Details Revealed: Nickelodeon’s Slime-Filled Super Bowl Telecast
Nickelodeon and CBS Sports revealed production elements for the first-ever Super Bowl alternate telecast. It will air exclusively on Nickelodeon on Sunday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. (ET).
The Super Bowl LVIII Live Bikini Bottom will feature enhanced graphics and advanced augmented reality, according to the news release. The “Nick-ified” telecast will have, for the first time, characters from SpongeBob SquarePants.
There will be an animated SpongeBob SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Patrick Star (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke). They will join CBS Sports analyst Nate Burleson. Doing the play-by-play announcing will be Noah Eagle live in the booth. Sandy Cheeks (voiced by Carolyn Lawrence) will make her sideline reporting debut, while Larry the Lobster (voiced by Mr. Lawrence) provides live commentary. NFL Slimetime’s Young Dylan and Dylan Schefter will also report live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Additionally, Dora the Explorer (voiced by Diana Zermeño) and Boots (voiced by Asher Colton Spence) help explain penalty calls during the game.
SpongeBob’s iconic “Sweet Victory” performance.
The alternate telecast will feature an opening segment from Allegiant Stadium, re-creating Spongebob’s “Sweet Victory” performance. Throughout the game, there will be what is described as hijinks from Plankton. To add to the fun and visual appeal, the end zones will be reimagined with cannons that fire Slime, Krabby Patties, and pickles.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 5, and following Super Bowl LVIII, Nickelodeon and CBS Sports will debut a programming lineup for kids and families that includes brand-new episodes of NFL Slimetime and more.
To celebrate the first-ever Super Bowl alternate telecast, Nickelodeon is inviting kids and kids at heart to climb through its Splat portal into the inflatable “Bikini Bottom Super Bowl Spectacular.” Fans will have the chance to bounce on a “larger-than-life” Krabby Patty, toss Krabby Patties into SpongeBob’s mouth, and pose for a slimy photo op with the NFL Slimetime NVP trophy.