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.


Update: Hang Time (1995)


I found some more and even better scenes in this series. Most notable some younger boys in s3e20 in different coloured shorts including black, dark blue, light blue and yellow (pic 1). Maybe not all are shiny. Also a teen girl in dark blue or black shorts and light blue and white parts (also close-up).

The older teen boys in light blue shorts in several episodes (pic 2 from s1e13).

Unpictured: Dark blue and light blue shorts in s2e7, white shorts in s3e22 and several other shorts in s1e5 including a teen girl in purple ones. And a teen girl in black shorts in s4e1 (2 thick stripes).

Sitting scenes of teen boys and a teen girl in s3e23.

Also updates on my bib overalls blog (females, rating 4). Main entry here, now rating 5 instead of 4


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.



Don’t Look Now (1983)


Kids comedy series, YCDTOTV spin-off, 5 ep
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boy ~9
Who in shorts 2: boys, teen girl *
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: One boy in light blue shorts, also sitting (70s style), some other boys in tight dark blue shorts but maybe not shiny and a teen girl in white shorts but not shiny. All in episode 1.

More post about YCDTOTV to come. Thanks for the suggestions! Unfortunatley just these episodes are very rare and not available or in very bad image quaility. But I found even more.

Don’t Look Now also soon on my overalls blog, rating 5.

Main entry here, rating 8




Horror film part 1
Year: 1975
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys, men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  4/10 *
Rating: ****
Comment: As announced, now the first Jaws movie. Most or all swim shorts aren’t shiny due to the early 1975 year. When wet they often look shiny. Especially the boy in the black/blue shorts on the left. Interesting also the olive/colorful shorts and the tight red ones (Chris Rebello).

I have to recheck this movie more carefully the next broadcasting.

Many supporting actors but mainly grown-ups and speedos. And most scenes fast/brief and from a distance.

Great movie, but for the shorts rating 3-4 for now only.



Die Jungs-WG – s3e5


Kids reality TV, season 5
Year: 2013
Year in film: 2013
Country: Germany (Austria)
Who in shorts: boys 13-15
Who in shorts 2: others?
Available on DVD: no
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: As announced, season 3 (Die Jungs-WG im Schnee) is currently being rebroadcasted.

At the end of yesterday’s s3e5 a brief scene of the teen boys in the jacuzzi. Lukas (14), Joel (13), Felix (14), Tom (15) und Philipp Schmitze-Elsen (15). As said, I don’t like at all Philipp.

Yellow, pink and dark blue (x 2 ?) swim or board shorts. I didn’t remember yellow and even pink.

Probably more and better scenes in later (or earlier episodes).

Rating ~6-7. Series/season even higher.


The boys in Lederhosen in ep 7 (Lederhosen blog rating 4).




Biography starring Sina Tkotsch
Year: 2011
Year in film: ~1978 ?
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boy ~8 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  3/10 *
Rating: ***
Comment: One black boy shirtless in shiny, light blue shorts, also a white boy and girl in tight shorts and speedo, but not shiny. Also wet/muddy scenes (sliding down a hill). But in these scenes the shorts are very briefly shown.

As announced, this has been aired yesterday. Very interesting movie and plot (novel by Sabine Krueger). The main character is a girl (pictured).

I missed few parts of the beginning and also the end when the girl is older and is played by Sina Tkotsch.

The blonde girl pictured looks almost like a boy, and there’s another similar looking kid, who is a boy.

Good movie, but I prefer other movies. 2h11 minutes. English title: Jungle Child.

Rating 2-3 for the shorts. Movie rating ~4-5.


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.