Your favorite cartoon characters are really old

Your favorite cartoon characters are really old
[Image: Flickr user Jon Ovington]

Kent and Alan decided to start everyone's weekend off on a very bad foot when they shared the actual ages of some beloved cartoon characters (if they aged), ensuring that every one of us felt super-old.

In case you missed it, here's a list that will make you wonder if you should be asking for a senior citizen discount yet:

  • Bart Simpson: 36
  • Sponge Bob: 27
  • Arnold (of "Hey Arnold!"): 26
  • Strawberry Shortcake: 49 (Though this is questionable -- launched in 1977, Shortcake's date of birth is unknown, as is her age at creation)
  • Beavis and Butthead: 35
  • Jem: 45ish (Jerrica Benton's age is never actually given, but she's around 17 at the start of the show)
  • Speed Racer: 73
  • Penny (from "Inspector Gadget"): 40
  • Daria: 31
  • Tommy Pickles: 23

Ouch.