->''"Don't do anything I wouldn't do! (beat) That gives you a lot of leeway..."''
-->-- '''Sidney''', ''Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess''

AliceAndBob are about to part ways for a while. Alice is going to be alone in a situation, possibly her first time in such a situation, and Bob feels compelled to give advice, so he tells her, "Don't do anything I wouldn't do."

Can go one of a few ways. It may make Alice seriously consider, [[WhatWouldXDo What Would Bob Do?]] Depending on the situation, Alice may be wondering if there is anything Bob wouldn't do. Occasionally, in these situations, Bob may realize this and correct the phrase to "Don't do anything I would do."



[[folder: Comic Books]]
* In the FourthWallMailSlot of one issue of ''ComicBook/StarWarsDoctorAphra'', [[ComedicSociopathy peppy torture-droid]] Triple-Zero signs off with this phrase. "So do literally anything, except show mercy."

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Said by Spectrem to John and George in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''--and he's so square that he ''means'' it.

* ''Come See the Paradise''
* ''Film/EvilRoySlade''
* ''Film/GosfordPark''
* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle''
-->'''Freakshow''': Just don't do anything the good Lord wouldn't do.
* ''Film/LittleManhattan''
* ''Film/{{Mermaids}}''
-->'''Rachel Flax''': Don't do anything I wouldn't do! Or don't do anything I would!
* ''Film/SweetSmellOfSuccess''
-->'''Sidney Falco''': Don't do anything I wouldn't do! That gives you a lot of leeway...
* ''Series/TheMunsters' Revenge''
* ''Film/FrightNight2011'': "Don't do anything I wouldn't do-- well, that doesn't narrow it down. That's like, mini-golf and sushi."
* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' has Tony Stark explain to Peter Parker how an Avenger should behave:
-->'''Tony:''' Don't do anything I would do. And definitely don't do anything I wouldn't do. There's a little grey area in there, and that's where you operate.

* Literature/{{Discworld}}'s Nanny Ogg: "Don't do anything I wouldn't do, if you ever find anything I wouldn't do."

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/BetterOffTed"
-->''Linda''': Don't do anything I wouldn't do! (Whispers) There's nothing I wouldn't do.
-->''Friend''': I know, I was your roommate.
* ''Series/FawltyTowers''
-->'''Miss Gatsby''': And don't do anything *we* wouldn't do!\\
'''Basil''': Oh, of course not. [[DeadpanSnarker Just some light breathing...]]
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode "No Pot to Pease In"
* ''Series/QuantumLeap''
-->'''Al''': Don't do anything I wouldn't do. And if you do, take pictures.
* In ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', Rembrandt utters this phrase and a confused Colin remarks "...I do not think I know him well enough to know what he would or would not do under certain circumstances."
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River"
* ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' episode "Sex Symbol"
* ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen''
* When Series/{{Castle}}'s teenage daughter is going to the prom he tells her date "Don't do anything I ''would'' do."
* In ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', Samantha's boyfriend Smith is about to leave for a work-related venture. Samantha tells him not to do anything she wouldn't, to which he wryly repsonds "What things don't you do?" Samantha: "There are some things.... Karaoke. I don't do that."
* In the ''Series/{{MASH}}'' episode "The Novocaine Mutiny", Frank Burns says this to Colonel Potter as the latter is heading to Tokyo on R&R, prompting Potter to reply, "I don't know that I'd ''want'' to do anything you would do."
* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'': When Theo is about to head out to his Senior Prom he assures Cliff "I won't do anything you wouldn't do." Cliff responds, "Just remember: I ''married'' my prom date."

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Inverted in [[http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/archive/2010/12/13 this strip]] of ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'': "Don't do anything I ''would'' do!"

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* In Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin said this to Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} when handing him a ticket to the ''No Way Out'' pay-per-view in 2004, in which Goldberg's enemy Wrestling/BrockLesnar was defending the WWE Championship. The problem with this was soon afterward lampshaded by [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]]:
--> '''Vince [=McMahon=]:''' There isn't a '''damn thing''' you wouldn't do!

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': When a warlock dismisses a pet [[HornyDevils succubus]], she sometimes [[DoubleEntendre says this line]] before disappearing.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Backfires in ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' when Pirate Captain Locke [[http://ozyandmillie.org/2000/03/15/ozy-and-millie-326/ pretends to be Millie at school:]]
-->'''Ozy:''' Just don't do anything Millie wouldn't do.
-->'''Locke:''' Okay, that should be easy enough. '''''Listen up, everybody! We're going to consolidate our pirate booty, and then pillage the principal's office!'''''
-->'''Ozy:''' [{{Facepalm}}] Shoot... I forgot he's ''met'' her.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Steven's dream of Garnet gives him this advice for the big dance, much to the delight of the "live studio audience".
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'': "Fraidy Cat" had Tom's chicken-hearted cousin visiting, and he's scared of mice. After several scenes of confusion, Tom and his cousin team up to fool Jerry. Tom's rear shows up behind a wall and Jerry is about to kick it, when his cousin (whom Jerry thinks is Tom gone cowardly) shows up at the other end and says "I wouldn't kick me if I were you!"