Update 2: Meatballs


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



Atempause (2017)


TV drama
Year: 2017
Year in film: 2010s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~10
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Some Soccer boys in longer light blue and red shorts. Goalkeeper (main character) in black. Most or all wearing long black tights underneath. (Tagging as sweat pants). I almost forgot this movie.

I haven’t seen the complete movie, but obviously only this brief scene at the beginning only.

Available on the ARD mediathek.

Some boys are handsome.

Rating 4 only, due to the brief scene.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge


Horror film
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Ron ~19
Who in shorts 2: men, women
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Robert Rusler, around 19 yo shirtless in dark green, I think shiny shorts (as nightwear), also earlier at least 2 young men in red shorts, one with grey sweat pants underneath, one in black shorts, some others in white shorts and a lady in light grey shorts (maybe most are not shiny). There’s also an outdoor pool scene at night, but again most or all shorts aren’t shiny.

Great movie (series). As a young adult, I liked the scene with the green shorts (and Freddy’s claw through the body and door) and the shower scene, but nowadays I prefer younger actors.

So rating 5-6 only. I have to recheck also the other parts.


Worst Year of My Life, Again!


Comedy series, 13 ep
Year: 2014
Year in film: 2010s
Country: Australia
Who in shorts: boys ~16-18
Who in shorts 2: girls ~16-18
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Some older teen boys including 18 or 19 yo Ned Napier as 14 or 15 yo Alex in (shiny ?) red track shorts in yesterday’s ep 5 (one teen boy wearing black tights or sweat pants underneath), also playing Soccer at least one in white shorts and one in medium blue (pic from the intro). Also teen boys and girls mainly in board shorts or similar modern swimwear in ep 7, some shirtless.

Typical modern series. Teens are very old. But I don’t know all episodes.

So rating 2-3 for now.


Linus i Svingen


Family series, 6 ep
Year: 2004
Year in film: 2000s
Country: Norway
Who in shorts: girls ~6-8
Who in shorts 2: boys ~6-8
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: First, most notable and mostly shown: a very young girl in shiny, red Adidas shorts (with inner briefs) but sweatpants/tights underneath. Also cycling. Some young Soccer boys and girls in different shiny shorts including, red, black, white and blue (non-Adidas) shorts. One boy and one girl in longer black Adidas shorts. One girl in medium blue Adidas shorts with yellow stripes.

Also young girls in bib overalls and shortalls (soon on my other blog, rating 2).

Shiny shorts in most episodes. Pic 1 from ep 2, pics 2+3 from ep/clip 6.

I have seen this series some years ago on TV, but I don’t like it. The kids are very young. Typical Scandinavian series.

Rating 3-4 only.


The World According to Garp


Drama. John Irving
Year: 1982
Year in film: 1950s ?
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boy ~12 ?
Who in shorts 2: teen boys ~16-18
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: There are mainly older teen boys wrestling, some wearing sweat pants and dark blue and red short over them. Also grey shorts but not shiny. One younger boy (pictured) in dark red shorts with a thick yellow stripe. Not sure about the fabric and if really shiny. One very brief scene of him, I think shirtless in the locker room. Another brief scene of the shorts earlier, also close-up.

Famous movie starring Robin Williams as grown-up Garp, but I always watch these scenes at the beginning. I think the setting is in the 1950s there. As there are few shiny shorts movies set in the 50s, I include this as well.

Very few good scenes of the young boy.

Rating 3-4 only.

The Bad News Bears (1979)


Baseball series starring Corey Feldman
Year: 1979-1980
Year in film: 1979-1980
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~8-12 ?
Who in shorts 2: girls ~10
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Some boys and girls in shorts and shiny shorts. Pics from s1e8.

Several girls sitting in dark blue shorts (not sure if shiny, most likely not), at least 2 kids in orange shorts, at least one is shiny. A black boy in white shorts, one boy in dark blue or black shorts and a boy in medium blue shorts. One in light red or orange. Maybe some more. There are swimming scenes but I think mainly in the water of the outdoor pool.

Also a young boy in red shorts playing tennis and sweatpants underneath in s2e8 and s2e2. A Soccer game in s2e2 white shorts /shirtless but probably not shiny) also some others in the background. I think one in green shorts.

Not as famous as the 1976 movie and the main plot is about Baseball. But most also wear jeans and some bib overalls (overalls blog rating 7).

I didn’t had the time to check all episodes. Obviously rather few good shiny shorts scenes, and few shirtless scenes with shorts.

Rating 6-7 for now only.

Bad News Bears (2005) has some swimming scenes, rating 4 (no pics)

The Adventures of Pete & Pete


Family series
Year: 1993-1996
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Pete ~11, Pete ~16 (s1)
Who in shorts 2: boys ~8-15
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  9/10 ?
Rating: *********
Comment: Pete and Pete and some other boys and men. At least 2 episodes in swim shorts outside (also both shirtless), at least one episode showing PE.

Pics 1+2 from ep 6 s1e6. Boys at different age in I think shiny red shorts. Dodgeball. The other team including young Pete in blue shorts. He has his jeans underneath. One or some boys in long, black compression tights or other pants (sweatpants ?) underneath (sitting). Pic soon on my bib overalls blog.

Pic 3 is from ep 25 (s3e4) showing the older Pete in shiny yellow swim shorts. Pete wearing dark green maybe not shiny swimshorts (shirtless) also sitting. Funny scene, showering with a cap and gloves on. One boy in big, purple swim shorts (not shirtless), also other boys in yellow and turquoise swim shorts (shirtless).

The older Pete shirtless in turqouise swim shorts, the younger Pete in light blue (probably non-shiny swim shorts) in the special 2 “What We Did On Our Summer Vacation”. My favourite episode. The lifesaver in shiny pink swim shorts. Some other kids there like a young boy in light blue swim shorts. Outdoor pool and later beach scenes. The younger Pete jumping again and again from the springboard.

Very good and funny series. Rating 9 for swim shorts. I prefer the younger Pete, but the other isn’t bad either.

Also on my bedroom blog rating 8 (also soon on my bib overalls blog).


Eva & Adam (1999)


Family series
Year: 1999-2001
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Sweden, DK
Who in shorts: Adam ~13
Who in shorts 2: other boys
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  9/10
Rating: *********
Comment: Carl-Robert Holmer-Karell shirtless in I orange swim shorts. Also others including girls in swim wear, some might be (colorful) board shorts. His friend in black (not sure if shiny).

Great coming-of-age series. I remember at least 2 episodes of interest. First swim lessons and later the class alone at the indoor pool at night.

Needs to be rechecking for all colors and what are really shiny or board shorts.

Sorry, no pics either.

Update: I have rechecked the 1st scene. One boy in longer, green shiny “Boxing” shorts. Also good rear view while climbing out of the pool. Still needs to be checked the 2nd episode.

Update 2: Next to the 2 swimming scenes, there is also a locker room scene, maybe of Soccer teen boys. Also the little bother of Eva in grey tights or sweat pants under dark blue shorts.

Update 3: Now I have seen the 2nd swim scene. Mainly black and blue, one older in red and a fat boy in turqouise swim shorts. Funny scenes also showing a hot tub. 1st scene is much better though.


The Goonies


Adventure film starring Sean Astin
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Brand ~16
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Josh Brolin in dark blue shiny shorts and grey long sweatpants underneath.

Wearing long pants under short pants was or is very uncommon in Germany.

Good family entertainment but of interest is mainly the first half of the movie set at home.

Old actor. Rather few good scenes. So rating 5-6 only.