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- Billy Bob Thornton's character in the Coen brothers' The Man Who Wasn't There is a subversion of the stereotypically friendly, chatty barber: he's a simple, dull fellow who leads a life of quiet desperation that abruptly gets loud.
- The Gunfighter uses the barbershop first as a place for The Gunfighter Wannabe to learn that The Gunslinger has come into town. The barber then warns The Sheriff, allowing him to intervene.
- "The Tale Of The Barber" in the Arabian Nights, in which a barber tells several stories about his family and chatters endlessly while swearing up and down that he is a man of few but wise words, despite his penchant for chatter and meddling only causing trouble wherever he goes. The end result (depending on the translation) is hilarious.
- Little Benjamin in Henry Fielding's The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling.
Live Action TV
- While more of the "chatty captor" than the "surgeon on the side" type, The Andy Griffith Show had Floyd the Barber, referenced in the opening song for Freakazoid!!
- Archie Campbell's barber on Hee Haw was a similar character.
- The townsfolk of Colorado Springs, Colorado relied on their barber for all their medical needs until Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman came to town — and for quite a while afterwards too, since they didn't hold no truck with wimmin doin doctorin.
- In The Armando Iannucci Shows, Armando's barber is definitely more of a Chatty Barber than a Chatty Hairdresser, nonetheless his chattiness is excessive.
- Starting with the Candy Store series, some later Gospel Bill videos (a Christian Western series) introduce a barber called "Lefty". True to form, he doubles as an undertaker.
- An excellent example of the chatterbox style of barber appears in an episode of The Six Shooter Radio Drama delivering an info dump on the goings-on in the town as the hero Britt Ponsett (James Stewart) struggles to get a word in edgeways.
- Courage the Cowardly Dog has Cousin Fred, a parody of Sweeney Todd that while equally creepy and psychotic merely has an obsession with cutting hair (in excess) rather than throats.
- Doctor Barber from The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, who also dabbles in Weird Science.
- He's also a Candyologist.
- In Minesota Cuke and the Search For Sampson's Hairbrush, when Cuke goes to Seville, Italy looking for the titular brush, guess who he hits up for information?
- Barber Smurf in The Smurfs, though he has a rather limited clientele as few Smurfs in the village have hair.
- Played with in the Transformation Story Saga aptly titled The Barber; the main character not only takes care of his customers' hair, but also of their physical wellbeing... by making them become somebody else (always a very attractive, gay man).
- This "Medieval-style" hairdresser from Spain can give you a smoking hot haircut, literally.