Lorelai: Luke, I need fifteen thousand dollars which I can't find, don't have, and if I don't find, the house is gonna fall down. Luke: I can help you with that. Lorelai: You can? Luke: Yeah, I can get a couple guys, we can get in there and do the work. Lorelai: You can fix this? Luke: Well, I can help. I know a good contractor. He did some work on the diner. Lorelai: What about the money? Luke: Um, you won't have to deal with that right away. Lorelai: I won't? Luke: No, you can pay it out in installments if you want. Monthly, bimonthly, whatever - whatever you're comfortable with. Lorelai: So, let me get this straight. Uh, you and some guys who actually know what they're doing are gonna come over and fix my house, and I can pay them back whenever I want? Luke: That's right. Lorelai: 'Cause I'm Tony Soprano? Luke: Only scarier. Lorelai: Now Luke, when I finally do make out this installment check, uh, who should I make it out to? Luke: Well, you can make it out to me if you like. Lorelai: Oh, so basically you would be fronting me the money? Luke: Well, yeah, but it's no big deal. Lorelai: Luke, that's a loan. Luke: No, it's just a temporary exchange of money for services that will be paid back when you finally have the... it's a loan. Lorelai: Man, you suck as a liar. Thank you. Luke: You're welcome. Lorelai: I can't take it. Luke: I know, but it was worth a shot.