Has Jean Luc Picard ever said, "I have to go, Number One (or two)".?

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    “I think I can withstand the dvs”. That’s what they all think. To begin with. Sep 8, 2017 at 10:02
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    Think of all the rep getting flushed away
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Based on a quick search of Chakoteya's excellent script search, at no point in Star Trek history has anyone uttered the words...

go number one/number two

...or any variation thereof. And while Picard has uttered the words...

have to go

...on no less than 13 separate occasions, none of them are in conjunction with Number One

That being said, you may be thinking of Q's rather funny quip in TNG: True Q. At the time, Q was wearing a Starfleet Captain's uniform.

[Riker ENTERS and stops when he sees Q and Amanda. Q is standing in front of her... her eyes are closed, as though concentrating on something. The minute Q sees Riker --]

Q: If it isn't Number Two...

TNG: True Q - Original Screenplay

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or you might even be thinking of Beavis and Butthead (warning, NSFW content)

(Not)Picard: Number One, I order you to go take a number two.

(Not)Riker: Aye Aye, Captain.

(Not)Picard: Hehe. [Reflective Pause] This is cool

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    also, there was a Beavis and Butthead bit where they were dreaming they were on Star Trek. Jean-Butthead Pickard says "Number one, I order you to take a Number Two" Sep 8, 2017 at 15:22
  • @KevinMilner - Worthy of its own edit.
    – Valorum
    Sep 8, 2017 at 15:23

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