Luke's. Band meeting, minus Sebastian Bach. MfTL explains that they've got a forty-minute gig, five original songs, and six or seven covers. The problem is that their covers are too good, which will make their original songs sound lame. You can tell Todd's from Texas here, because he calls them the "White Stripes." That's the key to talking like a Texan: always stress the first syllable. Ce-ment. Co-caine. To-ny Hawk. I just stole that joke from an old friend named Joey Gibson. He's cute, talented and Texan -- someone put him on a television show too, would you? Brian suggests that they play all their originals up front and close with the covers. MfTL thinks that would be "asymmetrical," and that they'd lose their audience if they played their lame originals all in a row. They decide to cut all their good covers out of the set: "If we play nothing but crappy covers our originals will stand out." Brian thinks this is brilliant. They decide to play anything by Men at Work. Hey, now. "Who Can It Be Now?" is an awesome song and Colin Hay rocks. Back off, Palladino. Chicago, Wings, Styx, Culture Club -- does this mean they already have covers of these songs, or these are the bands they'd cover? And Violent Femmes does an awesome "Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me." Lane says this is a "kooky" idea, and that they should get together again tonight (at home) and figure it out then. Instead of while Lane's at work. And why are we having this scene? And where's Sebastian Bach? Brian leaves with his helmet. As Lane goes back to work, mfTL is flanked by two girls who enter Luke's like Thing One and Thing Two being unleashed from their box. We watch Lane watch mfTL flirt with the girls. Lane rolls her eyes.
The whinny of the Dragonfly. Fake Kids are playing Chinese Checkers with Michel, who is bored. The kids are bouncing with excitement, and every time Michel talks, they fake-giggle to each other. Fake Girl asks Michel if he'd pretend to get all mad and throw the board again when he loses. "Yeah!" interjects Fake Boy. Lorelai, dressed in a pink and black dress that makes her look like she put something on inside out, asks Michel for double-A batteries. Michel snaps that he can't play Chinese Checkers with all these distractions. Lorelai is upset that they're still not vacuuming that little spot. Maybe it's time to do it yourself, Lorelai. Michel tells Lorelai where to find batteries. Fake Boy jumps Michel's marbles (Dirty!). "Damn!" Michel shouts, and Lorelai immediately explains that water is contained by what Michel just said. It's Michel's turn again. Lorelai frets that the dining-room tables are "always, always, always" out of place. She starts moving the tables around, clearing plates, doing everything but dusting that one spot in the corner, until Sookie seizes her and pulls her into the pantry.