Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:41 pm Post subject: Re: A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust a
Hey kema sabby
Dont forget me, your loyal companion Tonto
..and my horse 'Whats his name'
Remember this joke.
The Lone ranger and Tonto were surrounded by 100 hostile Indians on the warpath.
The lone ranger turns to Tonto and says
Well Tonto, looks like the end of the trail for us.
Tonto thought for a moment the smiled and said..
What do you mean ..us.. paleface.
Old Hunters never die.They just sit around the campfire and tell the biggest lies.
Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:46 am Post subject: Re: A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust a
Ok Toro mi amigo , history lesson is in order:
Because Tonto means "stupid" or "dumb" in Spanish, the character is renamed "Toro" (Spanish for "bull") or "Ponto" in Spanish-speaking countries. In fact, "Tonto" was named by James Jewell, who also came up with the term "kemosabe" based on the name of a summer camp in upstate Michigan. In the local native American language, "Tonto" meant "wild one."
Whenever the Lone Ranger mounts Silver, he shouts, "Hi-yo, Silver! Away!" Besides sounding dramatic, this shout originally served to tell the radio audience that a riding sequence was about to start.
Tonto frequently says, "Git-um up, Scout!" (The phrase became so well embedded in the Lone Ranger mythos that International Harvester used it as an advertising line to promote their Scout utility vehicle in the 1970s.
According to the episode "The Legend of Silver" (September 30, 1938), before acquiring Silver, the Lone Ranger rode a chestnut mare called Dusty. The Lone Ranger saves Silver's life from an enraged buffalo and, in gratitude, Silver chooses to give up his wild life to carry him.
The origin of Tonto's horse, Scout, is less clear. For a long time, Tonto rides a white horse called White Feller. In "Four Day Ride" (August 5, 1938), Tonto is given a paint horse by his friend Chief Thundercloud, who then takes White Feller. Tonto rides this horse and refers to him simply as "Paint Horse" for several episodes. The horse is finally named Scout in "Border Dope Smuggling" (September 2, 1938). In another episode, however, the Lone Ranger, in a surge of conscience, releases Silver back to the wild. The episode ends with Silver returning, bringing along a companion who becomes Tonto's horse, Scout.
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