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This Is Why SpongBob Was Part of the Super Bowl Halftime Show

While Maroon V may have been the lead of the Super Bowl LIII halftime show Sunday, I personally got most excited when I saw the SpongeBob clip put in the middle. And the reason is really sweet.

Stephen Hillenburg, SpongeBob SquarePants creator, died from ALS in November.

After, a petition on Change.org was created to have the popular Sweet Victory song from the show performed during halftime. The petition got over 1 millino signatures before the Super Bowl took place Sunday.

Though Maroon V didn’t perform the hit, a few minutes into the performance, Squidward appeared to introduce Travis Scott.

Sweet Victor, by David Glen Eisley, became an iconic moment of SpongeBob after it was featured on the episode where Squidward leads a marching band to perform at the Bubble Bowl.

Monica Sager is a freelance writer from Clark University, where she is pursuing a double major in psychology and self-designed journalism with a minor in English. She wants to become an investigative journalist to combat and highlight humanitarian issues. Monica has previously been published in The Pottstown Mercury, The Week UK, Worcester Telegram and Gazette and even The Boston Globe. Read more of Monica’s previous work on her Twitter @MonicaSager3.
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