Ecuador Trivia: The Lone Ranger and Tonto

Posted on August 25, 2013 • Filed under: Culture, Ecuador, Ecuador Trivia

Ecuador Trivia: The Lone Ranger and Tonto – Hey it is not Tonto you fool.
The Lone Ranger and his sidekick “Tonto” was a very popular television show in the 1950’s and 60’s in Ecuador. However, the truth is that the Lone Ranger’s sidekicks name in the television show was dubbed in as “Toro” (bull). The reason for this change is that the word “tonto in Spanish means “fool”. We know the Lone Ranger would never hang out with someone named ‘fool”.

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