- The last line of "The Statement of Randolph Carter" walks a thin line between comedy and Nightmare Fuel:
"You fool, Warren is DEAD!"
- Lovecraft's Melodrama parody "Sweet Ermengarde" is intentionally funny, as is his T. S. Eliot parody "Waste Paper."
But these tender passages, sacred though their fervour, did not pass unobserved by profane eyes; for crouched in the bushes and gritting his teeth was the dastardly ’Squire Hardman! When the lovers had finally strolled away he leapt out into the lane, viciously twirling his moustache and riding-crop, and kicking an unquestionably innocent cat who was also out strolling.One day as ’Squire Hardman sat in the front parlour of his expensive and palatial home, indulging in his favourite pastime of gnashing his teeth and swishing his riding-crop, a great thought came to him; and he cursed aloud at the statue of Satan on the onyx mantelpiece.
- The Dastardly Whiplash behavior of the villain of the former, 'Squire Hardman, is hilarious: