Aroma fra Fakarava


Short film / documentary by Roar Skolmen
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1984
Country: Norway
Who in shorts: boy Aroma 12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low ?
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: At least this boy, 12 yo Aroma sitting shirtless in light blue shorts. Also other (non-shiny) colorful shorts. Set on the atoll of French Polynesia. Filmed in 1984.

I found this by coincidence on YouTube. 16 minutes. Roar Skolmen also did lots of other short films (no entries on IMDb like this one) and the interesting Sci-Fi series “Vägen till Gyllenblå! ” (bedroom blog, rating 7).

Rather few good scenes at the beginning only.

So rating ~4 only. I like light blue shorts. English title: Aroma from Fakarava.


ABC Afterschool Specials: My Mom’s Having a Baby


Drama series s5e4
Year: 1977
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Petey ~11 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: very low
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Shane Sinutko (“LHOTP, Soup and Me”) shirtless in light blue, I think shiny 70s shorts at a doctor (medical examination). I only noticed this very brief scene.

Not bad, but for the brief scene rating ~3-4 only, although I like light blue shorts very much. There’s an 1980 sequel called “Where Do Teenagers Come From?” where he wore bib overalls (other blog rating 5), but I don’t know that one completely. Maybe shorts as well?

DFE production (DePatie-Freleng).

Main overview


Update: Believe (2013)


I have completely checked this movie (at high speed) for my overalls blog. Indeed many (good) scenes of shiny shorts/Soccer (f,m). Next to the white and great light blue shorts, there are also dark blue shorts.

And at least the goalkeeper (white shorts) wore black compression shorts underneath.

Main entry, still rating 7


Plaese also note my previous post.


Update: Just for Kicks (2003) brand Score


Some new pics of this one. It was difficult to identify some brands, luckily I found a close-up pic. So, the medium blue shorts in the main entry and probably one black pair (pic 4) are from the US brand Score Sports. I think I also have them elsewhere.

As said, the long yellow shorts and the red ones of Dylan (pic 2) are from Adidas. Pic 3 showing Cole in the light blue ones (also sitting but from a distance).

Also interesting the purple shorts, unknown brand, 2 yellow stripes.

Main entry, still rating 6 at


I also identified a logo, which I think had before (maybe in Cebollitas ?). It’s Golddigga.


Just for Kicks (2003)


Family soccer film starring the Sprouse twins
Year in film:
Who in shorts:
Cole, Dylan ~10
Who in shorts 2:
other boys, men
Available on DVD:
I own:
no, partly TV recording ?
Clothing occurence:
6/10 ?
Comment: Cole and Dylan Sprouse and other boys in mainly longer, medium blue shiny Soccer shorts (also sitting), the other team in longer red shorts (also a team in black ones), goalkeeper in black and also yellow ones. Also at least one boy in yellow shorts outside the field. I think Cole in light blue shorts but not sure if shiny, Dylan in black ones, woman in pink (probably not shiny).

How could I forgot this Soccer movie?

Dylan Sprouse (pictured in glasses, Cole without) also in bib overalls (since 2011 on my bib overalls blog, rating 4).

I haven’t seen this movie for a long time and have to recheck it. Also shirtless and cycling and bunk bed scenes.

I don’t like at all Dylan’s glasses and the boys are quite young, but I think I have to give at least rating 6-7. DVD title: Just 4 Kicks.

Update: I have briefly checked it. More scenes than assumed. Cole or Dylan in red Adidas shorts (brief scene) and the longer yellow shorts (other boy) are also Adidas. I think, I can identify 1 or 2 more brands. Also boys briefly in white and purple shorts. More pics soon. Not sure if it’s worth buying. I think rather few good scenes. Boys are young and mostly not that handsome. Update 2: Brand of medium blue and black is Score Sports.


ABC Weekend Specials: Little Lulu


Like ABC Afterschool Specials. 82 episodes, s2e5
Year in film:
Who in shorts:
boys ~10-12
Who in shorts 2:
girls ~10-12
Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
Clothing occurence:
Comment: Several boys and girls in 70s shorts. Most shorts of the boys aren’t shiny like jeans shorts and bermudas. One blonde boy, I think Robbie Rist in white Adidas shorts or pants (and) white 70s shorts. At least 2 girls in light blue shorts. Other girls in white, light red, yellow and tight dark blue shorts. Some shorts maybe not shiny.

I found this by coincidence and like these ABC and CBS Afterschool movies (rating 10, TOP#3 on my bib overalls blog). Some few other entries here, rating up to 6.

Also soon on my pigtails blog, rating ~4-5.

For shorts rating ~6. Nice camp plot including tents and canoes. Unfortunately few boys in shiny shorts.


Crazy in Alabama


Film starring Melanie Griffith and Lucas Black
Year: 1999
Year in film: 1965
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~10-17 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Some boys in different shorts. As the setting is in 1965, most or all shorts are probably not shiny. But some appear as such. Nice light blue shorts.

I bought this DVD several years ago for my bib overalls blog but was very disappointed (rating 2). Lucas Black not appearing in overalls although shown on the cover.

Movie itself is not that bad.

Rating 3-4. I haven’t seen it for years.

Mag Wheels


Comedy film, aka Summer School
Year: 1978
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: young men/older teen boys
Who in shorts 2: young women/older teen girls
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Some few young men/older teen boys shirtless in different shorts (maybe not all are shiny) including dark green (also sitting) and white Adidas  (white with red stripes). Also 70s style shorts including white and light blue. Pics 1, 3+4 from the beginning. One young lady in yellow 70s style shorts (scene at ~18 minutes). Definitely also cotton and ripped off shorts at least white and jeans.

I only have checked this briefly.

Typical movie of it’s kind. Few good scenes, mainly at the beginning. Probably no younger actors.

So rating 3-4 for now only. I think not officially on DVD.


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



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.