(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.
— Bob Kulick (@BobKulickMusic) December 2, 2018