'If I've learned one thing, it's that before you get anywhere in life, you gotta stop listening to yourself.' Beth's insecure, underachieving husband and Morty and Summer's father, Jerry has a rocky relationship with his father-in-law Rick. A frequent target of Rick's insults, Jerry isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, and resents the fact that his own children respect 'Grandpa Rick' a lot more than they do him. Jerry's occasional efforts to prove his intelligence or ambition to his family usually end in disaster and death - whether because of his cowardice, laziness, and stupidity, or Rick's outright sabotage. Nevertheless, he's loyal to his family and shows an occasional spark of bravery.