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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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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Robin Scherbatsky: And now, here's Curt 'The Ironman' Irons with sports.
[Curt doesn't pay attention, just looks depressed]
Robin Scherbatsky: Curt. Curt?
[after a few seconds, Curt finally looks up]
Curt 'Ironman' Irons: Well, the Knicks lost. It's sad, really. They had a real shot. Then out of nowhere, game over. And why? Why, Robin?
Robin Scherbatsky: Well, their preliminary shooting has been a little off this season...
Curt 'Ironman' Irons: The Knicks lost because they were afraid of getting hurt. So they didn't even try. Well, you know what I think? I think the Knicks didn't deserve my love...
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