Post by smittenkitten on Feb 20, 2020 20:51:45 GMT -5
I think along the lines of university as well. I definitely see the boys as being in their mid to late 20's. If they were much older than that, they'd be more mature, physically and mentally and perhaps having families of their own. In the very first episodes, both sons mention having not seen Ghost Command in quite a while. Jake says, "Wow,this place has really changed since the last time we were here." That means, they were somewhere other than near their fathers' business for some time. Also, Eddie Jr. had no idea Tracy existed and was introduced to him in that first episode as well. Unless they stayed at their dad's 'other' home (that we see in a different episode) and were learning some ghostbusting lessons and business formalities from their dads there.
I definitely see the boys as being in their mid to late 20's.
Actually, Pat Fraley, the voice actor for Jake Kong jr., has stated in an interview that was on the internet for a while that Jake was a teenager, and in fact Jake often sounds and seems like a teen, young, youthful and enthusiastic. In the interview on the bonus DVD from the cartoon's box set Pat Fraley also refers to Jake as a teenager.
When asked how Filmation helped him to prepare for the role of Jake Kong, Pat Fraley answered that his research for Jake came from being a teenager himself for about 7 years. He also said that voicing Jake was the first time he worked for Filmation and the last time he got to do a teenager.
So I always thought that Jake was maybe 19. He often seems to be quite grown up, but in many scenes he comes across as a teen.
If he was older (and Eddie as well), the question is what the boys had been doing before their ghostbusting training? Did they have another job, something completely different? Why shouldn't they have started training immediately after finishing high school instead of working in another job first? So, the "teen age" makes sense to me.