SpongeBob and Patrick bring laughter to NFL games as commentators

If you found yesterday’s Super Bowl LVIII to be underwhelming, it’s likely because you were watching the wrong broadcast. The Nickelodeon feed featured Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star actors Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke in the booth with traditional announcers Noah Eagle and Nate Burleson. The broadcast was set in Spongebob’s hometown of Bikini Bottom, complete with delightful sea creatures and other hilarious graphics. The broadcast managed to entertain kids while also keeping adults laughing with its witty commentary and colorful explanations of the game. With fun additions like Sandy Cheeks as a sideline reporter and characters like Larry the Lobster and Squidward joining in on the chaos, the Nickelodeon broadcast was a refreshing change from the typical Super Bowl coverage. It provided a fun entry point for kids getting interested in football, making the game more about fun than the usual barrage of sports betting ads seen during the adult broadcast. While the Nickelodeon broadcast was a hit, it is clear that it was ultimately aimed at turning kids into avid NFL fans. It would be amazing to have this broadcast available every week to make the NFL and society as a whole a more enjoyable place.