Day 2 of Fictional Band February 3: The Bikini Bottom Super Band!
Ok, football fans! Put your hands together for the Bikini Bottom Super Band! What could be more appropriate on Super Bowl Sunday then these arena rockers?
From the ‘Band Geek’s episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, the Bikini Bottom Super Band started out downright terrible. Their drummer, Patrick Star didn’t even know if mayonnaise was an instrument! And there was also the obstacle of big meaty claws to overcome! But just as bandleader Squidward Tentacles was about to give up hope - the band showed up and brought down the house.
Squidward Tentacles - Bandleader!
SpongeBob Squarepants - Lead singer!
Plankton - Piano!
Sandy - Electric guitar!
Mrs. Puff - Rhythm/Bass guitar!
Mr. Krabs - Keytar!
Patrick Star - Drums!
And a host of other Bikini Bottom residents on Trumpet!
Fun fact: SpongeBob’s singing voice here is not performed by Tom Kenny, but by Miko Mendoza???? Today’s song ‘Sweet Victory’ was written by David Glen Eisley, of the bands Giuffria and Dirty White Boy.
I remember in elementary school, Band Geeks was consistently noted as one of - if not the - best SpongeBob Squarepants episode. I may be more partial to Idiot Box but I can’t deny this cheesy anthem is fantastic.
Fun fact 2: in 2007 ‘Sweet Victory’ was voted the #1 Nicktoon moment of all time! That’s a neat honor for a lil group that got everything together in less than four days!
Every year, the Ohio University Marching 110 holds an arrangers competition for its membership. The winner of this competition gets their piece performed at Varsity Show and Theatre (Usually the Ohio Theatre in Columbus, but this year it will be at the Palace Theatre).
This year’s winner is a drumline freshman. The tune is Sweet Victory, as seen in the Band Geeks episode of Spongebob Squarepants.