Rango (TV series)

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Created byHarvey Bullock
R.S. Allen
StarringTim Conway
Guy Marks
Norman Alden
Theme music composerEarle Hagen
Ben Raleigh
Opening theme"Rango" performed by Frankie Laine
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes17 (list of episodes)
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Thomas-Spelling Productions
Original networkABC
Original releaseJanuary 13 –
September 1, 1967
Conway in the program premiere, 1966.

Rango is an American Western sitcom starring comedian Tim Conway which was broadcast in the United States on the ABC television network in 1967 and lasted 17 episodes.[1]

In Rango, Conway played an inept Texas Ranger who had been assigned to the quietest post the Rangers had, Deep Wells, so as to keep him from creating unnecessary trouble. The Rangers apparently had wanted him removed from the service altogether but were prevented from doing so by the fact that his father was their commander. But he seemed to bring his own trouble with him, as crime suddenly returned to a place that had seen very little of it the prior 20 years.[citation needed]

Also appearing in Rango was the American Indian character Pink Cloud (Guy Marks), an overly-assimilated Indian who was very fond of the ways of the whites and whose command of the English language was generally better than theirs. (Example: "Rango say him return when sun high over teepee. By that, I presume he meant that he would be back by noon.")[citation needed]

The theme song co-written by Earle Hagen and sung by Frankie Laine. The series ran for less than a year.[2]

TV Guide ranked the series number 47 on its TV Guide's 50 Worst Shows of All Time list in 2002.[citation needed]


No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Rango the Outlaw"January 13, 1967 (1967-01-13)
2"The Daring Holdup of the Deadwood Stage"January 20, 1967 (1967-01-20)
3"The Town Tamer"January 27, 1967 (1967-01-27)
4"Gunfight at the K.O. Saloon"February 3, 1967 (1967-02-03)
5"The Spy Who Was Out Cold"February 10, 1967 (1967-02-10)
6"What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing Holding Up a Place Like This?"February 17, 1967 (1967-02-17)
7"Requiem for a Ranger"February 27, 1967 (1967-02-27)
8"Diamonds Look Better Around Your Neck Than a Rope"March 3, 1967 (1967-03-03)
9"My Teepee Runneth Over"March 10, 1967 (1967-03-10)
10"The Not So Good Train Robbery"March 17, 1967 (1967-03-17)
11"Viva Rango"March 24, 1967 (1967-03-24)
12"It Ain't the Principle, It's the Money"March 31, 1967 (1967-03-31)
13"Shootout at Mesa Flats"April 7, 1967 (1967-04-07)
14"In a Little Mexican Town"April 14, 1967 (1967-04-14)
15"If You Can't Take It with You, Don't Go"April 21, 1967 (1967-04-21)
16"You Can't Scalp a Bald Indian"April 28, 1967 (1967-04-28)
17"The Rustlers"May 5, 1967 (1967-05-05)


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