“SpongeBob” fans want the show’s iconic halftime song performed at Super Bowl LIII in 2019.
“SpongeBob Squarepants” fans are petitioning the NFL to have the song “Sweet Victory” played during the game’s halftime show. More than 600,000 people have signed the petition.
The song would be a tribute to the late “SpongeBob” creator, Stephen Hillenburg, who died on November 26 from ALS.
“As a tribute to his legacy, his contributions to a generation of children, and to truly showcase the greatness of this song, we call for Sweet Victory to be performed at the Halftime Show,” stated the petition creator Isreal Colunga.
“Sweet Victory” was performed in the episode “Band Geeks,” which aired in 2001. In the episode, Squidward recruits SpongeBob and others to form a marching band for the Bubble Bowl. Songwriter David Glen Eisley voiced SpongeBob and sang the full song during the episode’s musical performance. “Band Geeks” is revered as one of the most iconic “SpongeBob Squarepants” episodes.
Super Bowl LIII will take place on February 3, 2019 with Maroon 5 expected to perform during the halftime show. And though it’s highly unlikely, there will definitely be plenty of SpongeBob fans out there that would appreciate the late Stephen Hillenburg tribute.