The most iconic sponge to ever be on TV, Scrub Daddy be damned. When I was young, Nickelodeon was synonymous with SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottom crew.
From creator Stephen Hillenburg and voiced by the incredible Tom Kenny, SpongeBob is a talking sea sponge who lives in a pineapple with his pet snail Gary.
His friends include (and are limited to) Patrick Star (the best friend) the starfish, Sandy Cheeks the squirrel, and Squidward Tentacles the fish. (I’m kidding. Squidward is obviously a Squid.)
Main character S-Bob has a pet snail, Gary, and works his full-time job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab restaurant under cheapskate Eugene “Mr. Krabbs” Krabbs with an occasional from the alarmingly large single-celled Plankton.
Are you telling me this yellow sponge fry cook with a childish nature can afford his own house? Sponge years are wild.
Unlike other characters we’ve featured, we have confirmation of the details of the birth of Mr. SquarePants.
First, how old does he seem in the show? Everyone who was a fan as children struggled to answer this. SpongeBob and Patrick act like they’re ten years old, live alone, and own homes like they’re over 30, but work jobs (or no-job) like people in their 20s. Indeed an American cultural mystery of media.
How Old Is Spongebob?
In the tenth episode of season two of SpongeBob, the first of the two stories is entitled “No Free Rides.” Many of SpongeBob’s struggles in the Nickelodeon series take place in Mrs. Puff’s boating school; this episode is one of the best.
After completing a bogus boating school extra credit essay, Mrs. Puff gives Mr. SquarePants a boating license. On this license, we see his exact age and his date of birth. Few shows offer you a peek at a genuine government document for their main characters.
There’s no better piece of evidence to figure out the specific age of a fictional ocean animal definitively; Just ask any marine biologist; it’s how they do it in the field.
From SpongeBob’s driver’s license, we learn that his address is 124 Conch Street, he is 0.04 tall (there are no units, lol), weighs one ounce, his hair is yellow, and his precise birthdate is July 14th, 1986; This means that SpongeBob is 36 years old. (This episode originally aired in 2001, making him 15 years old at the time.)
Fun fact: His license ID number is A1356021 in case you want to commit Bikini Bottom identity theft.