"Yes, this is a castle, and we have many tapestries. But if you are a Scottish lord, then I am Mickey Mouse!"―The butler to Indiana Jones using the name "Lord MacDonald."[src]
He was surprised when a couple turned up unannounced one stormy night, claming to be "Lord Clarence MacDonald and his lovely assistant," and refused to allow the pair to view the tapestries as they were not expected. The butler told "MacDonald", a disguised Indiana Jones, that if he was a Scottish lord then he himself was Mickey Mouse. This earned the butler a good punch to the face which knocked him unconscious.
Behind the scenesEdit
The butler was played by Vernon Dobtcheff.
The butler's original line before Jones knocks him out was, "If you are a Scottish lord, then I am Jesse Owens!" This was changed to Mickey Mouse because filmmakers thought that many people wouldn't know who Jesse Owens was. The Jesse Owens reference remains in Rob MacGregor's novelization (where Indy claims to be an English lord, not a Scottish one). In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure his line is simply "...a movie star".
His being stuffed into a sarcophagus was cut from the film. In MacGregor's book he is put in a closet instead which is where the guards find him.
In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure Indiana Jones will introduce him not as Clarence MacDonald but as "Robert McFalfa", a nod to the Bob Falfa character played by Harrison Ford in George Lucas' American Graffiti. In the game it is possible to alternatively pass the butler simply by talking. This will give the player more IQ (Indy Quotient) points.
In LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, the butler shares a likeness with Alfred from LEGO Batman: The Video Game. Along with René Emile Belloq and Walter Donovan, he is one of the only three enemy characters without a weapon.