Zonker didn't attend Yale, he attended Walden College- G.B. Trudeau, the Doonesbury comic strip creator, went to Yale. At Walden, Zonker helped found the commune Walden Puddle. He played football on the team lead by B.D., identifiable by his helmet, which was covered with stars while the regular uniform helmet only had one star on it. He remained an undergrad for at least a decade.

Zonker currently holds the glamorous position of nanny for Sam, daughter of B.D. and Boopsie (Barbara Ann Boopstein). Just the right niche for this still-hippie, marijuana high slacker.