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Comedy film
Year: 1978
Year in film: 1970s
Country: Brazil
Who in shorts: young men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: At least 2 young men shirtless in yellow and red shorts, look shiny. Also a man in light orange shorts but probably not shiny. Also 70s trunks and speedos.

Not sure about the brand, splitted and tight, almost look like Adidas.

Interesting shorts, but rather few good scenes and I prefer younger actors.

So rating 3 only.


Schloss Einstein – ep 913


German TV series about a boarding school. 21+ seasons
Year: 1998-
Year in film: 2018
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Moritz, Pawel ~12
Who in shorts 2: girl, boys ~12
Available on DVD: no *
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Blonde Marc Elflein, 12 or 13 yo in longer dark green Basketball shorts and black boy Noel Okwanga in medium blue shorts in today’s ep 913 (season 21e17). As announced there are Basketball teams in the final episode 922 (March 28) in red, green and medium blue shorts. Home team including a girl I think in red shorts. Probably some more scene in upcoming episodes. Also handsome boys in black or dark blue shorts some days ago (~ep 901 ?).

Also available online.

Main entry, rating up to 7 (also on my other blogs)


Lungo il fiume (1989)


Drama, Johnny Melville
Year: 1989
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Italy
Who in shorts: boy ~10 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: One young boy in red or maybe pink shiny shorts. Looks like 3 stripes and must be Adidas Junior (but not sure). Unfortunatley, I only noticed around 2 brief scenes at 15 and 16 minutes.

I’m still searching for my unknown Italian movie, so I’ve started to recheck hundreds of movies, TV movies and series of the 80s. I already checked 872 movies (1987-1990 only). At least I found this and some few more.

English title: Along the River. Obviously not on DVD. I found it on YouTube.

Quite good movie, but for the brief scenes rating 4 only.

Update 3: You Can’t Do That on Television


I forgot to post one pic and also now add some others, although poor image quality.

Pics 1+2 are from ep. 18 Fitness (1981) showing a boy cycling in white shorts and some others sitting in red shorts.

Pic 3 below is from ep s6e4 “Relatives” (1985) which should contain (shiny) white shorts, probably Alasdair. To me they don’t look shiny.



The Brady Bunch


Comedy series
Year: 1969-1974
Year in film: ~1972
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Bobby ~11, Greg ~17
Who in shorts 2: teen boys, men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: At least Mike Lookinland and Barry Williams in dark blue shorts, a teen boy shirtless in red shorts and a young man (Patrick Adiarte) in orange shorts or trunks. All shorts are tight and look shiny to me (although very early 1972 setting). Christopher Knight in light blue or similar shorts (not shiny) and also other shorts and 70s speedos. I think another teen boy or man in dark blue shorts. All pics from s4e2.

Great series, also on most or all my other blogs. Recently Chris Knight also in Gunsmoke on my overalls blog, rating 4.

For shorts rating 4 for now only. Rather few scenes. Other episodes and later movies also needs to be checked.


Ich – Dann eine Weile nichts

Family film
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1970s
Country: East Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~12-14
Who in shorts 2: girls ~12-14
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Some boys and girls, I think both in tight, plain red and white shorts playing Volleyball outside. (Or the boys in red and girls in white). I’m not sure, but the shorts are probably not shiny. But still interesting. The red shorts reminds me of “Ask Max”, rating 9 which is even rare.


I haven’t seen the movie and currently don’t have any pics.

Needs to be rechecked later. I assume few scenes. Main character is a 13 yo girl.

Rating 3-4 for now.

Novel by Hans-Ulrich Lüdemann.

Flash Forward (1996)


Disney teen sitcom, 26 ep
Year: 1996-1997
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Canada, USA
Who in shorts: Tucker~ 15
Who in shorts 2: teen boys
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Some teen boys playing Soccer in different shorts. Mainly shown teams in medium blue shorts with 2 yellow boarder stripes (pic 2 probably Theodore Borders), other team in black. Ben Foster as main character Tucker in dark green and black shorts (goalkeeper).

While warming up, one teen boy in yellow and one in red shorts. One black shorts has yellow parts. All pics from ep 15.

Also on my bib overalls blog, (teen ) girls, rating 5.

Some interesting shorts. But rather few good scenes. And I don’t like Tucker.

So rating 5 only.


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.



Schloss Einstein – season 21 (on TV)

Wednesday, season 21 finally starts (daily 2 episodes).

At least boys playing Basketball inside in longer red and green shorts in the final episode 922 (aired on March 28). A pic on the wikia

Also on my bib overalls blog.

Main entry here, rating 7


Journey of the Blob


Short film, 10 min.
Year: 1989
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Canada
Who in shorts: “Boy” ~6 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Scott Ingram in red, probably shiny shorts. Rather 70s style.

Quite interesting, but he’s very young. And a very brief scene only.

So rating 3 only.

French title: Voyage sans fin. Directed by Bill Maylone.