Hey buddies! Hope you are doing well. Today’s post will consider How old is Spongebob. As you all know, SpongeBob Squarepants have been entertaining audiences for many years. It is one of the longest-running cartoons started back in 1999.
What’s the reason behind its popularity? Well, it is the fascinating world of Bikini Bottom, its appealing characters and the gripping storyline that makes it popular still in present times.
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Spongebob’s age has always been a topic of debate over the years. Generally, cartoon characters don’t age with time. There has been no confirmation of his actual age. Some believe he doesn’t age while some say he has grown up now. But the show has never explicitly stated his age.
There are shows like The Simpsons which show time leap but the characters don’t age. Well, if it comes to Spongebob Squarepants, the topic becomes complex. Let’s understand the events that occurred in the show.
How Old Is Spongebob Squarepants?
In the episode “Sleepy Time”, Spongebob’s license shows his birth date as 14 July 1986. According to this, Spongebob’s age in the 1999 debut show would be 13 years old. His present age should be 35. But, logically he is not eligible for work at the age of 13.
Who is Behind The Character’s Voice?
The popular voice actor Thomas James Kenny aka Tom Kenny voiced SpongeBob’s character. He gave his voice to other characters like Ice King(Adventure Time), Spyro(Spyro), Mayor(The Powerpuff Girls), Dog(CatDog), etc. His wife Jill Talley is also a voice artist and voiced the character Karen in Spongebob Squarepants.
Does It Really Make Sense To Assume His Age?
It doesn’t make sense to assume SpongeBob’s age. Because if he was 13 years old then how could he work as a child? Another thing to consider is that he can’t be an adult too at that time.
So we can say he might be a teenager during the early episodes. But every aspect that assumes his age becomes irrelevant in terms of other events that happened in various episodes.
The character has had a cultural impact on the audience for several years and it will remain the same.
Interesting Facts About Spongebob Squarepants
Here are 15 Interesting Facts about the series you probably know. Let’s go guys and check them out.
1- Animater and marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg created the unique character “Spongebob”.
2- You know what Spongebob’s best friend’s name was Hillenburg’s childhood friend’s name.
3- His pineapple house is based on a real-life fruit known as ‘sea pineapple’.
4- The series has been translated into over sixty languages including Maori and Navajo.
5- It has won several awards including two Golden Reel Awards and six Emmy Awards.
6- The fascinating town of Bikini Bottom was located underwater in the Pacific Ocean.
7- The character’s name was initially Spongeboy but it was changed to Spongebob.
8- In 2011, American mycologists named a fungus after Spongebob Squarepants.
9- There have been various celebrities who made guest appearances in the show. David Bowie, Tina Fey, LeBron James, Johhny Depp, Scarlett Johannson, Will Ferrell and David Hasselhoff.
10- The song “Sweet Victory” gained prominence after appearing in the show.
11- Hillenburg and his team went all out when they pitched the show. Nickelodeon executives get highly impressed with the unique script and characterisation.
12- The grumpy neighbour Squidward was indeed an octopus, not a squid.
13- Spongebob Squarepants and Patchy the Pirates have one thing in common. Guess what, they shared the same voice actor.
14- The series’ characters were inspired by Stephen Hillenburg’s unpublished comic book.
15- Despite living in the sea, Spongebob can’t swim at all.
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