Ruthie walks into her old Hello Kitty room, looking to retrieve a few pieces of HK merchandise. Dopey looks distracted. He must be really out of it if he's not even fighting Ruthie to keep his beloved Hello Kitty stuff. With an admirably straight face, Barry Watson explains that Dopey has just received letters from the admissions offices of Columbia University and NYU, but he's afraid to read them. He says that if he doesn't get into one of those schools, he's not sure he wants to be a doctor. Well, that's pretty elitist and stupid. I guess his commitment to healing people is about as strong as Mary's desire to be a firefighter -- which is to say, about as strong as my interest in watching the rest of this scene. Ruthie encourages him to read the letters. Since he won't, she offers to read them for him. When she's done, she tells him she's not sure he's "ready" to hear the news. She runs off with the letters, and another inane excuse for a subplot is born.
After Annie refused to let Simon go to the big party, he pulled that time-honored trick of finagling permission from RevCam behind her back. Annie orders Revvie to go upstairs and tell Simon that he's not allowed to attend the party. Eric hesitates. Annie asks him why he's not rushing to do her bidding. The way she flashes her eyes at him hints that Cruella is just waiting for an excuse to surface and kick his ass. Despite the warning signs, RevCam plows ahead and argues that they should allow Simon to attend the party. Annie accuses him of wishing he'd partied more in the past and wanting to relive his youth through Simon, while RevCam counters that Annie is being too restrictive because she partied too much. Amazingly, Annie caves in, though not without an attempt to lay a major guilt trip on Eric.
Simon is on the phone with Morris, who is trying to talk him out of attending the party, claiming Simon's not "ready" for it. After all, his friends are "pretty wild." Oh yeah? What do they do, exactly? Well, "they drink, they smoke, they --" What, Morris, what? Do they perform ritual human sacrifices? Throw "Brenda's Cookies" at oncoming cars from atop a bridge? Think that Sweet November is a good film? Whatever the crimes, they're too heinous to reveal on a G-rated show. Simon's assertion that Morris's friends are "really cool" makes me giggle. Finally, Morris agrees to give Simon Mike's address. Simon says his parents will only let him go if Morris brings him. Morris makes me like him more when he smirks and asks, "When did we start dating?" Nevertheless, he agrees to bring Simon to the party. Simon enthuses, "You get me into this party, I'll owe you for life." Be that as it may, Simon obviously doesn't feel indebted enough to actually say goodbye before he hangs up on Morris.