Fans Think The Super Bowl Halftime Show Needed A Lot More ‘SpongeBob’ ... and check out some of the best reactions below. SpongeBob SquarePants' "Sweet Victory" makes a super-size gain in streams, thanks to the tune's brief cameo in the Feb. 3 Super Bowl halftime show starring Maroon 5. DEEP DIVE Sweet Victory Or Bitter Defeat? SpongeBob made an appearance at Maroon 5's Super Bowl halftime show, but "Sweet Victory" didn't make the set list as many fans hopes. The petition asked for a rendition of "Sweet Victory," a song during the “Bubble Bowl” in the episode. Yes, there was a tribute to the late SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg during the 2019 Super Bowl Halftime show. "Band Geeks" is an episode of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.It is the second part of the 15th episode of the second season, and the second half of the 35th episode overall.It originally aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on September 7, 2001. The “Sweet Victory” song was not included, per se, but the famous opening trumpets scene from the series’s Bubble Bowl performance was displayed. Instead, SpongeBob introduced Travis Scott. Super Bowl viewers were disappointed when the Halftime Show teased "Sweet Victory" by Spongebob Squarepants, only to drop the song in favor of Travis Scott's performance of "Sicko Mode." And after the major online push to play "Sweet Victory" in honor of SpongeBob SquarePants' late creator Stephen Hillenburg, fans were angry that the tribute barely lasted more than a … THAT'S why fans weren't happy about Spongebob's "inclusion" at the Super Bowl this year. Sweet Victory Memes express SpongeBob fans’ reactions to the Super Bowl Pepsi Halftime Show. “Sweet Victory” is not too dissimilar, having been recorded in 1996 and released by APM in 1998, alongside the development of SpongeBob but not in any way aware of each other. The fan-favorite “Sweet Victory” hails from 2001 Season 2 episode “Band Geeks,” which sees SpongeBob and friends perform a crowd-pleasing showstopper during Bikini Bottom’s Bubble Bowl.