YMMV / Planet Sheen

  • Angst? What Angst?: Sheen doesn't seem to be homesick in the slightest. He keeps telling his grandma that he wants to come home, but other than that, he doesn't seem to care about never getting home. What about his father? What about Libby? What about all his friends? He never brings them up at all. You'd expect a homesick episode or two.
    Mr. Nesmith: Sheen, don't you think we should focus on fixing the rocket so we can return to Earth instead of having a milkshake?
    • The closest thing we get is an episode involving Ultra Lord, which is saying something, since Sheen seems to have permanently lost his obessesion with him.
  • Audience Alienating Premise: A comic relief from a beloved show is sent to a distant planet. All of the other characters are given one-time mentions at best or are downright ignored at worst. The humor relies much more on dorkiness than clever parody and there is no character development, seriousness or realism. Doesn't that sound like a great way to answer the loyal fans' constant pleading for a continuation of the original show?
  • Awesome Art: While it may not be the greatest Nickelodeon spin off, the animation is much better than the original series.
  • Designated Hero: Sheen has become such an obnoxious prick and not only has he forgotten his best friends, but he lies to his Zeenuian friends and doesn't seem to care that his friends and his father are probably missing him back home.
  • Ear Worm: The pilots theme song.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: On a planet full of weirdos ruled by an easily-convinced emperor, an evil ex-advisor, and Sheen becoming dumber than he was in the original show, Mr. Nesmith is truly a shining gem in this world, being an intelligent straight ape and all. Same goes for Dorkus, Pinter and Aseefa.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Fans like to pretend this show didn't exist, for obvious reasons.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Some fans think Aseefa would make a better love interest to Nick instead of Sheen.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the pilot episode, the alien announcer says, "And now, here's the star of our show (but not for much longer) Sheen!" The show itself was canned after a single season.
  • Jerkass Woobie / Unintentionally Sympathetic: Although we're obviously not supposed to root for Dorkus' attempts to get rid of Sheen, it was only because his house was destroyed by the rocket from which he arrived. Dorkus' belongings may have been destroyed as well, and, as Pinter points out, he just redecorated. To rub salt in the wound, Sheen had the gall to say that it was the house that destroyed "his" rocket, and wasn't exactly apologetic about the incident. How would you feel if someone did this to you? It sure works to Dorkus's advantage that he's easily one of the least annoying characters in the entire show.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Aseefa's Warrior Face.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Sheen was well liked in the original show, but the Flanderization he went through here brought his character and popularity down big time.
    • Princess Oom can also be quite grating as well.
    • The whole cast (aside from Nesmith, Dorkus, Pinter and Aseefa) can be easily despised.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Doppy being Carl's doppelgänger is just a cruel and mean spirited move to fans of the original show.
  • Sequelitis: The sequel to Jimmy Neutron that does not live up to the original.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Even some of Planet Sheen's most vehement opponents will admit that it can get a pretty big laugh out of them every once in a while, in a way strongly resembling the refined humor of the original show. The overall consesus seems to be that while it's not really such a terrible series in its own right, it just doesn't come close to Jimmy Neutron in terms of quality and character charm to be considered a worthy follow-up.
  • Squick: The episode "Feeling Roovy" has the villain Baby Arms Banarog steal Aseefa's roove, an animal living in her throat that enables her species to yodel. What's disgusting is that it is strongly implied that Baby Arms Banarog was storing the roove in his butt.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: The ending of "QuarrenSheen", where Sheen is trapped in the dungeon with Oom, forcing him to suffer being licked mercilessly.
  • Tear Jerker: Just the fact that Sheen is likely stuck on Zeenu forever with no way of getting home is a Fridge Tearjerker. There's also the fact that his father and grandma must be depressed, not to mention that his friends haven't gone to look for him. That is if they knew where the rocket landed.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: See What Could Have Been in Trivia. In short, this series might have been as good as the old show if the original idea had not been scrapped. Though, how much different the character's personalities would have been is debatable.
    • Some people also think this could've been about the whole gang instead of just Sheen or better yet, make the season four the producers were planning before the original company went out of business.
    • There was also supposed to be a TV movie about Jimmy and the gang going to rescue Sheen, but it was cancelled due to low ratings, production costs and several staff members moving on. Seriously, who didn't want to the finale to be a reunion episode? Had the series been more successful, this most likely would've happened.
  • Uncanny Valley: The art style of most of the aliens is a bit ugly compared to the more humanoid designs from the original series.

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