Lone Ranger Silver Bullet - The Lone Ranger (a.k.a."The Masked Rider of the Plains")
maintained law and order on the western adventure THE LONE
Traveling with his faithful Indian companion
Tonto (Jay Silverheels) the Lone Ranger (played by Clayton Moore &
John Hart) righted wrongs during the frontier days of the Old West.
The masked rider
had a unique way of identifying himself. He carried around
silver bullets. He either left them at the scene of an encounter to
let people know he had been there; or he presented one to a town
sheriff to convince him that he was not just a run of the mill
masked criminal but one of the good guys. The Lone Ranger used
silver bullets to remind him to shoot only when necessary because
life like silver was too precious to waste.
TRIVIA NOTE: In 1968, Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels starred in
the classic Jeno's Pizza Roll commercial produced by Stan Freberg in
which the Lone Ranger investigated a party where he heard Rossini's
"William Tell Overture" (his theme song).
The sponsor said to the
masked man "I'd like to talk to you people about that music." To
which the Lone Ranger responded "That's funny, I've been wanting to
speak to you people about the same thing". Tonto then asked "Have a
pizza roll, Kemo Sabe?"
At commercial's end, the Lone Ranger
departed but not before leaving his calling card...a silver bullet
and the resounding cry of "Hi-Yo, Pizza Roll!" See also
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