Update: Fun House (1988)


Some more scenes of the US Fox’s Fun House. Some interesting actions like piggyback, kneeing and wheelbarrow race. Maybe all pics from 1990.

Pic 1 from YouTube clip called FFH-02 (also with older girls), pic 2 from FFH-22, pic 3 from FFH-08, pic 4 from FFH-19.

Sorry, I’m quite busy and running out of movies.

Main entry, rating 7





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.


A Swarm in May


Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: UK
Who in shorts: boys ~10 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: VHS only ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: I noticed 2 boys shirtless at a beach in shiny (?) shorts. One in white and another one in red. Red shorts unpictured, red pictures are trunks. Also other boys in speedos and trunks.

Not sure about the time setting. Could be the 1950s, but at least the white shorts appear shiny and 70s style.

1955 novel by William Mayne. I assume very few shorts scenes. The plot is about a boys’ choir.

Also soon on my bedroom blog (bunk beds, rating ~7).

For shorts, rating 4 only. I think not officially on DVD.

Parchís entra en acción


Family film / musical
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Spain
Who in shorts: boys ~10-16?
Who in shorts 2: girls ~11 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Boys and girls in different kind of sports in shiny shorts, mainly Adidas.

Searching for a different movie of this band, I found some short clips on YouTube by coincidence.

Pic 1 showing 2 girls in shiny white Adidas shorts with matching shirts (big logo). Boys in red and white Adidas shorts, also blue shorts (unknown if Adidas). One chubby boy playing Tennis in white Adidas shorts. Other sports like PE and swimming. Swimming unknown if just speedos.

Needs to be rechecked as I don’t know the complete movie. Also other movies of them. One clip has slow-mo scenes. Movie is part 5 of 7 in this movie series. DVD might be OOP.

Rating 5-6 for now.


Update 2: Fun House (1989)


Some more pics of the 1989 UK show (although I prefer the 1988 US show and I recently paid more attention to that).

As said, the yellow shorts are lighter than in the US show which don’t appear that shiny.

Girls also wore black skirts (at least in 1997).

Pics 1+3 from s2e5, pic 2 from s1e12.

Also updated on my bib overalls blog.

Main entries




Fun House (1988)


US Kids game show. Fox’s Fun House
Year: 1988-1991
Year in film: 1980s, 1990s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys
Who in shorts 2: girls
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very often
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Boys and girls almost always in red and dark yellow shorts. Also wet and muddy scenes and few sitting scenes.

Unlike the 1989 UK series, I haven’t found any bib overalls. And the yellow shorts are darker and maybe not or not that shiny.

There were 375 episodes but I only found some very few on YouTube.

Pic 1 from May 11, 1989. Pic 2 from s1e7 (season 1?) with a pool. Pic 3 from s1e6 with Leonardo DiCaprio in yellow and Danny Pintauro in red. Pic 4 showing muddy scenes in s1e22. On the left a girl. Mud is eggs. Good close-up scenes in s2e5.

Rating 7-8 for now.




Update: Fun House (1989)


Some time ago, Adidasfan made some suggestion, but mainly about women, and I already had Fun House.

In this clip, kids putting on wet Umbro shorts over their shorts they wore.

Very interesting and I didn’t identify the brand earlier. Unfortunately a quite bad image quality, filmed off a screen. Maybe there’s a better clip? Or even better ones?

I now can confirm girls in shorts. I will make more posts later also of the USA show.

YouTube clip called “Funhouse umbro nylon shorts”. Suggestions in the comments of


Main entry, rating 7


Where the Boys Are (1984)


Comedy film
Year: 1984
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA, UK
Who in shorts: men, women
Who in shorts 2: boys
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Mainly some shirtless men or older teen boys and also women in different shorts and swimwear on a beach. Hundreds of supporting actors, I think younger boys as well (like in medium blue at 16 minutes). But most very briefly or from a distance.

Shorts in almost all colors, at least black, white, medium blue, light yellow (f,m), dark green (m) and red (f, m ?), I think also purple (woman) and grey or similar. Some shorts are not shiny but most. Scene pictured at 10 and 40 minutes. Best scenes at around 16 (and 10) minutes. Also women undressing her shorts (white, bikini underneath). Wet scenes in the sea. I think Adidas (f,m) at 10.

I’ve checked it some time ago and don’t remember much. Needs to be rechecked more carefully at slow speed.

Typical movie. I assume few (good) scenes. 2 longer scenes on the beach. Later a pool scene but probably not of interest.

So rating 3-4 for now only.

I’ve added the tab “Brands” on top after finder a new Danish brand in Gummi-Tarzan.



Family film/drama
Year: 1981
Year in film: ~1981
Country: Denmark
Who in shorts: Ivan 8
Who in shorts 2: boys ~6-16 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium- ??
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Some, mainly younger boys at PE in different shiny shorts including Adidas Junior (red and white with red stripes), some in 70s style shorts (white, medium blue) some others in black shorts. Main character, 8 yo Ivan played by Alex Svanbjerg in light red shorts (unpictured). Some few have matching shirts.

Many boys have shorts from a brand, I don’t know with vertical “V”s at the side like the blue ones in pic 2, the older boy with the black ones and the trainer.

Does anybody know this brand?

Update: I think this brand is Hummel.

Interesting different shorts. I don’t know the complete movie, yet, but I assume rather few good scenes. Shirtless scenes but maybe not in combination with shiny shorts. Also sitting (Ivan) but rather bad scene.

Rating 8 for now. Aka Gummitarzan.


Hart to Hart


Crime series, 111 ep
Year: 1979-1984
Year in film: 1984
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Jennifer ~38
Who in shorts 2: men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Most notable Stefanie Powers in tight, dark blue shorts with 3 white stripes (but not Adidas), also some young men later shirtless in different shorts at the sea and at a pool including short black shorts, red, white and longer white shorts. Most scenes of the men are very brief and/or in the background. Both pics from s3e10 (1984). A better pic on IMDb.

Also on my bib overalls blog (Stefanie Powers) rating 3 as well.

Maybe more scenes and other actors in other episodes? I didn’t like much this series and don’t have the time to check all episodes.

For now, rating 3 only.