TV Copilot 002 – The Lone Rangers
I Watched What Now?
The Lone Ranger. Why did this show happen? According to TheLoneRangeropedia, this was created as a propaganda piece for western expansion in the United States. The U.S. Government in the 19th century was trying to get the huddled masses to move as far away from New England as possible, so a federal initiative was taken to entice settlers in the western parts. People were a’scared of settlin’, so they conjured up The Lone Ranger. Kind of like the Captain America of the west. The Lone Ranger was a mask wearing supercowboy who rode a horse named Silver. And had a sidekick named Tonto, a Native American fellow who was supposed to make the native people of the Americas seem docile and subservient. Or something like that.
We’ve got a few clips from the Lone Ranger, each of which is almost useless to set up.
Special Guest: Our special guest cultural commentator this week is Jean Jacques Poivre, French 50s culture expert.
- “Cowboy” Tom Horseman
- Kelsey Grammer
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Recommendy if you Likey
Movie: The movie classic, 1980′s The Lone Ranger.
TV show: Hell on Wheels and The Adventures of Briscoe County, Jr.
Book: Why bother?
Music: The William Tell Overture. We have a short listen to a rendition by the Something Pops Orchestra.
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