How I Met Your Mother: Season 3, Episode 11

The Platinum Rule (10 Dec. 2007)

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Barney and the gang try to convince Ted not to date the doctor that is removing his tattoo by giving examples of the Platinum Rule.

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Barney explains The Platinum Rule to Ted: Never, ever, ever love thy neighbor. After Ted wakes up to discover that he got a butterfly tattoo on his lower back while drunk, he sees a dermatologist to have it removed. Ted finds himself attracted to the doctor and announces his plan to date her. But Barney and the others try to dissuade him by sharing their own experiences dating people with whom they have to communicate on a regular basis should the relationship sour. Written by Melissa

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During a flashback scene supposedly taking place in '2005' Barney uses his iPhone, which was not released until 2007, and which the character did not have until his 2007 Season 3 time line. See more »

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Barney Stinson: Club soda can get anything off.
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