The Adventures of Skippy

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Family series, kangaroo, remake
Year: 1992-1993
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Australia
Who in bedroom: Jerry, Lou 10
Kind of beds: bunk bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 6 /10
Rating: ******
Comment: 10 yo brother Jerry (Simon James, red shirt, upper bunk) and his film twin sister Louise (Kate McNeil) sharing this room and dark wooden bunk bed. Pic from s1e22. Also he shown in bed in s1e14.

A room of a Japanese girl is shown in s1e12. Also some more locations, like a tent (boy with a dark bowlcut and round glasses in s1e25).

Good series and handsome kids, but I prefer the 60s Classic (rating 6, 2 brothers).

Also on my shiny shorts blog, rating 9.

/2012/12/14/skippy-1967/

Extra Zigda

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Sitcom, 15 ep
Year: 1998
Year in film: ~1998
Country: France
Who in bedroom: Karine ~8, Jonathan ~10
Kind of beds: bunk bed
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Rating: 4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: First I thought, that 2 sisters would share this room and bunk bed, but the older girl is the alien lady Zigda. Karine (Clémence La Fleurière), maybe around 8 or 9 yo sleeps on the lower bunk and her brother Jonathan (Morgan Vasner) on the upper bunk. Pic from ep 11. Both together showing in a different episode. The wall paper and props look more like for babies.

(Older) brothers and sisters sharing a bunk bed is quite rare.

But there are better rooms, scenes and kids in other series and movies.

Rating 4-5.

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

Amazing Stories – s1e13

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Mystery series, director Steven Spielberg
Year: 1985-1987
Year in film: 1986
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Lance, Dennis ~10, 11
Kind of beds: high sleeper + bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly
Rating: 5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Seth Green (Lance, the older brother) and Joshua Rudoy (“Harry and the Hendersons (1987)”) sharing this room. A rare high sleeper with large green (metal ?) posts and wooden side parts. Below the other bed, angled at 90 degrees (for Dennis ?).

I have some few episodes on DVD and TV recordings, but not this one. I have briefly checked some episodes (for shiny shorts) but haven’t found anything of interest. One of the boys here, I think Seth, wearing shorts, but not shiny.

Also on my overalls blog (f, m) rating 5. Great and funny series.

Main entry (s1e1) rating 5 at

/2013/03/21/amazing-stories/

Summerhill (1967)

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PD documentary. Producer Cecily Burwash
Year:
1967
Year in film:
1960s
Country:
Canada, (UK)
Who in bedroom:
boys ~12 ?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
no, online
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10
Rating: *****
Comment:
2 boys, in a steel bunk bed. 28 minutes. Scene at 14 minutes. Discussion with many, mostly older teen boys and girls. I don’t know how many beds in each room. I only have seen one.

As announced another documentary, I found on archive.org. National Film Board of Canada, about the English school in Leiston/Suffolk after 45 years of foundation.

I don’t like the late 60s and early 70s. But it’s quite interesting. Rating 5.

No entry on IMDb. Full movie at

https://archive.org/details/summerhill_201701

Coming of Age (1982)

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PD documentary. Director Josh Hanig
Year:
1982
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
teen boys, girls ?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
no, online
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10
Rating: *******
Comment:
180 city teens of LA at a mountain camp. 60 minutes. Very simple, selfmade wooden bunk beds. I think mainly older teens. Not sure if more than 2 bunk beds in each room/cabin. Maybe 4?

I found this (and one other) nice documentary on archive.org.

No entry on IMDb (but on tcm).

I only have checked it briefly.

Rating 6-7.

https://archive.org/details/comingofagereel1

Update: Die Kinder vom Alstertal

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I found some few more parts on one of my VHS tapes. (Unknown episode).

In a later episode/season (s3 or s4 ?), Timo and Tobias now sharing a wooden bunk bed.

I wonder why? And why has the younger boy (Tobias, pic 2, wearing boxer shorts) the upper bunk? He’s even bullying his older brother. There are some new (young) actors in later seasons, but they have a big house. There are also girls, but I don’t remember their rooms.

Timo is much more handsome and Tobias now wearing braces and shorter hair.

Rating ~7 for this room. Main entry, rating 10 at

/2012/12/07/die-kinder-vom-alstertal/

Vtora smena

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Family series. 6 ep
Year:
1988
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
Yugoslavia
Who in bedroom:
boys ~9-16 ?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
no
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10
Rating: ******
Comment:
Some boys and teen boys at Summer camp in dorms with these white metal bunk beds. I think at least 2 rows, so maybe 6 or 8 bunk beds (in each room).

Also on my shiny shorts blog with very good scenes of boys wearing shiny shirts including Adidas, some shirtless (rating 7).

The bunk beds are probably older and look like (Western European) 1950s beds.

Interesting series but I can’t give any rating higher than 5 or 6 for these beds.

Der Leihopa

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Family series, 26 ep
Year:
1985-1989
Year in film:
1980s
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
boys ~8, 10?
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
6/10
Rating: ******
Comment:
One older, darkhaired boy wearing glassing (upper bunk) and a younger blonde brother sharing this wooden bunk bed. Pic from s1e1. Maybe other bedrooms and actors in later episodes?

Also at least one boy in Lederhosen (Lederhosen blog rating 6). Also a bathtub scene of both brothers in s1e1.

I don’t know the complete series. I think set in Munich and some episodes with rural setting.

Rating 6-7 for now.

The Torkelsons

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Disney sitcom, 33 ep
Year:
1991-1993
Year in film:
1990s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Chuckie ~9, Steven ~10
Kind of beds:
bunk beds
Available on DVD:
no
I own:
no
Rating:
9/10 ?
Rating: *********
Comment:
Blonde Lee Norris (as 8 yo Chuckie, top bunk) and Aaron Michael Metchik as 12 yo Steven (season 1 only, long dark hair) sharing this room and wooden bunk bed. Pic from s1e3.

I have to check more episodes, but this looks very interesting, although I don’t like Lee Norris with his glasses.

I think not officially on DVD.

Also on my bib overalls blog (rating 4 for now).

Rating 9 for now for this bedroom.

Happy New Year 2017!

Return to Sleepaway Camp

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Horror film
Year:
2008
Year in film:
2003
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
boys ~13-18. Girls
Kind of beds:
bunk beds +separates
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment:
Some, mainly younger teen boys shirtless at a summer camp. At least 2 or maybe 4 bunk beds in one cabin and I think 2 more separate beds (at least in some and/ or in one of the girls cabins). At least 3 or 4 boys in one room what would be quite few.

I don’t know/don’t remember the complete movie and have to recheck it.

Maybe not as famous as the 1980s original movie (rating 5), but at least nice wooden bunk beds and shirtless scenes and obviously a good horror movie to me. The other sequels still needs to be checked.

So rating 7 for now.

Next post in January.

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my readers!