He owns an expanding pancake diner. Morty first appears in "Children Will Listen" when Sophie makes Susan help her with the conflict between the two of them. It fails and the two end up fighting with Susan having to break it up. He appears once again in Sunday in the Park with George, where he proposes to Sophie.
The two then get married in season 2.
- Newhart is one of Cherry's comedic idols and he was the first choice for the role. According to Cherry: "Morty had to be played by someone who you couldn't believe would actually hit a woman—an actor where, once you saw Morty, you just laughed, and that's why he was perfect."