The face-off between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49s ended in a win for the Chiefs. The team is led by Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes, who contributed to the team's third consecutive win for an outstanding victory for the franchise.
While football fans are still thinking about both the major win and los of the Sunday game, there is some chatter about one of the two broadcasts that occurred that night. With Paramount holding the rights to air the Super Bowl this year, the big game had been broadcasted on CBS and Nickelodeon. It also streamed live on Paramount+. All three companies are owned by Paramount Global, which allowed the network synergy to spotlight the famous Nickelodeon cartoon characters such as Spongebob, Dora, and many more to appear.
With that in mind, whether you watched the Nickelodeon broadcast with family and friends or caught up the next day online, you'll want to see some of these memorable moments that left football families in tears, laughter, and appreciation for the long-standing kids network.
Spongebob Squarepants Starts Off The Super Bowl
In the beginning of the broadcast, Spongebob entered into the Bikini Bottom stadium ready to perform a rendition of "Sweet Victory" which was originally written by David Glen Eisley. Spongebob's original performance of the song was featured in the 2001 “SpongeBob SquarePants” episode titled “Band Geeks". The titular character was also joined by the show's supporting characters, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs, and Spongebob's best friend Patrick Star.
While commentators Jim Nantz and Tony Romo were leading the CBS broadcast, Noah Eagle, the play-by-play commentator on NFL on Nickelodeon was in the alternate broadcast joined by color commentators which included CBS Mornings co-host Nate Burleson, SpongeBob SquarePants, who is voiced by Tom Kenny, Patrick Star, who is voiced by Bill Fagerbakke, and Larry the Lobster who is voiced by Mr. Lawrence. The voice actors were also provided with motion capture technology so that the live-aspect of the broadcast would be in full-effect.
Familiar Fish Celebrities and Athletes Fill the Stands
The Nickeldeon broadcast also showcased parodied versions of famous celebrities and athletes such as Los Angeles Lakers power forward LePrawn James (LeBron James), singer-songwriter Billie Eelish (Billie Eilish), and singer Doja Catfish (Doja Cat). Some other honorable mentions include veteran actor Clamuel L. Jackson (Samuel L. Jackson) and singer Herring Styles (Harry Styles). The inclusion of these athletes and celebrity proved the cross-connection between older mainstream entertainers and public figures and kids entertainment is still present and a blast for the whole family to enjoy.
Dora The Explorer appears as a commentator during Super Bowl 2024
In this Twitter post from CBS Sports, you'll find the beloved character Dora the Explorer is joined by her sidekick Boots who assists in educating the audience on what a 'false start' means. Eagle asked Dora for her opinion during the game's second quarter. Dora was able to give a quick remark by saying sarcastically, "OK. Who needs a map to find the end zone? Needless to say, it was a fun time seeing the characters that people have grown up with on the screen come to life during one of the most-anticipated broadcasts of the year!
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