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Many clever viewers took to Twitter to compare Gaga’s performance with Spongebob Squarepants, of course. Most compared her stunts with those performed by Spongebob during his Spongebob’s Goofy Goober Rock performance.
Similarly to Gaga, Spongebob flies around the Krusty Krab as he performs his anthem about how it’s cool to be a kid (and a goofball.) He’s also suspended from the ceiling.
Viewers also found a way to compare George Bush to Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.
Along with Spongebob, Gaga’s halftime performance inspired other new memes, mostly referencing the moment she jumped into the NRG Stadium.
Like Gaga—whose performance advocated equality for all—Spongebob’s Goofy Goober performance preached self-acceptance. Looks like Gaga and Spongebob have more in common that you’d think.
Tess Cagle is a reporter who focuses on politics, lifestyle, and streaming entertainment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper. She’s also a portrait, events, and live music photographer in Central Texas.