This is information on Zebra Donkey, the episode. If you are looking for the character, see Zebra Donkey (character).
I just wanna say, I'm gonna give Zebra Donkey the best Zebra Donkey week of his Zebra Donkey life! He'll remember it as long as he lives!
— Manny upon winning Zebra Donkey

Zebra Donkey
Season 1, Episode 4 (1/2)
Zebra Donkey
Air date Flag of the United States.svg March 17, 2007
Written by Dave Thomas
Directed by Dave Thomas
Episode Guide
El Tigre, El Jefe
Adios Amigos
 Zebra Donkey is the first half of the 4th episode of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera.


Manny wins the honor of taking care of his school's mascot, Zebra Donkey, over spring break.

Episode Summary

The episode begins at the Leone Middle School auditorium. It is assembly time. Zebra Donkey, the school mascot, makes his appearance. Everyone is excited to see him. Principal Tonino then announces that a student will receive the honor of taking care of Zebra Donkey during spring break (if they have sold enough raffle tickets). Manny is anxious to win, though having only managed to sell a few tickets. In a surprising turn of events, Manny is the winner.

Manny, along with Frida, starts having fun with Zebra Donkey during the week engaging in various activities. When he takes Zebra Donkey down to the ice cream shop, they indulge on banana splits. However, Frida barges in and reveals that bananas are poisonous. Having eaten more than one banana split, Zebra Donkey subsequently dies.


Minor Characters

Characters Introduced


The gallery for this episode can be found here.


The transcript for this episode can be found here.

Montage Scene

Zebra Donkey Party Week


  • El Tigre and Zebra Donkey vs. Sartana and Skeleton Banditos

Running Gags


  • We find out that people can die and stay that way in this show. Zebra Donkey is an example.
  • This marks Zebra Donkey's first appearance.
  • This is the first episode that shows an on-screen death.


  • After Zebra Donkey was brought back to life, he was a zombie instead of a skeleton. It is unknown how Sartana's guitar did that, since it summons skeletons.
  • Possible error: When Manny says "It's like a beautiful dream", his eyes are briefly green. Although this could be a result of his excitement.