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New Orleans icon celebrates 60 years on local TV

Morgus the Magnificent

Morgus the Magnificent, aka Dr. Momus Alexander Morgus, first let cameras into his lab above the old city ice house on Jan. 3, 1959. The program featured news of his experiments and inventions wrapped around segments of horror movies.

His exploits, presented by the Momus Alexander Morgus Institute (M.A.M.I.), aimed to carry out the mission of what he called the Higher Order, a secret society dedicated to preserving and elevating the planet through science.

He was always assisted by Chopsley, a hulking, mute figure who wore a hood to cover unfortunate plastic surgery performed by the master.

WWL-TV, Part of Tegna Local Louisiana

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