SpongeBob SquarePants Makes Appearance At Super Bowl Half Time Show

After much speculation, SpongeBob SquarePants made an appearance at the Super Bowl Half Time show.

More than a million people signed a petition to get the cartoon character on the highly anticipated moment during the largest sporting event of the year.

It was in homage of creator Stephen Hillenburg, who recently passed away.

People wanted SpongeBob's song 'Sweet Victory', which was performed by SpongeBob and pals at the halftime show of the 'Bubble Bowl' during the 'Band Geeks' episode, and it's a power ballad banger - perfect for the Super Bowl, we feel.

Sadly, we didn't get the song, or even part of it, but it the man in the SquarePants and Squidward made the briefest of appearance. They did, however, introduce the next act, Travis Scott, who came into the stadium via a CGI meteor.

He performed in a flaming fake crater before Big Boi arrived in a classic car and he sang his verse from 'I Like The Way You Move' by Outkast.

While the SpongeBob inclusion was a nice touch to the Halftime Show, people weren't happy.

The song 'Sweet Victory' was originally licensed by APM Music, who are understandably chuffed that it is getting a new lease of life.

APM's president, Adam Taylor, recently said: "We are truly thrilled that 'Sweet Victory,' a production music song, has crossed over into the mainstream of America's consciousness, and has become an iconic, 'Can-Do,' rock anthem, thanks to the remarkable creativity of the late Stephen Hillenburg and composers David Glen Eisley and Bob Kulick."

Righto, then.

The owner of the petition kind of started it as a joke, mainly just wanting to see something ridiculous at the biggest sporting event of the year.

The petition description read: "Problem: As some of you may or may not know, Stephen Hillenburg - the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants - has passed away recently. 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 song was featured in the 'Band Geeks' episode. Credit: Nickelodeon
The song was featured in the 'Band Geeks' episode. Credit: Nickelodeon

"Solution: Perform 'Sweet Victory' at the Halftime Show."

It's creator, Isreal Colunga of Portland, Oregon, said he had been left 'speechless' by the support.

But while Isreal was kind of kidding, some people were really passionate about the project.

One person who signed their name said: "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 honour the man who gave us one of the greatest and most quotable cartoons of all time.

"His legacy should be honoured for all the laughs and smiles his precious creation gave us both as children and as adults."

Okay then.

Featured Image Credit: Nickeloden

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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