Nickelodeon Super Bowl broadcast will feature an iconic SpongeBob segment

Brianna Reeves
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Nickelodeon’s alternate broadcast for Super Bowl LVIII will recreate SpongeBob SquarePants’ iconic “Sweet Victory” performance.

SpongeBob SquarePants‘ second season featured an episode called “Band Geeks,” wherein Squidward conducted a musical performance for the Bubble Bowl. As many will remember, SpongeBob stole the show by providing the lead vocals for “Sweet Victory.”

The episode left an indelible mark on popular culture, such that fans once organized a petition to have the song performed at the actual Super Bowl in honor of SpongeBob’s late creator, Stephen Hillenburg.

Notably, the track made a brief cameo during Super Bowl LIII’s halftime show to the delight of viewers around the world. But Paramount has even bigger plans in place for this year’s big night.

Nickelodeon’s Super Bowl telecast to feature SpongeBob

Usher’s long-awaited Super Bowl appearance is generating plenty of excitement, but he’ll likely have to share some of the spotlight with another performer come game night.

Nickelodeon and CBS Sports plan on hosting an alternate telecast for Super Bowl LVIII, which begins airing on February 11 at 6:30 PM ET on Nickelodeon. Titled ‘Super Bowl LVIII Live from Bikini Bottom,’ this first-ever endeavor from the two will see animated SpongeBob and Patrick join the broadcast, alongside sports analyst Nate Burleson and play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle.

Better yet, Live from Bikini Bottom will additionally include a “can’t-miss opening segment from Allegiant Stadium” that recreates the SpongeBob show‘s iconic “Sweet Victory” performance.

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From SpongeBob SquarePants’ “Band Geeks” episode.

Other characters from the beloved property will also participate in Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob-centric Super Bowl plans. Sandy Cheeks will assist with sideline reporting for the first time, for example. Meanwhile, Larry the Lobster is on board to help with live commentary.

Notably, more Nickelodeon favorites will lend their talents to the broadcast, with Dora the Explorer and Boots on tap to explain penalty calls throughout the game.

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Brianna graduated from SHSU in 2018 with a Master's degree in English Literature. In the past, she's written for Comic Book Resources, PlayStation LifeStyle, and Screen Rant. On top of penning scripts for GVMERS, Brianna covers the latest gaming news for Dexerto. Her expertise lies in PlayStation, single-player games such as Assassin's Creed, and anything Batman-related. You can contact her at