Benny, een groentje, een blauwtje en vier geeltjes


Short film 37 min, Coming-of-age
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1980
Country: The Netherlands
Who in bedroom: Benny ~11, boy ~11
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Rating: 10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: Benny (Martin Versluys) alone is this room, also at night, but also shirtless together with a light blonde boy in pic 2. Probably this is his brother (in real life) Wil Versluys. Perfect, but brief scenes and great plot.

Also on my bib overalls blog (girl, rating 6 and Benny in coveralls).

Rating 10, at least TOP rank #3.


Update 2: The Wonder Years (1988)


I saw by coincidence that this series is now finally (partly) on DVD I think up to season 4. But expensive and in probably quite bad (VHS) image quality and in English only.

This is my favourite entry. 2 brothers in the 60s. Perfect age and age difference. Mean older brother and handsome young brother (Fred Savage) sharing a room. Pic from s3e22.

Maybe I will purchase this series but waiting till the price drops. Or maybe there will be a rebroadcast. Many episodes are also on YouTube.

Also good music, and other interesting scenes (PE), handsome boys and romantic scenes.

Main entry, rating 10


Nichego strashnogo (rating 10)


Russian short film
Year in film:
1990s ?
Who in bedroom:
boys ~11 ?
Kind of beds:
single beds
Available on DVD:
yes ?
I own:
Rating: **********
6 beds at angled postion in a round dorm at a pioneer camp. Handsome shirtless boys.

I had to clean up my hard disc and found again this very interesting movie. (I previously had some pics but didn’t remembered the title of the movie).

20 minutes. Awarded movie. Russian title “Ничего страшного”. English title “There Is Nothing to Be Scared of” referring to storys the boys tell each other. 1991 novel “Blue Lantern” by famous Victor Pelewin. Directed by Ulyana Shilkina.

I don’t remember the complete movie and unfortunately I still don’t understand Russian, but I remember a very good movie. Maybe there are 2 boys in one bed as well?

Very interesting bedroom and  bed constellation.

Rating 10. I have to check that again.

Lockie Leonard


TV series about 2 Australian brothers. 2 seasons.
Year: 2007-2010
Year in film: 1990s ?
Country: AUS
Who in bedroom: Lockie ~13, Phillip ~11
Kind of beds: single beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: 12 yo (season 1) Lockie Leonard (played by 13 or 14 yo Sean Keenan, left bed) and his younger bedwetting brother Philipp (Corey McKernan) sharing this bedroom. But Lockie had a wet problem himself.

How could I forget this series? I even own one of the books (Human Torpedo by Tim Winton). I searched my old pics for my overalls blog for preparing an unrelated list entry. Philipp also wearing bib overalls in some episiodes (rating 5), also women in bibs and Lockie in training bibs and an apron.

41 episodes, good and funny plot, good brother-brother relationshsip and the life of a teen boy in puberty and his younger brother also showing surfing and friendship scenes. Not sure about the setting. The first novel was published in 1990, but the setting might be even earlier or set in the 2000s.

Although I prefer US movies I give a 9-10 rating.

Update: Bunk beds at camp shown in s1e20 (wooden+steel) rating 6. Also shown the pink room of Vicki.

Unknown 2: countdown nrw ?


Documentary German boarding school
Year: 2004
Year in film: 2000s
Country: Germany
Who in bedroom: boys. girls
Kind of beds: single beds
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 10/10
Rating: **********
Comment: Some boys and girls in small rooms, 2 beds, different arranged in other rooms. Not sure about the name of this documentary (series). Please comment if someone knows.

I searched a lot and found a short clip on one of my backup discs. I recorded (or digitized) this on July 1st, 2004 from channel (not The only documentary (besides travel magazines) was called “countdown nrw” which had been aired daily at 20.15 and there were 5 episodes of the same subject. First I though that this is about a youth hostel, a school and/or a trip, but I heard that this is a boarding school. I found some other subjects of this shows but no info at all about this episode(s).

My clip has a very low resolution and the sound quality is extremely bad due to my 2000s hardware. Not sure if I still have it somewhere on VHS or if I captured this directly from TV.

There are also scenes shown of a big lake and also 2 boys in underwear barefeet at a creek. I don’t know the name of this boarding school, but due to the channel it is probably in North-Rhine Westfalia. There are around 20 boarding school. Doesn’t look like a strict catholic boarding school. The channel (disfunct in 2005) was located in Dortmund, the nearest boarding school with a lake is Internat am Seilersee.

I somehow like this bedroom scene (although nothing much to see). Some boys in underwear, most teens are about 15, but also much younger and older kids are shown. One blond boy was interviewed wearing braces, blue clothes, blue cap, backside front.

Small washing room with few sinks. I have to check my old tapes when I have more time. Probably not availaible on DVD, however there must have been a possibility to buy it from the broadcasting company.

Rating 10.

This is unknown 2. Unknown 1 has been solved (Fortsetzung Folgt).

Vacation (1983)


Comedy film starring Chevy Chase
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Rusty ~14, Dale ~14
Kind of beds: bunk bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Rating: 10 /10
Rating: **********
Comment: Anthony Michael Hall (Rusty Griswald) visits Dale (John P. Navin Jr.). I think his second cousin or similar relative. Dale has a younger brother ~7 yo. Not sure he sleeps where in this bunk bed, maybe Dale on bottom. Very good scene. The next day Rusty “became a man”.  2nd pic one of the sisters of Dale. Not sure if one or 2 beds in this room.

Very good movie, also lots of other funny scenes (rated R). Rusty wearing braces. Also starring Beverly D’Angelo (probably sleeps at Dale’s sister, but I don’t remember other scenes)- Dale wearing very tight ripped-off jeans shorts.

See also National Lampoon’s “Thanksgiving Family Reunion” aka Holiday Reunion (2003) also bunk bed (rating 6).

Rating 10 for bedroom scene, rating 8 for the movie.

Leave It to Beaver (1957)


Family series, 234 ep. 2 Emmys
Year: 1957-1963
Year in film: 1950s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Beaver ~9, Wally ~12 (s1)
Kind of beds: bunk bed
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 10 /10
Rating: **********
Comment: I think Jerry Mathers (Beaver) on top and brother Wally (Tony Dow) in this wooden bunk bed. Pic from s1e2.

Unfortunately I don’t know this classic comedy series but looks extremely good. I have to check that later, especially the later seasons. And also the 1980s sequel series and movie and similar 1960s series.

See also the 1997 movie (rating 8) with 2 separate beds.


Rating 10. I like bunk beds.

Die Kinder vom Alstertal


German series with kids on a farm. 52 episodes in 4 seasons.
Year: 1998-2004
Year in film: 1999
Country: Germany
Who in bedroom: Timo ~13, Tobias ~12
Kind of beds: single beds. Bunk bed
Available on DVD: no
I own: yes, TV recording
Rating: 10 /10
Rating: **********
Comment: Half brothers Marco Soumik (Timo, on left) and Tim Küchler sharing this bedroom (pic from s2e2 Der Ausreißer).

I think this is my favourite German bedroom scene.

There are also other kids and teen girls in other rooms on this farm, but are not sibling except Vietnamese half sister Kiki. I have to check more episodes. Maybe they also sleep in the hay?

Also on my overalls blog (rating 4).

Rating 10.

Update: In a later season they share a wooden bunk bed (rating 7).


You Can’t Do That on Television


Kids comedy series, 143 ep. in 10 seasons
Year: 1979-1990
Year in film: ~1987
Country: Canada
Who in bedroom: Doug ~14, Alasdair ~16
Kind of beds: single beds
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 10 /10
Rating: **********
Comment: There are at least two short sketch scenes in this studio bedroom (studio and cameras shown) in ep s7e13 “Censorship”. Doug Ptolemy and Alasdair Gillis sharing this bedroom. Single beds. Alasdair is shy about undressing/changing his clothes in front of his brother. Black boxes below their waists. I think blond Doug sleeping on the right. There are also other bedrooms, I think at least Alasdair without any siblings. I also remember a Waltons like sketch, I think grown-up Barth and kids in one big bed, Barth in the middle. There are also other boys acting and teen girls but I don’t know all episodes. I have to check that again later, especially for the tag 3 or more in one bed. Maybe there are also bunk beds.

Probably the best Canadian comedy series of the 80s. Also on my overalls blog (rating 6, boy + teen girl) and even on my sailor suit blog.

Rating 10 for this bedroom, scene and series.

Update: I found this Waltons sketch (s7e7). However the Waltons never slept in one bed (see that entry).

Update 2: Also an updated entry on my sailor suit blog. Please also note the spin-off with a bunk bed (and shiny shorts summer camp) (rating 8) also shown on YCDTOTV.




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Comedy film starring Al Pacino
Year: 1982
Year in film: 1980s?
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: 3brothers. 2 sisters
Kind of beds: single beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, DVD
Rating: 10 /10
Rating: **********
Comment: 15 yo Eric Gurry (as Igor, left bed), 13 yo red haired B.J. Barie (Spike, top right) and ~8 yo Benjamin H. Carlin as Geraldo sharing this bedroom. Single beds. Also 2 sisters in a separate room.

I think my favourite bedroom movie yet (next to The Wonder Years). Also good and funny scenes in this bedroom at the end of the movie and also a peeing scene of Geraldo. Rating 7 on my overalls blog (Spike, few but quite good scenes).

The movie is a bit lenghty and partly boring. But I like this bedroom.

Rating 10.