|First Episode||The Manhunt|
|Last Episode||The Manhunt|
|Portrayed by||Lillian Culver|
Barney's mother is only seen once within the run of the Andy Griffith Show.
Barney and his mother share many common traits:
- Neither like wearing hats after they've been on someone elses head.
- Very sensitive
- Neither like their hats to be touched by other people.
- Nothing they eat goes to fat; it all went to muscle.
- Both Barney and his mother "have a clock in their stomach" -- they had to eat at specific times of the day. 
Lillian Culver is the wife of Harry H Culver, the founder of Culver City. Some of the Andy Griffith show (at least in 1960) was filmed at the Culver Studios (then Desilu-Culver) in Culver City, and the exteriors were filmed at the Desilu-Culver "40 acre backlot" a few miles away, also in Culver City.