Update 3: Meatballs

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As announced, some more scenes and pics of this great movie. I think, I have to make one more post, but later.

Pic 1 showing next to the boy in red (non-shiny trunks) a longhaired teen in green shorts at 1h04. Is this a girl? Shorts look shiny. There are more boys, women and young men in green, mainly Adidas shorts but most are not shiny, maybe just one of a young man (high jump scene).

Pic 2 showing a teen boy in beige or maybe white or similar shorts at 1h04. I haven’t noticed other scenes of beige shorts.

Pic 3 showing a young lady in light red, short shorts at around 10 minutes. Bill Murray also in red but I think non-shiny shorts.

Pic 4 a thin, young lady in red Adidas shiny shorts at 17 minutes. But I don’t like her at all. Reminds me of Sleepaway Camp (rating 9).

Rating 5-6 for this scenes. Main entry, rating 8 at

/2016/11/06/meatballs/

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Update 2: Meatballs

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I now have completely rechecked my DVD. There are much more (shiny) shorts scenes including young women. But mostly young men/ older teen boys. Most colors are red and white. I don’t want too much pics in a single post and will make at least one more update later.

Some very good Adidas shorts (including women), but some aren’t shiny. Also other shorts including jeans shorts. Also few boys in speedos. I think no board shorts.

Pic 1 showing my favourite scene of Rudy at 36 minutes in shiny white 70s style shorts with red boarders. More scenes at the very end (pic 2, a bit wet). He mainly wore jeans shorts.

Pic 2 at 1h21 also showing a boy in red shiny Adidas shorts (with inner briefs) and an older boy in rare, orange Adidas (Handball ?) shorts with dark blue stripes. Brief scene. Also a shirtless older teen boy in dark green Adidas shorts, but probably not shiny.

Pic 3 at 1h17 showing next to 2 older kids in red shorts (is the right one a girl ?) also 2 boys on the left in white and blue shorts. Another spectators also there, dark blue shorts, probably not shiny, another one in red and I think green.

Pic 4 at 17 minutes showing a boy in white shorts (good scenes walking downstairs) and another one on the left in dark blue shorts.

One older teen boy in beige shorts at 1h04 (close up). One older guy wearing sweat pants underneath orange shorts. Also sitting scenes of boys (distance).

As said more pics, including women later. I also found another boy and girl in bib overalls (see my other blog, rating 3).

Notable scenes:

4 minutes, 10, 12, 17, 28, 29, 36, 45, 1h03, 1h04, 1h18, 1h21.

Main entry, still rating 8 (but rather 7-8) at

/2016/11/06/meatballs/

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The Body Works (1979)

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Family series, 40 ep
Year:
1979-1980
Year in film:
1970, 80s
Country:
Canada
Who in shorts:
boys ~6-15 ?
Who in shorts 2:
girls ~7-15 ?
Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
no
Clothing occurence:
always ?
Rating
8/10 ?
Rating:
********
Comment:
Finally some very good shiny Adidas shorts. By coincidence, or better during research, I found this interesting series. (Teen) boys and girls mainly in white shorts. 70s style white shorts with a red stripe and boarders but also already shiny, white Adidas shorts with dark blue stripes, also sitting.

Mainly in the studio doing sports but also other kids outside in other colored shorts like blue and light green (not Adidas).

I don’t know all episodes. ACCESS Network and TVOntario 40×10 minutes.

Rating at least 8 for now. They should release this on DVD.

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Langnese (1985 commercial)

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Theatre ice cream commercial, 1985 version
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1985
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~10-11 ?
Who in shorts 2: young men
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low *
Rating:  8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: Next to some young men or older teen boys (also shirtless), there are 2 notable scenes of boys in this 1985 commercial. First, one boy in shiny white Adidas shorts with red stripes (side and rear view when running away after focussing a sunbeam through a lens to the hairy chest of the old man) and later a boy in light green (non-Adidas) shorts.

The white shorts are not splitted at the sides, I think Handball or Volleyball shorts. I think with inner briefs. I never own that one.

There are also other Langnese commercials with young men and young women in shiny shorts, coming soon.

This is maybe the most famous German commercial ever. No movie in the theatres without it and selling ice cream after it before starting the main movie. Nice song Like Ice in the Sunshine. But as usual, rather short scenes. I found it by coincidence.

Rating 8-9.

/2017/07/20/langnese-1983-commercial/

Cedarmont Kids: Gospel Bible Songs

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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.

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.

Update: Teens in purple shiny track shorts in s1e11

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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Update: Auf die Plätze…

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Kids school sports magazine
Year: 1998-2003
Year in film: 2002 ?
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~11-13
Who in shorts 2: boys ~8-16
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: medium ?
Rating:  4/10 (7/10)
Rating: ****
Comment: I almost forgot to post this other episode of “Auf die Plätze..”. Captured in Dec 2002, could also been the time of airing. Or recorded earlier in the late 90s.

Several boys and young teen boys (at least 20+, probably around 40) outside doing track and field, half of them in white (non-Adidas) shorts, the others in green Adidas shorts (with inner briefs). Green Addias shorts are rather rarely shown (in movies) and I think rarely worn in the 80s. Blue and red were much more common.  Not only the colors were preferred but probably also the (German) Soccer clubs wearing those. I think only one or two clubs wearing green in the early 80s (Werder Bremen and Borussia Mönchengladbach ?), see this list

/2016/12/20/list-3-colors-of-adidas-other-shorts-in-1980/

As announced, I only have some very short clips but I don’t like this one of older boys.

The previous post is much better (rating 7).

/2017/04/13/auf-die-platze/

I somewhere have a clip of handsome Bavarian boys, I think in blue Adidas shorts in a studio (rating ~7), but I have to search for it and I’m not sure if this is from this series as well. Coming soon.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge

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Horror film
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Ron ~19
Who in shorts 2: men, women
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Robert Rusler, around 19 yo shirtless in dark green, I think shiny shorts (as nightwear), also earlier at least 2 young men in red shorts, one with grey sweat pants underneath, one in black shorts, some others in white shorts and a lady in light grey shorts (maybe most are not shiny). There’s also an outdoor pool scene at night, but again most or all shorts aren’t shiny.

Great movie (series). As a young adult, I liked the scene with the green shorts (and Freddy’s claw through the body and door) and the shower scene, but nowadays I prefer younger actors.

So rating 5-6 only. I have to recheck also the other parts.

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Neues vom Süderhof

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German kids’ series about a farm, 52 ep. in 4 seasons
Year: 1991-1995
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boy 14
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: partly VHS
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: very low ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least this teen boy shirtless and wet in light turquoise swim shorts in s1e6 coming out of the water. First I thought that this might be just boxer shorts / underwear but obviously this are real swim shorts (pockets hanging out).

I don’t remember all episodes. Maybe some more and other actors? A sequel series is “Die Kinder vom Alstertal” (rating 5) no pics, yet.

Also on my bib overals blog, rating 8 (f/m)

Rating 4-5 only for this very brief scene.