- The fact that the naked ghost lady followed Danny and his mother when they escaped the Overlook Hotel is this along with Halloran teaching Danny to trap the woman in a mental box. At the end of the film, Danny teaches Abra to do the same.
- The effortless manner in which Abra turns table on Rose when the latter tries to invade her mind, combined with Rose more and more panicked reaction and desperate attempt to get free. While Rose is terrified out of her mind, it's hard not to laugh when she's beaten in her own game so soundly.
- At one point in the film when Rose is entering the Overlook, she bears witness to the iconic vision of the blood pouring out of the elevator and flooding a hallway. What makes it humorous rather than scary is her reaction. Rose, no stranger to supernatural apparitions, just looks mildly nonplussed and then moves on.
- More Fridge Humour than anything, but Rose, being a woman, is/ was probably used to seeing blood on a regular basis and for a longer time than the other members of the Knot...
- The Woman in Room 237 goes from genuinely scary to push-over to The Chew Toy, ending the whole film with a chuckle, as she's again stalking in someone bathroom and has to be dealt with once more.
- During Danny's brief confrontation with Rose at the end of the film, once more Ewan McGregor has the high ground. It really doesn't help him this time.
Funny / Doctor Sleep