Zonker HarrisZonker T. Harris
is the stereotypical hippie character in Doonesbury
. He made his first appearance as a perennial pot-smoking pest plaguing B.D's Yale football team in the late 1960s. Moving with Mike, B.D., and the gang to a rural commune (named Walden
in homage to Thoreau's 19th century idyll), he explored the depths of Walden Puddle and talked to plants (who talked back!). Untainted by a long-time relationship with Uncle Duke, he has retained his childlike innocence (and presumably his virginity) into the 21st century. He is a live-in babysitter for B.D. and Boopsie's child in Connecticut.