Barney's Mother
Full Name
First Episode The Manhunt
Last Episode The Manhunt
Spin-off Appearances
Family Virgil (nephew)
Children Barney Fife
Portrayed by Lillian Culver

Barney's mother is only seen once within the run of the Andy Griffith Show.

Common TraitsEdit

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. [1]


The Andy Griffith ShowEdit

Season 1-

Trivia Edit

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.


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