Talk:Lone Ranger

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Dan Reid revealed he was the same from the LR in a 1947 of the GH show[edit]

A 1947 episode had Dan Reid reveal to his son their relationship to the illustrious man of the Old West.

Horses' Origins[edit]

I added the info on Tonto's horse, White Feller, and Scout's origin from the radio episodes "Four Day Ride" and "Border Dope Smuggling." I don't know the accuracy of the other information, about Silver returning from Wild Horse Canyon with Scout. I have not heard any such episode, but I haven't heard every episode, so I left it for someone else to decide. The story of Silver's origin is accurate, except the episode that aired September 9, 1938 was "Trouble at Fort Gardner," and it did not deal with Silver's origin. Michael.douglas.dean

I have a vague recollection from when I was very young about Silver returning with Scout. Perhaps that is why I was moved reading it just now.


"The Lone Ranger" has doubtless been parodied, spoofed, burlesqued, satirized (etc) hundreds of times. A few of the more-notable ones should be mentioned, particularly the classic Stan Freberg commercial in which The Lone Ranger and Tonto appear, played by Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels.

Inconsistency with Tonto article[edit]

In the Tonto article, we find "ke-mo sah-bee" whereas here it's "quimo sabe".

Self-contradiction on LR's name[edit]

This article's "fictional character biography" section, first paragraph, states that the LR's name was John Ried, but the "Lone Ranger's name" section, first line, seems to refute that.


"one of six Texas Rangers massacred by the Cavendish Gang." Am I being picky or should this be changed to prevent the LR from being brought back from actual dead? Kdammers (talk) 10:05, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

To adapt an emendation from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: "Mostly massacred"?—Jerome Kohl (talk) 21:24, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Hi-yo, clunky grammar. Away! Clarityfiend (talk) 08:22, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

"Leader" Of The Cavendish Gang?[edit]

I'm just putting this out there , but , at some point , wasn't their leader named "Butch Cavendish" ? Television , Animation , Mego Toy Line ? Anybody able to confirm this , or have I been riding the prairie without my hat on one time too many? Harvey J Satan (talk) 02:31, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

I don't know about your headgear situation, but yes, he was named Butch on the first TV episode[1], and on radio, he returned for the 20th anniversary broadcast[2] (persistent fellow). Clarityfiend (talk) 03:02, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Article title[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Vegaswikian (talk) 01:38, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

The Lone RangerLone Ranger In accordance with Wikipedia:Naming conventions (definite and indefinite articles at beginning of name), and specifically "When definite and indefinite articles should be avoided", the indefinite article "The" is not used with character names. The Joker's article is titled Joker (comics) rather than The Joker, and the Green Hornet's article is Green Hornet rather than The Green Hornet. Likewise, to properly follow Wikipedia's article naming convention, this should be titled Lone Ranger, rather than The Lone Ranger. Even within the text of this article, it says in mid-sentence use "the Lone Ranger" and not "The Lone Ranger."--Tenebrae (talk) 00:45, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Rights to the Lone Ranger?[edit]

The Wrather Corporation owned the rights to The Lone Ranger characters, licensing permission to various movie, TV, and merchandising companies for specific productions/products. Did Disney get the Lone Ranger companies when it bought the company in 1989? When does it enter the public domain (since Dan Reid/Tonto went on air in 1953)? --Phil Wolff (talk) 02:15, 8 July 2013 (UTC)


The Donna Diana Overture wasn't part of the music for the Lone Ranger but was the introduction to Sergeant Preston of the Yukon and his dog King — Preceding unsigned comment added by Whammersley (talkcontribs) 13:30, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Wasn't Wagner"s "Rienzi" overture also used?--Andrew Kevorkian, Philadelphia, PA — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:40, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

LR called Kemo sabe?[edit]

I remember listening to some LR radio episodes from 1939 (I think) and I'm pretty sure that the LR is called kemo sabe. Can anyone reference this? (talk) 19:57, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Anyone? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:52, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Anyone there? (talk) 00:18, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
Hello?!? (talk) 19:08, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
I'm afraid personal memory alone can't be used to add or verify Wikipedia content. Without a reliably sourced, published transcript (as books about radio shows and the like sometimes include) or other published, authoritative source, we can't really go further. --Tenebrae (talk) 19:17, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Found a one link: (talk) 17:40, 25 November 2013 (UTC)


No publicity shot of Jay Silverheels as Tonto? Sca (talk) 14:47, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Unnecessary sections[edit]

I'm currently doing a copyedit of this article, and I saw the two sections Hi-Yo Silver! and Kemo Sabe. Do they really need their own section? They look like they should be merged somewhere. — Feitlebaum (talk) 16:55, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Lone Ranger's disguise[edit]

While copy-editing, I came across a section added here and deleted here, most likely because it was unsourced and out of context. Nonetheless, it is an intriguing description of how the Lone Ranger disguised himself.

His favorite masquerade is that of an old geezer, a prospector in a checked shirt and hat with its front brim pushed up, He'd typically be slouched over, with a white wig, bushy white beard and a sharply cocked eye, speaking in Western slang.

Dhtwiki (talk) 03:53, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

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Movies compiled from TV episodes?[edit]

When I was a little boy, I remember our local TV station (before the advent of cable) ran movies on Saturday afternoons that were compiled from color episodes of the TV series. Thus, it wasn't a continuous plot, but three different plots in one movie. These movies even had their own special theme song that told the story of the Lone Ranger. Did Hollywood actually produce such movies, or were those just put together by local TV stations? (talk) 15:45, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Formatting of sections[edit]

I wonder should the headings be restructured so that it is clearer that the radio series is the origin of TLR, and everything else (Film serials, TV, films) are under the "In other media" section (to indicate that they are all spin-offs), like its sister article: Damiantgordon (talk) 22:11, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

The fame of the TV series and films, relative to the radio series, even though the latter was first in time, argues against subordinating them under "In other media", as the Green Hornet article does (e.g. the G.H. TV series lasted one season, while the L.R. series lasted eight). Dhtwiki (talk) 00:26, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
Fair point, well made. Damiantgordon (talk) 01:57, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Is this the right "Tex Hill"?[edit]

In the "Films" section, a "Tex Hill" is mentioned as playing the Lone Ranger in a 1961 movie called The Return of the Lone Ranger; however, the link takes you a military veteran entry that contains NO acting/movie information or credits.

This link and the related entry need to be checked to make sure it's the right "Tex Hill" or the link needs to be removed. 2600:8800:50B:6700:C23F:D5FF:FEC5:89B6 (talk) 07:50, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

I've changed the link so that it leads to the page of an actor named Tex Hill, who is credited with making the pilot episode. Dhtwiki (talk) 13:43, 2 April 2017 (UTC)