Recurrent characters in Pynchon's novels:
  • Pig Bodine, on stage throughout V., appears several times in Gravity's Rainbow.

  • Fender Bodine, an ancestor of Pig's, appears briefly about 30 pages into Mason & Dixon. Pig Bodine is reportedly an anagram of "Ping Bodie," who was a baseball player.

  • Tyrone Slothrop's nephew, Hogan, appears as a central character in the short-story "The Secret Integration".

  • Yoyodyne appears in both V. and The Crying of Lot 49, and is mentioned near the end of Gravity's Rainbow. Incidentally, even the unattentive viewer will notice it in Buckaroo Banzai and the 8th Dimension.