Kick it in the ass!

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"Kick it in the ass!" was the catch phrase of Supernatural producer and director Kim Manners, who died in January 2009.

References in the Show

5.10 Abandon All Hope...

Ellen's parting words to Dean are "Kick it in the ass" - a deliberate use of Kim's signature line, according to Samantha Ferris.[1]

5.22 Swan Song

Dean's last mix tape

the tape Dean loads into the cassette deck in the Impala as he drives into Stull Cemetery to face Lucifer and help Sam is labeled "Kick It In The Ass".

7.20 The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo

After Sam gives Charlie the "What would Hermione Do?" pep talk, Charlie uses the phrase. The line was originally "Kick Ass", but Felicia changed it on suggestion of director Johnny MacCarthy.[2]

8.22 Clip Show

Dean says to Sam: "We'll figure this out. We will. And we'll get it done. We'll kick it in the ass like we always do."

10.05 Fan Fiction

Fittingly for the 200th episode, the quote was used in the following exchange:

Dean: I know I have expressed some differences of opinion regarding this particular version of Supernatural. But tonight is all about Marie's vision, this is Marie's Supernatural. So I want you to get out there and I want you stand as close as she wants you to, and I want you to put as much sub into text as you possibly can. There is no other road, no other way, no day but today.
Maeve: Did he just quote Rent?
Marie: Not enough to get us in trouble.
Dean: Now you get out there and kick it in the ass!

10.17 Inside Man

In Bobby's letter, he urges Sam to "... stay safe, keep fighting, and kick it in the ass!"

12.22 Who We Are

As Jody heads off with Sam to fight the British Men of Letters, Alex Jones gives her some encouragement.

Alex: And Jody?
Jody: I'll be careful. I promise.
Alex: Not what I was going to ask. Kick it in the ass!

Kim Rhodes said it was suggested to insert the phrase by her driver Ted.[3]

15.06 Golden Time

Dean tells Sam he knows he will "kick it in the ass" when he goes to Rowena's Apartment to find a soul catcher.