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12th Jan '18 7:06:45 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In "Let's Play Guess Who!", Bad Kaeloo beats Mr. Cat up three times. As it is about to happen the third time, Mr. Cat even lampshades how it had to be done three times.
10th Jan '18 1:29:15 PM TheMike
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* "Number Three" by Music/TheyMightBeGiants is the third song on their debut, self-titled album (and allegedly the third song they ever learned to play), and contains all three of the possible three-line rhyme schemes (ABB, AAB, ABA) across its three verses.

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* "Number Three" by Music/TheyMightBeGiants is the third song on their debut, self-titled album (and allegedly the third song they ever learned to play), uses three vocal tracks, and contains all three of the possible three-line rhyme schemes (ABB, AAB, ABA) across its three verses.
20th Dec '17 3:58:30 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* A common joke in YouTubePoop videos involves repeating a line three times, with some sort of effect applied for the third time (an example as seen in [[https://youtu.be/OaVBWjEPpT0?t=542 this]] WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst [=YTP=]). It plays on the viewer's expectations by making them believe that the scene occurs a certain way and gives them time to become comfortable with it, before surprising them with a twist.



* ''Podcast/RandomAssault'': Three segment podcast.
* In "WHAT KILLS YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER-Respawn Man (Part 2/4)" by ''LetsPlay/SantoroGaming'', Matt plays the video game ''Respawn Man'', and only has to jump twice to complete a level, but jumps three times for good luck.

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* ''Podcast/RandomAssault'': Three segment podcast.
* In "WHAT KILLS YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER-Respawn STRONGER - Respawn Man (Part 2/4)" by ''LetsPlay/SantoroGaming'', Matt plays the video game ''Respawn Man'', and only has to jump twice to complete a level, but jumps three times for good luck.luck.
* ''WebVideo/BuzzfeedUnsolved'' discusses the usage of this trope in episodes centering around demons, since the RuleOfThree is allegedly significant in mocking the Holy Trinity. Ryan mentions when spending the night at the Sallie House, that at 3:00 am he's going to be quiet for 3 minutes to see if any demonic activity happens at that specific time. When they go to a demonic bridge, Ryan mentions that according to lore, if you knock on it three times, the demon that haunts it will throw you off. They try it: [[AntiClimax nothing happens]].
* ''Podcast/RandomAssault''follows a three-segment podcast.



* A common joke in [[YouTubePoop YTP]] involves repeating a line three times, but applying some sort of effect the third time. [[https://youtu.be/OaVBWjEPpT0?t=542 For example:]]
14th Dec '17 1:45:05 PM DaibhidC
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* A series of Warburton's Bakery adverts in the UK used an extremely long-burning (the last ad came two years after the first two, which were six months apart) version of "the third is the punchline". The first one had Creator/SylvesterStallone approaching John Warburton to propose [[MundaneMadeAwesome an action movie about bread delivery]]. The second had Franchise/TheMuppets approach him about a musical extravaganza featuring crumpets. Both ended with a somewhat gobsmacked Warburton endorsing the concepts. Then the third one had Creator/PeterKay suggesting a CostumeDrama about the company's origins. This time, Warburton calls security.
13th Dec '17 9:09:41 AM DensetsuNoKaboom
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Discussed in "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS3E20Bismuth Bismuth]]". After a second "Bismuth/business" pun, Amethyst complains that they already did that joke, to which Steven points out that the third time it happens it'll be ''really'' funny. [[spoiler:It does happen a third time, and ''[[MoodWhiplash it's not funny at all]]''.]]
10th Dec '17 3:00:17 PM AtticusOmundson
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[[caption-width-right:200: ''[[WesternAnimation/SchoolHouseRock ♫ You can seeeee if it's threeeee it's a magic number... ♫]]'']]
10th Dec '17 12:48:27 AM Nadim
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** Barney even has a rule based on this trope telling Ted to wait three days before calling his {{Girls Of The Week}} and claims it was invented by Jesus when he waited three days before his resurrection. Ted agrees to wait three days, [[ExactWords but notes that rule doesn't say anything about texting.]] [[spoiler: However, he was unknowingly texting Marshall and Barney after Barney secretly switched the girl's phone number with his own on Ted's phone.]]
*** Ironically, this rule was [[{{Subversion}} subverted]] as Future!Ted reveals to his kids that when he got the eponymous Mother's phone number he called her straight away.

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** Barney even has a rule based on this trope telling Ted to wait three days before calling his {{Girls {{Girl Of The Week}} and claims it was invented by Jesus when he waited three days before his resurrection. Ted agrees to wait three days, [[ExactWords but notes that rule doesn't say anything about texting.]] [[spoiler: However, he was unknowingly texting Marshall and Barney after Barney secretly switched the girl's phone number with his own on Ted's phone.]]
*** Ironically, this This rule was [[{{Subversion}} subverted]] as Future!Ted reveals to his kids that when he got the eponymous Mother's phone number he called her straight away.
10th Dec '17 12:47:05 AM Nadim
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** Barney even has a rule based on this trope telling Ted to wait three days before calling his {{Girls of the Week}} and claims it was invented by Jesus when he waited three days before his resurrection. Ted agrees to wait three days, [[ExactWords but notes that rule doesn't say anything about texting.]] [[spoiler: However, he was unknowingly texting Marshall and Barney after Barney secretly switched the girl's phone number with his own on Ted's phone.]]
*** Ironically, this rule was [[{{Subversion subverted]] as Future!Ted reveals to his kids that when he got the eponymous Mother's phone number he called her straight away.

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** Barney even has a rule based on this trope telling Ted to wait three days before calling his {{Girls of the Of The Week}} and claims it was invented by Jesus when he waited three days before his resurrection. Ted agrees to wait three days, [[ExactWords but notes that rule doesn't say anything about texting.]] [[spoiler: However, he was unknowingly texting Marshall and Barney after Barney secretly switched the girl's phone number with his own on Ted's phone.]]
*** Ironically, this rule was [[{{Subversion [[{{Subversion}} subverted]] as Future!Ted reveals to his kids that when he got the eponymous Mother's phone number he called her straight away.
10th Dec '17 12:44:57 AM Nadim
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** The time Barney kept getting angry, storming out of the bar to a full dumpster, and then smashing a TV.
** The third time the dumpster had already been emptied, he went to an electronics store, purchased a TV, brought it back to the alley, and smashed it.

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** The time Barney kept getting angry, storming out of the bar to a full dumpster, and then smashing a TV.
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TV. The third time the dumpster had already been emptied, he went to an electronics store, purchased a TV, brought it back to the alley, and smashed it.it.
** Barney even has a rule based on this trope telling Ted to wait three days before calling his {{Girls of the Week}} and claims it was invented by Jesus when he waited three days before his resurrection. Ted agrees to wait three days, [[ExactWords but notes that rule doesn't say anything about texting.]] [[spoiler: However, he was unknowingly texting Marshall and Barney after Barney secretly switched the girl's phone number with his own on Ted's phone.]]
*** Ironically, this rule was [[{{Subversion subverted]] as Future!Ted reveals to his kids that when he got the eponymous Mother's phone number he called her straight away.
7th Dec '17 5:37:21 PM SilverShiranui
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* ''VideoGame/{{OriandtheBlindForest}}'' has the protagonist Ori searching for and restoring the three Elements that sustain the dying forest of Nibel, the Elements of Water, Wind, and Warmth.

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* ''VideoGame/{{OriandtheBlindForest}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ori and the Blind Forest}}'' has the protagonist Ori searching for and restoring the three Elements that sustain the dying forest of Nibel, the Elements of Water, Wind, and Warmth.
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