Twin Sitters


Family film starring Peter Paul
Year: 1994
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Bradley, Steven ~10
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Christian and Jospeph Cousins shirtless and wet in longer swim shorts or board shorts at 1h07. Brief scene also coming out of the water.

Also on my bib overalls blog (boy, man, brief scenes, rating 2).

Unfortunately only a brief scene but not bad.

So rating 5-6.



Schloss Einstein – ep 913


German TV series about a boarding school. 21+ seasons
Year: 1998-
Year in film: 2018
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Moritz, Pawel ~12
Who in shorts 2: girl, boys ~12
Available on DVD: no *
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Blonde Marc Elflein, 12 or 13 yo in longer dark green Basketball shorts and black boy Noel Okwanga in medium blue shorts in today’s ep 913 (season 21e17). As announced there are Basketball teams in the final episode 922 (March 28) in red, green and medium blue shorts. Home team including a girl I think in red shorts. Probably some more scene in upcoming episodes. Also handsome boys in black or dark blue shorts some days ago (~ep 901 ?).

Also available online.

Main entry, rating up to 7 (also on my other blogs)


Lungo il fiume (1989)


Drama, Johnny Melville
Year: 1989
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Italy
Who in shorts: boy ~10 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: One young boy in red or maybe pink shiny shorts. Looks like 3 stripes and must be Adidas Junior (but not sure). Unfortunatley, I only noticed around 2 brief scenes at 15 and 16 minutes.

I’m still searching for my unknown Italian movie, so I’ve started to recheck hundreds of movies, TV movies and series of the 80s. I already checked 872 movies (1987-1990 only). At least I found this and some few more.

English title: Along the River. Obviously not on DVD. I found it on YouTube.

Quite good movie, but for the brief scenes rating 4 only.

Update 3: You Can’t Do That on Television


I forgot to post one pic and also now add some others, although poor image quality.

Pics 1+2 are from ep. 18 Fitness (1981) showing a boy cycling in white shorts and some others sitting in red shorts.

Pic 3 below is from ep s6e4 “Relatives” (1985) which should contain (shiny) white shorts, probably Alasdair. To me they don’t look shiny.



The Brady Bunch


Comedy series
Year: 1969-1974
Year in film: ~1972
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Bobby ~11, Greg ~17
Who in shorts 2: teen boys, men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: At least Mike Lookinland and Barry Williams in dark blue shorts, a teen boy shirtless in red shorts and a young man (Patrick Adiarte) in orange shorts or trunks. All shorts are tight and look shiny to me (although very early 1972 setting). Christopher Knight in light blue or similar shorts (not shiny) and also other shorts and 70s speedos. I think another teen boy or man in dark blue shorts. All pics from s4e2.

Great series, also on most or all my other blogs. Recently Chris Knight also in Gunsmoke on my overalls blog, rating 4.

For shorts rating 4 for now only. Rather few scenes. Other episodes and later movies also needs to be checked.


The Famous Jett Jackson


Disney Comedy series starring Lee Thompson Young. 65 ep.
Year: 1998-2001
Year in film: ~2000
Country: Canada, USA
Who in shorts: boy ~7,
Who in shorts 2: teen boys, men
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: At least one young boy in medium blue shorts with black sides and probably Lee Thompson Young in longer light blue shorts and some others including teen girls in s3e14 (Beach Volleyball, mostly not shiny). I think a man sitting in purple shorts. Also pink, orange and other shorts (not shiny).

And also some men in shiny dark yellow, black and other shorts in s3e21 (tug of war and other games, some not shiny). If I remember it correctly at least one other episode with grey or beige shorts (teen girls, track ?) but probably not shiny.

I only have checked some episodes, mainly of season 3.

Also teen boys and teen girls in bib overalls (other blog, rating 6, soon to be updated).

I think in total rather few episodes and mainly older teens, so rating 2-3 only.

R.I.P. Lee Thompson Young.

Update: Hang Time (1995)


I found some more and even better scenes in this series. Most notable some younger boys in s3e20 in different coloured shorts including black, dark blue, light blue and yellow (pic 1). Maybe not all are shiny. Also a teen girl in dark blue or black shorts and light blue and white parts (also close-up).

The older teen boys in light blue shorts in several episodes (pic 2 from s1e13).

Unpictured: Dark blue and light blue shorts in s2e7, white shorts in s3e22 and several other shorts in s1e5 including a teen girl in purple ones. And a teen girl in black shorts in s4e1 (2 thick stripes).

Sitting scenes of teen boys and a teen girl in s3e23.

Also updates on my bib overalls blog (females, rating 4). Main entry here, now rating 5 instead of 4


Ich – Dann eine Weile nichts

Family film
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1970s
Country: East Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~12-14
Who in shorts 2: girls ~12-14
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Some boys and girls, I think both in tight, plain red and white shorts playing Volleyball outside. (Or the boys in red and girls in white). I’m not sure, but the shorts are probably not shiny. But still interesting. The red shorts reminds me of “Ask Max”, rating 9 which is even rare.


I haven’t seen the movie and currently don’t have any pics.

Needs to be rechecked later. I assume few scenes. Main character is a 13 yo girl.

Rating 3-4 for now.

Novel by Hans-Ulrich Lüdemann.

Kinderen voor Kinderen 7


Dutch kids’ music annual shows and clips. 1980-present. 30+seasons
Year: 1986
Year in film: 1986
Country: The Netherlands
Who in shorts: boys ~9-12 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: At least 2 or 3 boys in swim shorts in song “Zwemziek”. Unfortunately only briefly and partly shown in the background. Most boys wore speedos. Like in other episodes about swimming like in ep 6.

So rating 4-5 only for this episode.

My favourite song of this year is Ik ben toch zeker Sinterklaas niet.

Main overview entry, rating 8


Update 2: You Can’t Do That on Television


Some more episodes of this great comedy series. As said, some episodes are currently hard or not to find and most have poor quality.

Pic 1 from ep Medicine (1983) showing a boy, maybe Alasdair in dark blue 70s shorts, also sitting in class (side view). Pic 2 from an unknown episode (YouTube clip called ycdt stephanie 2) obviously redhaired Christian Tessier in red shorts. Also others in shorts but not shiny.

Pic 3 from clip “kid outsmarts teacher” showing a boy sitting probably in green shorts. I haven’t found better scenes of that. Pic 4 probably showing Alasdair in red and Doug in white shorts in ep 57 Courage (1984).

I also found red shorts in ep Drugs (1981) maybe not shiny, dark blue and white shorts in Nature (probably not shiny), white and red shorts in Fitness. Boy in white cycling, others sitting. Alasdair in white shorts in Relatives (are these shiny ?)

Thanks Doug for finding the following

Season 5. Episode 12. (Ambition ?) Ben Schreiner sitting with Lisa, Ben dancing in white shorts.
Season 5. Episode 13 (Clubs ?). Ben in black, standing with Christine & Les, standing golfing, sitting with christine and with all the cast, in white, at the end of the show.
Season 6. Episode 4. (Relatives, 1985 ?) Alasdair Gillis in white sitting with Les on the set and again with Les (playing a doctor) sitting at his desk.

Pics of Ambition and Relatives can be found on the barthsburgery site.