In the hall, Diane tells Warren that he's screwing up her master plan, and that the class clown is not a true member of the hiearchy of the inner circle of cool people. She reminds him that, in all the movies, the leading man gets the girl, not the wacky sidekick. Warren's senses her motives as jealousy because she didn't think of the idea to turn him into Jim Carrey Jr. first. Diane gets frustrated with the moron and leaves him alone in the hallway.
Mike enters Dr. Jerome's office, where Jerome is reading the latest Andy Rooney anthology. I'm kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I read all of Andy Rooney's books as a youngster and consider him to be one of my comedic idols. This may explain my crusty curmudgeon style of writing even though I'm actually only twenty-two years old. Jerome tells Mike that he knows Mike has organized a retirement party for him, and he wants Mike to call it off. He says he's not ready to say goodbye, and that he's decided to postpone his retirement. Mike says it's okay; they'll stick the cake in the freezer. He asks when Jerome plans on retiring -- maybeee...Monday? Jerome says he's not retiring, and that he has several good years still left in him. Mike disagrees, and tells him that he's old; Mike then starts suffering a panic attack. Mike says that Jerome promised him he'd inherit the practice, and that Jerome can't just up and decide to keep working. Mike opens the office door and tells Wendy the receptionist to bring the cake, he needs the cake, serve the cake! Jerome snaps "You control yourself!" at Mike, and Mike flies into a Stuckeyville rage which is a lot like your normal rage, except that it's much more contained, simple, and devoid of any words that may begin with "M.F." Mike tells Jerome that he needs to control himself, and that Mike quits. Jerome looks slightly shocked, and Mike announces it again. He's done with Jerome; he quits. Mike storms out of Jerome's office. Jerome gets on his intercom and tells Wendy not to serve the cake.