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Thank You Mask Man (1971)

Tells how the Lone Ranger hooks up with Tonto. With Lenny Bruce doing all the voices, this animation of a Bruce routine begins with local folks upset at the Lone Ranger because he won't ... See full summary »

Writers:

Lenny Bruce (story and narration), John Magnuson (story and characters) | 2 more credits »

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Lenny Bruce
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Lenny Bruce ... The Lone Ranger / Various (voice)
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Tells how the Lone Ranger hooks up with Tonto. With Lenny Bruce doing all the voices, this animation of a Bruce routine begins with local folks upset at the Lone Ranger because he won't stay around to be thanked after a good deed. So, he stays and finds he likes hearing "Thank you mask man." When their attention starts to shift elsewhere, he shocks and disgusts the townspeople with a final request. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The film was completed and copyrighted in 1968. See more »

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The Lone Ranger: I'm not a fag! But I've heard a lot about it and read exposes. I want to try it now to see how bad it is. Just once.
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References Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) See more »

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Pity he didn't do more of these
18 April 2003 | by Michael_CroninSee all my reviews

This eight-minute cartoon is essentially some crude animation over a recording of Lenny Bruce's live comic bit about the Lone Ranger, with a few very basic sound effects & music.

What's surprising is how well it works. The animation is timed perfectly with the live recording, & actually enhances the comedy. It's a very simple cartoon, but the characters look just right. Although you can hear the audience laughing their heads off at the show, now I can't imagine it being funny without the pictures.

It's not Lenny's most savagely satirical or scandalous bit by a long shot, but it was pretty out there for its day, & the cartoon is definitely not for children.

Today, we're becoming used to seeing swearing, sex, extreme violence & clever social commentary in animation. It's a pity that Lenny isn't around - I can see him producing a show called 'The Sick Cartoons Of Lenny Bruce' & becoming a millionaire.

Or he'd just become a writer for The Simpsons.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gracias al hombre enmascarado See more »

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