18 Pop Culture Facts That — I Guarantee You — Will Make You FEEL Old, Because We ARE Old

    Tommy Pickles would've turned 32 this year if he wasn't, you know, a cartoon.

    1. Ross Geller was 26 during Season 1 (1994) of Friends, when he had his son Ben.

    Ross at the hospital with the moms after the baby is born

    In the later seasons of Friends, Cole Sprouse played the role of Ben...

    Ross and Ben in a kitchen

    ...and Cole will turn 30 next month:

    Adult Cole Sprouse in a suit

    2. Also on Friends, Ross and Rachel's daughter Emma Geller-Green was born on April 4, 2002 — so she's 20 now!

    Ross and Rachel with a newborn in the hospital

    Just for some context, this means, for example, Olivia Rodrigo (born February 20, 2003) wasn't alive when Emma was born.

    A closeup of Olivia Rodrigo at an event

    And here's what Cali and Noelle Sheldon, the twins who played her, look like now — they'll be 20 this month:

    the twins as adults smiling and standing together

    3. Jackée Harry was 38 when she started playing Tia and Tamera's mother Lisa Landry on Sister, Sister in 1994...

    the daughters and mom on Sister, Sister smiling

    ...Tia and Tamera Mowry are now 44.

    4. Moira Kelly was 35 when she started playing Lucas's mom Karen on One Tree Hill in 2003...

    a woman and her son talking

    ...Chad Michael Murray is now 40 — and he even played a father (or, well, father figure/cult leader) on The CW's Riverdale:

    Chad Michael Murray pointing and looking serious

    5. Bob Saget was 31, John Stamos was 24 (!!!!), and Dave Coulier was 28 when Full House premiered in 1987:

    the men in Full House

    Naturally, all of the Tanner girls are significantly older now than their father figures were on the show.

    the Tanner girls sitting next to each other with ages 36, 40, and 46

    But the part that's pretty wild to me is that Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, who played Alex and Nicky, are 31 now, which means they're older than John Stamos and Dave Coulier and the same age that Bob Saget was during Season 1.

    John Stamos with twin boys

    Here's what Blake looks like now:

    And here's Dylan:

    6. Natasha Richardson was 35 when she played Elizabeth James in The Parent Trap in 1998...

    Natasha Richardson and Lindsay Lohan in The Parent Trap

    ...and Lindsay Lohan just turned 36 this summer:

    7. Tina Fey was 34 and Amy Poehler was 33 when they played Ms. Norbury and Regina's mom in Mean Girls in 2004...

    ...and all of the Plastics (aka Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried) are now old enough to be camcorder-carrying moms themselves:

    the four girls with the ages 36, 36, 39, and 43 printed on them

    And here are all the Plastics "reunited" on Zoom in 2020:

    the four women on Zoom together

    8. Alexis Bledel is now 40, which is the same age that Lauren Graham was when Gilmore Girls ENDED in 2007.

    the Gilmore girls smiling and sitting next to each other

    Here they are most recently photographed together in 2016:

    Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham at an event

    9. Zuzanna Szadkowski, who played Dorota on Gossip Girl, was 29 during her first appearance in 2007...

    Dorota on "Gossip Girl"

    ...Leighton Meester just turned 36 this year.

    Leighton Meester on "Gossip Girl"

    10. In the original Rugrats series, Stu and Didi Pickles are supposed to be 33 and 32 years old.

    the Pickles with their babies

    According to the original timeline, Tommy Pickles just turned 32 this summer. So he's...really all growed up!

    baby Tommy Pickles pointing with the words "now a 32-year-old man"

    11. This one went viral last year, but the women of Golden Girls...

    the cast of Golden Girls with the words "in their 50s"

    ...are essentially the same ages as the women of And Just Like That...:

    Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Cynthia Nixon on a sidewalk with their ages: 54, 55, and 54

    12. James Avery was 45 when he first started playing Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990...

    James Avery talking to Will Smith in "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"

    ...Will Smith is now 53 years old:

    Will Smith at an event

    13. Caroline Rhea was 32 and Beth Broderick was 37 when Sabrina the Teenage Witch premiered in 1996...

    the cast of Sabrina the Teenage Witch smiling

    ...Melissa Joan Hart is now 46 years old, and here they are all reunited in 2022:

    the three women sitting on a couch with mics

    14. Catherine O'Hara was 36 when she played Kevin's mom in Home Alone in 1990...

    Catherine O'Hara and Macaulay Culkin in "Home Alone"

    ...Macaulay Culkin is now 41, so five years older than his onscreen mom was at the time. Here he is in a mildly terrifying Home Alone mask:

    15. In less than two years, Zac Efron (who is 34) will be 36, the same age that Bart Johnson was when he played Coach Bolton in High School Musical:

    Bart Johnson and Zac Efron in "High School Musical"

    Here's Zac revisiting him HSM days...perhaps he'll be the next Coach Bolton:

    16. Carla Gugino was 30 (which is WILD) when she played Ingrid Cortez in Spy Kids in 2001...

    a woman, a man, and two kids holding up their fists

    ...now, Daryl Sabara is 30, and Alexa PenaVega is 33:

    closeups of Daryl Sabara and Alexa PenaVega as adults

    17. Katie Holmes' daughter, Suri Cruise, turned 16 this year...

    Katie Holmes holding hands with her daughter onstage

    That means she's a year older than Katie's character Joey Potter (who was 15 and a sophomore in high school) was in Season 1 of Dawson's Creek in 1998:

    Joey in "Dawson's Creek" performing in a pageant

    18. Finally, Christa B. Allen, who played Young Jenna Rink in 13 Going on 30 in 2004, recently ACTUALLY turned 30 (and is flirty and thriving) in real life:

    Christa Allen in 13 Going on 30

    Here she is side by side with Jennifer Garner, proving how AMAZING this casting was:

    Jennifer Garner in the movie; Christa B Allen at 30