SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the hit Nickelodeon show Spongebob Squarepants, recently passed away, and fans are looking at the NFL to help honor his memory.
Hundreds of thousands of people have now signed a petition to have “Sweet Victory” performed at next year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show.
“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,” said petition organizer Isreal Colunga.
Hillenburg passed away Nov. 26. He was 57.
If you’re not familiar with Spongebob, “Sweet Victory” was performed at the Bubble Bowl, the show’s version of the Super Bowl.
The petition is aiming for 1 million signatures.