Hi fellow Spandy shippers,
I don't know how many of y'all are aware, but since Stephen Hillenburg's passing, a petition for the NFL to play the ever iconic 'Sweet Victory' during the Super Bowl's halftime show as a tribute to him has swept across the internet. It gained around 1.2 MILLION signatures.
Since then hints and rumors had been popping up that this would be a legit event and even that Rodger Bumpass himself would introduce the show.
Well the Super Bowl and it's halftime show has come and gone, with a sweet victory for the New England Patriots, and a huge letdown for Spongebob fans.
While fans were treated to a little clip seen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp4f8p…
That's... not what 1.2 million people who took time to sign the petition were hoping for.
Understandably, many fans have expressed their disappointment. I, myself, was quite heartbroken.
And so, here's what I'm thinking: we want a Sweet Victory tribute to Stephen? Let's do it ourselves.
I'm thinking a collaborative cover of the song, or mayhaps a Spongebob medley with Sweet Victory snuck in?
Something akin to this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hhX0K…
Or this if it was to be acapella: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYtYCN…
Unfortunately I have neither the skills nor the means of putting together an ambitious project. It'd be great if artists such as Caleb Hyles, Black Gryphon, Sierra Nelson, Mike Tompkins, Mica, etc could get involved. But I don't know if they're Spongebob fans either.
I'm NOT trying to get anyone's hopes up. I'm just tossing an idea out there. And who knows? There still might be a tribute to Mr. Hillenburg down the line. The Oscars, the Emmy's, the Kids Choice Awards. Fingers crossed!
That's about it for now. Lemme know what y'all think in the comments! Cya!