|“||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 on the Satellite of Love as a caterer and had an unpleasant encounter with Mike.
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 in 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.