Morty Ingles was a monster in the episode "The Ventriloquist's Dummy". The deformed Siamese twin of Mr. Ingles, Morty was disguised by his brother as a ventriloquist dummy.
Early Life Edit
When Mr. Ingles was born, Morty came out fused to his hand. Rather than be seen as freaks, Morty and Mr. Ingles made a deal that they would become a traveling ventriloquist team, with Morty masquerading as the puppet. However, Morty's violent chauvinism and homicidal tendencies became extremely problematic to the act, and Ingles began drugging him with morphine to keep him calm.
One night, Morty and Ingles were visited backstage by a young Billy Goldman, who was enchanted by the act.
Later that night, the town is disrupted by a fire in the theater building. Mr Ingles loses his hand in the accident, and his girlfriend is killed. His career is forever ruined.
Fifteen years later, Billy (Bobcat Goldthwait) grows up to be a goofy amateur ventriloquist. He shows up at the doorstep of Mr Ingles, who has become a recluse. While the old man would rather not stir up old memories, Billy is excited to meet his idol once more and invites him to an amateur night he’s performing at. Mr Ingles tells him he’ll think about it; when Billy leaves, he asks Morty what he thinks. Billy goes on stage that night to a drunk obnoxious crowd. He bombs horrendously — and he spots Mr Ingles in the crowd, making matters far worse. The old man does not hold back afterwards, mocking Billy for having no connection with the audience. A devastated Billy leaves and vents out in the alley. Moments later, a woman who was last seen at the bar with Mr Ingles is found murdered in her car. Billy puts his jacket around her body then races off to find his former idol.
Mr Ingles is found by Billy in his home injecting morphine into his stump. Enraged, Billy calls him a junkie and a murderer; Mr Ingles insists that Morty is responsible for all the crimes surrounding him, claiming “Morty hates women”. Billy, fearing Mr Ingles is going crazy, tries to literally show him Morty isn’t real but while searching the doll he finds a mask in place of his head. Mr Ingles suddenly attacks him with a meat cleaver, knocking him down. The old man takes off his arm bandage to reveal Morty is actually his mutated Siamese twin, who lives on assimilated to his hand. They have been succeeding in show business secretly as two working minds for years instead of being seen publicly as freaks. The morphine is revealed to settle Morty down from going on killing sprees, but since the last dosage was interrupted, Morty orders Mr Ingles to kill Billy.
Eventually, Mr. Ingles grows tired of his-wise cracking brother barking orders and taking full credit for “being the brains of this operation”. Pushed by Billy to fight back, Mr Ingles cuts his arm off from the wrist. While he finally believes he’s free, Morty reveals himself to be still alive and able to move around. He attacks Mr. Ingles, fatally ripping out his throat before scampering off. Billy grabs a baseball bat and destroys the house chasing Morty, gaining the upper hand when one hit sends Morty butt-first into a meat grinder. Billy cranks the lever and threatens to ”make an asshole casserole” out of him but stops when Morty promises to do anything if he spares his life.
Some time later, Billy has successfully kicked off his ventriloquist act, now with Morty masquerading as his doll. During one set, Morty breaks from the script to catcall a girl in the audience. Billy bickers with him on-set, leading the trickster to reveal he‘s “negotiating their deal”. Billy suddenly screams in pain. As the confused audience starts to walk away, Billy pulls the doll off his hand to reveal Morty has somehow fused himself to Billy's own hand. Billy continues yelling as Morty jokes, “Try to scratch your ass now, buster! Looks like we're stuck with each other!”
Behind the Scenes Edit
- Morty's story and the relationship with his brother was almost similar to The Ventriloquist and Scarface, recurring villains in Batman Universe.
- Billy called Morty an inbred Cabbage Patch Kid.