Stephen Hillenburg would have been proud.
SpongeBob SquarePants fans are serious about the show and the recognition they think it deserves. After the creator of the show, Stephen Hillenburg, tragically passed at the age of 57 a petition was created to have him honoured at the upcoming Super Bowl.
"As a tribute to his 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's description reads. The goal of signatures for the petition is $1.5 million and as we type this it's sitting at 1,026,863.
"Sweet Victory" was a performance Spongebob and his marching band did at the Bubble Bowl in the episode "Band Geeks."
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"It's a hugely inspirational song that I listen to when working out and boosting confidence, but besides that I want it played at the Super Bowl to honor the man who gave us one of the greatest and most quotable cartoons of all time," a supporter wrote on the petition. "His legacy should be honored for all the laughs and smiles his precious creation gave us both as children and as adults. As Stephen Hillenburg takes his rightful place in God's Kingdom, I believe this song being performed in the Super Bowl just like in the episode it came from would be the most appropriate way to do it."
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