The Andy Griffith Show

Season 5 Episode 16

Barney Fife, Realtor

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jan 04, 1965 on CBS
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A classic. Andy lectures Opie about the importance of informing a potential buyer of the true condition of the item being sold. Meanwhile, Barney decides to dabble in the real estate field, and conjures up a deal where several families are selling their house and buying another house in town. When the Simms's consider buying Andy's house, Opie pipes up about problems that the Taylor house has, which angers Barney, who ends up losing ALL the commission money he WAS going to make from everyone selling their house.moreless

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  • Real Estate Mogul Barney?

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    One of the best episodes of the series. It's a very well thought out script with a good moral behind it. The episode moral is of course, to tell the truth when you are trying to do business, and it's interesting to see Andy do the "word" dance when trying to sell his house to prospective buyers. In the end Andy also gets a lesson in honesty--and that's always good to see. Barney as a real estate agent is HYSTERICAL. It's nice to see the more domestic side of the show--with Andy and Aunt Bee dealing with pipes and roofs etc. This is the Andy Griffith Show at its very best!moreless
Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor (1960-1968)

Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Barney Fife (1960-1965)

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor (1960-1968)

Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier

Aunt Bee Taylor (1960-1968)

Dabbs Greer

Dabbs Greer

Harry Sims

Guest Star

Harlan Warde

Harlan Warde

Mr. Williams

Guest Star

Amzie Strickland

Amzie Strickland

Lila Sims

Recurring Role

Dennis Rush

Dennis Rush

Howie Pruitt

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    • Barney says to Andy in this episode that his real estate commissions (which are 5% of the sale price) total $3,478.00 for the three homes he is selling, which means that they are selling for a combined amount of $69,560. Based on these three homes, we can conclude that the average price for a home in Mayberry is roughly $23,000. In 1965, the median price of homes nationally was almost exactly $20,000.

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