television, tradition, heritage, fixed frame, customs
Television has developed a trick of ending a story or a sequence by showing a fixed picture of the final frame, giving a rather vivid expression to the immediate or concluding situation. Sometimes this picture is amusing, even ludicrous, evoking a smile; sometimes a tear lingers on.
"The Fixed Frame and The Live Show,"
The Bridge: Vol. 1:
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol1/iss3/7