Heidi und Erni – ep. 27


Originally, I just wanted to upgrade some pics on my Lederhosen blog (soming soon) and so I found some more great shiny shorts scenes. All from episode 27, which is also the best showing boys in Lederhosen (long and tight+short). How could I miss this scenes/episode?

Unfortunately, the scenes are short, and in the series, boys and men are mainly in the distance and rather few (good) scenes.

Pic at at the beginning showing a boy in tight, light blue shorts (also rear view later, shorts in the butt crack). The shorts have shadow stripes like the late 80s Adidas shorts. Splitted at the sides but probably aren’t Adidas. Obviously missing the stripes and they’re too tight. Splitted and shadow stripes so not Adidas Junior. Or maybe the stripes are faded.

Pic 2 showing a boy in dark blue Adidas shorts. I think only this close-up scene.

Pic 3 showing a boy from a distance in purple shorts with wide turqouise or light blue sides. Also others in 80s cotton shorts including colorful and black.

I have to recheck the complete series and especially this episode, but am currently too busy and have something else to watch. Light blue and purple are my favourite colors.

Main entry, currently rating 6




Update: Fun House (1988)


Some more scenes of the US Fox’s Fun House. Some interesting actions like piggyback, kneeing and wheelbarrow race. Maybe all pics from 1990.

Pic 1 from YouTube clip called FFH-02 (also with older girls), pic 2 from FFH-22, pic 3 from FFH-08, pic 4 from FFH-19.

Sorry, I’m quite busy and running out of movies.

Main entry, rating 7




Battle of the Network Stars


Sports competition game show
Year: 1976-1988, 2017
Year in film: 1970s, 80s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: men, women
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: often
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: A recent suggestion (both YouTube links are now dead). Several celebrities (males and females) and others in the background in shiny shorts including 70s style and also Adidas. Many different colors, probably all available.

I don’t know all episodes. There are few clips online and most in poor image quality.

I haven’t found notable younger kids or teens.

Pic 1 from May 4th 1980, pic 2 from Dec 4th 1988 cycling in light blue shorts, pic 3 from 1978 (Robin Williams episode), blue 70s style is a woman. Pic 4 from 1979. I also found pics on IMDb with yellow Adidas (man in 1976). Heather Thomas and William Shatner in 1982 in light grey shorts.

Rating 3-4 for now. Maybe I miss some good scenes.

Please also note my previous post about GDPR and important blog issues.


Update 2: Fun House (1989)


Some more pics of the 1989 UK show (although I prefer the 1988 US show and I recently paid more attention to that).

As said, the yellow shorts are lighter than in the US show which don’t appear that shiny.

Girls also wore black skirts (at least in 1997).

Pics 1+3 from s2e5, pic 2 from s1e12.

Also updated on my bib overalls blog.

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Fun House (1988)


US Kids game show. Fox’s Fun House
Year: 1988-1991
Year in film: 1980s, 1990s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys
Who in shorts 2: girls
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very often
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Boys and girls almost always in red and dark yellow shorts. Also wet and muddy scenes and few sitting scenes.

Unlike the 1989 UK series, I haven’t found any bib overalls. And the yellow shorts are darker and maybe not or not that shiny.

There were 375 episodes but I only found some very few on YouTube.

Pic 1 from May 11, 1989. Pic 2 from s1e7 (season 1?) with a pool. Pic 3 from s1e6 with Leonardo DiCaprio in yellow and Danny Pintauro in red. Pic 4 showing muddy scenes in s1e22. On the left a girl. Mud is eggs. Good close-up scenes in s2e5.

Rating 7-8 for now.




Update: Fun House (1989)


Some time ago, Adidasfan made some suggestion, but mainly about women, and I already had Fun House.

In this clip, kids putting on wet Umbro shorts over their shorts they wore.

Very interesting and I didn’t identify the brand earlier. Unfortunately a quite bad image quality, filmed off a screen. Maybe there’s a better clip? Or even better ones?

I now can confirm girls in shorts. I will make more posts later also of the USA show.

YouTube clip called “Funhouse umbro nylon shorts”. Suggestions in the comments of


Main entry, rating 7


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.

Oscar Mayer Bologna (1988 commercial)


Meat commercial
Year: 1988
Year in film: ~1988
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boy ~5 ?
Who in shorts 2: young man
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium *
Rating:  2/10
Rating: **
Comment: A very young boy in longer white shorts and a young man or older teen boy in short, dark blue Adidas shorts (maybe not shiny ?, shorts appear darker in this clip and lighter on others). Basketball scene. Also headshots of the young boy unlike the tall one. Maybe the young man is more of interest here.

I found this by coincidence. There are also at least 3 boys and one girl in bib overalls at earlier clips (soon on my other blog, rating ~3).

Rating 2-3 only.

Hart to Hart


Crime series, 111 ep
Year: 1979-1984
Year in film: 1984
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Jennifer ~38
Who in shorts 2: men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Most notable Stefanie Powers in tight, dark blue shorts with 3 white stripes (but not Adidas), also some young men later shirtless in different shorts at the sea and at a pool including short black shorts, red, white and longer white shorts. Most scenes of the men are very brief and/or in the background. Both pics from s3e10 (1984). A better pic on IMDb.

Also on my bib overalls blog (Stefanie Powers) rating 3 as well.

Maybe more scenes and other actors in other episodes? I didn’t like much this series and don’t have the time to check all episodes.

For now, rating 3 only.

Amico mio – s2e6


Hospital drama series. 14 ep in 2 seasons
Year: 1993-1998
Year in film: 1998
Country: Italy, (Germany)
Who in shorts: Spillo ~14 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Adriana Pantaleo in light red (or orange) swim shorts, also a man in medium blue or grey ones. Brief scenes in yesterday’s final episode 14 (s2e6a).

Next to the earlier Soccer scenes, finally another good one. (I might miss some scenes in earlier episodes as I missed some).

Nice pool scenes and leg exercises at 15 minutes. Also 2 handsome, blonde boys (at 11 minutes in the hospital but not in shorts).

Main entry, previously rating 3