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.




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


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


Die Jungs-WG – seasons 1+2


I have briefly checked some parts of seasons 1 (Germany) and 2 (Mallorca, Spain).

Pics 1+2 are from season 2 (day 15) and has some Soccer scenes of teen boys in white, medium blue, dark blue and also red shorts (including local boys). Modern shorts, maybe not all shiny or that shiny. At least one pair of red shorts are shiny. The main characters in red shorts in the sea but with a white shirt. Also a woman in red shorts.

Pic 3 is from season 1 (day 19) and has at least 2 shirtless teen boys swimming. One boy in black or dark green or similar shorts, the black boy in yellow shorts. Rating 3-4 only.

For seasons 4+5 see the main entry, rating 6 and 3


Season 3 is in Austria in the snow. That is my favourite season, then season 4. I think s5 also shows teen boys in shorts but I have to recheck it for (notable) shiny shorts. Please also check my other blogs for it.


Update: Löwenzahn


By coincidence, I found this brief scene on one of my VHS.

One blonde boy (or is it a girl ?) in dark blue Puma shorts (not sure if shiny) and one girl in shiny red,  shorts (not sure if Adidas Junior or looks like unknown 2 stripes brand).

I don’t know in what episode. Probably an early one in the early or mid 80s. I briefly checked all episodes before. Maybe it’s from Pusteblume? But more likely from Löwenzahn.

Brief scene (?), rating 4-5.

Main entry (boys, later episode), rating 6


Update: Alles Paletti (1985)


I found my recording, what took lots of time, and as said I only have some few parts left.

There’s Levin Kress in black, splitted shorts, not sure if shiny, but I do think so, sitting and walking. One other boy in black shorts and shirt playing table tennis. Also some other boys in different shorts including blue and red Adidas and one boy in yellow shorts, but I think from a distance only.

Also one boy sitting in dark blue Adidas with light blue stripes and inner briefs. (Bundeswehr model). Shirtless and wet scenes, but maybe not in combination with shorts.

There are probably some men playing Soccer later, but I don’t have them. I don’t assume more good scenes involving shorts. And the scenes pictured, near the beginning are few and brief. At least I found some other stuff on my tapes. I also found Pfefferkuchen im Juli, but only the shower scene, around 1 minute long, I already have.