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A character rates something on a scale from one to ten, often for comedic effect.

The results split into two types:

* An actual number. It's sometimes oddly specific or, more often, [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale doesn't fit the scale]] (as in, [[UpToEleven more than ten]] or less than one).
* Not even a number, or left unanswered for rhetorical reasons.

Compare GradeSystemSnark. See also UpToEleven, which is named after an example this, TopTenList, for other things from one to ten, and BrokeTheRatingScale when the results don't fit the scale.

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!!Examples of an actual number:

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* In ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' arc "Valley Forge, Valley Forge", this pops up on a taped interrogation of Rawlins by O'brien and the Punisher.
-->'''Rawlins:''' You're lovin' this shit, ain't you? Sweetie?
-->'''O'brien:''' Scale of one to ten, where ten is watching Castle cut your dick off? Two.
* Doomguy of ''Comicbook/{{Doom}}'', under the effect of a [[QuadDamage berserker pack]], rates himself "12.0 on a 10.0 scale of {{bad|ass}}ness".

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[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'': When [[LargeHam Cruise Control]] is introduced.
-->'''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight]]:''' Is he... [[NoIndoorVoice yelling]] [[TalkingToThemself at himself?]] On a scale from one to ten, he's a twelve on the [[ThingOMeter weird-o-meter]].\\
[...]\\
'''Twilight:''' I retract that. [[BrokeTheRatingScale He's a forty-six on the weird-o-meter...]]

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[[folder: Film (Animated) ]]

* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'':
--> '''Iago (as Jafar):''' No, really. On a scale of one to ten, you are an eleven.

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[[folder: Film (Live-Action) ]]

* ''{{Serendipity}}'':
-->"How drunk is he on a scale of one to ten?"\\
"Twelve."
* The title of ''10'' is based on this trope. Creator/BoDerek is a "10" on a scale of one to ten.
* SarahSilverman once opened the {{MTV}} Movie Awards with a crack at ''ThreeHundred''.
-->"It's named after the rating for how gay it was on a scale of one to ten."
* ''TheDevilsAdvocate'':
--> '''Milton:''' Well, on a scale of one to ten, ten being the most depraved act of sexual theater known to man and one being the usual Friday night run-through at the Lomax household, I'd say, not to be immodest, Mary Ann and I got it on to about... [[KickTheDog seven]].
* In ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'', when the love interest is asked "Cute scale, one to ten" about Ben Affleck's character, she responds with, "Oh, I donít know... twelve."

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{Selfie}}'', the boss Saperstein asks his employees to rate how close they feel to each other, trying to encourage closeness among his work family. Eliza gets a zero from a coworker (and zoned out on her phone during the meeting anyway) and spends the rest of the episode trying to work on fixing that. During his own work friendship hijinks, Henry ends up getting a zero as well (causing Eliza to butt in and elbow him, laughing that they got the same) By the end, she tells Henry she feels a six for him, and he says a 4.7, rounding up to 5, showing their growing closeness.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Chandler snarked at Joy who was over thirty and thought he could pull a teenager on a commercial.
--> '''Chandler:''' Yes, on a scale from one to ten, ten being the dumbest a person can look, you are definitely nineteen.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'':
--> "Mr. Garibaldi, on a scale of one to ten... just how stupid do you think I am?"
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', episode "Wait For It": Barney evaluates women's hotness on a scale which is implicitly from one to ten. The aim is to find a woman hotter than Robin so that Ted would "win" the breakup.
-->'''Barney''': Tonight we're gonna get you someone way hotter than Robin. OK, Robin's a ten. Fine. We'll get you a twelve. Or, you know, two sixes. Failing that, three fours. And break glass in case of emergency, we'll go to Staten Island, I'll get you twelve ones.

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* [[{{Music/Usher}} Usher's]] "Yeah" included the lyric:
-->''"Cause on a one-to-ten she's a certified twenty"''

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/2007/11/09/ This]] ''{{Garfield}}'' strip:
-->'''Dog''': '''Bark! Bark! Bark!'''
-->'''Garfield''': On a scale of one to ten, I give it a seven.
-->'''Dog''': Oh, come on!
-->'''Garfield''': I've seen you more crazed, and you didn't do that bloodshot-eyeballs thing.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* From ''[[TheIncredibles The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer]]'':
-->'''Frozone:''' OnAScaleFromOneToTen, how dangerous do you think it is to be in [[EternalEngine here]]?\\
'''Mr. Incredible:''' Ehh... maybe three. Four tops.\\
''[A bunch of new MechaMooks appear]''\\
'''Mr. Incredible:''' Make that six-and-a-half.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG'' remind us to always take a closer look at the scale itself:
--> "589. If my gun on a scale of 1-10 is a 7, it's vetoed if that's the Richter scale."

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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' gives us [[http://xkcd.com/883/ this]].
* In ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'', Harold gives his [[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2010-06-05/comic/voiding-your-warranty/yes-hes-still-talking/ invaluable strategical analysis]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'' has [[http://paranatural.net/chapter-2-page-4/ this.]]
-->'''Max:''' Your grin was at least an 8.3 on the international scale of creepy.\\
'''AltText:''' That lamp clocks in at a solid 7.6.
* In [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-07-26 this]] strip from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', when Jerry hears discussion of teenagers experimenting with magical technology for fun:
--> '''Jerry:''' I don't have enough information to conclude how concerned I should be. One to ten it for me.\\
'''Susan:''' Three. Her boyfriend knows what he's doing in his lab, and his dad's the former head of the local paranormal division of the government.
* In ''{{Webcomic/Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2400/fc02303.htm Raibert puts disasters on a scale of 1 to 10.]] And nothing's ever a ten.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Marge gets her bag stolen and refuses to leave her home. The family escort her outside, while she tells how much fear she feels, and after Homer angers a swarm of bees, she starts going going above ten.
* In ''MuppetBabies'', when Kermit is selling a song to Piggy, who is playing a country singer.
-->"I don't know quite how to tell you this, Kermit, but on a scale of one to ten, that song was... minus twelve! It's horrible!!"
* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Wizard Battle", the Ice King asks Finn and Jake to rate his new sunglasses.
-->'''Ice King''': On a scale of one to ten, one being like totally gross, ten being like "Dang, Ice King, you look ''crazy'' sick!".

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!!Examples of non-numbers:

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* Just before the [[ComicBook/DarkReign Siege of Asgard]]:
-->'''ComicBook/SpiderWoman:''' How crazy is he [Norman Osborn] on a scale of one to ten?\\
'''ComicBook/SpiderMan:''' Just until ten? Can't it be more?

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[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{Buffy the Vampire Slayer}}'':
-->"How'd it go?"\\
"On a scale of one to ten? It sucked."
* ''{{Bottom}}'':
--> '''Richie''': How's it looking, Eddie?
--> '''Eddie''': On a scale of one to ten, I'd say it's bicycle clip time.
* ''Series/DirtyJobs'' did this in one bumper asking the viewers for ideas, as part of a HurricaneOfPuns:
--> '''Mike Rowe:''' So, on a ''scale'' of one to ten, I'd say these [[TitleDrop dirty jobs]]... kicked my ''bass''. And that's no ''carp''.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/SparklingGenerationValkyrieYuuki'':
-->"On a scale from one to bad, this is pretty fucked up."
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'':
-->"OnAScaleFromOneToTen, how fired am I?" [[note]]Not fired, actually.[[/note]]
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' brings us this:
-->'''[[MadScientist Kevyn]]:''' Well, on a scale of ''"that's not free checking"'' to ''"heat death of the universe,"'' I'd say we're looking at ''"the enemy has a super-weapon we can't track."''
* ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'' also has one of these: "On a scale of yes to no? Yes." %%What page?
* ''BetweenFailures'' [[http://betweenfailures.com/archives/archive/402-it-implies-a-work-ethic #402:]]
-->"On a scale from zero to fucked, how much trouble am I in, do you think?"\\
"Uhm... like, a handjob, I guess. I'm not sure I understand the scale."\\
"No. I think you've got it..."
* In ''FauxPas'', [[http://www.ozfoxes.net/cgi/pl-fp1.cgi?288 on a scale of one to ten, he's Wile E. Coyote.]]

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', when [[spoiler:Noelle breaks out from her cell]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/monarch-16-13/ Chapter 16.13]]:
-->'''Skitter:''' On a scale of one to ten, just how bad is this?\\
'''Tattletale:''' Let me answer your question with another question. You think we could convince [[EnemyMine the PRT]] to [[GodzillaThreshold turn on the air raid sirens?]]

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* JohnnyBravo gets scaled on how he does at picking up girls, rated by Luke Perry no less.
-->'''Luke Perry:''' Well Johnny, on a scale of one to ten... you're an idiot.
** Also while flirting with [[GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar's]] wife, he says, "On a scale of one to ten, your an X."

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[[folder: Other ]]

* [[http://cybraphon.com/ Cybraphon's mood scale]].

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