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.




Kids game show, parts of Kosmos & Co
Year in film:
Who in shorts:
boys, girls ~11-12 ?
Who in shorts 2:

Available on DVD:
I own:
Clothing occurence:
very often ?
6/10 ?
Comment: Some boys and girls in (at least) black Adidas Junior shorts, also wet games. Some shorts appear longer (two shorts ?). Handsome blonde kids. Maybe also some in the audience in shorts?

Another, older suggestion. Thanks very much! And sorry, I forgot these.

3 YouTube clips titled Rally Planeten, but Rallyplaneten is the correct title.

Based on the British show “Run the Risk” (and earlier Double Dare). There are also some other shows in other countries, mainly in the 90s like “Drops!” in Germany but mainly the Nickelodeon shows. But I don’t remember shiny shorts in there. Needs to be rechecked for other and upcoming clips.

No entry on IMDb. Aired on TV4. Hosts: David Hellenius and Sofia Eriksson.

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).

Mag Wheels


Comedy film, aka Summer School
Year: 1978
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: young men/older teen boys
Who in shorts 2: young women/older teen girls
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Some few young men/older teen boys shirtless in different shorts (maybe not all are shiny) including dark green (also sitting) and white Adidas  (white with red stripes). Also 70s style shorts including white and light blue. Pics 1, 3+4 from the beginning. One young lady in yellow 70s style shorts (scene at ~18 minutes). Definitely also cotton and ripped off shorts at least white and jeans.

I only have checked this briefly.

Typical movie of it’s kind. Few good scenes, mainly at the beginning. Probably no younger actors.

So rating 3-4 for now only. I think not officially on DVD.


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