The “Muppet Morsels” glosses on my DVDs of The Muppet Show are sometimes only loosely related to the episode, so it’s hard to remember where this one came from.
I paraphrase: “every skit ends with either an explosion or a digestion.”
I.e., something blows up, or somebody gets eaten.
This could be generally applicable to all fiction.
Boom! Nom nom nom.
Books would be a lot more fun if it was literal.
Elizabeth and Darcy marry–and a giant sheep eats Lady Catherine De Burgh!
Moby Dick explodes!
David Copperfield turns into a zombie and eats everyone!