So a monster just ate someone, maybe even without chewing, or things cut away just before things got...messy. But how to make it clear the victim is gone for good, without getting gory? Easy, just have the monster burp! Bonus points if it politely apologizes for bad table manners. Spit Out a Shoe without the need for clothing. Usually Played for Laughs.
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Film - Live Action
- In the climax of My Favorite Martian, Lizzie uses some alien tech to turn into an alien monster and take out two thugs beating up Ted. After gulping one of them down whole she lets out a loud burp, complete with an embarrased look afterward.
- Return of the Jedi: After the bounty hunter Boba Fett slides into the Sarlacc's mouth, it burps to show he's started to (to quote Jabba the Hutt) find a new definition of pain and suffering" as he's "slowly digested over 1,000 years".
- Hercules: Subverted. The Hydra eats Hercules and burps when done, but Hercules escapes by sticking in its throat and cutting its head off.
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