Nos Embalos de Ipanema


Comedy film
Year: 1978
Year in film: 1970s
Country: Brazil
Who in shorts: young men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: At least 2 young men shirtless in yellow and red shorts, look shiny. Also a man in light orange shorts but probably not shiny. Also 70s trunks and speedos.

Not sure about the brand, splitted and tight, almost look like Adidas.

Interesting shorts, but rather few good scenes and I prefer younger actors.

So rating 3 only.


The Famous Jett Jackson


Disney Comedy series starring Lee Thompson Young. 65 ep.
Year: 1998-2001
Year in film: ~2000
Country: Canada, USA
Who in shorts: boy ~7,
Who in shorts 2: teen boys, men
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: At least one young boy in medium blue shorts with black sides and probably Lee Thompson Young in longer light blue shorts and some others including teen girls in s3e14 (Beach Volleyball, mostly not shiny). I think a man sitting in purple shorts. Also pink, orange and other shorts (not shiny).

And also some men in shiny dark yellow, black and other shorts in s3e21 (tug of war and other games, some not shiny). If I remember it correctly at least one other episode with grey or beige shorts (teen girls, track ?) but probably not shiny.

I only have checked some episodes, mainly of season 3.

Also teen boys and teen girls in bib overalls (other blog, rating 6, soon to be updated).

I think in total rather few episodes and mainly older teens, so rating 2-3 only.

R.I.P. Lee Thompson Young.

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


Flash Forward (1996)


Disney teen sitcom, 26 ep
Year: 1996-1997
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Canada, USA
Who in shorts: Tucker~ 15
Who in shorts 2: teen boys
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Some teen boys playing Soccer in different shorts. Mainly shown teams in medium blue shorts with 2 yellow boarder stripes (pic 2 probably Theodore Borders), other team in black. Ben Foster as main character Tucker in dark green and black shorts (goalkeeper).

While warming up, one teen boy in yellow and one in red shorts. One black shorts has yellow parts. All pics from ep 15.

Also on my bib overalls blog, (teen ) girls, rating 5.

Some interesting shorts. But rather few good scenes. And I don’t like Tucker.

So rating 5 only.


Die Jungs-WG – s3e5


Kids reality TV, season 5
Year: 2013
Year in film: 2013
Country: Germany (Austria)
Who in shorts: boys 13-15
Who in shorts 2: others?
Available on DVD: no
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: As announced, season 3 (Die Jungs-WG im Schnee) is currently being rebroadcasted.

At the end of yesterday’s s3e5 a brief scene of the teen boys in the jacuzzi. Lukas (14), Joel (13), Felix (14), Tom (15) und Philipp Schmitze-Elsen (15). As said, I don’t like at all Philipp.

Yellow, pink and dark blue (x 2 ?) swim or board shorts. I didn’t remember yellow and even pink.

Probably more and better scenes in later (or earlier episodes).

Rating ~6-7. Series/season even higher.


The boys in Lederhosen in ep 7 (Lederhosen blog rating 4).


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.


Update: Alles Paletti (1985)


I found my recording, what took lots of time, and as said I only have some few parts left.

There’s Levin Kress in black, splitted shorts, not sure if shiny, but I do think so, sitting and walking. One other boy in black shorts and shirt playing table tennis. Also some other boys in different shorts including blue and red Adidas and one boy in yellow shorts, but I think from a distance only.

Also one boy sitting in dark blue Adidas with light blue stripes and inner briefs. (Bundeswehr model). Shirtless and wet scenes, but maybe not in combination with shorts.

There are probably some men playing Soccer later, but I don’t have them. I don’t assume more good scenes involving shorts. And the scenes pictured, near the beginning are few and brief. At least I found some other stuff on my tapes. I also found Pfefferkuchen im Juli, but only the shower scene, around 1 minute long, I already have.



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.


Fatal Games (1984)


Horror film. Sally Kirkland
Year: 1984
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~18-20 ?
Who in shorts 2: teen girls ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Some older teen boys/young men in different shorts. At least one in tight, I think black Adidas shorts, but maybe not shiny. One in yellow shorts, I think shiny, one in dark blue 70s shorts and at least 2 in rare, diagonal two-colored shorts /grey/white and light blue/white, I think 70s style.  Not sure about teen girls/women in shorts but I do think so (pic 2 on the left in green ?).

Some interesting scenes and shorts, but as usualy in these movies, the teens are quite old and maybe in their 20s.

Rating 3 only.


Myach kruglyi… Myach ovalnyi…


Short film 16 min. starring Boris Shcherbakov
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Soviet Union
Who in shorts: boys ~11-15 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: often
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Some boys playing Soccer and Rugby in light red, orange, white, light yellow and black shorts, also sitting (orange, red). Not sure if really shiny. The image quality is quite poor.

Very interesting. I like orange shorts. No entry on IMDb.

Original title: Мяч круглыйМяч овальный (means: The Ball is Round, The Ball is Oval). Actor’s name Борис Щербаков.

Rating 5-6.