Kleine Helden (1996)

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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 wunschliste.de. 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)

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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.

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Zoey 101

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Teen series starring Jamie Lynn Spears
Year: 2005-2008
Year in film: 2008
Country: USA
Who in shorts: teen boys, teen girls
Who in shorts 2: Dustin ~11
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recordings
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Some older teen girls and teen boys mainly in short shorts playing Basketball. Pics from s1e1. Maybe most shorts are not or not that shiny. Not sure about the light green ones. One teen girl in shiny, longer, red Basketball shorts and of course teen boys in longer shiny Basketball shorts. I think also boys (shirtless) in board shorts in other episodes including 11 yo Paul Butcher.

Very good and funny family series. But I watch mainly for Dustin. Series is currently running on Germany’s Nick.

Also on my bedroom blog (bunk bed) rating 4 also showing some pics of Dustin.

For short rating 5 for now only.

Eerie, Indiana

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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.

Treehouse Hostage

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Family film starring Todd Bosley
Year: 1999
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Stevie ~14
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Redhaired Todd Bosley in medium blue and also in black or similar shiny shorts. Both pairs are, I think oversized. But he also has thin legs. His underwear can be partly seen under his black shorts.

Also a girl in yellow shorts, but not shiny.

Another girl in dark blue shortalls, also a woman in overalls (other blog, rating 5).

Great movie. Handsome blonde boy (Kristopher Kachurak), but I think not in shorts.

Rating 5 for the shorts, much more for the movie itself.

Update: Wie erziehe ich meine Eltern?

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Some more and even better scenes in s1e11. And shirtless scenes and black swim shorts of Felix (few and brief scenes at the end).

Felix also in dark blue, modern Adidas shorts and Johanna in black Adidas shorts. Also some few other kids in shiny shorts including a girl in white ones. Also the dad of Felix in blue Adidas shorts.

Main entry rating 5, now maybe a bit higher

/2017/02/05/wie-erziehe-ich-meine-eltern/

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Priklyucheniya Elektronika

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Adventure series, 3 ep
Year: 1980
Year in film: 1979
Country: Soviet Union
Who in shorts: boys ~8-14 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Some boys at PE (6th grade only?) in different shorts in ep 2. Most in light blue shorts with one red stripe at the sides. But also medium blue, dark blue, black and red. Not sure about the fabric. At least the medium blue shorts are shiny (2 teen boys, shorts appearing darker in the shadow). Also good rear view (light blue). Most shorts are tight. The dark shorts are probably of cotton and have one white stripe, almost US style.

Interesting movie and shorts. But in total rather few scenes.

Rating 6-7.

English title: The Adventures of the Electronic, Russian title: Приключения Электроника. Filmed in 1979 (or earlier). So maybe one of the earliest ones in the Soviet Union with shiny shorts.

Dgesastsauli dgesastsaulis molodinshi

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Drama, 3 parts
Year: 1989
Year in film: 1980s ?
Country: Soviet Union
Who in shorts: boys ~9-12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  4/10 *
Rating: ****
Comment: Some boys swimming. One boy shirtless in pink swim shorts, one in yellow, one in white or similar and some in black shorts. Maybe not all are shiny. Also skinny dipping scenes.

Also boys and a girl in sailor suits (other blog, rating 5). Not sure about the time setting due to the sailor suits. Should be after a war and childhood memories of the author. Maybe showing the 1940s and 1980s or the shorts are anachronistic.

English title: Holiday in Expectation of a Holiday, Russian title: Праздник ожидания праздника, 1984 novel by Fazil Iskander (1929-2016).

Some very interesting scenes, but rather few (good) shorts scenes.

Rating 4-5 for shorts, movie rating maybe 6-7.

Bernard’s Watch

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Family series
Year: 1997-2004
Year in film: 1990s
Country: UK
Who in shorts: boys ~8-10 ?
Who in shorts 2: girls
Available on DVD: VHS only
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Two boys in dark blue and yellow swim shorts in s2e10 and Soccer boys and girls in black, white and blue shorts s2e4.

Also a boy (Bernard) in light blue shorts sitting on the grass, a girl in red and a boy in green shorts (Soccer) and some in the locker room. Unknown episode. YouTube clip “Titles and special effects”.

After Woof!, I also found this nice series from the same Director.

Funny plot about stopping the time. I assume rather few good scenes. Kids are also quite young. I haven’t checked all episodes.

Rating 6-7 for now. Also on my pigtails blog, rating 4.

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Woof! (1989)

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Family series, boy turns into dog. 9 seasons
Year: 1989-1997
Year in film: 1980s, 90s
Country: UK
Who in shorts: boys ~8-10 ?
Who in shorts 2: girls ?
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Some young boys and I think also girls in different shorts, probably some are shiny like black and blue. Obiously also some boys shirtless, but in the background. And Thomas Aldwinckle (pic 2 from s1e3) and maybe others in shorts but I think not shiny (maybe shorts for PE). Often school shorts are not shiny in the UK (and Australia).

Pics 1+3 are from a movie-length clip on YouTube, probably a DVD compilation of season 1. Definitley before season 6 as there are other actors.

Great series. I don’t remember all episodes. Maybe some more good episodes/scenes. Unfortunately still not on DVD. I have to check more clips on YouTube.

For now rating 4-5 for shorts only. There’s a girl and I also found a boy in bib overalls, update soon on my other blog. Also on my bedroom blog, rating 7.

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