|“||Ortega? Ooh, that's pretty.||”|
|— Pearl on Public Pearl|
Ortega was the silent henchman from the movie featured in experiment #812, The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies. In a host segment, Ortega (played by Paul Chaplin) appeared as a caterer on the Satellite of Love, where he had an unpleasant encounter with Mike Nelson.
Ortega later became a recurring character, making brief cameos in subsequent episodes. In Agent for H.A.R.M. Ortega appeared as a character witness during Mike’s trial, though his (incomprehensible) testimony was damning.
- The similarities between Ortega and Torgo were the subject of some fan discussion when Incredibly Strange Creatures first aired.
|Primary Residents||Joel Robinson • Mike Nelson • Jonah Heston • Tom Servo • Crow T. Robot • Gypsy • Cambot • Magic Voice|
|Minor/Other Residents||Timmy • Mike's Robot • Clayton Forrester and TV's Frank (mirror) • Eddie Nelson (Alternate universe) • Nanites • Winston • M. Waverly • Matt Claude Van Damme • Growler|
|Visitors||Nuveena • Enoch • Demon Dogs • Monad • Phantom of Krankor • Ortega • Gypsy (mirror) • Tom Servo (mirror) • Henry Kissinger • Goosio • Mikey the Mike sprite • Glenn Manning • Earl Torgeson • Finnegan • Lydia • Delivery Man • Brain Guy|
|Terminology||Hexfield Viewscreen • Rocket Number 9 • Umbilicus • Movie sign • Manipulator arms • Deus ex Machina • Hyper-warp escape ships • Airlock • Whirlpool • Jet Screen • The Tube|
|Locations||Bridge • Theater • Theater hallway • Mike's room • Tom's room • Crow's Room • Joel's room • Kitchen|