Heidi und Erni – ep. 27


Originally, I just wanted to upgrade some pics on my Lederhosen blog (soming soon) and so I found some more great shiny shorts scenes. All from episode 27, which is also the best showing boys in Lederhosen (long and tight+short). How could I miss this scenes/episode?

Unfortunately, the scenes are short, and in the series, boys and men are mainly in the distance and rather few (good) scenes.

Pic at at the beginning showing a boy in tight, light blue shorts (also rear view later, shorts in the butt crack). The shorts have shadow stripes like the late 80s Adidas shorts. Splitted at the sides but probably aren’t Adidas. Obviously missing the stripes and they’re too tight. Splitted and shadow stripes so not Adidas Junior. Or maybe the stripes are faded.

Pic 2 showing a boy in dark blue Adidas shorts. I think only this close-up scene.

Pic 3 showing a boy from a distance in purple shorts with wide turqouise or light blue sides. Also others in 80s cotton shorts including colorful and black.

I have to recheck the complete series and especially this episode, but am currently too busy and have something else to watch. Light blue and purple are my favourite colors.

Main entry, currently rating 6




Update: Fun House (1988)


Some more scenes of the US Fox’s Fun House. Some interesting actions like piggyback, kneeing and wheelbarrow race. Maybe all pics from 1990.

Pic 1 from YouTube clip called FFH-02 (also with older girls), pic 2 from FFH-22, pic 3 from FFH-08, pic 4 from FFH-19.

Sorry, I’m quite busy and running out of movies.

Main entry, rating 7




A Swarm in May


Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: UK
Who in shorts: boys ~10 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: VHS only ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: I noticed 2 boys shirtless at a beach in shiny (?) shorts. One in white and another one in red. Red shorts unpictured, red pictures are trunks. Also other boys in speedos and trunks.

Not sure about the time setting. Could be the 1950s, but at least the white shorts appear shiny and 70s style.

1955 novel by William Mayne. I assume very few shorts scenes. The plot is about a boys’ choir.

Also soon on my bedroom blog (bunk beds, rating ~7).

For shorts, rating 4 only. I think not officially on DVD.

Loca por el circo (1982)


Family film / musical
Year: 1982
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Spain
Who in shorts: boys ~6-7?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: VHS only ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Young Soccer boys outside at a coast. One team in mostly tight, white Adidas Junior shorts with dark blue stripes, the other team in plain white shorts.

Also boys in bib overalls (other blog, rating 3).

By coincidence I found this scenes. Probably a rather short scene (song “La pelota loca” by Teresa Rabal). I don’t know the complete movie but most of it and don’t assume (much) more shorts scenes.

As the boys are very young, rating 3-4 only.

Parchís entra en acción


Family film / musical
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Spain
Who in shorts: boys ~10-16?
Who in shorts 2: girls ~11 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Boys and girls in different kind of sports in shiny shorts, mainly Adidas.

Searching for a different movie of this band, I found some short clips on YouTube by coincidence.

Pic 1 showing 2 girls in shiny white Adidas shorts with matching shirts (big logo). Boys in red and white Adidas shorts, also blue shorts (unknown if Adidas). One chubby boy playing Tennis in white Adidas shorts. Other sports like PE and swimming. Swimming unknown if just speedos.

Needs to be rechecked as I don’t know the complete movie. Also other movies of them. One clip has slow-mo scenes. Movie is part 5 of 7 in this movie series. DVD might be OOP.

Rating 5-6 for now.


Update 2: Fun House (1989)


Some more pics of the 1989 UK show (although I prefer the 1988 US show and I recently paid more attention to that).

As said, the yellow shorts are lighter than in the US show which don’t appear that shiny.

Girls also wore black skirts (at least in 1997).

Pics 1+3 from s2e5, pic 2 from s1e12.

Also updated on my bib overalls blog.

Main entries




Fun House (1988)


US Kids game show. Fox’s Fun House
Year: 1988-1991
Year in film: 1980s, 1990s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys
Who in shorts 2: girls
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very often
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Boys and girls almost always in red and dark yellow shorts. Also wet and muddy scenes and few sitting scenes.

Unlike the 1989 UK series, I haven’t found any bib overalls. And the yellow shorts are darker and maybe not or not that shiny.

There were 375 episodes but I only found some very few on YouTube.

Pic 1 from May 11, 1989. Pic 2 from s1e7 (season 1?) with a pool. Pic 3 from s1e6 with Leonardo DiCaprio in yellow and Danny Pintauro in red. Pic 4 showing muddy scenes in s1e22. On the left a girl. Mud is eggs. Good close-up scenes in s2e5.

Rating 7-8 for now.




Update: Fun House (1989)


Some time ago, Adidasfan made some suggestion, but mainly about women, and I already had Fun House.

In this clip, kids putting on wet Umbro shorts over their shorts they wore.

Very interesting and I didn’t identify the brand earlier. Unfortunately a quite bad image quality, filmed off a screen. Maybe there’s a better clip? Or even better ones?

I now can confirm girls in shorts. I will make more posts later also of the USA show.

YouTube clip called “Funhouse umbro nylon shorts”. Suggestions in the comments of


Main entry, rating 7


Where the Boys Are (1984)


Comedy film
Year: 1984
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA, UK
Who in shorts: men, women
Who in shorts 2: boys
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Mainly some shirtless men or older teen boys and also women in different shorts and swimwear on a beach. Hundreds of supporting actors, I think younger boys as well (like in medium blue at 16 minutes). But most very briefly or from a distance.

Shorts in almost all colors, at least black, white, medium blue, light yellow (f,m), dark green (m) and red (f, m ?), I think also purple (woman) and grey or similar. Some shorts are not shiny but most. Scene pictured at 10 and 40 minutes. Best scenes at around 16 (and 10) minutes. Also women undressing her shorts (white, bikini underneath). Wet scenes in the sea. I think Adidas (f,m) at 10.

I’ve checked it some time ago and don’t remember much. Needs to be rechecked more carefully at slow speed.

Typical movie. I assume few (good) scenes. 2 longer scenes on the beach. Later a pool scene but probably not of interest.

So rating 3-4 for now only.

I’ve added the tab “Brands” on top after finder a new Danish brand in Gummi-Tarzan.



Family film/drama
Year: 1981
Year in film: ~1981
Country: Denmark
Who in shorts: Ivan 8
Who in shorts 2: boys ~6-16 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium- ??
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Some, mainly younger boys at PE in different shiny shorts including Adidas Junior (red and white with red stripes), some in 70s style shorts (white, medium blue) some others in black shorts. Main character, 8 yo Ivan played by Alex Svanbjerg in light red shorts (unpictured). Some few have matching shirts.

Many boys have shorts from a brand, I don’t know with vertical “V”s at the side like the blue ones in pic 2, the older boy with the black ones and the trainer.

Does anybody know this brand?

Update: I think this brand is Hummel.

Interesting different shorts. I don’t know the complete movie, yet, but I assume rather few good scenes. Shirtless scenes but maybe not in combination with shiny shorts. Also sitting (Ivan) but rather bad scene.

Rating 8 for now. Aka Gummitarzan.