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.




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


Ich – Dann eine Weile nichts

Family film
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1970s
Country: East Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~12-14
Who in shorts 2: girls ~12-14
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Some boys and girls, I think both in tight, plain red and white shorts playing Volleyball outside. (Or the boys in red and girls in white). I’m not sure, but the shorts are probably not shiny. But still interesting. The red shorts reminds me of “Ask Max”, rating 9 which is even rare.


I haven’t seen the movie and currently don’t have any pics.

Needs to be rechecked later. I assume few scenes. Main character is a 13 yo girl.

Rating 3-4 for now.

Novel by Hans-Ulrich Lüdemann.

Like Mike (2002)


Family film Lil Bow Wow
Year: 2002
Year in film: 2000s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Calvin ~14, men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Shad Moss aka Lil Bow Wow in white and orange Basketball shorts. Also men at least in white, orange and grey shorts. But rather few scenes.

Typical Basketball shorts/scenes. Although I like orange and grey shorts.

I don’t like Lil Bow Wow, so rating 2-3 only.

Also soon on my pigtails blog, rating ~3 as well.

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.



Jaws 3-D


Horror film part 3
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys, men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Several young men and also some young boys in shiny shorts. A young man in white Adidas shorts with dark blue stripes. One other man in yellow shorts, also interesting a man in dark green or black shorts (pic 2 on the far right with 2 short horizontal stripes). And a man in dark blue 70s style shorts with red boarders.

Young boys at least in black, dark green and light blue shorts. Maybe not all shorts are shiny.

I’m currently rechecking older entries of my bib overalls blog. (Rating 3)

I don’t remember the complete movie and have to recheck it, especially for teens and women. The earlier Jaws parts are definitely much better (coming later) but don’t have 80s shorts.

So rating 4-5 for now only.

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.


Mijn idee – ep 1


There are some more scene of kids in shorts. Like this one in ep 1, segment “Silvin” (1985). Main character is a 12 yo black boy in quite shiny dark red shorts (on right).

Soccer playing boys in red and white shorts and light blue. 2 brief scenes and probably not all shorts are shiny. I think the white ones are. In the middle of the episoe, also dark blue Adidas, I think shiny and not Junior. Maybe there are even more episodes?

Beach scenes in ep 2 and tennis scenes in ep 8 but both no shiny shorts.

Now also on my bedroom blog, rating 6. And soon on my overalls blog (3 girls, rating ~6).

Main entry here, rating 7 including blue Adidas Junior


Die Jungs-WG – seasons 1+2


I have briefly checked some parts of seasons 1 (Germany) and 2 (Mallorca, Spain).

Pics 1+2 are from season 2 (day 15) and has some Soccer scenes of teen boys in white, medium blue, dark blue and also red shorts (including local boys). Modern shorts, maybe not all shiny or that shiny. At least one pair of red shorts are shiny. The main characters in red shorts in the sea but with a white shirt. Also a woman in red shorts.

Pic 3 is from season 1 (day 19) and has at least 2 shirtless teen boys swimming. One boy in black or dark green or similar shorts, the black boy in yellow shorts. Rating 3-4 only.

For seasons 4+5 see the main entry, rating 6 and 3


Season 3 is in Austria in the snow. That is my favourite season, then season 4. I think s5 also shows teen boys in shorts but I have to recheck it for (notable) shiny shorts. Please also check my other blogs for it.


Vyhrávat potichu


Family film
Year: 1986
Year in film: 1980s
Country: CZ
Who in shorts: boys ~8-15 ?
Who in shorts 2: men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Boys and men playing Soccer, both teams in white shorts (I think shiny), the boys even with pink or peach stripes. Scenes at the end of the movie. Also earlier boys in different colored shorts including shiny yellow, red and blue (blue in 70s style), also some shirtless. According to the cover also older boys in the locker room sitting in black shorts. But I missed them and have to recheck it.

Finally an interesting movie and younger actors. Unfortunately rather few good scenes.

But rating 6-7.