The enduring popularity of the original Lone Ranger is a very interesting phenomenon which must mystify a lot of todays young people who never grew up with it - and probably consider the whole thing to be somewhat Camp in character.
Yet there are still several (many?) Lone Ranger websites on the internet - well over 60 years after the masked man rode across our black and white TV sets.
That says that something is special. But what? Why?
What was it about this guy - and what he stood for - that grabbed so many people ... and still does?
Surely a part of it is embodied in The Lone Ranger Creed.
The Lone Ranger Theme / William Tell Overture / Gioachino Rossini
The Lone Ranger: "Only you, Tonto, know I'm alive. To the world, I'll be buried here beside my brother and my friends... forever."
Tonto: "You are alone now. Last man. You are lone ranger."
The Lone Ranger: "Yes, Tonto, I am... the Lone Ranger."
"Once I got the Lone Ranger role, I didn't want any other."
~ Clayton Moore