Melvin was a croc in the Zeeba Zeeba Eata fraternity. He was ordered by Larry to strap a bomb to his chest, and blow up Zebra's wall, as he had missed his chore rotations. However, Melvin went into the bathroom moments before the bomb was set to go off. Larry, Bob, Jojo, and Frank busted down the door, and launched him away from the house using Junior's seesaw. Melvin landed on and exploded the state prison, freeing Stephan Pastis from prison and saving the lives of all of the Pearls characters.