Kids game show. City festival
2017, other
Year in film:
The Netherlands
Who in shorts:
boys ~11-12 ?
Who in shorts 2:
girls ?
Available on DVD:
I own:
often- *
6/10 ?
Comment: Some boys and maybe some girls in (shiny) short. Pic from the 2017 contest showing 2 boys in black and yellow shorts, both Adidas. Sitting, standing. Also a brief scene of a young boy shirtless in a pool in swim shorts.

I found this by coincidence or better hard research on YouTube. Obviusly a local contest. Not sure if broadcasted on local TV or most-likely just online.

I haven’t checked all episodes.

There are also girls in shorts, but most or all shorts aren’t shiny.

Rating even 6-7 for now.

Originally, I wanted to post “Double Dare” today. But the shorts turned out to be long jogging pants interrupted with a knee pad.


Update: The Love Boat (1977)


I have briefly rechecked this episode (s1e3) and uploaded a better, complete pic of this one, 16 yo Scott Baio shirtless in wet, white shiny shorts with 3 red stripes (not sure if these are Adidas).  Also showing Kristy McNichol in white shorts but probably not shiny.

I have briefly checked some episodes of season 1 , but haven’t found any other scenes of interest.

Also recently 2 episodes on my bib overalls blog (boy, girl, rating up to 3).

Main entry here, rating 9 (maybe now a bit lower) at


Update: Dallas (1978)


I have briefly checked several episodes, mainly of seasons 8-12 (and I own seasons 13+14). I found some few more pool scenes of younger Christopher and John Ross. junior and others.

Pic 1 showing Christopher shirtless in brown/colorful or similar wet swim shorts (not shiny) in s10e3 (sitting and also walking rear view, distance). Pic 2 probably John Ross jun. in s9e27 I think in shiny swim shorts (white and black ?). Underwater scenes, also over water but few and brief scenes and distance.

Christopher also in bathing trunks, light blue or similar in s10e5, John Ross jun. in red speedos in s8e2 and a toddler (Eric Farlow as Christopher ??) in dark blue shiny shorts sitting in s8e2. There are probably more swimming scenes (of others, mainly men) in earlier episodes, but I don’t have the time to check all episodes.

Much better, of course, is older Omri Katz in purple shorts (rating 10, TOP#1)


Call Me by Your Name


Drama, 1 Oscar
Year in film:
I, F, Brazil, USA
Who in shorts:
Oliver ~30
Who in shorts 2:

Available on DVD:
I own:
Clothing occurence:
medium ?
Comment: At least Armie Hammer in white Adidas shorts with red stripes and inner briefs, including sitting scenes. Also mainly shirtless in other shorts and swim shorts like medium red or similar (wet, 1 black stripe), yellow, medium green, but most or all other shorts are not shiny. The younger boy, ~21 yo Timothée Chalamet as 17 yo Elio also in (colorful) shorts but I think none are shiny.

Thanks for this suggestion. But I don’t like (hairy) men in shorts. Nothing special, like for my other blogs like men in overalls or Cowboys or sailors. And this is not a blog just for Adidas.

And this white ones don’t appear shiny. More of interest are the medium red, sometimes pink appearing wet shorts. But I only have seen pics on IMDb of those.

Maybe an interesting movie and gay plot (80s setting), but I don’t like at all these actors.

Rating ~2 for now only.

Crazy in Alabama


Film starring Melanie Griffith and Lucas Black
Year: 1999
Year in film: 1965
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~10-17 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Some boys in different shorts. As the setting is in 1965, most or all shorts are probably not shiny. But some appear as such. Nice light blue shorts.

I bought this DVD several years ago for my bib overalls blog but was very disappointed (rating 2). Lucas Black not appearing in overalls although shown on the cover.

Movie itself is not that bad.

Rating 3-4. I haven’t seen it for years.

Highway to Heaven – s2e2


Drama series starring Michael Landon
Year: 1984-1989
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~10
Who in shorts 2: other boys, girls
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, s1-3
Clothing occurence: medium+ *
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Several boys in shiny shorts and swim shorts at this cancer camp. I mentioned this before and this is my favourite episode. Some shorts are not shiny.

One boy in green Adidas shorts in the pool also outside jumping into it (but brief scenes).

Double episodes s2e1+2. I think very few shorts scenes in s2e1.

Main entry (1 more pic of this episode)



Vacation (2015)


Comedy film, remake
Year: 2015
Year in film: 2010s ?
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Kevin ~11, James ~18
Who in shorts 2: man
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  3/10 *
Rating: ***
Comment: At least Steele Stebbins in colorful board shorts and Skyler Gisondo in red swim shorts. Ed Helms in blue/white, non-shiny shorts.

Should have been aired some days ago, but hasn’t. So I don’t know the complete movie, yet. Pic from a short YouTube clip.

I like the 1983 movie (shorts scenes, beige, pink, jeans, but I think none shiny). Maybe supporting actors?

Rating 3 for now only. (Mainly board shorts).

Je vous aime très beaucoup


Comedy film
Year: 2010
Year in film: ~2009 ?
Country: France
Who in shorts: Marty ~17, “P’tit” ~8
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  4/10 *
Rating: ****
Comment: At least ~17yo Julien Crampon in 70s style yellow shorts. 8 yo Max Clavelly in red shorts also running, but maybe not shiny. Also some other funny scenes like peeing scenes.

I only have checked it briefly. But I assume few good scenes. Pics from the trailer.

Rating 3-4 for now for the shorts scenes. Movie itself probably even higher. But there are better movies. The boy is too old.

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.

Neighbours (1985)


Soap opera, 34+ seasons
Year: 1985-
Year in film: 1980s, 2010s
Country: Australia
Who in shorts: men, women
Who in shorts 2: teen boys, teen girls *
Available on DVD: no/partly
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low ?
Rating:  2/10 ?
Rating: **
Comment: At least some older teen girls and I think teen boys in track shorts in ep 7801 (2018), pictured and I also found shirtless older teen boys/young men in I think non-shiny board-shorts and teen girls in non-shiny shorts at an outdoor pool in a 1985 episode (YouTube clip titled Scott Robinson & Kim Taylor | Neighbors [1985]). Maybe some younger kids in the background?

I don’t know all episodes, almost 8000. Maybe there are more episodes of interest.

Rating 2-3 for now.

Also on my bib overalls blog, (f,m rating 4).

Sorry, I’m running out of good movies/series.