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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 »

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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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Included as a bonus when Rhino Records released Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce' (1967) on VHS under the title "The Lenny Bruce Performance Film" with a soundtrack CD as a box set in 1992. See more »

Quotes

[the townspeople have offered the Lone Ranger anything he wants as a reward]
The Lone Ranger: I'll tell you what. Anything? Give me that Indian over there.
Street Sweeper: Who's that? Tonto?
The Lone Ranger: Yes, Tonta! I want Tonta the Indian!
Street Sweeper: What the hell you talkin' about? You can't have Tonto.
The Lone Ranger: Bullshit! You made the deal, that's what I want. I want Tonta the Indian.
Street Sweeper: You gonna get your "Tonta," buddy. His name ain't "Tonta," it's "Tonto." What the hell you want Tonto for?
The Lone Ranger: To perform an unnatural act.
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Spoofs The Lone Ranger (1938) See more »

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Unnatural acts with Tonto
13 November 2001 | by ibuck-2See all my reviews

Easily the best thing about the Lenny Bruce: Performance Film video. While the performance portion is one of Bruce's worst, this short shows him at his satirical best. The riff on homophobia isn't even the best part...the commentary on accepting thank-yous and the resultant egotism and self-aggrandizement are priceless, especially when the Mask Man goes to his mailbox only to discover that the Messiah has returned, and society has no need for him once evil has been eliminated.


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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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Color
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