How Old Is SpongeBob SquarePants? His Real Age Explained
Cartoon logic states that characters don’t age, but SpongeBob SquarePants’ birthdate has been shown before… and it’s confusing. Let’s take a look.
The ages of cartoon characters are often a mystery or can be very tricky, as most characters don’t age no matter how long their series have been active, and others simply never reveal their age. SpongeBob SquarePants is a special case, as the main character’s age has been shown briefly, but the logic of cartoons makes it a bit confusing. SpongeBob and company have been on TV screens all around the world for 20 years now, and show no signs of stopping soon as the series is currently enjoying its 12th season and has already been renewed for a 13th one, making it one of the longest-running American animated series.
SpongeBob SquarePants follows the daily adventures of the title character in the underwater town of Bikini Bottom, alongside his best friends Patrick Star and Sandy Cheeks, and other colorful characters like Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs, Mrs. Puff, and more. Like in most cartoons, logic doesn’t really have a place in SpongeBob SquarePants, as seen in its weird use of water and fire, but there’s one detail about SpongeBob that has become a mystery as it has been revealed before, yet it doesn’t quite fit with the series: his age.
In the series, SpongeBob is shown living by himself, in his own house, with his pet snail Gary. He has a job at the Krusty Krab and attends Mrs. Puff’s Boating School because he just can’t seem to get his driver’s license. With all that in mind, SpongeBob would have to be, at least, 18 years old, especially because the characters in the series don’t age – but he might actually be a bit too young.
In the episode “Sleepy Time”, SpongeBob is given his license, which shows he was born on July 14, 1986. The episode “No Free Rides” shows his license one more time with the same birthdate, so it’s taken as official. However, that would mean SpongeBob was 13 when the series officially premiered (July 17, 1999), so he applied for a job at the Krusty Krab at a very, very young age – and he got it. If air dates and time setting in the series correlate, and the United States laws apply to Bikini Bottom, then SpongeBob wouldn’t have been legally working at the Krusty Krab at the beginning of the series, and Mr. Krabs would have been in big trouble (not that he would have cared, though. He just wants money).
Perhaps because the numbers didn’t quite match, SpongeBob’s birthdate was removed from further appearances of his license (or any other document that would have normally included it), thus better fitting the series’ floating timeline and good old cartoon logic where characters never age. Still, there’s a disparity in SpongeBob’s possible age and his lifestyle and personality: he’s old enough to live on his own and have a full-time job, yet he’s very immature. As for him attending Boating School, it’s just that he’s too persevering and won’t quit until he gets his license. In the end, SpongeBob’s real age is open to interpretation, so he can be as young, old, or ageless as each viewer wants. And who knows: maybe sea sponges from Bikini Bottom age differently.
How Old Is Spongbob Show
SpongeBob launched July 17, 1999, and has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases, and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base.
How Old Is Patrick Star From Spongebob Square Pants
Let x be the years ago when Spongebob was 8 years old and Patrick was 12 years old
Let P= age of Patrick now
Let S= age of Spongebob now
P-x=age of Patrick x years ago=12
40-x= 8 age of Spongebob x years ago
x=40–8=32 years ago
Patrick age now= 12+32=44 years old
How Old Is Mr. Krabbs From Spongebob
Eugene Harold Krabs, simply and better known as just Mr. Krabs is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He is voiced by actor Clancy Brown and first appeared in the series’ pilot episode “Help Wanted” on May 1, 1999. The character was created and designed by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg.
Krabs owns and operates the Krusty Krab, a prominent fast food restaurant located in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom. He resides in a hollow anchor with his daughter Pearl, who is a teenage sperm whale. Krabs is obsessed with money and dislikes spending it, but will go to great lengths to make Pearl happy. He tends to worry about his riches and neglects the needs of his employees, SpongeBob and Squidward. He is in a romantic relationship with Mrs. Puff and shares a rivalry with his former best friend Plankton, who owns a struggling restaurant called the Chum Bucket located across the street from the Krusty Krab.
Eugene H. Krabs (born November 30, 1942; age 72 ), simply known as Mr. Krabs, sometimes called Krabs by Plankton and frequently called Eugene, is a crimson sea crab who is the owner of the Krusty Krab as well as the employer of both SpongeBob SquarePants and Squidward Tentacles.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How old is pearl from spongebob?
Pearl Krabs is one of the main characters in SpongeBob SquarePants. She is a sixteen-year-old sperm whale and the daughter of Mr. Krabs.
2. How old is Gary from spongebob?
Age: 24, 3 (Gary The Snail)
3. How old is plankton from Spongebob?
Sheldon James Plankton (age 59 as in The Algae’s Always Greener episode) is a dark green Plankton. He is the main antagonist of SpongeBob SquarePants and was the protagonist of the canon episode The Algae’s Always Greener.
4. How old is Squidward from Spongebob?
Squidward Quincy Tentacles is an anthropomorphic octopus who lives next door to SpongeBob and Patrick. He is the secondary tritagonist of the SpongeBob SquarePants series. He is also one of the main characters in Patrick’s New Life. His age is 47.