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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.
- Documentary A Time for Burning has Ernie Chambers, a barber and black radical and civil rights activist who delivers some unvarnished home truths to reformist white minister Rev. Youngdahl ("Your laws are a farce") while cutting hair the whole time.
- "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.
- Man of La Mancha, which actually features a journeyman barber who still loves the sound of his own voice.
- Figaro, The Barber of Seville.
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a zig-zagged case. Decades prior to the story, Benjamin Barker was a friendly, well-liked town barber, easily fitting the trope. He returns from exile a brooding, sullen man, though depending on the version he remains friendly and talented enough to ensure a stream of satisfied customers and victims. The musical version of the Demon Barber plays up his Odd Friendship with his partner in crime and landlord Mrs. Lovett, gleefully plotting their crime spree.
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) largely does away with the trope, in favor of playing up this Sweeney as a melancholy, withdrawn force of vengence to match the tone of the film. Here, the Demon Barber remains introverted and meticulous, rarely talking with other characters, while they have one-sided conversations near him, instead preferring to talk to his razors. He only really breaks this reverie before brutally murdering somebody plot-relevant.
- In the 2006 BBC version, one of his customers remarks—as a compliment—that Sweeney Todd's barbershop is "the quietest in London", appreciating that he's not "chittering on like the rest of 'em".
- 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.