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Appearances of vacuum cleaners in Zappa's work
- Captain Beefheart (the vocalist on Willie The Pimp) holds a vacuum cleaner on a photograph inside the Hot Rats cover. In tune with the song's content it provides phallic or sexual suggestions. Beefheart himself used to be a vacuum cleaner salesman.
- Inside the cover of Chunga's Revenge is a painting by Cal Schenkel featuring the Gypsy Mutant Vacuum Cleaner
- In 200 Motels (The Film) Dick Barber plays the Gypsy Mutant Vacuum Cleaner
- On the backside cover of One Size Fits All the Gypsy Mutant Vacuum Cleaner appears as a star sign
COMA BERNICE "The Plumber":
Alpha Romeo (front wheel),
Henna Brillo (backside of head cap),
Charo (frontside of head cap),
Gainsayer, Lotte Lenya, Dristan, Modus Operandi, Grunion, Rascallion
- Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III: the character Sy Borg is described as "a cross between an industrial vacuum cleaner and a chrome piggy bank with marital aids stuck all over its body" in A Token Of My Extreme.
- L. Ron Hoover's name references the famous vacuum cleaner brand "Hoover".
- In the infamous Zappa documentary that Roelof Kiers filmed in 1971 (Frank Zappa (1971 Documentary)) Zappa uses a vacuum cleaner on Lucy Offerall's breasts.