* [[ButtMonkey Poor 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 [[RoadApples 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 :
--->'''Heywood''': ''Literature/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 Alexandree... 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.
-->'''Tommy:''' 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... here's Red talking about [[spoiler:Warden Norton after he splatters his brains all over the wall.]]
--->'''Red:''' I like to think the last thing that went through his head-- other than that bullet-- was to wonder how the hell Andy Dufresne ever got the best of him.
* Norton's VillainousBreakdown after discovering [[spoiler: Andy's escape.]] What makes it so great is when he [[spoiler: starts throwing rocks around]] Hadley and Red, the sadistic prison guard and the old prisoner, [[ATruceWhileWeGawk have the exact same expression of befuddlement]] at both the situation and Norton's behavior.
* Andy's first conversation with Red brings up the RunningGag of the in-mates saying they weren't guilty and were only incarcerated because their lawyers screwed them over. When Tommy joins the crew, Andy remembers exactly what Heywood said as a response: "Me? A lawyer fucked me." The look on Heywood's face is an expression that can't really be described with certainty.