February 13, 1967
The building holding Floyd's barbershop goes up for sale, and Howard Sprague buys it. But due to some of the expenses increasing, Howard is forced to raise Floyd's rent from $50 to $65/month in order to get a 5% return on his investment. Floyd becomes angry and tears up the lease, deciding to move his shop to Mt. Pilot. While he's working on finding a new location, Howard brings a potential renter (Mr. Coefield) in who will turn it into a more modern shop, but remove the community bulletin board and checkers table. Mr. Coefield offers Howard $75/month. Andy tricks Floyd and Howard into showing up to his office at the same time, and explains that they'll both be better off since Floyd will have more business in Mt. Pilot and Howard will get higher rent. Floyd and Howard decide that the barbershop was an important community meeting place, which falls into Andy's plan. Ultimately they decide to meet halfway on the rent, with Howard coming down by $7.50 and Floyd going up by $7.50.
According to Jack Dodson (Howard Sprague) in the book "The Andy Griffith Show by Richard Kelly, this is the last episode that Howard McNear filmed. McNear appears later in this season, so perhaps they were filmed out of order.
- Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor
- Ron Howard as Opie Taylor
- Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee Taylor
- Howard McNear as Floyd Lawson
- George Lindsey as Goober Pyle
- Jack Dodson as Howard Sprague
- George Cisar as Cyrus Tankersley
- Dave Ketchum as Harry Walker
- James O'Rear as Mr. Coefield
- William Challee
- unknown actor as Mr. Schwamp
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