Battle of the Network Stars


Sports competition game show
Year: 1976-1988, 2017
Year in film: 1970s, 80s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: men, women
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: often
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: A recent suggestion (both YouTube links are now dead). Several celebrities (males and females) and others in the background in shiny shorts including 70s style and also Adidas. Many different colors, probably all available.

I don’t know all episodes. There are few clips online and most in poor image quality.

I haven’t found notable younger kids or teens.

Pic 1 from May 4th 1980, pic 2 from Dec 4th 1988 cycling in light blue shorts, pic 3 from 1978 (Robin Williams episode), blue 70s style is a woman. Pic 4 from 1979. I also found pics on IMDb with yellow Adidas (man in 1976). Heather Thomas and William Shatner in 1982 in light grey shorts.

Rating 3-4 for now. Maybe I miss some good scenes.

Please also note my previous post about GDPR and important blog issues.



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.

Mees Kees langs de lijn


Family film, part 4
Year: 2016
Year in film: 2010s ?
Country: The Netherlands
Who in shorts: boys, girls ~9-11 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Some young boys and girls playing Soccer in I think dark blue, medium blue and black shorts. At least one blonde kid, probably a boy in medium green shorts in the audience (standing, seen in the trailer). I think mainly dark blue shorts at different length also outside the field.

Great Dutch series (some characters are annoying). But I think rather few good scenes.

Also on my bib overalls blog (earlier parts).

Rating 3-4 for now for this. Complete movie needs to be rechecked. Maybe I missed some good scenes. Pic from the trailer.

Grana Padano (1990 commercial)


Cheese commercial
Year: 1990
Year in film: ~1990
Country: taly
Who in shorts: boys ~7-8 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium *
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Some young, Italian Soccer boys in red and dark blue or more likely black shorts. Latter ones with red and white stripes. Also green shorts. Sponsor of the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

Searching for some Italian movies, I found this by coincidence.

YouTube clip called “Sequenze C5 – 27 Febbraio 1990 (HD720/50p)”.

Not bad. But as usual very few and very brief scenes. Rating ~4-5.


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)


Update: 1 or 2 episodes later also some more teen girls, men and women (teachers) at least in black shorts.

Flash Forward (1996)


Disney teen sitcom, 26 ep
Year: 1996-1997
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Canada, USA
Who in shorts: Tucker~ 15
Who in shorts 2: teen boys
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Some teen boys playing Soccer in different shorts. Mainly shown teams in medium blue shorts with 2 yellow boarder stripes (pic 2 probably Theodore Borders), other team in black. Ben Foster as main character Tucker in dark green and black shorts (goalkeeper).

While warming up, one teen boy in yellow and one in red shorts. One black shorts has yellow parts. All pics from ep 15.

Also on my bib overalls blog, (teen ) girls, rating 5.

Some interesting shorts. But rather few good scenes. And I don’t like Tucker.

So rating 5 only.


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.



Schloss Einstein – season 21 (on TV)

Wednesday, season 21 finally starts (daily 2 episodes).

At least boys playing Basketball inside in longer red and green shorts in the final episode 922 (aired on March 28). A pic on the wikia

Also on my bib overalls blog.

Main entry here, rating 7


Génial, mes parents divorcent!


Family film
Year: 1991
Year in film: 1990s
Country: France
Who in shorts: boys ~11 ?
Who in shorts 2: girls
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Some Soccer boys in different shorts including medium blue, dark blue, white, black and one in light green (looks more like a girl). Also girls in shiny shorts including white. I think not all shorts are shiny, but at least the green, medium blue and white ones. Also close-up scenes. Maybe I can identify some brands, later.

By rechecking this movie on my bib overalls blog (boy, rating 6, just updated), I found this scene by coincidence. How could I miss it?

Very interesting, but I haven’t checked the complete movie.

Rating 6-7 for now.


Info 61: Updates


I have uploaded some better pics of some movies. I still don’t want to show too much flesh, close-ups or indescent pics (this blog is just about the shorts). But it’s better to show the complete scene, height of the actors and the like, instead of just parts of the shorts.

Haydaze (pic 1)

Laura und Luis (pic 2) and one more, currently also in the TOP 10

Pfefferkuchen im Juli (pic 4)

James at 15 (pic 3)