Diff’rent Strokes

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Comedy series /sitcom, 189 ep in 8 seasons
Year:
1978-1986
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in shorts:
boys ~17 ?
Who in shorts 2:
man
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Clothing occurence:
very low ?
Rating
3/10 ?
Rating:
***
Comment:
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

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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

/2016/11/06/meatballs/

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Scout Camp (2009)

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Comedy film
Year:
2009
Year in film:
2000s ?
Country:
USA
Who in shorts:
boy ~10 ?
Who in shorts 2:
teen boys
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Clothing occurence:
very low
Rating
3/10 ?
Rating:
***
Comment:
I think one younger boy sitting in modern, longer grey, maybe shiny shorts and he and older teen boys shirtless in board shorts. But very few and brief scenes only.

Also nice dorm and bunk bed scenes, soon on my other blog, rating ~7.

For shorts rating 3-4 only.

There are much better movies, also with scouts and camp plot.

La Balle au bond

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TV drama. Kids+soccer
Year:
1998
Year in film:
1990s
Country:
France, Belgium
Who in shorts:
boys ~10-11
Who in shorts 2:

Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
no
Clothing occurence:
always ?
Rating
6/10 ?
Rating:
******
Comment:
10 yo Antoine Cousin-Mazure as Patrice (pictured in white shorts), Arthur-Rémi Pesteland as 11 yo Bébert, and probably other Soccer boys in (white ?) shorts. Obviously black compression shorts (or long tights) underneath.

Sorry, I currenly don’t have more pics. I think there’s no DVD release, yet.

For more infos see my bib overalls blog, rating 7 (no pics there). Directed by Williams Crépin (“Baby-sitter Blues”). Full movie title: “La Balle au bond… ou l’Injustice du destin

Looks interesting. For shorts rating 6-7 for now.

The Body Works (1979)

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Family series, 40 ep
Year:
1979-1980
Year in film:
1970, 80s
Country:
Canada
Who in shorts:
boys ~6-15 ?
Who in shorts 2:
girls ~7-15 ?
Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
no
Clothing occurence:
always ?
Rating
8/10 ?
Rating:
********
Comment:
Finally some very good shiny Adidas shorts. By coincidence, or better during research, I found this interesting series. (Teen) boys and girls mainly in white shorts. 70s style white shorts with a red stripe and boarders but also already shiny, white Adidas shorts with dark blue stripes, also sitting.

Mainly in the studio doing sports but also other kids outside in other colored shorts like blue and light green (not Adidas).

I don’t know all episodes. ACCESS Network and TVOntario 40×10 minutes.

Rating at least 8 for now. They should release this on DVD.

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Djavolji raj

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Drama
Year:
1989
Year in film:
1944
Country:
YU, UK
Who in shorts:
boy ~9 ?
Who in shorts 2:
boys, men
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Clothing occurence:
very low ?
Rating
4/10 ?
Rating:
****
Comment:
A shirtless boy standing and sitting in light blue shorts. Pic from the trailer. Also other boys in shorts including dark blue, green and white with stripes. And men also in swim shorts with a belt. One boy in shorts with H-style suspenders.

The setting looks modern, but it’s obviously in 1944 as there are also other people in historical swimwear shown. So most likely not of shiny fabric but cotton. (Sorry, I’ve seen that too late).

But the movie looks still quite interesting. But I haven’t seen it completely, yet.

Rating 3-4 for now only.

Original title: Đavolji raj – Ljeto bijelih ruža. English title: That Summer of White Roses.

 

Over the Top (1987)

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Action film. Sylvester Stallone
Year:
1987
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in shorts:
Michael ~15
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, TV recording
Clothing occurence:
very low
Rating
3/10 *
Rating:
***
Comment:
David Mendenhall in 2 scenes in dark blue shorts with a rear pocket, maybe tennis shorts, maybe not shiny. 2 different shirts, including a white Adidas shirt with red stripes. Scenes at 36 and 41 minutes, including sitting.

Interesting movie, plot and handsome actor, unfortunately very few and brief shorts scenes. Has been aired some days ago, but I forgot to record it. So needs to be rechecked more carefully at slow speed.

So rating 3-4 only. Movie much higher ~6-7.

It (2017)

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Horror film, remake
Year: 2017
Year in film: 1989
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~12 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: not yet
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium ??
Rating:  6/10 ??
Rating: ******
Comment: At least one boy in longer red shorts, maybe shiny shorts. And another one on sitting in yellow, looks like shiny shorts. Also swiming in tighty whiteys and cycling scenes. Set in 1989.

I recently have updated the 1990 movie on my bib overalls blog (boy, girl rating 5).

So I found trailers and teasers of this remake.

Of course, I can’t say much more yet. Probably not as good as the original movie (at least not the actors) but at least interesting shorts.

Rating maybe 6-7 for now, maybe even higher (4 before I noticed the yellow shorts). But they also wore other clothes. Also a girl in shortalls, soon on my bib overalls blog.

As the title “It” might be hard to find later, I have to add Stephen King.

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Update: You Can’t Do That on Television

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I found some more episodes showing shorts. Pics 1, 2+4 are from s4e7 (1983) Inequality: Kids vs. adults. Looks like a girl in pic 4 in dark blue shorts but not sure as there are also longhaired boys.

Pic 3 is from Looking Cool (season 9, 1990) looks like short, yellow Basketball shorts. Unknown if shiny. Brief views and shirts are long.

There are probably more scenes, unfortunately some episodes got deleted.

Main entry, rating 8

/2016/11/18/you-cant-do-that-on-television/

Today, another episode of Koen Kampioen.

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Unknown 14: US lifeguards (Pur ?)

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Unknown documentary, probably PuR (1994)
Year: 1999 ?
Year in film: 1990s ?
Country: D/USA ?
Who in shorts: boys ~9-10 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no ?
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: I found these 2 tiny pics on one of my backups some time ago. I must have or had one or 2 short clips in a very tiny resolution (160 px). One of my first tries on capturing from my old tapes. Unfortunately, I also couldn’t find the original tape, yet.

I’m not sure, but I think this is from the German TV magazine “pur” showing American junior lifeguards in dark blue swim shorts. I’m pretty sure that these are US boys, Australians often wear speedos.

The file dates are from 1999 but could be changed (earlier or later). Maybe someone remembers this episode and can help? Probably this wasn’t an original German production but an US one. So, who knows the alternate title?

Some good scenes and handsome kids.

Rating 6 for now.