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Old 12-15-2019, 07:02 PM   #1
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Default Barney's Mother's Sole Appearance

In Season One, Episode Two "The Manhunt", Barney has barricaded Mayberry and refuses to let anyone pass threatening arrest but one woman pipes up that he can't arrest her, she's his MOTHER! Once she's said that line, she goes offscreen never to be seen again for the rest of the series despite the fact that she evidently lived in or near Mayberry- and only vaguely referred to as though she and Mr. Fife were deceased and/or had lived somewhere else.

Barney's Mother was played by one Lillian Culver who actually did look as though she could have been Frances Bavier's (Aunt Bee's) somewhat prettier sister. Alas, her given name was never mentioned and even Aunt Bee never pipes up to Barney to 'Give your mother _____, my best regards!'- as a polite Southern matron would have- to say nothing of sharing any memories of having grown up with Barney's mother and Andy's father- her late brother!
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In Season One, Episode Two "The Manhunt", Barney has barricaded Mayberry and refuses to let anyone pass threatening arrest but one woman pipes up that he can't arrest her, she's his MOTHER! Once she's said that line, she goes offscreen never to be seen again for the rest of the series despite the fact that she evidently lived in or near Mayberry- and only vaguely referred to as though she and Mr. Fife were deceased and/or had lived somewhere else.

Barney's Mother was played by one Lillian Culver who actually did look as though she could have been Frances Bavier's (Aunt Bee's) somewhat prettier sister. Alas, her given name was never mentioned and even Aunt Bee never pipes up to Barney to 'Give your mother _____, my best regards!'- as a polite Southern matron would have- to say nothing of sharing any memories of having grown up with Barney's mother and Andy's father- her late brother!
It was mentioned Andy and Barney were cousins in early season 1. That went the way of the dodo bird also.
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