* [[SarcasmMode Poor]] [[ButtMonkey Heywood.]]
** Red suggests getting Andy a gift, and his friends agree. Remembering that Andy had been planning to make his own chess set, he says, "[[BadassBookworm Guy likes to play chess.]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext Let's get him some rocks.]]" Heywood nods agreeingly...but then the phrase sinks in and he looks puzzled, turning to Red like a lost puppy.
** While working in the field, the inmates try to find rocks for Andy's project to make chess pieces, and Heywood thinks he's found a good one until:
-->'''Floyd''': Heywood, that isn't soapstone. It ain't alabaster either.
--> '''Heywood''': What are you, a fuckin' geologist?
--> '''Snooze''': He's right, it ain't.
--> '''Heywood''': Well what the hell is it, then?
--> '''Red''': A horse apple.
--> '''Heywood''': ...Bullshit.
--> '''Red''': No, ''horse''shit. Petrified.
--> ''Heywood pulls the "rock" apart, revealing that's exactly what it is.''
--> '''Heywood''' ''(disgusted)'': Oh, Jesus Chr--
--> ''The other inmates crack up.''
** The prisoners are helping Andy to set up the prison library, coming across :
-->'''[[ButtMonkey Heywood]]''': "''TreasureIsland''. Robert Louis—"
-->'''Andy''': "[[Creator/RobertLouisStevenson Stevenson]]. 'Fiction' > 'Adventure'. What's next?"
-->'''Red''': "I got here... ''Auto Repair'' and... ''Soap Carving''."
-->'''Andy''': "'Trade Skills and Hobbies'. Goes under 'Educational'. Stacked behind you."
-->'''Heywood''': "''[[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo Count of Monte Crisco]]''."
-->'''Floyd''': "That's 'Cristo', you dumb ''shit''."
-->Red grins with laughter.
-->'''Heywood''': "By Alexandre... Dumbass... ''Dumbass.''"
-->Red finally bursts out laughing.
-->'''Andy''': "...dumbass?"
-->''*Heywood shows the book as "proof"*''
-->'''Andy''': "''[[Creator/AlexandreDumas Dumas]]''. You know what it's about? You'll like it. It's about [[ShoutOut a prison break]].
-->'''Red''': "Well we ought to file that under 'Educational' too, oughtn't we?"
* The day the prison receives a shipment of books, they come with a letter for Andy, who's been sending letters to libraries asking for funding. It closes with, "We now consider the matter closed; please stop sending us letters!" [[{{Determinator}} Not only does he not listen,]] he decides to start sending them ''[[UpToEleven two]]'' [[UpToEleven letters a week from then on.]]
** The end result: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Andy wins and the library gets expanded.]]
* "On the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. [[HadToComeToPrisonToBeACrook I had to come to prison to be a crook.]]" Red's reaction is great.
* Tommy's story about one of his previous crimes.
-->So I'm backin' out the door, right? Had the TV like this... ''[Mimes his grip]'' Big ol' thing. Couldn't see shit. Suddenly, there's this voice: "Freeze, kid! Hands in the air!" Well, I just stand there holdin' on to that TV, so the voice says, "You hear what I said, boy?" And I say, [[MortonsFork "Yes, sir; I sure did; but if I drop this fuckin' thing, you got me on 'Destruction of Property,' too!"]]
* That poor new inmate slaughtered by Hadley in the beginning? In the credits, he's credited as "Fat Ass".
** Um.... [[HarsherInHindsight ouch.]]
** And while we're on the subject of BlackComedy...
-->'''Red:''' I like to think the last thing that went through [the Warden's] head-- other than that bullet-- was to wonder how the hell Andy Dufresne ever got the best of him.
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