SpongeBob Fans Petition for Performance at Super Bowl Halftime

On Monday, November 26th, Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob, passed away. That led fans of the show to rally together in hopes of paying tribute to one of the show's most iconic episodes - ya know, the one where SpongeBob SquarePants plays the SuperBowl halftime show! 

In the episode titled "Band Geeks", Spongebob and his friends create a marching band to compete with Squidward's high school rival - Squilliam Fancyson. By the end, Spongebob and his friends perform the song "Sweet Victory" at Bikini Bottom's version of the Super Bowl.

As a tribute to Hillenburg, fans have started a petition to have "Sweet Victory" performed at the halftime show in February.

The petition states, 

"As a tribute to his legacy, his contributions to a generation of children, and to truly showcase the greatness of the song, we call for Sweet Victory to be performed at the halftime show."

The petition originally only set out to receive 500,000 signatures, but it has exceeded that in less than a week. The new goal is set for 1,000,000 signatures! 

Maroon 5 is currently set to perform at the show, so who knows, maybe they'll play "Sweet Victory" to honor the creator of everyone's favorite sponge!

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