El Tigre : The Adventures Of Manny Rivera

Season 1 Episode 5

The Mother of All Tigres/Old Money

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Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Apr 07, 2007 on Nickelodeon
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The Mother of All Tigres: Maria, Manny’s mother, who has been on tour with her mariachi band for years, comes to visit Miracle City. After Maria discovers that Rodolfo is still living the life of a superhero. She insits that Manny come home with her. Old Money: After going over their limit for detentions, Manny and Frida sign up to volunteer at Casa De Adios, an old folks’ home for super-villains.moreless

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  • The Mother of All Tigres is great. Great story of how Maria came back. Old Money is just average in my opinion.

    8.3
    The Mother of All Tigres is a beautiful episode which shows how Maria divorced Rodolfo. No wonder how come a mother is missing from Manny until this episode is explained. I wonder if she discovered in the newspaper last time which she saw her son is El Tigre, I wonder did she freak out with all that breath in and out.



    As for Old Money, just like the regular kids or volunteers who help the Old Folks Home. Ahh, especially I like that classic Soviet villain, Comrade Chaos. But not for the ending, there is a huge problem regarding after Manny kick the crutch down and the old folks' home collapses, did the villains there said the "F" words? Which my ear could nearly hear it is true, unless the script says it's a different word. For the kid audiences, it's not recommended to say harsh languages, a simple "Hey!" will do the job.moreless
  • :) "Mother of All Tigres" is still my favorite episode!

    10
    There have been 11 (21 if you wan to get picky) episodes since, and "Mother of All Tigres" is still my favorite. I liked the show a lot before, but this is the episode that made me fall in love with it. What was it about this particular episode made me love the show? "Maria!! You look like a beautiful, fluffy woman-cloud drifting in a sky of happy!" Rodolfo is the master of pick-up lines : D. I love any episode where he interacts with Maria : D Eeeeee I hope they get remarried!! I enjoyed "Old Money" too, especially Frida's "Old Villians" song and, the giant cart makes a sound just like a Transformer when it expands : ).moreless
  • Manny's mom comes to visit! This episode is awesome in so many ways.

    10
    Manny's mom comes to visit! This episode is awesome in so many ways. Manny never told his mother he's El Tigre and tries to fix the city to make it seem like its a safe place to live. I loved this episode out of all the episodes I've seen. The comedy in the second episode with the super villain talking in the mocking tone and saying its just the way he talks was awesome, because its true for a lot of villains. The story was well written and extreamly entertaining. I really loved both these episodes by far the best ones so far.moreless
Alanna Ubach

Alanna Ubach

Manny Rivera / El Tigre

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Grandpapi Rivera / Puma Loco

Eric Bauza

Eric Bauza

Rodolfo Rivera / White Pantera

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Frida Faurez

Susan Silo

Susan Silo

Sartana of the Dead

Guest Star

Charlie Adler

Charlie Adler

Mano Negra

Guest Star

Jack Angel

Jack Angel

Comrade Chaos

Guest Star

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

El Tarantula

Recurring Role

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

El Oso

Recurring Role

April Stewart

April Stewart

Maria Rivera

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: 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.

    • New Location: Calle Porqueria

    • Running Gags: 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"

  • QUOTES (14)

    • El Tigre: Uh, Mom? I'm sorry I kept the 'El Tigre' thing a secret, but...
      Maria: Oh come now, don't you think I read the newspaper?

    • Maria: I thought you retired from superheroing.
      Rodolfo: Yes, well I still do a little on the side you know to stay trim.
      Maria: (Sighs) Rodolfo you'll never change.
      Rodolfo: Well how can I stop fighting injustice when Miracle City is such a spicy cesspool of crime and villainy?
      Maria: I've been thinking about that, this is such an unsafe place to raise a child, and Manny really needs his mother's guidance... well I'm going to my hotel Manny I will see you tomorrow we have to talk. (She kisses him)
      Manny: Uh you bet.(Maria kisses Frida and Grandpapi. Rodolfo leans over expecting one but Maria just pats him on the cheek) Bye Mom see ya tomorrow. (He slams the door when she leaves) NO!!!!!!! She said "I need her guidance." She said "We have to talk." Do you know what that means!?
      Frida: Yes! No.
      Manny: She's gonna make me leave Miracle City and go live with her! (Everyone gasps)
      Frida: She can't do that. What about MY needs!?

    • (lyrics to the song Old Villians )

      Frida: Old villians! Oh! old villians. Time with them can be so fulfillin'. To evil old people, I give my thanks. They're gettin' feeble, but they used to rob banks. Call them forbidding or mean or vicious, but their rice pudding is OH-SO DELICIOUS! Old villians! Oh! old villians. Time with them can be so fulfillin'. (softly) And the evil old villians - that I love the most, are at Casa de Adio-o-os.

    • Maria: Why do you want this pearl so much?
      El Oso: I want it so I can sell it and buy fancy stuff, man!
      Maria: Stuff like the black platinum diamond pearl?
      El Oso Yeah, I'll sell it so I can buy it so I can sell it so I can buy it (starts babbling incoherently). . . Pretty lady make brain hurting!!!
      Manny: She's really good at that.

    • El Tigre: The super macho chain capture worked!

      El Oso: You wouldn't have won if I hadn't lost, man.

    • El Tigre: So that's why we gotta clean. And if my mom sees all this wreakage, she'll know we've been doing superhero stuff, and she'll freak out!

      El Oso: I just asked why you gotta hide stuff-you didn't have to tell me your whole life story, man!

    • Rodolfo/White Pantera:(Gasps) Maria! You look like a beautiful, fluffy woman-cloud drifting in a sky of happy!!!

    • El Tigre: Sartana has Frida.. because you tricked us!!!!
      Comrad Chaos: Yes, but mark my words we are going to get her back.
      El Tigre: Yes we are, so whats the plan?
      Mano Negra: We walk in and get Frida.
      El Tigre: Thats it?
      Mano Negra: Well we probably won't walk back out.

    • Manny: You don't like Sartana? But she's so.... villainess.
      Comrad Chaos: She has no honor
      Mano Negra: We will never forgive her for what she's done to us! (Manny and Frida stare with blank faces)
      Comrad Chaos: We're mad at Sartana... (Manny and Frida continue to stare with blank faces) ... because she did something to us...(Manny and Frida still stare with blank faces)... and now we have no money.
      Manny: (Finally realizing what the villains are talking about) Thats it! Sartana stole your money!

    • Mano Negra: (mocking tone) Nothing is so sweet as two kids volunteering there time to help the elderly! (Manny and Frida stare with blank faces) Really! I mean that, this is just the way I talk!

    • Frida: Dude, what's with the slow-slow?
      El Tigre: (About the villains) They lied to us, they cheated us! But they need our help. Plus if they croak I don't think our community service counts.

    • Frida: Wait, how can you already have a plan?
      Villain: Uh.. its magic.
      Manny: Works for me.
      Frida: I'll buy that.

    • El Tigre: (To villains) There, you're home and not dead, find some new suckers to lie to.

    • Frida: I love those guys.
      El Tigre: They lied to us to rob Sartana for them.
      Frida (In same happy tone) I hate those guys.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • In "The Mother of all Tigres" 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."

    • The plumbers at the end of "The Mother of all Tigres" are dressed similarly to Mario and Luigi.

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