Could SpongeBob SquarePants fans score a "Sweet Victory" at this year's Super Bowl after all?
Eagle-eyed Twitter users have noticed that the titular character from SpongeBob Squarepants briefly appears in Maroon 5’s teaser trailer of their halftime show at SuperBowl LIII at around the 0:32 mark. Naturally, they're hoping this means the anthem “Sweet Victory” -- as seen in the “Band Geeks” episode where Squidward directs the amateur band of volunteers to perform at the coincidentally-named Bubble Bowl -- will make it into Maroon 5’s setlist.
The hopeful idea comes on the heels of a Change.org petition that called for the Super Bowl to honor SpongeBob’s creator, Stephen Hillenburg, earlier this month. The petition currently has over one million signatures.