The WORST Episodes of The Lone Ranger
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2022
Network: ABC (US)
A fiery horse with the speed of light. A cloud of dust and a hearty "Hi-Yo Silver!" The Lone Ranger! Who was that masked man? It was the Lone Ranger and his trusty Native American sidekick Tonto who fought outlaws and injustice in the old west.
#1 - Trouble at Black Rock
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 8, 1951
An old prospector is targeted when he finds an outlaw cache.
#2 - Outlaw's Son
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 11, 1952
The Lone Ranger and Tonto are after an outlaw who is trying to leave the gang and go back to the wife and son he left years ago.
#3 - Outlaw Underground
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 18, 1952
The Lone Ranger and Tonto meet up with a newspaper reporter from the East who has disguised himself as an outlaw in order to infiltrate a network that hides fugitives from the law.
#4 - Special Edition
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 25, 1952
The Lone Ranger gets word of a swindle being run in the town of King Creek. Money is being raised to build a gold stamping factory. The Ranger must act before the swindlers escape with the money.
#5 - Desperado at Large
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 2, 1952
The Lone Ranger is hot on the heels of the Kansas kid when he encounters another man "Slim Roberts" also a lawman but posing as an outlaw. They create a plan that if successful could see them accepted into the 'Kids' gang.
#6 - Through the Wall
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 9, 1952
The Ranger and Tonto head for Granite City to try and curtail the activities of the Death Gang who have been menacing the town. On the way they discover a secret about the town's jail, which if used correctly could save lives.
#7 - Jeb's Gold Mine
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 16, 1952
Schemers try to drive out a homesteader because they know there is gold on his land.
#8 - Frame for Two
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 23, 1952
A feuding rancher is blamed for his neighbor's murder.
#9 - Ranger in Danger
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 30, 1952
A teen leads the Lone Ranger into a trap.
#10 - Delayed Action
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 6, 1952
Desperados pose as sheep herders.
#11 - The Map
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 13, 1952
A boy helps foil crooks who want control of railroad land.
#12 - Trial by Fire
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 20, 1952
Blame falls on a young man when his estranged father is shot.
#13 - Word of Honor
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 27, 1952
A sheriff releases a prisoner to visit his critically ill wife.
#14 - Treason at Dry Creek
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 4, 1952
Pony Express Relay Station Agent peddles Army secrets to the Indians.
#15 - The Condemned Man
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 11, 1952
The Lone Ranger faces a firing squad.
#16 - The New Neighbor
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 18, 1952
The Lone Ranger is the only one who knows the true identity of a mysterious stranger who settles in the West and becomes involved in a battle of ranchers over water rights.
#17 - Best Laid Plains
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 25, 1952
The Lone Ranger smashes the plans of schemers who plan a number of deaths, including that of a new schoolteacher, in furtherance of their ambitions to get one of their own elected sheriff.
#18 - Indian Charlie
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 1, 1953
Charlie Judd, a homeless Indian boy who was adopted and educated by Mary, pretends to join Bert Walton's gang in a scheme to help the sheriff discover where the loot is hidden. The Lone Ranger finds a note to the sheriff which Charlie hid in a tree. The gang suspects the Lone Ranger. He tells the gang he wants to join but first he has to prove himself by shooting Charlie. The Lone Ranger talks ""Indian talk"" to Charlie under the noses of the gang, and tells Charlie to pretend to be shot. They get the drop on the gang, and Mary is proud of Charlie.
#19 - The Empty Strongbox
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 8, 1953
In an effort to catch highwaymen, a bomb is placed inside a strongbox instead of money.
#20 - Trader Boggs
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 15, 1953
A blackguard plans to bomb Barnaby Boggs' business.
#21 - Bandits in Uniform
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 22, 1953
Outlaws pose as tax collectors to cover their crimes.
#22 - The Godless Men
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Jan 29, 1953
A young preacher is victimized by highwaymen and robbed of money he has collected for the building of a church.
#23 - The Devil's Bog
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 5, 1953
A landfill project may uncover a murder.
#24 - Right to Vote
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 12, 1953
The Lone Ranger must recover stolen petitions.
#25 - The Sheriff's Son
Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 19, 1953
A sheriff's son is bitter upon his release from prison because his own father had arrested him.