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.




Génial, mes parents divorcent!


Family film
Year: 1991
Year in film: 1990s
Country: France
Who in shorts: boys ~11 ?
Who in shorts 2: girls
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Some Soccer boys in different shorts including medium blue, dark blue, white, black and one in light green (looks more like a girl). Also girls in shiny shorts including white. I think not all shorts are shiny, but at least the green, medium blue and white ones. Also close-up scenes. Maybe I can identify some brands, later.

By rechecking this movie on my bib overalls blog (boy, rating 6, just updated), I found this scene by coincidence. How could I miss it?

Very interesting, but I haven’t checked the complete movie.

Rating 6-7 for now.


Update: De bal is rond


I found some more scenes of the described yellow and light grey shorts. And yesterday also orange shorts, I didn’t remember and found earlier.

Shirt labeled with “lotto”, not sure about the shorts but probably. Brand or sponsor?

Rating ~7 for this new pics. Also teen girls in shiny shorts, but I have to search for more pics.

Main entry rating 10



Voetballen met Wiel Coerver


Soccer training, 15 minutes each
Year: 1980s
Year in film: 1980s
Country: The Netherlands
Who in shorts: boys ~10-12 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: VHS ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: often ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Probably some Soccer boys in shiny shorts. I remember, having heard of this series on Dutch TV in the mid or late 80s. At least aired between 1984-1986.

I think, I don’t have a recording and I couldn’t find any pics nor clips on the web (except modern ones showing his method). Not sure if the pics are from that series (but likely, as there are Dutch texts) and I remember the scenes with Coerver. YouTube title: Cvičení – Coerver (US videos, parts 1-3) showing boys in Puma shorts black, red and white. Also boys in long pants.

Has anybody more infos?

There are at least VHS titled “Soccer fundamentals with Wiel Coerver”.

Rating at least rating 7-8 (for these pics). Puma is quite rare.



Believe (2013)


Drama by David Scheinmann
Year: 2013
Year in film: 1984
Country: UK
Who in shorts: boys ~7-12 ??
Who in shorts 2: Sinead ~12 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium+ ?
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Boys and I think one older girl (must be Aine O’Duffy) in white shorts with 2 red stripes as home team  (also sitting), others at least in nice light blue shorts with 2 white stripes and black shorts. Set in Manchester in 1984.

I haven’t seen the complete movie yet, but I like the light blue and also the white shorts, althought most boys are very young. Main character is 11 yo but looking younger.

There’s also a girl in tight bib overalls (soon on my other blog, rating ~4).

Needs to be checked completely.

Rating 7-8 for now.

Update 2: Achterbahn (1992)


For now, the final update of Achterbahn.

Pic 1 showing a Soccer boy in white shiny shorts, probably from ep. 9. Probably more boys of this and the other teams. Pic 2 from ep 33 “Der Andere” (completely on YouTube).  Nice PE and locker room scenes. Also shirtless, but I think rather few shiny shorts. Reminds me of “Sich kennenlernen, sich vertragen”.

Rating ~6-7

I have to search for more episodes. Many swim scenes, but I think mainly or only in speedos and non-shiny shorts.

Main entry rating 7 at



Update: Kinderen voor Kinderen 4


Thanks once more Erik, for pointing out that the brand is Rucanor. The Dutch company even still exists. Obviously, also the other white, red and blue shorts are from Rucanor as well.

Unfortunately, the clip is rather short and rather few close-ups, but some very good scenes. Very interesting shiny shorts!

Pic 2 is from the same episode a bit later with boys and girls in other, white shorts. More 70s style.

Episode 6 also coming soon. Main entry at



Update: Cebollitas


As announced one more update of Cebollitas and the brands. Currently, I don’t have the time to check more episodes. I don’t assume more brands anyway.

Pic 1 from ep 169 showing Fantasmita in blue shiny shorts with 3 horizontal stripes on the legs. 3 stripes are copyrighted and usually must be Adidas, but I doubt that and haven’t found Adidas text or leaf logos. In other episodes like 222, the boys wear blue shorts with 2 stripes. Gamuza wears white Umbro shorts.

Pic 2 from ep 279 showing boys and girls in both white and dark blue shorts playing Basketball (that’s why there are also girls).

Pic 3 showing a young man in purple shorts with stars in ep 200.

Pic 4 showing the boys in black or similar Olan shorts with many larger diamonds in ep 386.



Kinderen voor Kinderen 4


Dutch kids’ music annual shows and clips. 1980-present. 30+seasons
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1983
Country: The Netherlands
Who in shorts: boys ~9-12 ?
Who in shorts 2: girls ~9-12 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: Some boys and girl in shiny shorts in song Trim, trim, trim (pictured). Also a bit later boys and girls in white shorts with yellow boarders (maybe not shiny) in song Lui zijn.

2 in white shorts with green boarders (also a boy sitting on a rowing device and floor).

One boy in black shiny shorts with orange stripes, one boy in medium blue shorts, yellow stripes and one boy in red shorts (white boarders). Rating at least 7-8.

Also at least boy and girls in white and black shorts in episode 6 (coming soon, also shirtless scenes in speedos). I don’t know/don’t remember all episodes.

Perfect show and songs. Also several entries on my bib overalls blog (f,m rating 8).

Update: Not sure about the brands. I think there are 2 different brands. At least one might be Italian Lotto. One more pic (close-up) at. At least the white and black are Rucanor shorts. Thanks to Erik. Shirtless boys in swim shorts in ep. 10 (rating 6).