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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Trivia

In any scene where the gang is eating Chinese food, Barney Stinson is shown to be very bad at using the chopsticks. The only time he is ever shown able to use chopsticks is in Season 3 on the couch and in Season 7 at the Hibachi Grill Restaurant. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the story as the Girard's bump into Marshal and Lily in the hall way outside their apartment; a vertical 2X4 (probably one end of set piece) is visible on the right hand side of the screen. See more »

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Barney: My Own Bar. I can't hit on women in my own bar. Remember the old Barney? He was a lion. The king of the jungle. Stalking whatever prey he chose. Going in for the kill.
Ted: You've got a whole meat locker at home full of corpses, don't you?
Barney: Now look at me. Declawed, neutered. What was once my jungle is now my zoo and I am forced to mate with the same old lioness... again and again while families pay to watch.
Ted: Yeah this metaphors really falling apart
Barney: Put a bell around my neck and scratch my belly kids...
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References How I Met Your Mother: The Duel (2005) See more »

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Hey Beautiful
Written by The Solids
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Neil Patrick Harris Is Again Stealing The Show
17 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Plot In A Paragraph: 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 talk him out of it by sharing their own experiences dating people with whom they have to see on a regular basis once the relationship has ended. Barney explains The Platinum Rule to Ted: Never, ever, ever love thy neighbour.

Neil Patrick Harris is again stealing the show, even though the focal point of the show is Ted it's Barney who gets the laughs


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