El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
Number of Episodes
26 (50 if Halves are counted)
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (El Tigre: Las Aventuras de Manny Rivera in Spanish) is an action comedy show showing the antics of it's main character Manny Rivera plus his best friend Frida Suárez, his Super Hero father Rodolfo Rivera and his Super Villain grandfather Grandpapi.
El Tigre was created by a husband-and-wife team named Jorge Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua along with others who were employed to make the show. The couple made the project from experiences they had when they were younger. Manny Rivera is based on Jorge's young self and Frida Suárez is based on Sandra's. Many things known of the show were based on actual events or parts in Jorge's life. His father was an Artist (Which was viewed as Good) and his grandfather was a General in the military (Which was viewed as Evil). That idea was exaggerated to the idea of Super Heroes and Villains. The city Miracle City is based on Mexico City, where Jorge grew up
When an episode starts, a green fire spreads from the middle and a look at Miracle City is seen. We see a bird with a sombrero fly up from the words on the volcano saying Miracle City and is burned by lava while a Narrator says "Miracle City! A spicy cesspool of crime and villainy!". It then zooms onto Manny and Frida walking on the sidewalk. The narrator speaks again as it zooms on Manny "This is the story of Manny Rivera!". Manny then changes into his El Tigre form while the narrator says "Better known as..." where Manny says "El Tigre!". Then it shows White Pantera running and make a Large jump while the narrator says "Son of the Legendary hero..." where Rodolfo says "White Pantera!". Then it shows a laughing Grandpapi on treasure while the narrator says "Grandson of the Super Villain..." where Granpapi says "Puma Loco!". Then parts of Frida form together on the front of a card with the number 13 on the top-right corner and she plays her guitar. The theme of the show then plays while Manny and Rodolfo are chasing criminals and then shows Manny and Grandpapi running from cops. Manny and Frida are shown giving food to the other school students perhaps for food fights. But they are in trouble for it and get sent to Detention from the Principal. Then Manny and Frida are shown on the top of the Miracle City Volcano riding it down with a shopping cart while wearing helmets. But crashing into a cactus and landing into a monster's legs. Manny gets into a challenge position towards it, but Frida runs off and waves. While Manny is squashed by the monster. Then it shows Manny, Rodolfo, and Grandpapi in normal forms who then transform into their Superhero form. And the title shows after El Tigre roars.
- Night of the Living Guacamole/Sole of a Hero
- Enter the Cuervo/Fistful of Collars
- Fool's Goal/El Tigre, El Jefe
- Zebra Donkey/Adios Amigos
- Mother of all Tigres/Old Money
- The Late Manny Rivera/Party Monsters
- Mustache Kid/Puma Licito
- Miracle City Worker/Dia De Los Malos
- Yellow Pantera/Rising Son
- La Tigressa/Curse of the Albino Burrito
- The Ballad of Frida Suárez/Fool Speed Ahead
- Miracle City Undercover/The Bride of Puma Loco
- Clash of the Titan/Eye Caramba!
- The Grave Escape
- Burrito's Little Helper/Crouching Tigre, Hidden Dragon
- The Cactus Kid/A Mother's Glove
- The Good, The Bad, The El Tigre
- A Fistful of Nickels/Animals
- Tigre + Cuervo Forever/The Thing That Ate Frida's Brain
- Stinking Badges/Mech Daddy
- The Return of Plata Peligrosa/Chupacabros
- Love and War/Wrong and Dance
- Oso Sole Mio/Silver Wolf
- The Cuervo Project/The Golden Eagle Twins
- Dia De Los Padres/Mustache Love
- Back to Escuela/No Boots, No Belt, No Brero
- All of the villains in this series have red eyes except Grandpapi because he wear a pair of spectacles so we can't see.
- The Villain Sartana of the Dead is an homage to Carlos Santana, with a visual resemblance of La Catrina, by mexican engraver Jose Guadalupe Posada.
- Zoe last name Aves, is a reference for another name for birds of the same name. "Aves" means "birds" in Spanish.
- Black Cuervo's costume looks like the uniform of the main characters from the anime series Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman
- El Tigre means The Tiger, White Pantera means the White Panther, and Puma Loco means Crazy Puma. The Rivera family's ancestors are named alter-egos of the Feline family.
- Frida's tracksuit in Fool's Goal is the same as the one worn by the Bride (Uma Thurman's character) in Kill Bill and Bruce Lee in "Game of Death".
- Running gags in Mother of all Tigres: 1:When they show the flashback in "Mother of all Tigres" it shows Maria kissing Manny the age he is now with his scar, but after Maria leaves and Grandpapi moves in, it shows Manny at a younger age,1. Manny interrupting Maria to show her a new place in the city. 2: Maria randomly speaking of facts, pulls out a book, then says "Its a fact", 3: Whenever Manny says something good about the evil place, Granpapi says "I'll say!" . 4: On the cover of one of Maria's albums it shows Maria, Manny, and a goat walking across the road, similar to The Beatles hit album Abbey Road. And 5: The two plumbers are dressed similarly to Mario and Luigi.
- When Manny is working in the office in Mustache Kid,on his calendar it has a picture of an orange cat that says "No me gusta Mondays" which translated means "I don't like Mondays" which is an allusion of the popular cartoon cat "Garfield".
- In Dia de Los Malos, Papi yells at Rodolfo for reading off the invitation to the Celebration of Heroes. Then Rodolfo comes out of the bathroom with a comb in his hand and obviously combing something as he mockingly says "You can't ruin my mood." But White Pantera already has his mask on, so what is he combing? His mask?