past Alejandro in the kitchen, with Sierra trying to catch it, indicating that it was the animal Sierra had trapped earlier.Backstabbers Ahoy!, a mutated raccoon is used by Chris to scare the campers out of the main lodge because their breakfast is cutting into time that could be used for the challenge. Once outside, Chris notices that Lightning is missing, who is then thrown out of one of the windows by the raccoon.
In Eat, Puke and Be Wary, once Cameron and Lightning remove their electric tracking collars, they place them on a mutated raccoon's tail. When Chef believes he has found them, he gets attacked by the raccoon instead.
A raccoon can be seen in Food Fright when Cameron encounters a raccoon and it starts throwing up because of Cameron's smell. It is later seen in a tree watching the final moments of the challenge, still barfing.
In The Final Wreck-ening, a pack of raccoons, along with other animals, can be seen riding the Boat of Losers after the island sank at the end of the episode.
In How Deep is Your Love, a raccoon is present inside the trash can that MacArthur had got her tongue stuck onto. After getting her tongue unstuck from the can, the raccoon mimics MacArthur's actions while going on about her hatred for Josee.
- Apparently, raccoons are used in Chef's Blue Plate Special at Chef's Roadkill Café.
- The people who got this animal in challenges were the final two of Total Drama Action (Duncan had to catch the raccoon in Total Drama Island whereas Beth had to train it in Total Drama Action).
- Duncan and Courtney are the first characters to have a raccoon as a pet, which they named Brittany. They later had a custody battle for her after they break up.