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A Bath Kick is a position a female character does when they are taking a bath which is extending her leg to its full length. Basically, it is a form of {{Fanservice}} during bath scenes to [[ShowSomeLeg show off their legs]] for the RuleOfSexy.

This is also used when a character is washing her leg in the tub. Not only has it been used as a bathing position, but it has also been used as an attack.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* A woman does one in a Calgon Bubble Bath commercial from 1980.
* A woman does one in a Hahn Beer commercial from Australia.
* An ad for ''The Geena Davis Show'' more or less consisted of one from the title actress.
* Ads for women's razor blades often have the model doing this to shave.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Anime/BurnUp Scramble'', the heroine Rio Kinezono is shown in the bathtub doing a bath kick in the closing credits to each episode.
* In the first episode to ''{{Anime/Canaan}}'', Liang Qi does a bath kick in the tub
* Honey does this in a bubble bath in the opening credits to the original ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' and ''New Cutey Honey''.
* Junko Asagiri done in the 11th episode of ''Manga/DesertPunk''.
* Mimi does it in the 15th episode of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''.
* In ''LightNovel/DirtyPair: Project Eden'', Kei is shown doing this in a bubble bath. Carson D. Carson then falls into Yuri's tub, which startles her. She does the bath kick as an attack and launches him into Kei's tub.
* Someone does it in Chapter 59 of ''Manga/YumeDeAetara''.
* One is done in a bubble bath in the third chapter of ''Love Monster''
* Colonel Felme of ''{{Zoids}} Genesis'' does a bubble bath kick in episode 33. She is also seen doing a bath kick in the third ending credits theme.
* Sarasa of ''Legend of {{Manga/Basara}}'' does one in a Hot Spring in episode 2
* Blair does one in the first episode of ''Manga/SoulEater'' where she has her scrub-brush scrub her leg. Her leg is more extended out in the manga version.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon''
** Esmeraude does one in the 80th episode.
** Ami (Sailor Mercury) is seen doing one while reading a book in the bathtub at the beginning of "Sailor Moon [=SuperS=]: Ami's First Love".
* ''Anime/LupinIII''
** Fujiko Mine does one in the sixth episode of ''Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket''.
** She also does one while taking a bubble bath in ''Anime/LupinIIIAlcatrazConnection''.
* Hakufu Sonsaku from the ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' series does one in the first episode of ''Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians''.
* Kagome Higurashi does one in the 69th episode of ''Manga/InuYasha''.
* One is done by Shinunora in the sixth episode of ''[[Anime/CaptainHarlock Gun Frontier]]''.
* Ple Elpeo does one in her bubble bath scene in episode 18 of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' and in the 25th episode.
* ''{{Anime/Grenadier}}'' episode 11 has Rushuna doing one in a bubble bath.
* Nadie does one in the 7th episode of ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Kalifa does one in a bubble bath in episode 293 and in the manga version in chapter 407.
** Nami does a ''literal'' bath kick in the eleventh movie, when Luffy is frantically searching around for is hat in the Sunny's bathtub, ''as Nami is taking a bath''.
* Birdy does one in the first episode of ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty Decode'' season 2.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
** [[GenderBender Female]] Ranma has done it a couple of times in manga title artworks, as well as an animated opening that included said artwork.
** Shampoo does it deliberately to entice Ryōga when disguised as "Pid" (or "Pido-chan") of the "Cupid Sisters" (together with Ranma, who was "Kew", or "Cu-chan").
* Senbei Norimaki does one in the 126th episode of ''Manga/DoctorSlump''.
* Winry in at least the manga version of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
* The [[EpisodeTitleCard title card]] to the third episode of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' shows Panty doing this.
* Seen at the beginning of the bath scene in the second episode of ''MurderPrincess''.
* The 201st chapter of ''Manga/FairyTail'' shows Cana Alberona doing this.
* Yohko is seen doing one in the 6th episode of ''DevilHunterYohko'' as she lays in the tub talks on the phone.
* Pink the protagonist to the ''AkiraToriyama'' one-shot of the same-name is seen doing one in her bath scene near the beginning.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Sage does one in her bubble bath in ''[[{{ComicBook/Exiles}} New Exiles]]'' issue 5.
* Catwoman too, in ''ComicBook/CatwomanWhenInRome''.
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[[folder:FanFiction]]
* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5598298/14/Il-se-passait-au-nuit-du-P%C3%A8re-Porcher Il se Passait au nuit de Pere Porcher]]'', when she decides Ponder Stibbons needs a ''little'' encouragement - they have been "walking out" together for over six months - Johanna Smith-Rhodes does this. The diffident Ponder has just helpfully fetched an arm-load of towels into her bathroom, after all. Eventually, it's a Happy Hogswatch....
-->''Oh, good grief, Ponder! I give you permission to open your eyes, OK?''
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Qi Shu sits in the bathtub and bath kicks [[ZhaoWei Vicki Zhao]] in ''So Close''.
* Honey does it in the bubble bath scene at the beginning of the live-action ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' movie.
* Doris Day and Rock Hudson [[http://images.themoviedb.org/backdrops/42374/pic01_poster.jpg both do it]] in ''PillowTalk''.
* The film ''Film/CityOfAngels'' has a woman doing one.
* Julia Brendler does one while shaving her legs in the German movie ''Der Typ, 13 Kinder & ich''.
* A woman does one in ''Ghost Rock''.
* Jane Russell's character does this in ''The Tall Men''.
* In ''[[Film/ChildsPlay Bride of Chucky]]'', Creator/JenniferTilly's character manages to fend off Chucky with this. Unluckily for her, she [[ElectrifiedBathtub left the television on]].
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In episode 50 of ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'', Umeko does a bath kick in her bubble bath.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** Glory in season 5, surrounded by blindfolded minions.
** Also in season 4 when Faith takes a bath in Buffy's body....
* Seen in ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Chinga," in which Scully kicks the bathroom door closed while in her bubble bath to ignore the phone ringing... or really to ignore Mulder, who had been calling her roughly every five seconds while she's on her vacation.
* Yvonne [[FanNickname Strahotski]] in ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', to "remind Chuck what he'll be missing."
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[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Music/LadyGaga is briefly seen doing this while taking a bath in the video for "Bad Romance". Note that she [[SexySoakedShirt is fully clothed]] while taking said bath, complete with ''shoes''.
* One of the Salt n Pepa ladies does it in their "What a Man" video.
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[[folder:New Media]]
* The [[http://animebaths.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Anime Bath Scene Wiki]] has its own article consacred to [[http://animebaths.wikia.com/wiki/Bath_Kick Bath Kick]], along with pictures.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* In the mid-nineties, Sunny would usually be shown doing this at the beginning of each WWF program, saying in a eductive voice; "Viewer indiscretion...*giggle*...I mean discretion, is advised."
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* A cutscene in ''GodHand'' has Olivia in a bubble bath doing a bath kick.
* Every Sim in ''VideoGame/TheSims'' games does one to wash their leg when they take a bath.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/DevilBear'', Lucy does one at [[http://www.thedevilbear.com/comics.php?p=25 the end of issue #1]], shaving her legs.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Warrior Queen", Maxima is being bathed by her servants and lifts her leg up high for her servants to give her a pedicure.
* Him does this in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' when he is contemplating his plans to deal with the girls.
* A lot of ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'' merchandise has her in a bubble bath doing a bath kick.
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