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
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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
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
This is New York, we don't talk to the neighbors. We say hello as we pass them in the hall, we call the police when we haven't seen them for a while and there's a weird smell coming from their apartment, and that's it.
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