Eskimo Limon (movie series)


Comedy movies Lemon Popsicle
Year: 1978-1988, 2001
Year in film: 1958
Country: Israel
Who in shorts: boys ~17+, men
Who in shorts 2: boys ~8
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Although set in 1958 (I think all parts, including the spin-offs), there are some shorts that appear shiny or sort of. I have briefly checked all or almost all parts. Mainly older teen boys / young men including Momo (Bobby) shirtless in tight black shorts (pic 3 from Lemon Popsicle VII). Also there one young man in dark blue shorts and one in grey.

Pic 1 showing a young man in light blue shorts, I think from movie 1. Pic 2 showing a young boy in medium blue shorts in movie 8 (Summertime Blues: Lemon Popsicle VIII, 1988). Probably some more supporting actors. Also cotton shorts and speedos. I mainly remember movie 3 with a young boy completely without clothes and peeing on Johnny, buried in the sand. Maybe they don’t pay much attention of the actors in the background. Shiny shorts (except for boxers) were rare in the 1950s (up to the late 70s) and anachronistic to me.

Revenge of the Nerds II reminds me of this series. Original title (part 1)  אסקימו לימון

Most boys are very old. Rather few shiny shorts. And nowadays not very funny.

So rating 2-3 only.

Also soon on my sailor suit blog and pigtails blog.

Update: There are also older teen girls in tight, blue shorts in film #1, but not sure if these are shiny. One pic on my pigtails blog, rating 5.



Update: All Inclusive – Mit Kind und Koffer zur neuen Liebe


The later episodes aren’t as good as episode 3. Some good, but very brief scenes in yesterday’s final episode 6 including light blue, neon green and yellow shorts. Some more board shorts are shown including dark and medium blue, dark green, yellow and some colorful.

Very interesting is a sitting scene of 13 yo boy Luca in pic 3. Most other boys are younger. Mainly the grown-ups are shown.

A bit touching at the end (some boys crying). I still haven’t checked ep 1+2.

Rating around 6 for this episode.

Main entry, rating 9 at



Update: Lockie Leonard


As announced, some more episodes. Pic 1 showing Lockie and some other teen boys in longer, black track shorts (maybe shiny or sort of) in s1e23. Pic 2 showing Phillip in dark green longer shorts also sitting in s2e15 as only boy playing Netball. Girls in green and blue skirts.

I haven’t found the boxing scene of Lockie in white shorts (obviously from season 1). Either a very brief flashback scene or in one of the episodes that were deleted (in German). Who can help?

I don’t like much Phillip. Pic 1 is a bit better. All shorts are quite long and not very shiny. Maybe PE shorts?

So rating 5 instead of 4. Main entry (Phillip and others in longer blue shorts) at


Lockie Leonard


TV series about 2 Australian brothers. 2 seasons
Year: 2007-2010
Year in film: 2000s
Country: AUS
Who in shorts: Phillip ~11+14, others
Who in shorts 2: Lockie ~13
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recordings
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Corey McKernan as 10 yo bedwetting Phillip (lying on the ground at least 2 times) and some others in at least longer, medium blue shorts. Not sure about the fabric. Not very shiny. Also he and a woman in bib overalls (rating 5 on my other blog). And Lockie and others in tight neoprene suits and shirtless and often in other, longer (non-shiny) beige shorts. Pic, I think from se1e5.

I have to recheck it, especially for his older film brother, 13 yo Sean Keenan as 12 yo Lockie. He’s boxing in white boxer shorts and obviously also wearing other (shiny) shorts.

Phillip playing Netball in dark green shorts in s2e15.

Has been aired long time ago and I don’t remember much of it. Best plot is in s1e6.

Many funny scenes of the 2 brothers including bedwetting Phillip. Bedroom blog rating 10.

Season 2 is very poor at least concerning Lockie, who is much older and has longer hair.

Rating at least 4-5 for now. I don’t like much Phillip. Will be updated later.

Update: Black and green longer shorts. Also sitting. Now rating 5 instead of 4.


Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise


Comedy film p2. Robert Carradine
Year: 1987
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: men, women
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  2/10 ?
Rating: **
Comment: Several young women and men shirtless in swimwear near the beginning (at 7 minutes) at an outdoor pool scene including a lady and I think a man in turqouise shorts (pic 2), also another man in light blue shorts. Some young men sitting in and at at a hot tub shirtless in red shorts at 17 minutes (pic 1). A beach scene at 31 minutes (ladies in black and light blue shorts (pic 3), men in green, light blue, colorful and I think pink shorts). One lady in tight yellow white stripes shorts and bikini bra at 41 minutes. Maybe some more. Also men in underwear including tighty whiteys and other swim wear and jeans shorts.

I only have checked it partly and haven’t noticed any young kids. Most scenes appear to be very short and either from a distance or very close up.

Parts 3-4 (1992, 1994) are probably even worse. Best is part 1 (1984) rating 3



Update: Party Camp


As announced some time ago, an update of “Party Camp” (1987), as I forgot several scenes. There are many interesting shorts but not all are shiny. And most teen boys or young men are quite old. Many scenes from a distance.

So, pic 1 showing some grown-ups and kids running including boys ~9 yo and up in blue, beige and colorful shorts.

Pic 2 showing young men in shiny light grey and red shorts (and jeans shorts).

Pic 3 showing a young lady in black shorts.

Unpictured (men running): Tight shorts in medium green (probably shiny), white (probably not shiny) and some more.

Main entry, rating 6 including teen boys, sitting, yellow shorts and Adidas shorts at




RTL Kinderhitparade


Kids music show. Host Frank Zander
Year: 1989-1992
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Stefan ~11, girl
Who in shorts 2: Dominik, Matthias ~11
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  9/10 *
Rating: *********
Comment: Some few boys and girls in shiny (Adidas) shorts.

Pic 1 showing Stefan in dark blue Adidas shorts (stripes not splitted) and a girl in black shorts (no stripes). 1991 episode 4, song “Hit Kids sind sportlich”. I remember also boy Torben as a boxer (but not very handsome).

Pic 2 showing one of the 2 brothers of a band called Ketch-up (Dominik & Matthias), maybe showing Dominik. This song called “Sie ißt nur Müsli” (She Drives Me Crazy, FYC cover).

I think both also in shiny, dark blue Adidas shorts, but I haven found pics or clips yet. Does anybody has pics? Maybe in a different show, probably in the German version of “Mini Stars” (host Matthias Krings) also shown in Li-La-Launebär. Song “Eins Zu Null (Hangin’ Tough)” (New Kids on the Block cover).

Very handsome boys, nice mullet haircut, also very good songs (high pitched voices).

Rating 3 for Torben, rating 5-6 for Stefan and rating 9-10 for Ketch-up.


Fantasy Island (1977) – s3e1


Family series, 151 ep
Year: 1977-1984
Year in film: 1979
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Greg ~12
Who in shorts 2: boys ~8-13
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Some boys shirtless in swim shorts, also sitting, including Ronnie Scribner in black shorts (pic 3). One boy in medium blue shorts, one in white and some more I think also yellow. And boys in red speedos at the end.

I was right, the pic showing Eve Plumb was in this episode. The blue shorts are my favourites, but there are only few and brief scenes and mainly from a distance. And most or all kids are handicapped, partly in wheelchairs.

Rating 4-5 only. (I still haven’t checked all episodes). Also soon on my bib overalls blog (boy, girl, rating 3).



Fantasy Island (1977)


Family series, 151 ep
Year: 1977-1984
Year in film: 1980
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Barney ~9, boys ~7-15 ?
Who in shorts 2: others ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: As anounced, Keith Coogan aka Keith Mitchell, around 8 or 9 yo but even younger looking, in shiny red 70s shorts (also sitting) in ep. Eagleman (s3e23, 1980). Also sitting in jeans. Also shirtless boys and teen boys in swim shorts in other episodes. Also Indian boys including one younger boy in segment “Children of Mentu” (same ep).

One episode starring Eve Plumb (of The Brady Bunch) also showing shirtless boys and teen boys in swim shorts, maybe ep. The Swimmer (s3e1, 1979), starring Ronnie Scribner (Dallas) and kids in wheelchairs. I just found a b&w pic.

Probably some more actors in shorts in other episodes (f/m). Who can help?

Interesting series with many guest stars. Needs to be rechecked and updated soon.

Rating 4 for Keith Mitchell, probably rating at least 5 for older boys.

Update: I now found the episode. Nice swim shorts including medium blue, black and white, but unfortunately few and brief scenes. Rating 5.


Update: The Adventures of Skippy


I now have checked (almost) all episodes and found another great episode of boys running, wearing track shorts (looking like swim shorts) pic 1 in s1e20. White, black, light blue and colorful (purple, yellow black striped). Almost as good as the previous post.

Some shirtless in swim shorts and/or board shorts in the long episode “Skippy The Movie” (unknown episode #, obviously a special or pilot). One boy in light blue swim shorts and at least one older teen boy in black shorts (rear views only). Probably some more. Also some shirtless and wet like 10 yo main character Simon James as mentioned in s1e22.

Main entry (Soccer) still rating “only” 9 at