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* ''Literature/GarrettPI'' gives us Morley Dotes's Rule #1: Never get involved with a woman crazier than yourself.

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* ''Literature/GarrettPI'' gives us Morley Dotes's Rule #1: Never "Never get involved with a woman crazier than yourself."
8th Jul '17 9:14:56 AM Sharlee
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* ''Literature/GarrettPI'' gives us Morley Dotes's Rule #1: Never get involved with a woman crazier than yourself.
* Al the Barbarian, leader of one of the competing teams in ''[[Literature/DreamPark The California Voodoo Game]]'', has a RuleNumberOne for live-action adventure gaming:
--> "Something in the next shadow is waiting to eat your face."
26th Jun '17 5:43:11 AM StFan
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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'''s Genie.
-->'''Genie:''' Rule number one: I can't kill anybody, so don't ask. Rule number two: I can't make anybody fall in love. Mwa! You little punim there. Rule number three: I can't bring people back from the dead. It's not a pretty picture. I don't like doing it!
* Phil from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' has a whole list of rules for being a hero.
-->'''Phil:''' Rule number six: When rescuing a damsel, always handle with care.\\
'''Phil:''' Rule number ninety-five: Concentrate.\\
'''Phil:''' Rule number ninety-six: Aim
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'':
-->'''Yeti:''' Rule number one out here: ''Always''... no, ''never'' go out in a blizzard.
* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', the most important rule in ''[[ShowWithinAShow Hero's Duty]]'' is "Never interfere with the first-person shooter!".
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'': "Rule number one: Always listen to Buck!"
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* ''Film/{{Twins}}'': The rules of a crisis situation -
--> '''Rule 1:''' Don't move too soon.
--> '''Rule 2:''' If you choose to bluff, you must be prepared to have your bluff called.
--> '''Rule 3:''' Duck.

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* ''Film/{{Twins}}'': The rules of a crisis situation -
--> '''Rule
situation.
-->'''Rule
1:''' Don't move too soon.
-->
soon.\\
'''Rule 2:''' If you choose to bluff, you must be prepared to have your bluff called.
-->
called.\\
'''Rule 3:''' Duck.



--> '''Rule 1:''' [[IndyEscape Cardio]].
--> '''Rule 2:''' DoubleTap.
--> '''Rule 3:''' [[CampingACrapper Beware of bathrooms]].
--> '''Rule 17:''' [[KnowWhenToFoldEm Don't be a hero]].
--> [[spoiler: '''Rule 17:''' [[DareToBeBadass Be a hero]].]]

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--> '''Rule -->'''Rule 1:''' [[IndyEscape Cardio]].
-->
Cardio]].\\
'''Rule 2:''' DoubleTap.
-->
DoubleTap.\\
'''Rule 3:''' [[CampingACrapper Beware of bathrooms]].
-->
bathrooms]].\\
'''Rule 17:''' [[KnowWhenToFoldEm Don't be a hero]].
--> [[spoiler: '''Rule
hero]].\\
[[spoiler:'''Rule
17:''' [[DareToBeBadass Be a hero]].]]



--> '''Jimmy:''' "Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut."

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--> '''Jimmy:''' "Never -->'''Jimmy:''' Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut."



-->"You listen to my one and only rule. Don't fuck with me. Or I'll leave you standing in the middle of nowhere with nothing but your ass to sell to get back here."
** When their relationship loosens up a bit, Toorop admits that Rule Number One for a mercenary is [[RealMenCook learning how to cook]].
* ''Film/TheProducers'' - There are two cardinal rules to being a Broadway Producer
--> ''Rule 1:'' Never put your own money in the show.
--> ''Rule 2:'' '''[[NoIndoorVoice NEVER PUT YOUR OWN MONEY IN THE SHOW!]]'''

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-->"You -->'''Toorop:''' You listen to my one and only rule. Don't fuck with me. Or I'll leave you standing in the middle of nowhere with nothing but your ass to sell to get back here."
** :: When their relationship loosens up a bit, Toorop admits that Rule Number One for a mercenary is [[RealMenCook learning how to cook]].
* ''Film/TheProducers'' - ''Film/TheProducers'': There are two cardinal rules to being a Broadway Producer
--> ''Rule
Producer...
-->''Rule
1:'' Never put your own money in the show.
-->
show.\\
''Rule 2:'' '''[[NoIndoorVoice NEVER PUT YOUR OWN MONEY IN THE SHOW!]]'''



-->'''Franco:''' Remember the number one rule of Italian racing.
-->''Franco grabs the rear view mirror and breaks it off of its mount.''
-->'''Franco:''' What's-a behind me is not important.
* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', the most important rule in "[[ShowWithinAShow Hero's Duty]]" is "Never interfere with the first-person shooter!".
* [[WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs "Rule number one: Always listen to Buck!"]]

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-->'''Franco:''' Remember the number one rule of Italian racing.
-->''Franco
racing.\\
''[Franco
grabs the rear view mirror and breaks it off of its mount.''
-->'''Franco:'''
mount]''\\
'''Franco:'''
What's-a behind me is not important.
* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', the most important rule in "[[ShowWithinAShow Hero's Duty]]" is "Never interfere with the first-person shooter!".
* [[WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs "Rule number one: Always listen to Buck!"]]
important.



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--> `Well, I sha'n't go, at any rate,' said Alice: `besides, that's not a regular rule: you invented it just now.'
--> `It's the oldest rule in the book,' said the King.
--> `Then it ought to be Number One,' said Alice.
* From ''[[Literature/MassEffectRevelation Mass Effect: Revelation]]'':
--> "I have two rules I follow," Saren explained. "The first is: never kill someone without a reason."
--> "And the second?" Anderson asked, suspicious.
--> "You can always find a reason to kill someone."

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--> `Well, -->"Well, I sha'n't go, at any rate,' rate," said Alice: `besides, "besides, that's not a regular rule: you invented it just now.'
--> `It's
"\\
"It's
the oldest rule in the book,' book," said the King.
--> `Then
King.\\
"Then
it ought to be Number One,' One," said Alice.
* From ''[[Literature/MassEffectRevelation Mass Effect: Revelation]]'':
--> "I
''Literature/MassEffectRevelation'':
-->"I
have two rules I follow," Saren explained. "The first is: never kill someone without a reason."
-->
"\\
"And the second?" Anderson asked, suspicious.
-->
suspicious.\\
"You can always find a reason to kill someone."



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-->First Rule of Acquisition: Once you have their money, you never give it back.
-->33rd Rule of Acquisition: It never hurts to suck up to the boss.
-->45th Rule of Acquisition: Expand or die.
-->Unwritten Rule of Acquisition: When no appropriate rule applies, make one up.
*** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]: the first Rule of Acquisition was presented as #162 - to create a demand for #1 through #161, and according to Quark's vision, they're only rules because the "Guidelines of Acquisition" doesn't have the same selling power.
*** A complete list of the rules (canon and non-canon) can be found [[http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Rules_of_Acquisition here]].

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-->First Rule of Acquisition: Once you have their money, you never give it back.
-->33rd
back.\\
33rd
Rule of Acquisition: It never hurts to suck up to the boss.
-->45th
boss.\\
45th
Rule of Acquisition: Expand or die.
-->Unwritten
die.\\
Unwritten
Rule of Acquisition: When no appropriate rule applies, make one up.
*** ** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]: the first Rule of Acquisition was presented as #162 - to create a demand for #1 through #161, and according to Quark's vision, they're only rules because the "Guidelines of Acquisition" doesn't have the same selling power.
***
power. A complete list of the rules (canon and non-canon) can be found [[http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Rules_of_Acquisition here]].



--> '''T'Pol:''' If you're wearing that to impress the women on Risa, you may as well stay on board.\\

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--> '''T'Pol:''' --->'''T'Pol:''' If you're wearing that to impress the women on Risa, you may as well stay on board.\\



** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature"]], the Doctor leaves a set of 23 numbered rules for Martha to follow while he's transformed into a human and unaware of his true identity. In actuality, there were only about five instructions in the script (as Martha fast-fowards through most of them), and David Tennant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEVK3j4wJvU hilariously ad-libbed dialogue for the skipped parts]].

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature Human Nature]]", the Doctor leaves a set of 23 numbered rules for Martha to follow while he's transformed into a human and unaware of his true identity. In actuality, there were only about five instructions in the script (as Martha fast-fowards through most of them), and David Tennant [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEVK3j4wJvU hilariously ad-libbed dialogue for the skipped parts]].



*** In one episode, other main characters remember Gibbs's rules through flashbacks, note that some of the numbers get taken more than once, or that two different number rules say the same thing, and start wondering if Gibbs just makes them up on the fly.

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*** ** In one episode, other main characters remember Gibbs's rules through flashbacks, note that some of the numbers get taken more than once, or that two different number rules say the same thing, and start wondering if Gibbs just makes them up on the fly.



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-->'''Miss Carbunkel''': But before we make our way beyond those doors, there are a few things we must all be aware of.
-->'''Vocalists''': ''Rrrule number one!''
-->'''Miss Carbunkel''': Stay together. We can't have you youngsters running all over the place.
-->'''Vocalists''': ''Rrrule number two!''
-->'''Miss Carbunkel''': Don't touch anything! The museum is filled with old and very delicate objects that haven't felt the warmth of a human hand in thousands of years. And...
-->'''Vocalists''': ''Rrrule number three!''
-->'''Miss Carbunkel''': When I say "JustForFun/{{hello}}," I want you to say hello right back at me!

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-->'''Miss Carbunkel''': Carbunkel:''' But before we make our way beyond those doors, there are a few things we must all be aware of.
-->'''Vocalists''':
of.\\
'''Vocalists:'''
''Rrrule number one!''
-->'''Miss Carbunkel''':
one!''\\
'''Miss Carbunkel:'''
Stay together. We can't have you youngsters running all over the place.
-->'''Vocalists''':
place.\\
'''Vocalists:'''
''Rrrule number two!''
-->'''Miss Carbunkel''':
two!''\\
'''Miss Carbunkel:'''
Don't touch anything! The museum is filled with old and very delicate objects that haven't felt the warmth of a human hand in thousands of years. And...
-->'''Vocalists''':
And...\\
'''Vocalists''':
''Rrrule number three!''
-->'''Miss Carbunkel''':
three!''\\
'''Miss Carbunkel:'''
When I say "JustForFun/{{hello}}," I want you to say hello right back at me!



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-->'''Don Weaso''': Rule number one: My way, or 'he's a dead mother(bleep)' way.

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-->'''Don Weaso''': Weaso:''' Rule number one: My way, or 'he's a dead mother(bleep)' way.



-->'''Aria T'Loak''': Omega has no titled ruler and only one rule: Don't ''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]'' with Aria.

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-->'''Aria T'Loak''': T'Loak:''' Omega has no titled ruler and only one rule: Don't ''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]'' with Aria.



-->'''Ora''': Rule number one: [[TryNotToDie Don't get me killed]].

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-->'''Ora''': -->'''Ora:''' Rule number one: [[TryNotToDie Don't get me killed]].



-->'''Scorch:''' Rule #1: Kill 'em before they kill you.\\
\\

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-->'''Scorch:''' Rule #1: Kill 'em before they kill you.\\
\\
\\\



'''Scorch:''' We know, always make sure they're dead.\\
\\
'''Scorch:''' Rule 23: Never pull sentry duty on an empty stomach.\\
\\

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'''Scorch:''' We know, always make sure they're dead.\\
\\
\\\
'''Scorch:''' Rule 23: Never pull sentry duty on an empty stomach.\\
\\
\\\



'''Sev:''' Rule 39: Never say no to bacta.\\
\\

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'''Sev:''' Rule 39: Never say no to bacta.\\
\\
\\\



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* ''WebComic/SchlockMercenary'' has the ''[[WritingAroundTrademarks Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries]]''. Rule one: Pillage, ''then'' burn.

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* ''WebComic/SchlockMercenary'' has the ''WebComic/SchlockMercenary'':
** The
''[[WritingAroundTrademarks Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries]]''. Rule one: Pillage, ''then'' burn.



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-->'''Rule number one''': Never tell your parents.
-->'''Rule number two''': NEVER TELL YOUR PARENTS!

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-->'''Rule number one''': one:''' Never tell your parents.
-->'''Rule
parents.\\
'''Rule
number two''': two:''' NEVER TELL YOUR PARENTS!PARENTS!
* JustForFun/RulesOfAnime.
* Rule34, one of the RulesOfTheInternet. As mentioned in the [[Franchise/StarTrek Ferengi Rules of Acquisition]] example, above, 34 was the first one created, the rest followed afterward.
* Wiki/TVTropes Wiki has Administrivia/ThreeRulesOfThree.
* [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros First rule of]] UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/442158 You don't recover]]
* Website/{{Tumblr}}'s Rule #1 is "Don't Post Anything From Tumblr on Website/{{Facebook}}."



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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'''s Genie.
-->'''Genie:''' Rule number one: I can't kill anybody, so don't ask. Rule number two: I can't make anybody fall in love. Mwa! You little punim there. Rule number three: I can't bring people back from the dead. It's not a pretty picture. I don't like doing it!



* Phil from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' has a whole list of rules for being a hero.
-->'''Phil:''' Rule number six: When rescuing a damsel, always handle with care.
-->'''Phil:''' Rule number ninety-five: Concentrate.
-->'''Phil:''' Rule number ninety-six: Aim
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'':
-->'''Yeti:''' Rule number one out here: ''Always''... no, ''never'' go out in a blizzard.



* Parodied in ''{{WesternAnimation/Archer}}'', when Archer is teaching Cyril how to be an agent - ''every'' rule is "Rule Number One".

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* Parodied in ''{{WesternAnimation/Archer}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', when Archer is teaching Cyril how to be an agent - ''every'' rule is "Rule Number One".



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* RulesOfAnime.
* {{Rule 34}}, one of the RulesOfTheInternet.
** As mentioned in the [[Franchise/StarTrek Ferengi Rules of Acquisition]] example, above, 34 was the first one created, the rest followed afterward.
* Wiki/TVTropes Wiki has Administrivia/ThreeRulesOfThree.
* [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros First rule of]] UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/442158 You don't recover]]
* Website/{{Tumblr}}'s Rule #1 is "Don't Post Anything From Tumblr on Website/{{Facebook}}."

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* RulesOfAnime.
* {{Rule 34}}, one of the RulesOfTheInternet.
** As mentioned in the [[Franchise/StarTrek Ferengi Rules of Acquisition]] example, above, 34 was the first one created, the rest followed afterward.
* Wiki/TVTropes Wiki has Administrivia/ThreeRulesOfThree.
* [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros First rule of]] UsefulNotes/FurryFandom: [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/442158 You don't recover]]
* Website/{{Tumblr}}'s Rule #1 is "Don't Post Anything From Tumblr on Website/{{Facebook}}."
16th May '17 2:50:19 PM nombretomado
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* TVTropes Wiki has Administrivia/ThreeRulesOfThree.

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* TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes Wiki has Administrivia/ThreeRulesOfThree.



* {{Tumblr}}'s Rule #1 is "Don't Post Anything From Tumblr on Website/{{Facebook}}."

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* {{Tumblr}}'s Website/{{Tumblr}}'s Rule #1 is "Don't Post Anything From Tumblr on Website/{{Facebook}}."
16th Apr '17 7:00:58 PM nombretomado
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** Ensign Robin Lefler, who appeared in one episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "The Game", had "Lefler's Laws", a list of rules she made up for herself. She still uses them when she becomes a main character in ''StarTrekNewFrontier''.

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** Ensign Robin Lefler, who appeared in one episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "The Game", had "Lefler's Laws", a list of rules she made up for herself. She still uses them when she becomes a main character in ''StarTrekNewFrontier''.''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier''.
19th Mar '17 11:43:46 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Franklin's Big Adventure'', a stage show based on the ''Litereature/{{Franklin}}'' television show and books, Franklin is seriously weirded out by the seeming oddness of the museum-guide, Carbunkel, who presents herself as a "highly respected professional guide person" and among other things presents a list of rules for the museum visit with the help of a group of singers, in the middle of a song she's singing herself.

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* In ''Franklin's Big Adventure'', a stage show based on the ''Litereature/{{Franklin}}'' ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' television show and books, Franklin is seriously weirded out by the seeming oddness of the museum-guide, Carbunkel, who presents herself as a "highly respected professional guide person" and among other things presents a list of rules for the museum visit with the help of a group of singers, in the middle of a song she's singing herself.
19th Mar '17 11:42:56 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Franklin's Big Adventure'', a stage show based on the ''Litereature/{{Franklin}}'' television show and books, Franklin is seriously weirded out by the seeming oddness of the museum-guide, Carbunkel, who presents herself as a "highly respected professional guide person" and among other things presents a list of rules for the museum visit with the help of a group of singers, in the middle of a song she's singing herself.
-->'''Miss Carbunkel''': But before we make our way beyond those doors, there are a few things we must all be aware of.
-->'''Vocalists''': ''Rrrule number one!''
-->'''Miss Carbunkel''': Stay together. We can't have you youngsters running all over the place.
-->'''Vocalists''': ''Rrrule number two!''
-->'''Miss Carbunkel''': Don't touch anything! The museum is filled with old and very delicate objects that haven't felt the warmth of a human hand in thousands of years. And...
-->'''Vocalists''': ''Rrrule number three!''
-->'''Miss Carbunkel''': When I say "JustForFun/{{hello}}," I want you to say hello right back at me!
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13th Feb '17 6:41:16 PM ZenBlade
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* In a ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}: Black and White'' story, titled ''Rule Number One'', an unnamed young man training under Batman, likely one of the Robins, thinks about how many rules Batman has rules, but he can't remember if rule number one is no guns, or no killing. And when his motorcycle is stolen, Batman tells him about another rule number one: Never leave the keys in the ignition. He concludes that there are a lot of rule number ones in the vigilante business.

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* In a ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}: Black and White'' story, titled ''Rule Number One'', an unnamed young man training under Batman, likely one of the Robins, thinks about how many rules Batman has rules, has, but he can't remember if rule number one is no guns, or no killing. And when his motorcycle is stolen, Batman tells him about another rule number one: Never leave the keys in the ignition. He concludes that there are a lot of rule number ones in the vigilante business.
9th Feb '17 4:39:30 PM ZenBlade
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* In a ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}: Black and White'' story, titled ''Rule Number One'', an unnamed young man training under Batman, likely one of the Robins, thinks about how many rules Batman has rules, but he can't remember if rule number one is no guns, or no killing. And when his motorcycle is stolen, Batman tells him about another rule number one: Never leave the keys in the ignition. He concludes that there are a lot of rule number ones in the vigilante business.


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*** In one episode, other main characters remember Gibbs's rules through flashbacks, note that some of the numbers get taken more than once, or that two different number rules say the same thing, and start wondering if Gibbs just makes them up on the fly.
6th Feb '17 9:24:58 PM foxley
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* ''Series/LittleLunch'': In "The Joke Competition", Atticus announces that the first rule of the joke competition is that everyone must tell a joke. This is also the second and third rules.
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