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‘SpongeBob’ fans petition for Super Bowl halftime performance in honor of late creator

(AP) — Not long after SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg’s death, fans began calling for a Super Bowl 53 Halftime Show tribute.

The tribute would be based off the 2001 SpongeBob episode “Band Geeks,” where SpongeBob and Squidward’s band perform a rendition of “Sweet Victory” for the Bikini Bottom Bubble Bowl.

Fans launched a petition on calling for 780,000 signatures for the tribute.

The Super Bowl is set for Feb.3 at Maroon 5 Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Maroon 5 is planned to play the halftime show.

The petition also got a boost from Bob Kulick, a Grammy-winning producer who worked on the song for the episode, when he retweeted it Dec. 1.

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