To honor the life of the late ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ creator, Stephen Hillenburg, who recently passed away after a long battle with ALS at age 57. Now, a group of diehard fans have launched a petition to bring one of the show’s most memorable musical performances to the biggest stage in the country.
Just a few days after Hillenburg’s passing, fans exploded on the internet with a petition on Change.org calling for the NFL to play “Sweet Victory” during the halftime show of February’s Super Bowl. Just two days after the petition went live, it has already earned over 65,000 signatures. The song comes from the “Band Geeks,” in which Spongebob and the gang venture up to dry land to perform during halftime at the Bubble Bowl.
The version of “Sweet Victory” that aired in SpongeBob was performed by a guy named David Glen Eisley. Unfortunately, Eisley probably won’t be playing the halftime show no matter how many signatures this petition gets, since Maroon 5 is already set to perform.
Rest in Peace Spongebob Squarepants creator, Stephen Hillenburg.