Super Bowl 2024: SpongeBob SquarePants to recreate ‘Sweet Victory’ performance before the game on Nickelodeon
The debate about the best Super Bowl halftime performance could go on for hours, and no two people will agree on an answer. However, there is no denying the best performance of the Bubble Bowl, and that act is coming to Super Bowl LVIII with the help of CBS and Nickelodeon.
More than 20 years ago, in 2001, the episode “SpongeBob SquarePants” “Band Geeks” was broadcast and became an instant classic. In the episode, SpongeBob and all his friends form a band to play the halftime show at the Bubble Bowl, a fictional tournament game.
The plot ends with SpongeBob’s band appearing under a football field, which was actually old footage taken from a USFL game at the Liberty Bowl featuring the Memphis Showboats. SpongeBob then belts out David Glen Eisley’s “Sweet Victory”, creating one of the most memorable moments in the show’s long history.
Now, SpongeBob and his band will be performing “Sweet Victory” on Nickelodeon’s broadcast of Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. SpongeBob and co. the event begins with the song, setting the table for what should be an exciting matchup between two juggernauts on the field. (You can also watch the Super Bowl on CBS or stream on Paramount+.)
The rest of the broadcast, called “Super Bowl LVIII Live from Bikini Bottom,” will feature SpongeBob and his friends as they help play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle and analyst Nate Burleson call his game. There will also be special appearances from other Nickelodeon stars, such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Super Bowl LVIII is February 11 on CBS. The game will also be broadcast on Nickelodeon and broadcast on Paramount +.