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.
The 2019 Super Bowl is happening at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, G.A. on Sunday, Feb. 3. For now, see some of the most entertaining tweets about the theory below.
Holy shit are you going to play the SpongeBob song Sweet Victory at the Super Bowl?!?!?! (Maybe a hint at 0:32 in video??) https://t.co/dzLAawBBdg
— Riley Havlin (@RiGuy541) January 25, 2019
PEEP SPONGEBOB 32 SECONDS IN. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. https://t.co/kevRrsNDc9
— soph. (@Skrullxx) January 25, 2019
— Steam Attack (@steam_attack) January 13, 2019
*sees spongebob pic.twitter.com/2y4THD4jGO
— SmashBoi (@HedgehogDemon1) January 14, 2019
— Shahan Khilji (@ShahanKhilji) January 25, 2019
— Endless Void (@void_calls_me) January 24, 2019