|“||We spend way too much time with each other not to enjoy each others' company.||”|
— Kim Manners philosophy about work
On March 12, 2009, when Season 4's Death Takes A Holiday aired, the end credits contained two photos of him along with the caption We dedicate the entire season to Kim Manners with a final message stating We miss you, Kim.
|“||Everyone at Supernatural is walking around in a daze, shocked and absolutely devastated. Kim was a brilliant director; more than that, he was a mentor and friend. He was one of the patriarchs of the family, and we miss him desperately. He gave so much to Supernatural, and everything we do on the show, now and forever, is in memory of him.||”|
— Eric Kripke on Kim's death
Manners had also directed episodes of Charlie's Angels, Automan, Simon & Simon, Hunter, Mission: Impossible, Baywatch, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. and The X-Files.
- "In My Time of Dying"
- "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things"
- "No Exit"
- "Houses of the Holy"
- "All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 2"
- Breaking Bad honored him in the credits of an episode.
- The X-Files also honored him with a tombstone which showed his date of birth and death. Manners directed 52 episodes of the science fiction series.
- Kim's quote "Kick it in the ass" has a recurring appearance in Supernatural.
- He is said to be the only person brave enough to prank Jared and Jensen without fear of retaliation.