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Earth's ambassador to Zeenu. Be very afraid.

A Spin-Off of the Jimmy Neutron franchise, putting Comic Relief character Sheen Estevez in the spotlight.

One day, Sheen sneaks into Jimmy's lab and finds his new rocket, made just for one. He then presses a button and is blasted off into the regions of outer space.

Before too long, he finds himself accidentally stranded on Planet Zeenu, four million and one lightyears away from home. There, he becomes an ambassador to the local purple-skinned Zeenuians, the Emperor of whom believes him to be a hyper-intelligent being sent from the heavens to guide them. He makes some new friends too, including Doppy (an alien who looks remarkably like Carl), Aseefa (a beautiful Glimmorian princess, with whom Sheen becomes smitten), and Mr. Nesmith (a highly intelligent astronaut chimp).

Unfortunately, an evil villain named Dorkus Aurelius, whose house Sheen accidentally wrecked during his crash-landing, is bent on destroying him. With the help of his new friends, Sheen must survive the plots of Dorkus and repair his rocket before anyone notices he's gone!

Premiering alongside T.U.F.F. Puppy on Nickelodeon October 2, 2010, about half of the first season was aired on Nickelodeon before they moved new episodes to be broadcast on Nicktoons only. The first, and only, season finished airing on February 15, 2013, resulting in no resolution to Sheen's return to Earth.

No connection to Charlie Sheen or Martin Sheen, or whatever planet they're from. note 

Planet Sheen provides examples of:

  • Accidental Astronaut: The inciting incident is that Sheen finds a rocket in Jimmy's lab, gets inside, and ignores the instruction to not press the launch button, sending him blasting off to a distant alien planet.
  • Oddly enough, there's a shield on the rocket. This is probably so the driver wouldn't fly out, since there's no seatbelt. Also, Sheen is wearing a helmet when trying to blast home.
  • Big Bad: Dorkus Aurelius is the main antagonist, constantly scheming of ways to get rid of Sheen.
  • Big Good: The Emperor, although only to some extent. While he may appear generous and kind-hearted at first, especially towards Sheen, deep down he's just an incompetent moron with zero knowledge as to how to run a planet, and who seems to have little to no interest in the well-being of his subjects, frequently inventing ridiculous events and regulations just to tame his own boredom.
  • Brain Bleach: The episode ''The Oomlick Maneuver" has the wonderful line.
    Sheen: I have seen things so horrible they will never ever go away, no matter how much I think of soap.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: In "A Well Oiled Fighting Ma-Sheen", it is implied that Doppy and Mr. Nesmith are so horrified by the Londar's cocoon hatching that they soiled themselves.
    Doppy: And...I glooped.
    Mr. Nesmith: I believe I have as well.
  • The Cameo: In the first episode, after convincing himself that it's all a dream, Sheen imagines waking up on a farm - with Otis and Pig walking by the window.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Land: Zeenu is full of eccentric people.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Nesmith has his moments of making snide remarks about Sheen's moronic assumptions.
  • Denser and Wackier: While the original show had a comedic tone, they were balanced with enough serious and emotional moments to make everything feel balanced. This show forgoes all of that and tries to make things very wacky and over the top.
  • Disappeared Dad:
    • Dorkus. Not only is he not seen, Dorkus does not even mention him.
    • Sheen's dad is a disapeared dad because he is on Earth and Sheen is on Zeenu.
  • Disguised in Drag: In "Joust Friends," Sheen attempts to get out of a duel by disguising himself in a blonde wig and a tutu. Doppy is the only one who's fooled.
  • Dolled-Up Installment: The show was originally supposed to be called Red Acres and be about an adult stranded on a planet full of hillbilly aliens. Nickelodeon didn't usually make shows with adult characters so retooled it into a Jimmy Neutron spin-off.
  • The Dragon: Pinter is Dorkus's main lackey.
  • Evil Chancellor: Dorkus, although partly subverted. Yes, he is mean and evil and never above cheating if it serves his interests, but his only goal seems to be winning back the Emperor's favor. To accomplish this, he needs to get rid of Sheen. Even if he does consider his ruler to be incredibly vain (and he's totally right about that), he never once tries to actually depose him.
  • Expy: Sheen's friends from Earth have been replaced with these guys:
    • Doppy, who is Carl's Expy, appeared in the pre-premiere commercials, and at the ending of the first episode, prompting Sheen to stare in slack-jawed awe. Funny thing, Carl was going to be part of the show; but due to Executive Meddling, Doppy took his place.
    • Mr. Nesmith would appear to be Jimmy's counterpart on this show.
    • Dorkus and Pinter are this to King Goobot and Ooblar.
    • Aseefa seems to be Libby's counterpart, but acts more like Betty Quinlan or April from "Win, Loose, and Kaboom".
  • Cindy is the only one of Sheen's friends who doesn't have a counterpart in this series.
  • Fish out of Water: Sheen is out of Retroville and in a brand new world.
  • Flanderization: So much so that the entire trope could have been easily renamed Sheenization. While Sheen in the original show was definitely a hyperactive, geeky kid that could turn annoying every once in a while, every single trait of his character that might have been considered at least slightly serious (such as his genuine love and respect for his friends and father, his short temper, and his bravery) is practically wiped out of existence for the sake of Planet Sheen.
    Mr. Nesmith: Sheen, don't you think it's more important to focus on fixing the rocket, so we can return to Earth instead of having a milkshake?
    Sheen: I know that and we will, but my Uncle Miguel always said "You gotta stop and smell the milkshakes."
    • Even his obsession with Ultra Lord, which could be argued as his defining character trait in the original show, is completely brushed away in an episode where Sheen realizes how much he misses Ultra Lord (and yet apparently none of his friends or family) but resolves that by declaring that now he can be his own hero on Zeenu.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: The warrior who can kill in over 107 ways, including emotionally... Bobb.
  • Forbidden Fruit: Sheen's reason for ending up on Zeenu is he kept disobeying Jimmy's notes reading "Sheen, do not X!".
  • Full-Name Basis: In the pilot, Sheen calls Jimmy by his full name just to illustrate how dumb he is for not realising what the initials on the sticky notes stand for.
  • Gasshole: Aseefa becomes this after losing her roove in "Feeling Roovy". A roove is an animal living in Aseefa's throat which enables her species to yodel. Without it, she belches constantly.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: Princess Oom is much taller than her father.
  • I Am Not Weasel: Mr. Nesmith the chimpanzee objects to being called a monkey.
  • Idiot Hero:
    • Sheen's the main protagonist and is still as dim-witted as ever.
    • Doppy also goes under this category, but is mostly Sheen's sidekick.
  • Idiot Houdini: Sheen always causes trouble in Zeenu, blames it on someone else and often lies to his friends, but never gets punished or called out for it.
  • Interspecies Romance: Sheen pursues a relationship with the alien Aseefa.
  • Meaningful Name: Planet Zeenu's name sure does sound like "Xeno"
    • Also, Dorkus Aurelius, who wants to become Emperor, is named after Marcus Aurelius.
      • It should be noted that Dorkus has shown zero desire to take over Zeenu as Emperor; it should also be noted that his only desire is for Sheen to be gone by any means necessary. Despite similarities, he is not Jafar.
  • Missing Mom:
  • Dorkus' mother is only mentioned and never appears in the show.
    • In the episode "Boy Next Dorkus"
Pinter: Alright, *picks a conversation starter card* if you were to go back in any time in history, when would it be?
Dorkus: Easy. My own birth to applaud my mother.
  • In the episode "Thanksgetting"
Dorkus: I hate that as a child I never got the Cloaked Avenger Action Figure with Magic Fire Breath, because my mother was all, *makes his voice higher pitched* "No! You'll burn down the house! Nyehnyehnyehnyehnyehnyeh..." It's all I ever asked for...
later in the same episode
Pinter: Ah, you see good things can happen to you when you open your heart.
Dorkus: Ooh... I wonder if it has the Magic Fire Breath my mother thought was "Oh so dangerous!" *he points the action figure towards his house and activates the "magic fire breath" causing his house to burn up and collapse* Oh Grock!
Pinter: Oh, it works...
  • In the episode "Act I Sheen I:"
Dorkus: *walks out of his hiding place towards the group consisting of Sheen, Aseefa, the Emperor, Nesmith, and Doppy* Hello all.
Nesmith: *gasps* Where did you come from?
Dorkus: My mother...
  • Princess Oom's mother, the Empress, never makes an appearance until the episode "Nightmare Sheenario," which is also her last appearance.
    • According to Doppy, she only comes out once every 365 days in order to retain her beauty.
  • My Nayme Is:
    • D-O-P-P-tralalalalalalalalalala-Y. The tralalalalalas are silent, but felt.
    • A minor recurring character's name is pronounced "Bob", but spelled "Bobb" according to the end credits.
  • Never My Fault: Sheen's friends tend to receive this treatment from Sheen whenever Sheen learns the episode's lesson, blaming them for making his dumb and selfish decisions.
  • No Ending: Does Sheen ever get back to Earth?
    • It is implied in "The Tomorrow Boys" that Sheen does return to Earth. However, only he can make it happen, so he probably stays on Zeenu forever.
  • Only Sane Man: Nesmith and sometimes Dorkus are shown as being the only rational ones.
  • A Planet Named Zok: The show takes place on a planet named Zeenu.
  • Potty Emergency:
    • Sheen has one in the first episode after a long ride in a space ship.
    • The entire episode "Gotta Go" has Sheen needing to pee and having trouble finding a restroom because the toilet at his house is clogged and he's unable to find any privacy.
  • Put on a Bus: The other Jimmy Neutron characters are nowhere to be seen, with Sheen being the only character to return from the original show.
    • However, Carl had a cameo in the second flashback and Ultra Lord made a special guest appearance in another one.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: A lot of the aliens look like humans with bizarre skin colors and facial features.
  • Running Gag:
    • Sheen's Uncle Miguel gets mentioned (and a picture of him is shown) quite frequently.
    • Dorkus's house getting destroyed.
      • This gag only runs in the episodes where Dorkus appears and only when he is near his home.
  • Series Continuity Error: When Sheen first meets Doppy, it's very briefly at the end of the pilot, and Sheen clearly notices his resemblance to Carl. Then, come the very next episode and Doppy's proper introduction, Sheen does not catch his resemblance to Carl at all, even after flashing back to all the good times they had together.
    • Sheen also forgets everything that he knew in the original series.
  • Ship Sinking: Sheen's relationship with Libby is abandoned to instead focus on his feelings for Aseefa.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Simpleton Voice: Recurring character Bobb talks with a dumb-sounding voice, the same one his voice actor Jeff Bennett used for Big Billy of the Gangreen Gang in The Powerpuff Girls.
  • Snap Back: "QuaranSheen" ends with most of the cast sent to a cave to be quarantined for an illness Sheen made up called dance fever, yet they're all free by the next episode.
  • Spin-Off: Of Jimmy Neutron of course.
  • Spoiler Opening: Averted. The first episode does not use the show's theme song intro. Instead, it begins with The Teaser of Sheen getting in the rocket and then being blasted into space. During the trip, the sequence plays the opening credits and doesn't prematurely reveal any of the show's new characters. This benefits the last scene in particular, as Sheen is openly surprised by the Carl-like Doppy.
  • Talking Animal: Mr. Nesmith is a talking chimpanzee.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass and Jerkass: Sheen's time away from Earth has not changed his personality for the better.
  • Towering Flower: When Sheen is asked to fight a fearsome beast, he is shown a picture of it and sees that it's dwarfed by a flower and agrees to fight it. Later on, he starts to reconsider when he finds the flower and it's as tall as a redwood.
  • Unknown Rival: It never gets to Sheen's thick head that Dorkus wants him dead. The others are pretty clueless as well, save for Mr. Nesmith, who at least informs Sheen of his suspicions.
  • Visual Pun:
    • Carl wears glasses, thus making him a “four-eyes.” His Expy in this series actually has four eyes, complete with similar glasses. Behold the eight-eyed slug man.
    • The planet, as seen during the intro, looks like the typical screwball design.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The Blurgs, from "To Chill a Mocking Blurg," explode when they are complimented.