the-adorable-vinnie-dakota said: I wonder… How does little Ortie act around Melissa?
Orton: Did she just talk about her desk this whole time? Because I think I must have zoned out.
Martin: You’re Hankry Zone, after all.
Orton: Ha! You have a point there.
Aside from being verbal, Orton would wander to places and separate himself from the other kids. He was first missing when the parents and Murawski were transformed into kids, but was eventually found in the art room, where the other kids would play along. To prevent him from getting lost, Melissa had to have him with her at all times.
After this scene Orton insisted on reading the book again. When Melissa refused to reread it he snatched the book and ran away from the library. Melissa would retrieve him from the hallway during the song.