‘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 Change.org 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.

Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak

Social Media and Digital Content Manager, 27 News

Top Stories

The warmth sticks around tomorrow

The warmth sticks around tomorrow

Some places in southern WI reached 50 degrees Saturday afternoon. It might not be that warm Sunday but it could

Connect With 27 News
More News

Mazomanie residents look for answers after puppy found dead

Neighbors in Mazomanie are dealing with a startling discovery. While hunting, someone found a puppy that was possibly shot dead

Suspects on the loose after robbing credit union in Marshall

Dane County Communications said the Avestar Credit Union was robbed this morning in Marshall. 

Cab driver robbed in Madison, Suspects at large

MADISON (WKOW) — Madison Police say a Green Cab driver was robbed early Saturday morning after he picked up three

Verona police investigating a hit-and-run causing $15,000 in damage

The vehicle left the intersection and headed eastbound on CTH M toward Fitchburg and Oregon. 

Report: Walker listed as possible replacement for Trump’s interior secretary

President Donald Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will leave the administration at year's end.

Scroll to top
Skip to content