I was about 22 in a bar on a Friday evening and caught the children's program, Planet Sheen, airing on Nickelodeon. I sat at the bar and just mindlessly watched it thinking nothing of the antics Sheen was up to on his planet, but I soon realized the dark message that was hidden within the creases of the show. The whole complex concept of Sheen possessing his own planet symbolizes the desires of mankind, to obtain total dominance of the world. Sheen is ranked top on the social hierarchy of this planets society, and uses his knowledge of earth to trick the inhabitants to thinking he is a god. Here is where the show reaches dark territory, revealing how the white male can manipulate impoverished countries into believing that they are the smartest beings when in reality they are just flawed individuals, no common than the ordinary man. We can see more of Sheen's incompetence by the locals he hangs around. The green slug-like alien Doppy, presumably to be a depiction of Sheen's companion Karl Wheezer, reveals the truth that Sheen is still a child, not experienced enough to rule over an alien race.
The next day I had to put my daughter down due to a terminal 8 tumor from birth. I didn't tell her that, I couldn't break her delicate heart. Holding her hand on the bed she leaned over and looked me in the eye asking, "Where do butterflies go during the winter?" Trying not to cry I said, "they go home, they go home."