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Since the death of “SpongeBob SquarePants” creator Stephen Hillenburg, fans of the square-pants fry cook have been asking for a simple memorial.
“Play Sweet Victory at the halftime show,” reads the Change.org petition.
Already more than 560,000 people have signed their names in hopes of hearing the tune of SpongeBob SquarePants played at the Super Bowl.
Gospel rock was first released 17 years ago in season 2, episode 35b, “Band Geeks”, on September 7, 2001.
In it, the curmudgeonly Squidward assembles a band, including SquarePants and other residents of Bikini Bottom, to perform at the famous Bubble Bowl.
The band, unsurprisingly, is terrible and knows next to nothing about music (many may remember Patrick Star’s infamous question, “Is mayonnaise an instrument?”).
In the final moments, however, the unlikely group ends up performing the mind-blowing power ballad known as “Sweet Victory.”
The petitioners hope the song will make it to the real-life equivalent of the Bubble Bowl, the Super Bowl.
“As a tribute to his legacy, his contributions to a generation of children, and to truly show the greatness of this song, we are calling for Sweet Victory to be performed on the Halftime Show,” the petition reads.
No official announcement has yet been made regarding who will perform the Super Bowl LIII halftime show.
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