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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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 »

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In this episode everyone in the gang agreed that dating someone they see on a regular basis is a big mistake, including Robin dating her co-anchor Curt Irons. Yet in the later episodes, when Robin started to date Don Frank, her new co-anchor, this rule was never mentioned. See more »

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Robin Scherbatsky: He's a hockey player and I'm Canadian. I can't help it. If he was missing some teeth I probably would've already hit that.
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References How I Met Your Mother: How I Met Everyone Else (2007) See more »

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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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