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 fourth season of the original show?
  • 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 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. Accident or not, how would you feel if someone did this to you? It sure works to Dorkus's advatage 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 (along with Dorkus and maaaaaybe Aseefa) can be easily despised.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Name one Sheen/Libby shipper who supports Sheen and Aseefa's relationship.
    • 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.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: See What Could Have Been in Trivia. In short, this series might have stood a better chance at lasting longer if the original idea had not been scrapped. Though, how much different the character's personalities would have been is debatable.
    • Some people think this could've been about the whole gang instead of just Sheen.
    • 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? Fans would've loved seeing Carl meet Doppy, Sheen and Nesmith coming back to Retroville and Jimmy and Libby having a little confrontation with Sheen after what he did (lying to his Zeenuian friends, deliberately disobeying Jimmy's specific instructions and pretty much cheating on Libby). 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 compared to the original series.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: While it may not be the greatest Nickelodeon spin off, the animation is much better than the original series.

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