Wednesday, March 30, 2005



When Detective Jim Dunbar brought home flowers for his wife in last week's episode of 'Blind Justice', she was initially suspicious. Christie Dunbar figured the flowers were left in the squad room and now her husband was "re-gifting".

Re-gifting - it's a word that either was coined specifically for an episode of 'Seinfeld', or it gained its popularity from that show. Last year it was used in an episode of 'Two And A Half Men', and in both cases the word was given enough of an inflection as to suggest "Guess where we got this from?"

But within the "inner reality" of Toobworld we can't accept that, because 'Seinfeld' and 'Blind Justice' both take place in the same universe.

But we do have a splainin.

Christie Dunbar works for a publishing company. At some point in her career, she either worked with Elaine Benes or their paths would cross often enough in the business circles. They must have become friends, and eventually Elaine must have told her about her own re-gifting experience.

And Elaine probably was privy to Christie's opinion as to whether Jim was sponge-worthy or not.


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