The 'SpongeBob Squarepants' voice cast tells PEOPLE about what's in store for a first-of-its-kind Super Bowl crossover event between Nickeloden and CBS Sports, kicking off Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET
As the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday, Nickelodeon and CBS Sports are teaming up for Super Bowl LVIII Live from Bikini Bottom, featuring the SpongeBob Squarepants crew.
SpongeBob SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Patrick Star (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) will be going live from the booth in the alternate, kids-friendly telecast airing on Nickelodeon. The dynamic duo will be joined by CBS Sports analyst Nate Burleson and play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle. Meanwhile, Sandy Cheeks (voiced by Carolyn Lawrence) will serve as a sideline reporter as Larry the Lobster (voiced by Mr. Lawrence) provides live commentary.
"We are so excited to just go into this massive sports event and just be goofy and silly, and make it a fun experience for kids and Nickelodeon fans," Fagerbakke, 66, tells PEOPLE.
"There'll be so many other Nickelodeon characters involved," he continues to tease. "We're going to have Plankton and we're going to have, I'm sure Squidward and Mr. Krabs will be in the stands. It's going to be a lot of fun. And the announcers, Noah Eagle and Nate Burleson, they're all in for fun too. So, we're going to have a good time."
Kenny, 61, notes that "the conceit is that the Allegiant Stadium has been transported to Bikini Bottom through a crazy series of events having to do with an invention of Sandy's there."
He teasess, "That gives the animators, the technicians, the computer guys, us, the real live sports casters that Bill mentioned, license to take the game into a whole new level of oddball silliness because you're going to be looking at the Super Bowl the same way it is if you watch it on a conventional broadcast — but there's jellyfish and bubbles and craziness and cartoon characters running through frame, just this whole overlay of insanity making the Super Bowl even weirder and crazier than it is normally."
Although Sandy Cheeks voicer Lawrence, 56, hopes Bikini Bottom's villainous Plankton "doesn't try to do something" to disrupt the fun, Fagerbakke predicts that "he will."
For Kenny, "Part of what makes it cool is that if you're a football newbie or a younger member of the family who maybe is just learning about football or just getting interested or getting on board, this will be a nice primer for that."
"There's little interstitial things, tutorials and things about football terminology and gameplay and all that," he adds. "SpongeBob and Patrick, at least, are the perfect people to learn, too, because they don't know anything about football. They've never seen football. Everything they know about football, they learned from their Texas pal Sandy Cheeks."
As Bikini Bottom is transformed in time for kickoff, 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) will help explain penalty calls during the game.
Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories.
Super Bowl LVIII Live from Bikini Bottom airs Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon.
For more People news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!
Read the original article on People.