Update 4: Meatballs


As announced, another, final update of Meatballs. I have checked most of the important scenes more carefully and almost all (Adidas) shorts turned out to be not shiny but of cotton fabric, including the green ones.

I just found an interesting scene at 12 minutes (pic 1) with the young boys. There’s one boy in medium blue, shiny shorts with 4 stripes, also lying on the bed. Another boy in (non-shiny) dark blue Adidas shorts.

Pic 2 showing a boy in 70s style red shorts (after 36 minutes) at the parent’s day being embraced.

Pic 3 at 1h21 showing a girl in white (shiny) Adidas and another girl in dark blue shiny 70s shorts. The man, I already had.

Pic 4 showing older teen boys/young men, one in white 70s shorts, one in medium blue sitting, one in orange shorts with red sweat pants underneath and an older teen girl in tight, white shorts.

Unpictured: Another young man in sweat pants underneath at the wrestling scene at 1h11. And another boy in red shorts at 1h21 (rear view, from a distance) next many others. I think, there’s one young boy sitting in black shorts (but from a distance) and maybe also dark yellow shorts (not shiny). So almost all colors, except pink and purple. Not sure about grey ones.

I think, I have to recheck the movie again later at slow speed, especially the audience. Most and best scenes near the end at the different competitions. Main overview entry, rating 8 at



Diff’rent Strokes


Comedy series /sitcom, 189 ep in 8 seasons
Year in film:
Who in shorts:
boys ~17 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD:
I own:
Clothing occurence:
very low ?
3/10 ?
At least these older teen boys/young men in medium blue, dark blue and orange shorts. Maybe not all are shiny like the grey ones. Pics from s4e4 “The Team”. Also a man in blue shorts in s4e8. The orange shorts of the blond teen are quite interesting. Is this a boy?

I don’t know all episodes but doubt for much more and better scenes.

Also on my bib overalls blog (boy, girl, rating 5).

Rating 2-3 for these brief scenes of older teen boys.

Update 2: Meatballs


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



One Hour Photo


Thriller starring Robin Williams
Year: 2002
Year in film: 2000s ?
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Jakob ~9
Who in shorts 2: other boys
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Dylan Smith (sitting in the background) and some few other young boys in longer, orange shiny shorts playing Soccer. Also cycling in these shorts.

I didn’t remember shorts scenes in this movie, so that’s why I haven’t posted it earlier.

Great movie. But I assume few shorts scenes. And the boys are quite young and I prefer shorter shorts.

So rating 5-6 only.

Update: Las aventuras de Enrique y Ana


I now found some more scenes, also some girls in white Adidas shorts (sitting on the balls) and a boy shirtless in 70s style orange shorts. Also a shirtless hippie teen boy in yellow bib overalls and girls in bib overalls (update on my overalls blog, rating ~3-5).

I still don’t know the complete movie, but I assume rather few shorts scenes besides these, if any.

The pics in the main entries are better. Although few scenes, I think I still give rating 7. New tags: white, shirtless.



Las aventuras de Enrique y Ana


Musical film
Year: 1981
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Spain
Who in shorts: boys~ 7-12
Who in shorts 2: girls, teens ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Several boys and girls in orange (or light red ?) shiny Adidas shorts. 3 stripes on the side and border of the legs. Also nice sitting scenes. At least one boy in other (non-Adidas) orange shorts (pic on my bib overalls blog).

Today, I got a comment on my other blog and so came across this movie.

I have to recheck the movie for more scenes. I think also teens (in red shorts ?)

Rating even 6-7 for now.

Rating 3-5 on my bib overalls blog, rating 5 on my sailor suit blog (blonde boy).

Update: Also girls in white Adidas shorts and a boy shirtless in 70s style orange shorts.


The Adventures of Skippy


Family series
Year: 1992
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Australia
Who in shorts: boys ~9-13 ?
Who in shorts 2: girls ?, woman?  Men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  9/10
Rating: *********
Comment: Some Soccer boys in shiny orange shorts with white parts, the home team in dark blue, probably not shiny shorts (also sitting and at least the main character shirtless),  a team in yellow shiny shorts, other team in black or dark blue shorts, some in other shorts including red and some more but mainly not shiny.

Also black swim shorts or board shorts (wet) and lifguard (men) in red shorts. Also lifesaver boys in speedos and caps (in s1e22). All pics from s1e26. A girl in yellow shorts but probably not shiny. Probably also women. I haven’t checked all episodes. Probably some more shorts scenes.

After finding “Secret Valley”, I also checked some more Australian series and so found this. I used to watched this on TV. Also a nice bunk bed (brother+sister) and some others, soon on my bedroom blog, rating 7. And Cowboy / ranch scenes.

I like orange shorts. Some handsome actors. Yellow isn’t bad either. Rating 9-10 for now.

The 1967 series is also very good, but no shiny shorts. Rating 6 on my bedroom blog.

Update: I now have checked (almost) all episode. Some more, very good scenes (track shorts, swim shorts), new tags: white, blue. Still rating 9.



Unknown 10: Japanese JSTV boys in orange shorts


Unknown show, commercial, clip or similar
Year: ~1992 ?
Year in film: 1990s ?
Country: Japan
Who in shorts: boys ~10 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no, partly TV recording ?
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: I think 2 or probably more boys in tight orange (or light red) shorts with yellow stripes and yellow stockings.

I found this printed pic (not showing more) and I’m quite sure, that I have seen or recorded this in the early 1990s from JSTV. Probably not later than 1994. Unfortunaterly I haven’t found any digital files or recordings on VHS, yet. I’m lucky to have find again at least this print.

I don’t remember what this was about. Could be anything from a commercial, music clip, show, trailer, intro of a series…

Interesting, but I don’t like very tight shorts. Nice color, I don’t have much entries about orange.

Rating 6 for now.

Can anybody help identifying?

I also have uploaded a pic of Nie mehr zweite Liga! (2006), rating 8.

Manny’s Orphans


Family film
Year: 1978
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~7-15
Who in shorts 2: girl ~11
Available on DVD: VHS only
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Soccer boys and teen boys in orange shiny shorts with curved edges (also some in Adidas orange with white stripes) and others in green. Also a girl in orange shiny shorts (not Adidas) and I think also kids in white shorts. Several supporting actors, so probably some more shorts. Not sure if all shorts are shiny. I don’t know the complete movie.

Also making jumping jack exercises and sitting on the ground (at least boys in orange) also some in long pants.

I have searched 1978 and 1979 US movies on IMDb and found this and another great movie, coming soon.

Directed by Sean S. Cunningham.

Rating 8-9 for now. Nice 70s shorts. And I like orange.


Die Sonnenlanze


Kids series, 13 ep
Year: 2001
Year in film: 2000s
Country: Germany, Poland
Who in shorts: boys ~10-13
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Some Basketball playing boys in typical long, shiny orange shorts, the other team in blue shorts (also sitting).

Polish title: Słoneczna włócznia.

I have seen the series in 2001 but don’t remember everything. I assume rather few Basketball and shorts scenes as this is not the main plot. I don’t like the blonde boy and prefer this time dark hair. Orange shorts are great, but blue is no bad either.

So rating 6-7 for now only.