Abner Melon is a character in Ernest Rides Again. He was portrayed by Ron James. Doctor Melon is Nan Melon's husband. Melon is a college history professor who ends up seeking for an enormous Revolutionary War cannonball known as the "Goliath" with Ernest P. Worrell rather than teaching his college class. They protect it from Dr. Glencliff and his co-workers who are pursuing the crown jewels.