"...don't call me Junior!"
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"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]

A Butler was in service at Castle Brunwald in 1938. He had a nephew called Otto back in Salzburg.


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 unconvinced 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 in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

During the development of the film's script, written by Jeffrey Boam, Indy was originally going to deceive the Butler without hitting him, telling him that his name was Dr. Lyle Norbert and that he was looking for Baron Grunwald (reflecting Castle Brunwald's earlier name).[1]

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 would be unfamiliar with who Jesse Owens was. The 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". After this, it was originally planned that Jones and Elsa Schneider would hide the butler in a sarcophagus, but it was cut.[2] MacGregor's book retains the moment, thought he is placed in a closet instead, which is where the guards find him.

In the Spanish dub of Last Crusade, in which the Butler says Popeye the Sailor Man, another famous cartoon character of the 1920s and '30s, rather than Mickey Mouse.

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure Indiana Jones will introduce himself 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 Pennyworth from LEGO Batman: The Video Game. After he discovers that Jones is lying, Jones hits him with a punch that stuns the butler long enough to allow the archaeaologist shove him out of the castle and close the door on him. Along with René Emile Belloq and Walter Donovan, he is one of the only three enemy characters without a weapon.


Notes and referencesEdit

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