Dame Barbara (Fr. Dame Barde) is the bossy, overbearing governess of the castle which Sir Johan, Peewit and Princess Sabina live with The King. Dame Barbara only wants what's best for Princess Sabina. She was voiced by the late Linda Gary.
She appears in the original comic book story and animated version of The Smurfs And The Magic Flute under the respective names of Lady Gripe, Lady Beard and Lady Prattle, as one of Peewit's magic flute dancing victims.
She is the only one in the kingdom who is unaware that the Smurfs are real. She is also unaware that Johan, Peewit, Princess Sabina, and The King are friends with them.
At first, she was totally afraid of Peewit when he had The Magic Flute in his possession that caused her to dance uncontrollability. But after the Magic Flute incident, she doesn't like Peewit at all and tries to hector him any chance she gets.
Whenever she is unintentionally and deliberately provoked by Peewit, she becomes enraged at him and prepares to give him karma for his actions. Like in "The Return of the Clockwork Smurf", where she tosses him into the top of the castle tower for throwing berries at her. Another example is "The Enchanted Baby", where she throws a vase on top of Peewit for running into her blindly with a bale of hay on his head.
After Season 2, however, she was demoted to extra in a few episodes. In the episode, "The Moor's Baby", she was mentioned by Johan that she will take care of the baby. And in "Blue Eyes Returns", she makes a non-speaking cameo appearance alongside Sir Johan, Peewit, Princess Sabina and The King.