Junior Survival


AVRO sports show, ~24 ep ?
Year: 1990-1992 ? (1997)
Year in film: 1990s
Country: The Netherlands
Who in shorts: boys ~11-15
Who in shorts 2: teen girls
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: often
Rating:  10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: 24 boys and teen boys and also some (few ?) girls in different shiny shorts including purple and medium blue. Many wet scenes, also sitting. Perfect rear views. I think few or no shirtless scenes.

I don’t remember all seasons and episodes. There should be around 8 episodes each season in at least 3 different countries with many hard competitions. Youngest boy (Remco ?) around 10 or 11 (younger looking), most around 13-15.

I think, I only have seen parts of 2 seasons. The best of course the purple shorts, I think in 1991 in Curacao. 8 episodes there. White inner briefs underneath, but not cotton but thin plastic nettings. Handsome blonde boys and many soaked wet scenes and other good scenes in different positions.

One season later, they wore medium blue shiny shorts (Belgium ?). Not far as good as the purple ones, maybe rating 6-7. At the final at a pool party (Tunisia ?), I remember an older teen boy wearing compression shorts underneath. I think no compression shorts under the purple shorts. Maybe some under the blue ones?

There should also been a 1997 show with boys 15-18 set in NL, but I haven’t seen that one. Maybe that in a studio?

I can’t say much more about this rare series. But I give rating 10 for the purple shorts. (Series Dallas still on TOP 1). No entry on IMDb. Some infos on Beeld en Geluid (no pics). I hope for a rebroadcasting or even DVD release.

Update: The Big Green (1995)


Yes, I was right. There are some scenes starting at around 42 minutes, with one team in medium blue shorts including a boy with a blonde bowlcut. The home team wears several different shorts, mainly or only not shiny.

This full screen pic of a TV broadcast showing much more than the widescreen version. You can hardly see the  legs.

This scene are great as well, but the white and grey Adidas shorts are even better (rating 10).


I also could identify another, new unknow and rare movie (coming very soon).

Now, I continue searching my archives. 2 of my old hard discs are obviously defective. But I have backups as well.

Shattered Spirits


Drama starring Martin Sheen
Year: 1986
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~7-10, 16
Who in shorts 2: teen girl ~15
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: Unpictured and perfect are young boys shirtless and partly sitting (black shorts) in swimshorts at an outdoor (birthday ?) party and garden pool. Colors are dark blue/green, light green (khaki), black, light blue or white and maybe some more. Best scene is a rear view of a young boy around 8 yo in shiny white swim shorts.

Pictured is an earlier scene of some boys playing Soccer in the streets, most in dark brown shorts (but these shorts are probably not shiny). One boy in this scene in dark blue, one younger boy in light blue shorts and another one in white chequered ones. Also a teen girl in longer white shorts (also sitting), maybe that shorts of her are shiny. At a school bus there’s an older teen boy ~16-17 in tight, dark blue shorts, but probably not shiny.

I like the swim shorts scene very much. Rating 10 although the boys are young and a rather brief scene.

Also starring Matthew Labyorteaux (but probably not in shorts but jeans). Also soon on my bedroom blog, rating 6.

Fußballfieber (2000)


Kids soccer documentary, 13 ep.
Year: 2000
Year in film: ~2000
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~12, 17
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no *
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: medium ?
Rating:  10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: 6 Soccer boys, most around 12 yo in shiny shorts and also shirtless in swim shorts and less, are portayed in this documentary before the 2000 EM championship. Also shower scenes (with towels). Some more supporting actors. Scenes include wet and muddy.

Soccer clubs include SV Planegg (Olli, Bavaria), Lobenstein (Marc), Stuttgart (Stephan), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Fabian “Knipser” ~12, Tom ~18 yo), FC Carl Zeiss Jena (Stephan 17 yo). Not sure of the boy pictured.

There are several documentaries about Soccer (or similar, partly docus about boarding schools or boy choirs also playing Soccer). But I like this one very much. Not all boys are that handsome. One boy has longer hair (not the one pictured, but I think Marc). Maybe one of my first recordings with boys wearing compression shorts underneath. I’m not a Soccer fan and mainly knew this from Rugby. Wearing longer pants under shorts is or was very uncommon in Germany at least in the 90s, 80s and earlier and rarely shown in movies (see tag).

I don’t know all colors of the shorts. My favourite are this dark blue ones with medium blue compression shorts (also sitting). I think also white shorts and maybe red, maybe partly (longer) Adidas. Swim shorts dark blue and black. Indoor pool, hotel (?).

Also good bedroom scenes (partly at home, partly at a hotel, shirtless) both showing bunk beds. Bedroom blog rating 6.

There are some parts on a DVD (Fußballfieber – Aus dem Lebensalltag des Fußballnachwuchses) , 36 min. in total, but only for rent, mediendienste.info. Not to be confused with other DVDs with the same title. I hope for a rebroadcasting as I only have few VHS clips in very bad quality.

More infos on my other blog. Rating 9-10.

Whatever Turns You On (1979)


Kids comedy series, YCDTOTV spin-off, 15 ep
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1979
Country: Canada
Who in shorts: boys ~9-11 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes *
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low *
Rating:  10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: I think 2 of the 3 boys in red shiny shorts in ep. “Fan Letters & Summer Camps”, also sitting. The shorts of the boy on the right are probably not shiny. One boy in a short white sailor suit (shorts probably not shiny). Several very good scenes in this episode.

I don’t know all episodes. Maybe other boys (girls or women) in other episodes? One boy (maybe one of them, left one?) sitting and hopping in red shorts in the pilot (not sure if shiny). Image quality is often poor.

Also on my bedroom blog rating 8 and on my bib overalls blog rating 6.

“You Can’t Do That on Television” also coming soon including handsome blonde Doug Ptolemy.

I like these kind of shiny shorts. Although few kids, rating 9-10.

YCDTOTV hat many more episodes and actors. But rather few good/perfect scenes. So rating 8-(9) only.




Family series, 458 ep
Year: 1997-1998
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Argentina
Who in shorts: boys ~9-15 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium
Rating:  10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: Some boys of a Soccer team often in shiny shorts. Half of the time in medium blue, the rest in white. Goalkeepers in black. Also shirtless and sitting. Also in swim shorts but not shiny. Maybe some girls in shorts, not sure if shiny. Also changing scenes and other scenes of interest including crossdressing, showering and wearing underwear, bib overalls and similar and even less (mainly towels). Overalls blog rating 8, f/m.

I almost forgot even this one. Although I prefer US movies and 70s/80s shorts, I have to give rating 10.

Several perfect scenes. And some very handsome boys. Pic 1 on left longhaired Fede, then redhaired Nacho, then little Gamuza. Pic 2 from left Nacho, Bocha, Fede, longaired Brian, Gamuza. Many scenes in the locker room, but also some showing playing Soccer.

Details, also of the best shorts scenes, on my bib overalls blog.


Poison Ivy (1985)


Camp film starring Michael J. Fox
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~11-12
Who in shorts 2: girls, women
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, VHS
Clothing occurence: very often
Rating:  10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: Several boys, girls including teens, men and women in shiny shorts. Many different colors and style. Some but few Adidas (including boys in white and blue). Also tight yellow shorts. Girls in light purple shorts. Also shirtless scenes but not that much.

Perfect camp movie. Maybe even better than Meatballs? Some very interesting scenes. Changing and swimming.

I don’t watch it often and only have a purchased Original VHS and digitized it.

Needs to be rechecked more carefully at slow speed.

But I think I have to give rating 10.


De bal is rond


Kids Soccer quiz show. TROS
Year: 1988-1993
Year in film: 1980s, 90s
Country: NL
Who in shorts: boys ~10-15
Who in shorts 2: girls ~15
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: always
Rating:  10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: Several boys, teen boys and teen girls in shiny shorts. Also sitting.

Colors including light blue, dark blue, white and probably much more.

Mainly in the studio but also some clips mainly showing much younger boys and girls (~5-8). Also including white, red, black and other colors of shorts.

Handsome Dutch kids, some very good scenes.

I don’t know all episodes. Some are on YouTube (but probably not the best ones).

I have to recheck that. Also for shirtless and other scenes, women (host, audience) and compression shorts.

Update: Also following colors: medium blue, red, light grey and yellow (at least all boys, shorts with no stripes). Update 2: 2 pics for better identification the kind of shorts and scenes.

Home Team (1998)


Family film starring Steve Guttenberg
Year: 1998
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Canada
Who in shorts: boys ~11-15
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recordings
Clothing occurence: often
Rating:  10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: Another perfect Soccer movie. The “Home team” in white shiny shorts, some wearing blue compression tights / compression shorts underneath (I like that), the first entry of that. I hope to find more movies.

The other team in yellow shiny shorts (also very good), also boys in blue shiny shorts (one younger boy sporting a bowlcut) but fewer scenes Or is this a different movie ?). I remember also a (different) movie in yellow Adidas shorts.

Some very good and funny scenes (the goalkeeper in black shorts lost his pants which are sliding down) one other teen boy got a ball in his jewels.

Also other good scenes like spraying cream from a can into the mouth of another boy.

Most boys are quite old. The main character is younger and /or smaller wearing a cap (11 yo Tyler Hynes as Chip).

Also starring Ryan Slater.

The Big Green (1995)


Disney soccer film
Year: 1995
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~10-15
Who in shorts 2: girls
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recordings
Clothing occurence: medium+
Rating:  10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: Two soccer teams, one in white shiny shorts (including girls, at least one) and even better, the opposite team of teen boys in grey shiny Adidas shorts. I think also sitting scenes (maybe mainly from a distance), not sure if shirtless scenes (I don’t remember any).

Maybe my most favourite soccer movie. Perhaps even better than Soccer Dog and Air Bud, as I like Adidas shorts. And light grey is very good color.

Some famous actors like Bug Hall, Chauncey Leopardi and Patrick Renna and also light blonde boys. Also on my overalls blog (f/m, rating 4)

Some very good scenes but rather few perftect ones. And even girls. Also funny scenes.

Great movie, rating 10.

Update also great pics of boys in blue shorts