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El Tigre : The Adventures Of Manny Rivera

Season 1 Episode 14

The Grave Escape.

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Oct 19, 2007 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

El Tigre and Frida both take on Sartana of the Dead and her army of forgotten dead on Dia de Los Muertes (The Day of the Dead}, and the battle sends them to the Land of the Dead. While Rodolfo and Grandpapi fight for their lives in Miracle City, Manny and Frida get help from his late ancestors, heroes and villains alike, including the greatest hero of them all, the Original El Tigre.moreless

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  • tickled my funny "bone"

    This episode can bring laffs into a person's home. The part where every one pooped out bones(including rocks) is funny!! Plus I didn't know there was an a orignal El Tigre!! I can't belive tht Frida liked being a skelliton. Wow. Manny comes from a long line of super heros and villans, and they were mayan, knight and, pirate. Plus, the place of the dead was cool, too. plus that feast was awsome(manny, leave me some food). It also seemed that the main villan is mostly Santana of the dead(and, her skellaton crew) is in like, every episode. They pooped out bones.moreless
  • great!

    this episode was better when i finally knew about Manny's ancestors from the Aztecs to Wild Westerns and Modern times. what made this more funnier is the fact that the original El Tigre couldn't decide what to choose and got insane from a babbling fool and living in the crazy house for no reason. this was so funny that my pants blew from here to heaven and space. also the fact that Sartana of the Dead was actually beaten by all the El tigre family. the episode is so good that i hope they amde Frida more funnier instead of just doing nothing.moreless
Alanna Ubach

Alanna Ubach

Manny Rivera / El Tigre

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Grandpapi Rivera / Puma Loco

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Frida Suarez

Eric Bauza

Eric Bauza

Rodolfo Rivera / White Pantera

Miguel Sandoval

Miguel Sandoval

Golden Leon

Guest Star

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

The Original El Tigre

Guest Star

Susan Silo

Susan Silo

Sartana of the Dead

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • During the episode Sartana has Manny's belt as a guitar strap which wouldn't be possible since Manny wore it the entire episode.

    • It is revealed that Manny and the original El Tigre's powers come from the Ancient Tigre Spirit, none of the Rivera villains had actual powers and used mech suits like Manny's grandfather, and that all of the Rivera heroes powers came from Bronze boots of truth like Manny's father.

    • We learn that the original El Tigre never decided whether to be good or evil and has split personalities because of it

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Frida: Wow! Look at all the dead things. Birds (bird poops out a bone). Fish (a fish is seen swimming). Rocks (a normal looking rock poops out a bone). People! (wears a skeleton's head over her own) This is awesome!
      Skeleton: That feels weird.

    • (Manny and Frida find themselves in the land of the dead)
      Manny: This is...this is the land of the dead!
      Skeleton: (next to a sign that reads "Welcome to the Land of the Dead") Thanks for clearing that up.

    • El Tigre I: (in good voice) We can't hurt them, it would be wrong. (in evil voice) "Wrong" is a word of the weak. (In good voice) I can't talk to myself like that. (In evil voice) Fool! I'll destroy me for my insolence!
      Frida: Wow, he's nuttier than squirrel poop.

    • (The hero and villain Riveras go off to battle Sartana)
      El Tigre: (to the Original El Tigre) Well, noboby lives forever. (springs into action)
      Original El Tigre: Tell me about it.

    • Frida: Dude you rule the arcade. You're like a genius. Except for your brain.

    • Frida: (Screaming while she and Manny are slidding twoards a cliff in a coffin.)Lucky for us, we're already in a coffin. (She takes a deep breath and screams some more.)

    • El Tigre: Woah! The bones of El Tigre's victims! (after seeing bones scattered about)
      Frida: (The bones reassemble and turn out to be puppies) Puppies!!!

    • Manny: Will I ever choose between good and evil? Am I gonna go wacko? Will I get taller eventually?
      El Tigre I: You must find out for yourself, Manny. But remember I will always be will you, (points to Manny's head) here, (points to Manny's heart) and here. Because of you, we will never be forgotten.
      (Manny and the Original El Tigre hug. The Original prepares to leave.)
      El Tigre I: (in good voice) Okay, be good! (in evil voice) Or not!

    • Original El Tigre: You can do it, El Tigre! I believe in you! You are a RIVERA!
      El Tigre: (has an unsure look but then gets courageous) Ancient Tigre spirit! I summon you! (Manny attacks in a glowing green energy that then takes the shape of a tiger)
      Grandpapi: (To Rodolpho)When he learn that?

    • Manny: (on the Original El Tigre) The first Rivera hero or villain. He could never decide which.
      Frida: Hey, just like you.
      Justice Jaguar: The indecision drove him mad. He is now nothing but a babbling fool.
      Frida: (to Manny) Hey, just like you.

    • Frida: (seeing her arms turn to bones.) Woah! That is creepy. I love it!

    • Manny: What is it about skipping dinner that always makes me hungry?

    • Justice Jaguar: Son.
      Puma Loco: Father.
      Justice Jaguar:(Tearfully) Son!
      Puma Loco:(Tearfully) Father!

    • (After being caught eating the offering)
      Manny: Its not our fault!
      Frida: Mind Control!
      Manny: Aliens!
      Frida: Cold and flu season!
      Manny: (While waving his arms) Your dreaming this!

    • White Pantera: Sartana of the Dead attacking on the Day of the Dead? Actually, that makes sense.

    • Manny: We all know that there's no Land of the Dead. It's a made up place like Atlantas or France.

  • NOTES (7)

    • Running gag: Someone or something pooting out a bone.

    • This episode was nominated for a 2008 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Television: Animated.

    • Apparently, Manny is the second to have the El Tigre belt.

    • El Tigre's ancestors (heroes and villains alike) are revealed in this episode:

      * Dark Leopard: The first Rivera supervillain who seemed to have been around during the Mesoamerican times.
      * Golden Leon: The first Rivera superhero dressed as a conquistador. He is the son of Dark Leopard, father of the Mighty Cheetar, grandfather of Justice Jaguar, great-grandfather of Puma Loco, great-great grandfather of White Panthera, and Manny's great-great-great grandfather.
      * Mighty Cheetah: Puma Loco's grandfather who was also the Scourge of the Seven Seas and talks like a pirate.
      * Justice Jaguar: White Pantera's grandfather who seemed to have been around during the Wild West times.
      * The Original El Tigre: Like Manny, he couldn't decide if he should be a hero or a villain which resulted in a split personality.

    • This is also a Dia de los Muertes episode.

    • This is a hero episode.

    • This is the Halloween episode.


    • The Grave Escape:Name

      This is an allusion to the Boys Like Girls song, The Great Escape.

    • The Day of the Dead is a real holiday. It is celebrated throughout Latin America on each November 1.

    • El Tigre(the original) has the power to summon a giant tiger spirit. This is not too deferent from Chiro's(from "Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!") ability to summon the power of primate, witch takes the form of a green gorilla.