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.

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Trouble at Black Rock

#1 - Trouble at Black Rock

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 8, 1951

An old prospector is targeted when he finds an outlaw cache.

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Writers: Herb Meadow
Outlaw's Son

#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.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: Tom Dougall, Tom Seller
Outlaw Underground

#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.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: Joe Richardson, Ralph Goll
Special Edition

#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.

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Writers: Fran Striker, Harry Poppe Jr.
Desperado at Large

#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.

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Writers: Charles Larson, Fran Striker
Through the Wall

#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.

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Writers: Ralph Goll, Tom Seller
Jeb's Gold Mine

#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.

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Directors: John H. Morse
Writers: Joe Richards
Frame for Two

#8 - Frame for Two

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 23, 1952

A feuding rancher is blamed for his neighbor's murder.

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Directors: John H. Morse
Writers: Joe Richardson
Ranger in Danger

#9 - Ranger in Danger

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 30, 1952

A teen leads the Lone Ranger into a trap.

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Directors: John H. Morse
Writers: Tom Seller
Delayed Action

#10 - Delayed Action

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 6, 1952

Desperados pose as sheep herders.

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Directors: John H. Morse
Writers: Joe Richardson
The Map

#11 - The Map

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 13, 1952

A boy helps foil crooks who want control of railroad land.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: Tom Seller
Trial by Fire

#12 - Trial by Fire

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 20, 1952

Blame falls on a young man when his estranged father is shot.

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Directors: John H. Morse
Writers: Charles Larson
Word of Honor

#13 - Word of Honor

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 27, 1952

A sheriff releases a prisoner to visit his critically ill wife.

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Directors: John H. Morse
Writers: Curtis Kenyon
Treason at Dry Creek

#14 - Treason at Dry Creek

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 4, 1952

Pony Express Relay Station Agent peddles Army secrets to the Indians.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: David P. Sheppard
The Condemned Man

#15 - The Condemned Man

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 11, 1952

The Lone Ranger faces a firing squad.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: Curtis Kenyon
The New Neighbor

#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.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: Harry Poppe Jr.
Best Laid Plains

#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.

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Directors: John H. Morse
Writers: Charles Larson
Indian Charlie

#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.

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Directors: John H. Morse
Writers: Joe Richardson
The Empty Strongbox

#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.

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Directors: John H. Morse
Writers: Charles Larson
Trader Boggs

#20 - Trader Boggs

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 15, 1953

A blackguard plans to bomb Barnaby Boggs' business.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: Joe Richardson
Bandits in Uniform

#21 - Bandits in Uniform

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 22, 1953

Outlaws pose as tax collectors to cover their crimes.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: David P. Sheppard
The Godless Men

#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.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: Tom Seller
The Devil's Bog

#23 - The Devil's Bog

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 5, 1953

A landfill project may uncover a murder.

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Directors: John H. Morse
Writers: Curtis Kenyon
Right to Vote

#24 - Right to Vote

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 12, 1953

The Lone Ranger must recover stolen petitions.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: Bill Bruckner
The Sheriff's Son

#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.

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Directors: Paul Landres
Writers: Charles Larson
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