Over 40000 Signatures on Petition for SpongeBob SquarePants Song Performed at Super Bowl – IGN
Earlier this week, SpongeBob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg died at the age of 57 after a battle with ALS. The news hit fans of the television show – which has been on the air for nearly 20 years – hard, and they’re coming together to petition the NFL to pay tribute to the show during the next Super Bowl.
On Change.org, a petition titled “Have ‘Sweet Victory‘ Performed at the Super Bowl” was started by user Isreal Colunga, and more than 40,000 people have already signed it, with the number continuing to climb.
Sweet Victory is a song by singer-songwriter David Glen Eisley, but it became stamped into the brain of SpongeBob fans after it was featured in an episode of the show. In the episode, Squidward leads a marching band to perform at the Bubble Bowl, and SpongeBob amazes him with his perfect cover.
“As a tribute to [Hillenburg’s] 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,” the petition said.
It has been reported that Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show this next year, but many artists have brought on guest musicians in the past.
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