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I dole out justice with the tip of my boot
(I'll kick ya!) Kick in the ass (It's comin') Kick in the ass
It's got a logic that you just can't refute
(A great big) Kick in the ass (That's right a) Kick in the ass...
A trail of aching derrières
Next time they'll be more thoughtful.
They'll hunt me down and stop my fun at the root
(I'll get a) Kick in the ass (Full-circle) Kick in the ass
— "Kick in the Ass" by Moxy Früvous

When Alice menaces Bob by threatening to kick his ass, Bob assumes it is a metaphor. An "ass-kicking" is a figure of speech that usually means any sort of beating or punishment. But this time, Alice was not speaking figuratively. She gets behind Bob, winds back, and delivers a mighty kick directly to his tender bum-cheeks. Alice makes Bob shout "Ow, my ass!" thereby making him look like a complete ass, to the amusement of other characters and the audience.

A Subtrope of Pain to the Ass, and Sister Trope to Shot in the Ass and Butt Biter. This applies when "ass-kicking" is presented as a Literal Metaphor, and is almost certainly Played for Laughs. While a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown is nothing to laugh at, a boot to the bum is intrinsically comical, because butts are funny. Buttocks tend to provide some natural padding, making them one of the less-injurious places to get kicked, though they are still plenty sensitive to pain. And this embarrassing attack may leave the victim's pride and dignity even more bruised than their rear.

In live action, this is classic Slapstick. In a Zany Cartoon where realism need not apply, it can inflict Amusing Injuries or have silly effects on the kicked victim, who might:

May overlap with Cherry Tapping, attacking in a way that is meant to humiliate more than harm. Compare Dope Slap, another harmless Slapstick move. The "Kick Me" Prank invites its reader to do this.

Compare and contrast Groin Attack, which is directed at an adjacent part of the body. Unlike a kick in the butt, this is a devastating and agonizing strike to one of the body's most vulnerable spots... that is nevertheless awfully funny.

When an ass is slapped instead of kicked, compare Comedic Spanking or its titillating variant Kinky Spanking. Contrast Ass Kicks You.


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  • Recent and unusual (i.e. female) example from a Cheetos commercial where a young boy trains firing blow darts at his family before finally targeting his older sister's behind while she's doing aerobics. it's implied by her scream that he finds his mark!
  • It gets lampshaded in a commercial for Honeycomb Cereal after a girl gets somehow transported into a handheld as a Crazy Craving and defeats the boss with a single boot to the behind:
    Craver: Whoo! Me kick lizard booty! (gorges herself on cereal)
  • Back when Lucky Charms cereal had only five marshmallow shapes, Lucky the Leprechaun was pondering what the sixth should be when an angry purple horse came up from behind and kicked him in the butt. It gave him the idea to add purple horseshoes.

    Anime and Manga 
  • The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You: Invoked in Chapter 133. Iku challenges capoeira master Eira to a balloon duel, where the objective is to pop a balloon on your opponent. Iku tapes her balloon to her butt.
  • If one of the Devil Bats in Eyeshield 21 does something right, Hiruma uses his foot. If they do something wrong, he uses his gun.
  • Hattori Zenzo's butt in Gintama suffers from a variety of butt-related calamities.
  • Rock got his ass kicked in a flashback in the first episode of Black Lagoon to show how humiliating his corporate days were.
  • One episode of Dragon Ball had Yamcha defeat an enemy in the World Tournament by planting his foot into his opponent's behind, causing him to run out of the ring clutching his ass and screaming in pain.
  • One Piece:
    • Luffy often says to his opponents that he'll kick their ass. At least once he made good on that literally, as during his fight with Gecko Moria, the first hit he lands is via kicking through a platform he was sitting on from underneath, nailing him square in the ass.
    • An unintentional example is in the Dressrosa arc: as Dellinger was about to kick Luffy with an attack, Zoro causes him to divert the attack right into Machvise's ass. Because Machvise is a very Fat Bastard, this is just as painful for Dellinger as it is to Machvise.
    • The "Dream Soccer King" special ends with Luffy waking up from his dream and kicking what he assumed was a nearby soccer ball, but is actually Usopp's ass.
  • Pokémon: The Series:
    • Pokémon: The Original Series:
      • Bulbasaur tackles Misty directly in the ass, in the episode "Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village".
      • In "Pokémon Scent-sation", Ash accuses a perfume seller of ripping off other customers. In response, the store owner kicks him out this way.
    • In Pokémon Journeys: The Series, Goh's Scorbunny had a habit of kicking Ash in the ass as a Running Gag. At one point, he even gives it to Goh for not teaching him Ember.
  • Slam Dunk
  • The first meeting between Rukia and Ichigo in Bleach manga, and the second in the anime, starts with Rukia breaking into Ichigo's room. At this point Rukia doesn't realize that Ichigo can see her, so he gets her attention by literally kicking her ass.
  • In Haunted Junction, the standard punishment for Saitou High students who try to ruin other people's romantic relationships is being given this by The Dancing Giant. Meaning, they get their butts kicked by a gigantic pair of legs.
  • My Bride is a Mermaid: Seems to be one of the (borderline psychotic) Tsundere Lunar's favorite methods of tormenting Nagasumi. An extreme example, as she holds his legs in place & uses her foot like a drill to repeatedly shove it in several times a second while he writhes around on the ground.

    Comic Books 
  • In a Smurfs comic book story where Handy Smurf creates problems with a new handheld power driller by drilling through everything he can get his hands on, the Smurfs retaliate by turning his power drill into an ass-kicking machine.
  • The first time Spiderman and Black Cat met in amazing Spider-Man #194, after she kicks him in the head to knock him down, he retaliates by literally kicking her ass while she's bent on a window. Surprisingly, she does not seem scathed that a man of Spider-Man's strength swinging seemingly fast gave her a kick up her spandex-clad butt, more surprised that he's back again.
  • In Chapter 11 of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, a child-aged Donald Duck gives his uncle Scrooge a well deserved kick in the ass, upon their very first meeting. Scrooge gets the chance to return the favor in Chapter 12 (in-universe years later), when he and Donald (now an adult) meet again.
  • In Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, a policeman trying to arrest Tintin for prohibited swimming becomes distracted by a ruble on the ground, and Tintin takes this opportunity to "penalty kick" him into the same body of water.
  • Harvey Comics' Sad Sack had the Sack get a propelling butt kick from the Sarge in virtually every story.
  • Prunelle once gave an epic one to Gaston Lagaffe, kicking him into the ceiling so hard that the contents of a paper bin on the upper floor are sent flying in the air.

    Comic Strips 
  • Beetle Bailey frequently receives one from a grumpy Sarge.
  • Blondie (1930): A Running Gag involves Dagwood angering Mr. Dithers over some matter or another, followed by a panel of Dithers kicking Dagwood's Bumstead clear across the room.
  • Calvin and Hobbes: Calvin opens a concession stand offering to sell "A swift kick in the butt" for a dollar. It does not attract any customers. Hobbes is not surprised, but Calvin is confused:
    Calvin: I don't understand it... Everybody I know needs what I'm selling!
  • Garfield:
    • Garfield repeatedly kicks Odie, usually off a table.
    • One early strip (a rare one in which Garfield doesn't appear, but then Jon was a more prominent character in the late '70s) showed Jon and his friend Lyman chatting about what they were going to do that evening. Lyman wanted to go see a movie in which a schoolboy puts a tack on his teacher's chair, and she sits on it. Jon points out that that's not much of a plot for a movie, but Lyman doesn't care: he always likes it when the boy gets the girl in the end.
  • Bill Mauldin drew a cartoon during World War II showing a sergeant who'd found a way to train recruits that they needed to keep their butts down, too, when low-crawling: he'd swat an upthrust rump with a piece of plank ... with a nail in it.
  • Li'l Abner had a story where the title character introduced a species called Kigmies to Western society. They were creatures specifically bred to be kicked by humans as an outlet for their aggression. They quickly become very popular and fully integrated in society with their intended role. However, the story ends with the Kigmies having enough of this and go on a rampage kicking humans in retaliation until they have to be all deported overseas.
  • Monica's Gang: Bidu/Blu does to it to Bugu/Blu, a Glory Hound fame-seeking hound (literally, both are dogs) who likes to invade his stories.

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    Films — Animated 
  • At the end of The Aristocats, just right after Thomas O'Malley frees Duchess and her kittens from the crate Edgar was going to use to send them to Timbuktu, the evil butler is immediately kicked in the rear by Frou-Frou the horse, causing him to fall into the crate, at which the other cats immediately slam its lid shut and push it out the door, just in time for it to be picked up and taken away.
  • The antisocial Once-ler in The Lorax (2012) has a spring-loaded boot contraption set at rear-end level in front of his house to kick away unwanted visitors.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Done so frequently in early Charlie Chaplin shorts that it could qualify as an Overused Running Gag.
  • In Return of the Jedi when a royally pissed off R2D2 cuts loose at the Ewok camp and starts zapping some Ewoks with his arc welder, one of them gets it in the butt (and even does a comedy hop when it happens).
  • Ronald Colman gives James Craig a swift kick in the ass in Kismet (1944) for planning to romance his girlfriend in a small rowboat. If you blink your eyes you'll miss it, but Craig brings it up several times throughout the film.
  • Happens at the near end of Ruthless People in which after getting beat up by Barbara when seeing her for the first time since the kidnapping, Sam Stone gets literally kicked in the ass by her into the ocean.
  • In Undercover Brother, the title character manages to kick a henchman's ass to the point where his foot is actually in the guy's ass. An x-ray shot showing how it happens even appears.
  • David in Sabrina sits on the champagne glasses in his back pockets, after encouragement to sit down by his brother Linus. At the end of the movie, their father sits down on a jar of olives.
  • After Kitty becomes the title character in The Invisible Woman (1940), she goes to kick her boss's behind. Among other things.
  • In This is Spın̈al Tap, when the band appears in a store and nobody's buying their records, the shopkeeper orders them to literally kick his ass.
  • In Captain America: The First Avenger, Bucky Barnes does it to complete his non-literal ass-kicking of the bully that had just beaten up a pre-Super Soldier Steve.
  • In The Keep when the SS Einsatzkommando are rounding up the Romanian townspeople, one of the men isn't moving quickly enough, and so a particularly aggressive Nazi promptly boots him in the butt to get him moving quicker.
  • In The Court Jester, Hawkins sits at the foot of the royal throne to perform as the Jester, which unluckily puts him in perfect range for the king and the princess to kick his posterior when his jokes get troublesome.
  • In Rumble in the Bronx, Jackie Chan gives a crude punk what for with the aid of a broken-off radio antenna when he invites him to literally kiss his ass.
  • In Who Am I? (1998), during a street fight in Rotterdam, Jackie Chan dons a pair of Dutch wooden clogs and literally ass-kicks some mooks.
  • The Villain: Whiskey the horse uses his back feet to kick his "owner" Cactus Jack Slade out of the range of the explosion that results from Jack's inadvertent Powder Trail.
  • In The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, a yeti drop-kicks a Mook in the butt and sends him flying.
  • In the very beginning of Our Friend Power 5, Mina decides to have a Taekwondo sparring match against the nonathletic Dalgeun, and at one point kicks him right in the butt, where he cries out "Ouch! My bum!", and is still hurt in the next scene.
  • Date with an Angel offers the memorable line, "He kicked me in my heinie!" whined by Phoebe Cates.
  • Sullivan from Angels with Dirty Faces gives the Dead End Kids a beating reminiscent of Moe Howard during their basketball game.
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks: A major part of the comedic tone in the climatic battle. A German soldier removes the upper part of a suit of armour and gets his ass kicked by the lower part. Another soldier gets his ass kicked repeatedly while dangling on a halberd. Another animated suit of armour swings its sword on some fleeing Germans' butts.

    Folklore and Mythology 
  • The legend of the Dragon of Wantley states that the dragon met a most undignified end by being kicked up the ass by a knight wearing spiked armor.

  • A Moment of Awesome in Cain's Last Stand. Cain is losing the fight badly with a mutated Chaos Warmaster until he reverses the situation with a solid boot to the fundament—that sends the villain right over a several-hundred-foot drop. Bonus point for fulfilling one of his students' last wish to "kick his arse for me" in doing so.
    Cain: Commissar Donal sends his regards.
  • Camden Benares' Zen Without Zen Masters, a collection of very short stories which illustrate Zen principles, includes an episode about a woman who constantly kicked herself in the ass in the metaphorical sense, so a friend built her an ass-kicking machine operated by a string on a pulley. The complete design was provided so you could build one for yourself or a friend.
  • One of Isaac Asimov's short stories ended with the two main characters discovering that they'd gone through a very unpleasant experience solely because they didn't read the manual for a new piece of equipment and learn how to adjust it — they'd thought it couldn't be adjusted. The last paragraph has them taking turns kicking each other in the backside.
  • L. Sprague de Camp's The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate has a scene in which the hero, realizing that he nearly jeopardized their mission (and his mother's life) by drunken, arrogant stupidity, asks his closest friend to give him a good swift kick in the arse. When the friend obliges, the hero sighs and says he feels better now.
  • One of the first Don Camillo short stories has Peppone admit in confession that he ambushed the priest and hit him over the head some time before. Don Camillo wants to hit him back, but Christ forbids it, saying, "Your hands were made for blessing." He assigns Peppone some prayers in penance, but then, as the mayor kneels in prayer, Don Camillo thinks his rump would be a perfect target.
    "Lord," groaned Don Camillo, clasping his hands and looking up at the crucifix, "my hands were made for blessing, but not my feet."
    "There's something in that," replied Christ, "but, I warn you, just one."
    The kick landed like a thunderbolt. Peppone didn't bat an eye. After a minute he got up and sighed.
    "I've been expecting that for the past ten minutes," he remarked casually. "I feel better now."
  • When Bond finds Krebs rummaging through his suitcase in Moonraker, he kicks him so hard in the ass he flies over it.
  • P. G. Wodehouse:
    • Joy in the Morning: Bertie decides to engineer a breakup with Florence by giving her little brother Edwin a good swift kick in the butt. It backfires, as Florence was looking to do just that herself.
    • Thank You, Jeeves: Chuffy escorts the drunken Brinkley off his property in this fashion after the latter bangs on his door asking if "the devil" is in residence.
  • Brave New World. John the Savage decides to reject the civilised world and run off to the countryside, only to find himself followed by reporters eager to discover why. He responds with this trope to the first man who shows up wanting a quote (for all the good it does, as others quickly follow).
    And seizing the reporter by the shoulder, he spun him round (the young man revealed himself invitingly well-covered), aimed and, with all the force and accuracy of a champion foot-and-mouth-baller, delivered a most prodigious kick. Eight minutes later, a new edition of The Hourly Radio was on sale in the streets of London. "HOURLY RADIO REPORTER HAS COCCYX KICKED BY MYSTERY SAVAGE," ran the headlines on the front page. "SENSATION In SURREY."
    "Sensation even in London," thought the reporter when, on his return, he read the words. And a very painful sensation, what was more. He sat down gingerly to his luncheon.
  • Emphasis on literal in Tangerine. When Paul tells Tino that he's the one who got him suspended earlier in the book by saying he saw him near the wrecked carnival exhibit, Tino has him turn around and kicks him as the trope indicates, telling him, "If any of your Lake Windsor homeboys ask you what happened when I found out, you tell them about that."

    Live-Action TV 
  • Obligatory Buffy example: in the episode "Family", Buffy's backside is smarting from the recent fight she had with the Big Bad of the season.
    Buffy: Nothing like gettin' your ass kicked to...make your ass hurt.
  • In Everybody Hates Chris, if Rochelle Rock threatens to put her shoe up your ass for misbehaving, start behaving immediately because she means just that.
  • In an episode of Get Smart, Max was wounded in action, leading to this bit of dialogue
    Max: What happens when you jump into a shallow pool?
    99: You hit bottom.
    Max: And that's what K.A.O.S. did.
  • Father Ted: "Kicking Bishop Brennan Up The Arse".
  • Similar to the Everybody Hates Chris example above, there's an episode of Married... with Children where Kelly and Bud run into Jefferson in the hospital. This leads to a flashback showing how he got really drunk and decided to get an "I Love Marcy" tattoo for his anniversary... only for it to read "I Love Mary." Marcy eventually finds it, and then we find out why Jefferson's in the hospital as an X-ray reveals a boot literally up his ass.
  • In Outnumbered, Sue kicks Auntie Angela in the buttocks.
  • In Deadwood Charlie Utter literally kicks the arse of Hearst's geologist after said geologist murders some prostitutes.
  • Referred to but not seen in an episode of Two and a Half Men, when a younger Jake fractured his ass doing a cannonball dive into a bathtub.
  • In the British CITV show Emu, villainess Sophie gets pecked on the derriere at least twice by Emu in the one episode!
  • Victorious: When Tori is fretting about getting a bit part in a movie as a stunt girl, worrying she has no experience with falling and making it look believable, Jade promptly kicks Tori off her chair and snarks "Looked pretty real to me". Cut to a Slap update with Tori thanking Jade for leaving a boot print on her right kidney.


    Professional Wrestling 
  • The atomic drop is a well known, widely used method of hurting someone's butt. Though, it is more of a knee than a kick.
  • A common counter to the figure four leg lock while Ric Flair was NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
  • At a Great Lakes Championship Wrestling show, Luna Vachon beat the ass of visiting TNA Knockout Tracy Brooks with a squeegee.
  • Jimmy Jacobs cut off Diamond Back Dingo's first moonsault attempt at IWA Mid-South Cold Wave by giving him a double ax handle to the ass.
  • Since his return to the WWE in 2011, The Rock has adopted "Boots To Asses" as one of his new slogans.
  • Half of Sakura Hirota's game plan towards fellow REINA visitor Luscious Latasha was to confuse her with pranks. The other half, was this trope.
  • Because of the TV-G (as opposed to TV-PG) nature of WWE's Saturday Morning Slam, most superstars cannot target the head and neck of their opponent, leading to some hilarious cases when the finisher involves a swift kick to the head. Most notably are Rey Mysterio's 619 to the rear, and Sheamus' Brogue Kick to the butt rather than the face. Amusingly, both modified finishers were applied to Michael McGillicutty, making him the literal and figurative Butt-Monkey of the show.
  • Two of the beginning steps towards MSEERIE's revenge on Made In Sin at SHINE 6 were on their asses and they were far from the final examples. Another involving Taylor Made was Nikki Storm kicking off their match this way at SHINE 22.
  • In their first WWC match as opponents, La Tigresa raked the ass of a returning Black Rose.
  • During an LLF match, Tsunami picked up La Rosa Negra and rammed her ass first into one of the building's support pillars(before trying to break Negra's ribs on it)
  • At the July 10th 2015 AAA show, Taya Valkyrie and Carta Brava Jr whipped El Niño Hamburguesa in the corner opposite theirs and charged to finish him off with a spear and a drop kick, respectively. Hamburguesa side stepped them, leading to Valkyrie being draped over the ropes in an effort not hit the ring post before Brava inadvertently booted her out of the ring by her butt cheeks.

  • This is a trope that is Older Than Steam at the very least. The very word "slapstick," in fact, comes from Italian Commedia dell'Arte, where it was the name of a paddle used by mischievous characters to loudly spank exposed rear ends.
  • In The Most Happy Fella, Rosabella aims to reward the slimy cashier for his unwanted advances by kicking him in the behind as he bends over to pick something up, but Cleo restrains her just in time and whispers to her about the room rent.

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    Video Games 
  • In Crash Twinsanity, when Dr. Neo Cortex is on the balcony pondering on how to get to the ship in time, Crash watches him for a few seconds as his butt is slowly wiggling, after a few seconds, he slides up closer to him and boots him off the balcony.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Link must defeat a baboon mini-boss by targeting his oversized bright-red ass.
  • Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 features the Butt Battle, which is exactly what it sounds like. The Crystal Bearers has a similar minigame, with the same name and principle.
  • In Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, the game features a Kreate-a-fatality system, which is exactly what it sounds like, you can create your own finishing move by punching, ripping out their heart and most importantly, kicking your opponent in the butt if you turn them around, and yes you can do it on female kombatants aswell.
  • Peewee Piranha from Super Mario Galaxy 2 is apparently defeated this way, as with Rollodillo.
  • There's a bit in Max Payne 2 where you sneak up behind a guard at a window and shoot him to knock him off to his death; you don't have to shoot him in the arse, but most players do.
  • Happens at the end of the Awesome Possum... Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt. The title was kind of a giveaway.
  • Doronjo's throw in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom involves yanking the opponent off-balance, then kicking them in the ass with a high-heeled boot.
  • In Cargo! The Quest for Gravity, one way to get Fun (the game's currency) is to go around kicking the Buddies in the butt.
  • In the console/PC versions of Sonic Generations, this is how Classic Sonic deals damage to the Death Egg Robot in the first phase of the battle.
  • The cutscene at the end of Tiny and Big's first level sees our hero Tiny receive a hard kick in the ass from his rival Big. Off of a mile-high cliff.
  • You can kick particularly anything in Dark Souls; if that thing has an ass, then this trope applies. Bonus point if there's a Bottomless Pit in front of them.
  • Donkey Kong 64: Funky Kong delivers one to King K. Rool from a distance, via boot-shaped missile fired from a bazooka directly aiming at K. Rool's ass.
  • At the end of Donkey Kong Country, Donkey does this to Diddy for laughs.
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda invokes this when you're talking to a salarian engineer on the Nexus about a corrupt administrative assistant who abuses the staff. Things got so bad at one point that another administrative assistant, a krogan woman named Kesh, had to "literally" kick him out of engineering. You can ask the salarian how literal it was, and she'll gleefully state "Boot. To. Ass. It was glorious."
  • Bayonetta has this as a torture attack. After kicking an Applaud, Affinity, or Ardor repeatedly in the rump, she then beheads it with a guillotine.
  • At the beginning of Cuphead, the titular character and his brother Mugman are on the receiving end of this one after the Devil offers them a chance to collect the Soul Contracts of other debtors who have lost to him. You can even see the Devil's foot kicking their butts out the door!
  • Battletoads has large pig enemies who, when knocked down and stunned, leave their butts exposed. Pimple's solution to this is to punt them square in the ass with his Big Bad Boot, usually sending them rocketing off screen.
  • Threatened constantly by The Soldier of Team Fortress 2. A number of his quotes reference asses and the kicking thereof, complete with threats of losing boots inside people's rectal passages. Given his occasional bouts of Literal Mindedness, it is entirely possible that Soldier only understands ass-kicking to involve the direct application of his foot to someone's rear. Sadly, he has not yet been given any melee weapons or taunt kills which involve him kicking people in the ass.
    "Dear other team: please reach into your ass and give me my foot back! You can have it back next game!"
  • Rumble Roses has Candy Cane, who's signature saying is "i'm going to kick your ass", indeed part of her moveset is the Atomic Drop where her opponent's rump lands on Candy's knee and her Lethal Attack literally starts with Candy kneeing her opponent in the booty hole area.
  • In the Sailor Moon arcade game, the short mooks have a kick attack. If they hit your chosen character while they have their back turned to him it appears your girl gets kicked in their sailor butt. Venus is notable as she is visibly holding her Venus butt temporarily before returning to battle. Both Mercury and Moon are the only ones who fall from the kick and Moon is shown holding her hip rather than backside presumably from the fall. Every other girl's hands don't go near their sailor butts in pain from the kick and both Mars and Jupiter simply looking back annoyed before recovering.

  • Justified in The Adventures of Dr. McNinja. After analyzing Franz Rayner's movements, Dan McNinja's son decides he actually has a Nerve Cluster in his Left Buttock, striking this point is the key to winning the fight for leadership of the Ninja clan.
    • Later subverted when the kid (now grown up into the titular doctor) tries to hit the same cluster. It doesn't work - Rayner had moved it.
  • In Commander Kitty, Nin Wah delivers one to CK after he after asking the computer where the station's bathroom is.

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    Western Animation 
  • In the Van Beuren Studios cartoon "Dinnertime", the puppy does this to another dog before running off.
    • Nero's champion does this to Cubby upon accepting his challenge to the chariot race in "Fiddlin' Fun".
    • Jerry of Van Beuren's Tom & Jerry duo does this to a cannibal before running off in "Jungle Jam".
  • It happened a lot in old Disney cartoons, especially to Donald Duck. The Wise Little Hen ends with Donald Duck and Peter Pig, on realizing their laziness has come back to bite them, taking turns kicking each other in the rear.
  • And frequently in Looney Tunes as well.
    • A Wild Hare, the first "official" Bugs Bunny cartoon, ends with Bugs kicking Elmer in the rear after faking his death. This is what finally sends poor Elmer over the edge.
    • Mouse and Garden ends with Sylvester and Sam being stranded on an island after the mouse they fought over escapes. They proceed to give each other kicks in the ass ad nauseaum as the mouse rows away on the jug, singing "On Moonlight Bay".
  • Tom and Jerry had at least one such event per episode, including an odd example in Kitty Foiled where Jerry and a canary give each other celebratory butt-kicks as part of a Happy Dance after having convinced Tom he's been shot.
  • Tex Avery MGM Cartoons: "George and Junior" series featured an Of Mice and Men pair - whenever the big dumb guy did something wrong (several times per cartoon) he'd get a butt-kicking.
    George: Okay, Junior... bend over...
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: described in haiku form no less.
    Sokka: I am so sorry!
    Something struck me in the rear!
    I just wound up... here?
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • At the end of "The Great Snail Race", Sandy shows up to give Spongebob a kick in the rear for a sexist joke he made earlier in the episode.
      Sandy: That's for yesterday, Squarepants!
    • In the episode "Saftey Freak" (AKA "I Had an Accident"), Spongebob breaks his butt in a sand-boarding accident. The doctor tells him he's lucky and warns him that if he's not careful, he could end up "like that poor creature there, in the iron butt.". Aforementioned iron butt takes up half of the screen while shown, and doesn't appear to be completely shown.
      Guy in iron butt: Oh, man. It itches.
    • Inverted in "The Bully", where the titular bully spends the entire episode threatening to kick Spongebob's butt (in those exact words), but ends up punching him in the face instead.
    • In "Squidtastic Voyage", SpongeBob and Patrick get shrunken down and end up in Squidward's body, where they end up in Squidward's central nervous system, causing Squidward to do random stuff. When Sandy tells Squidward that he's not in control of his actions, he kicks Sandy in the butt, dryly excusing himself by stating that he's not in control of his actions.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Bart vs. Australia", the Simpsons go to Australia, "Booting" (administered by an angry-looking man wearing an over-sized boot) is a form of corporal punishment. It's even on the country's flag (shown atop this page). Also, disparaging the boot is a bootable offense.
    • "Lisa's Date with Density" has this:
      Lisa: Why do you have to be such a pain all the time? Don't you realize you're getting a bad reputation?
      Nelson: Don't you realize your butt sticks out?
      Lisa: It does not!
      [Nelson kicks Lisa in the butt]
      Lisa: Hey!
      Nelson: Ha ha!
    • "Das Bus" had a tiny fish avenge itself after Bart laughed at it by biting a hole in the seat of his swim trunks when he turned around (in effect, "eating his shorts").
    • "The Bart-Mangled Banner" had a temporarily deaf Bart teasing a donkey at a school event with a carrot before sticking it in the back of his shorts. The donkey got the carrot and his shorts right as the American flag was being unfurled, creating the illusion of his intentional mooning of the flag, and kicking off the main plot of the episode.
    • In "Burns' Heir", Mr. Burns has an elaborate clockwork butt-booting mechanism installed in the stage of his mansion. Bart is subjected to it when he fails to be chosen as Burns' heir, which Homer finds unbelievably funny.
    • In "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday", when Homer and a travel agent he befriended take the primary male cast members to the Super Bowl, they find out they can't into the stadium because their tickets are counterfeit. When they see marching band uniforms, Homer gets the idea to use the trolley to push the security guards down and rush in to watch the game. At the stadium's holding cell, the guys hold Homer down and take turns literally kicking his ass. As a doctor, Hibbert says they should stop, but as football fan he happily kicks Homer as payback.
  • In the animated Transformers movie, the Dinobots attack Unicron and for some reason decide to begin their offensive by biting him in the ass. "Me Grimlock kick butt!" After that doesn't work and they're chased away, he quickly realizes: "Me Grimlock need new strategy."
  • King of the Hill:
    • Hank Hill often threatens to kick people's asses. Usually he doesn't mean it literally, but sometimes he does. For instance, in ""Life In The Fast Lane (AKA "Bobby's Saga")", he did this to his son Bobby's Bad Boss after seeing how badly Bobby was mistreated.
    • There's also this exchange in "Hank's Dirty Laundry", when Hank is accused of renting and not returning a movie that he had never even heard of before.
      Hank: I told you I didn't rent the tape! Now, who's calling me a liar? You or the machine? 'Cause I wanna know whose ass to kick!
      Video Store Employee: I'm not calling you a liar, sir.
      Hank: Fine! [examining computer] ...Now, where's the ass on this thing?
    • In "Love Hurts, And So Does Art", Hank is trying to get an x-ray image taken down from an art museum because it was used without his permission (the "artist" was trying to make a statement showing Hank's constipated colon next to a picture of a starving child), he's drinking with the guys in the Alley, and Khan shows a poster of the images he bought at the museum's gift shop just rub it in Hank's face, but when Dale cracks a joke about Hank's colon, it's Khan who literally kicks Dale's ass.
    • "Transnational Amusements Presents: Peggy's Magic Sex Feet" has Hank threaten a foot fetish filmmaker this way. His response is to turn on a camera and bend over.
  • Presented in an... interesting way in Teen Titans. Johnny Rancid says "My Dog's gonna kick your-" and is cut off by Beast Boy (in donkey form) kicking him with his hind legs. Well, it's an "Ass Kicking", what do you want?!
  • It happened quite often in Popeye. In the episode "Clean Shaven Man," Popeye and Bluto spend the entire episode fighting to get a shave and a haircut, to impress Olive Oyl— only to see her walking off with Geezil, who has a waist-length beard; so they proceed to take turns kicking each other in the rear.
    • In the episode "A Job for a Gob", Bluto has to endure a lot of trouser torment! First he gets knocked into a cactus and gets a butt full of needles. Then he is bucked off the bronco out of his pants. Then he accidentally brands his own ass with x's and o's which Popeye turns into Tic-Tac-Toe. Finally Popeye eats his spinach and punches him into a windmill which keeps spanking him. The whole cartoon seems to revolve around Bluto's butt!
  • At the end of a military-themed I Am Weasel short, Weasel and Baboon are demoted, due to Baboon's incompetence, to "boot camp". In this case, "boot camp" consisted of the Red Guy and the kitten that they were trying to save wearing boots and repeatedly kicking them in the butt.
  • In the ReBoot episode, "The Showdown", Megabyte almost ass kicks Matrix off of the Principal Office.
  • Ben 10:
    • In the original series episode "Benwolf", the gang is searching for a special cactus to cure Ben. After much searching, Gwen is about to give up, and ends up sitting on one.
    • In another episode, Ben and Gwen are on a switch-body situation, in which they are captured. The only way to get out is with an object in Gwen's rear pocket, so Gwen in Ben's body has to kick it out. At first he protests, but takes it rather calmly after Gwen notes that "at least [he's] kicking [her] butt".
    • In Alien Force, Ben's Rath transformation can perform several powerful fighting moves named after stars. One of these is "Sirius Butt-Kicking", which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • An episode of The Smurfs (1981), called "Smurf The Other Cheek" involved a spot that appeared on someone's face and (apparently magically) made them unhappy. It could only be removed by kicking them in the butt, but this transferred it to the kicker. Cue an episode of the Smurfs unusually full of ass-kicking. Handy even devised a machine to do the kicking, only to find the machine's operator was considered the kicker. It turned out that kissing the spotted person made the spot vanish without a transfer.
    • What did you think "smurfing the other cheek" really means?
  • In The Smurfs (2021) episode "Where's Papa Smurf?", Papa himself gets kicked in the butt during a soccer game by a Smurf who couldn't see him because he was invisible.
  • It happened quite a lot in Flip the Frog cartoons. In "Soup Song" episode, one of the characters manages to kick his own ass.
  • In the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog episode "Super Robotnik", Coconuts creates a brew that results in Robotnik becoming a superhero. Sonic has a lot of trouble dealing with this new Robotnik until Tails learns that because it never touched the chemical, Robotnik has an Achilles' Heel: his butt. When in the middle of a competition of strength and speed, Sonic and Robotnik fight over a pool of yuck and Sonic winds up getting behind Dr. Robotnik and wins by... kicking his butt. Robotnik falls into the yuck and loses his powers, causing him to say "I think the jig is up".
  • Beavis And Butthead: "I'm kicking your ass, Beavis. Huh huh huh."
  • This is how Finn gets rid of the staring horse in the Adventure Time episode "The Eyes". It also leads him to discover the horse is actually the Ice King in disguise.
  • In Biker Mice from Mars, the two-part episode "The Reeking Reign of the Head Cheese" has Lord Camembert kick Limburger in the butt after he fails to deliver him the city of Chicago as he promised.
  • The DuckTales (1987) episode "Nothing to Fear" ends with Magica De Spell's fear cloud turning on her and zapping her in the backside with lightning. Scrooge McDuck even lampshades the situation by stating that he knew Magica would get it in the end.
  • In Avengers Assemble, Tony decides to play a prank on Captain America by having the latter test his jet boots, and Cap gets set flying uncontrollably all over the place. Cap got his revenge by taking the boots off in-midair, which are then sent propelling straight towards Tony's rump.
  • In Johnny Test, Johnny invokes this trope to catch his runaway foot but making a giant butt out of giant socks.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Discord does this to Rainbow Dash in Princess Twilight Sparkle Part 1, and Applejack does this to Rarity in Rainbow Rocks during a sabotaged band performance.
    • Repeated example in the Equestria Girls special Sunset's Backstage Pass: At the beginning of each day in the time loop, Rainbow Dash accidentally hits Sunset Shimmer in the butt with a paddle. On the first occasion Sunset comments on intense pain but doesn't think it's a big deal, though after several times it gets annoying for her. She avoids this on the final day.
  • In the Dexter's Laboratory episode "Shoo, Shoe Gnomes", this turns out to be the only way to get rid of the cobbler gnomes that have moved into Dexter's lab.
    To make a gnome
    Go back home
    A kick in the rear
    Will make him disappear!
  • M.A.S.K.
    • Near the end of the episode "Ghost Bomb", V.E.N.O.M. operatives Sly Rax and Vanessa Warfield are seen clutching their rears in agony after getting hit by M.A.S.K. weaponry.
    • Miles Mayhem and Vanessa Warfield get shot in their asses with lasers near the end of "Disappearing Act".
  • Kaeloo: Stumpy does this to Kaeloo in Episode 109 in order to make her angry. It doesn't make her angry since she knows that's what he's trying to do, but she notes that it does hurt.
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius episode "Billion Dollar Boy" has spoiled rich kid, Eustace Strych use his butler as an abuse dummy by angrily kicking him in the butt twice. First after losing to Jimmy in a kite battle, and second after losing to Jimmy again in a battle between Goddard and his RA unit robot.

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