"The Vacuum" is the sixth episode of RWBY Chibi. It premiered on the Rooster Teeth website on June 11th, 2016 for sponsors and June 12th, 2016 for registered users. It was reuploaded on Youtube on July 18, 2020, together with episode 5, Sissy Fight.
"The Vacuum" consists of four shorts:
- "The Vacuum" - After Weiss Schnee finishes vacuuming the dorm room, Zwei and Blake Belladonna come out of hiding and commiserate on their shared fear of vacuums.
- "Cape Trubs" - Ruby Rose experiences trouble with her cape, including getting stuck in doors, Jaune Arc walking over it with muddy shoes and accidentally hanging herself.
- "Book Swap" - Blake has to swap out a load-bearing book from the Team RWBY bunk beds.
- "The Fourth Wall" - Team RWBY are chatting when Team JNPR shows up with Pyrrha Nikos. Nora Valkyrie vehemently insists that "nothing bad ever happened".
- "Book Swap" was previewed during the Rooster Teeth "Summer of Animation" Live Stream on 9th June, 2016.
- At RTX 2016, sound designer Alena Lecorchick revealed the vacuum noise is herself blowing into the microphone, because the only such archive in RT's sound library did not convey what she wanted.
- The Achieve Men poster in Team RWBY's dorm room has been replaced with a chibi version. In this episode, it can be seen that Ray Narvaez, Jr. has been replaced by Jeremy Dooley, mirroring the real-life roster change at Achievement Hunter.
- The comic book Ruby is reading in "Cape Trubs" is a reference to another Rooster Teeth animated series, Camp Camp. Later, Jaune hums the theme song of the show.
- The two books in Blake's collection, The Man With Two Souls and The Man With Two Souls II: The Man With Four Souls, written by Ursula Berpdioloo, is a reference to the book Blake was reading in "The Shining Beacon, Pt.2".
- During the "Book Swap" short, an instrumental version of "From Shadows" is used as a soundtrack.
- Pyrrha's death in "End of the Beginning" is referenced in this episode.
- Nora's insistence that nothing bad ever happened is a reference to some fans previously believing that RWBY Chibi is canon.
- Main article: The Vacuum/Image Gallery
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