Even though the pop stars made of flesh and blood may grab the headlines, anyone in the know knows that gen-z and millennial’s true patron saint is a little doodle of a pants wearing sponge, known to the greater intellectual world as “Spongebob Squarepants”. After the tragic death of Spongebob creator, Stephen Hillenburg, from ALS, earlier this year, fans have rallied together to try to honor the man vis a vis a Super Bowl performance. A Change.org petition received 1.1 million signatures, trying to urge for the song “Sweet Victory” — the song that Spongebob and company played during a massive football game on land during the now classic episode band geeks — and Maroon 5 may have hinted that they may just play the song… with a short clip of Spongebob Squarepants during the video advertising their appearance…
The Change.org petition says: As some of you may or may not know, Stephen Hillenburg—the creator of Spongebob Sqaurepants—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.
And the video from Maroon 5 is below. The face of our beloved Tom Kenny voiced sponge, square pants and all. So does this mean Maroon 5 will play sweet victory? I mean, why would they tease it if not? Or maybe they’re just going to play the Spongebob Squarepants theme song, which is less cool, but still pretty damn cool. Consider us excited. Check out Maroon 5’s video below, and here’s hoping we got Plankton on the keys like in the original cartoon.
— Maroon 5 (@maroon5) January 13, 2019
Here’s the original video of the characters performing the song in case you need to be reminded what true art is like.
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