The Andy Griffith Show

Season 5 Episode 16

Barney Fife, Realtor

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Jan 04, 1965 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • 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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  • Notes

    • Most states began requiring real estate licenses in the 1930's for anyone acting as a real estate agent or broker.  These licenses gave agents the legal ability to represent a home seller or buyer in the process of buying or selling real estate.  It's very likely that by brokering or attempting to broker real-estate transactions and accepting commissions, Barney was breaking the law.

    • This marks the fourth and last appearance on The Andy Griffith Show by Dabbs Greer.

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