La Balle au bond


TV drama. Kids+soccer
Year in film:
France, Belgium
Who in shorts:
boys ~10-11
Who in shorts 2:

Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
Clothing occurence:
always ?
6/10 ?
10 yo Antoine Cousin-Mazure as Patrice (pictured in white shorts), Arthur-Rémi Pesteland as 11 yo Bébert, and probably other Soccer boys in (white ?) shorts. Obviously black compression shorts (or long tights) underneath.

Sorry, I currenly don’t have more pics. I think there’s no DVD release, yet.

For more infos see my bib overalls blog, rating 7 (no pics there). Directed by Williams Crépin (“Baby-sitter Blues”). Full movie title: “La Balle au bond… ou l’Injustice du destin

Looks interesting. For shorts rating 6-7 for now.

Update: Unknown 11 – Australian movie or series


I found these 2 pics, which are obviously from the same series (or movie). Also titled Australian 1990. Note, the same garden door. I still haven’t found any clips.

Maybe this was just aired in 1990 in Germany. Looks more like an early 1980s series according to the old cars. Also rare, the boy has crossed chains on his chest.

Somehow the blonde boy looks familiar. It must be much easier now, to find this one.



Amico mio


Hospital drama series. 14 ep in 2 seasons
Year: 1993-1998
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Italy, Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~10-15 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: very low ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Some Soccer playing boys in different shorts including blue, yellow and white. Probably most shorts are not or not that shiny. Maybe the white ones? Not sure about the yellow ones.

Pic from the very beginning of ep 10 part a s2e2a.

I don’t know all episodes but assume very few scenes.

Rating 3 for now only. German title: Die Kinderklinik.

Also on most my other blogs, especially my bedroom blog, boy rating 6.

Update: You Can’t Do That on Television


I found some more episodes showing shorts. Pics 1, 2+4 are from s4e7 (1983) Inequality: Kids vs. adults. Looks like a girl in pic 4 in dark blue shorts but not sure as there are also longhaired boys.

Pic 3 is from Looking Cool (season 9, 1990) looks like short, yellow Basketball shorts. Unknown if shiny. Brief views and shirts are long.

There are probably more scenes, unfortunately some episodes got deleted.

Main entry, rating 8


Today, another episode of Koen Kampioen.


Unknown 14: US lifeguards (Pur ?)


Unknown documentary, probably PuR (1994)
Year: 1999 ?
Year in film: 1990s ?
Country: D/USA ?
Who in shorts: boys ~9-10 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no ?
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: I found these 2 tiny pics on one of my backups some time ago. I must have or had one or 2 short clips in a very tiny resolution (160 px). One of my first tries on capturing from my old tapes. Unfortunately, I also couldn’t find the original tape, yet.

I’m not sure, but I think this is from the German TV magazine “pur” showing American junior lifeguards in dark blue swim shorts. I’m pretty sure that these are US boys, Australians often wear speedos.

The file dates are from 1999 but could be changed (earlier or later). Maybe someone remembers this episode and can help? Probably this wasn’t an original German production but an US one. So, who knows the alternate title?

Some good scenes and handsome kids.

Rating 6 for now.



Year: 1991
Year in film: 1990s ?
Country: Bulgaria
Who in shorts: Plyontek ~15
Who in shorts 2: boys ~9-15
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: One boy in white or light grey shorts and some other boys at different age playing Basketball. One in black or dark blue 70s style shorts. Others in white shorts and one in orange or similar short. But probably not all shorts are shiny.

Rating 4-5 for now.

Bulgarian title: Пльонтек.

Cedarmont Kids: Gospel Bible Songs


Musical clips
Year: 1995, later
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~4-11
Who in shorts 2: girls ~11-12
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Some boys in Basketball shorts (pic from song: Ezekiel Saw the Wheel) also a cheerleading girl in light grey shorts and a toddler boy and older girl sitting in shiny dark blue shorts. Probably some more.

Pic 2 showing a shirtless boy sitting in wet, light green / turqouise swim shorts in “Who Did (Swallow Jonah)?” from DVD Silly Songs (1995). But few and brief scenes. Also a boy sitting in purple short, but I think not shiny.

Also many boys and girls in bib overalls and shortalls, partly raw denim (other blog, rating 8), especially in DVD Songs of America.

I don’t know all clips. Rating 4-5 for now only. I assume rather few shiny shorts scenes.

Kleine Helden (1996)


ZDF game show. Host Wolfgang Lippert
Year: 1996 ?
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~12 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Some few older Soccer boys in shiny white shorts. Also kicking a ball. The other team are Ice Hockey players. I think in longer black shorts.

Some time ago, I found a very brief clip on one of my backups. I can’t even find it right now.

The clip is dated from 1992, but obviously the show was broadcasted in 1996 and I switched the PC date back. (So dates of few other posts might be incorrect as well.)

I haven’t found much on the web. Not on IMDb, Wikipedia and not even on Probably a short lived show. Maybe there were other sports kids in other episodes? Or was there just one show?

Rating 5 for now.

Zoom (1999)


Educational series
Year: 1999-2005
Year in film: 1990s, 00s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~10
Who in shorts 2: girls ~10, 16 ?
Available on DVD: partly VHS
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: As announced on my bib overalls blog (f/m, but mainly girls and teen girls, currently rating 6), there are some few boys and girls in (shiny) shorts, too.

At least a boy, I think handicapped, in oversized pink shorts in s3e24, a boy in dark blue shorts in s2e20, 2 white stripes. And a girl in black or similar shorts in s3e37.

Some older teen girls playing Basketball in  red shorts but probably not shiny (s1e6).

For now, rating 4-5 only due to the few and brief scenes.

They sometimes wore costumes in the studio, also on my western blog, rating 5.


Eerie, Indiana


Mystery series, 19 ep
Year: 1991-1992
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: teen boys
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  3/10 *
Rating: ***
Comment: Perfect series starring 14 yo Omri Katz (“Dallas (1978)“, rating 10, TOP# 1) but I only know of this brief scene at the intro showing older Basketball teen boys in black or similar (shiny ?) shorts.

However, Omri is shown at least in brown boxer shorts in ep 10 (not shiny) and of course jeans. Maybe Simon or other supporting actors in shorts, but probably not shiny? Does anybody remeber other shorts scenes?

I also don’t know of shorts scenes in “Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension” starring Bill Switzer.

Both series also on my bedroom blog, rating up to 6.

Currently for shiny shorts, rating 3 only. Series itself ~rating 8-9.