Method to Madness Podcast: The Little Prince



Episode 107: “Planet B612…You’ve Never Heard of It”

The Little Prince is a hipster douche who comes to Earth to remind us how much we suck. He’s that guy whose charity work includes being the weekend friend to children of modest means. Never all that emotionally invested and once he flies back to his home of luxury, you may never see him again.

This is a show from the infant days of Nickelodeon; before it developed any notable original programming. It was an innocent, episodic series of visits, similar to Kino’s Journey. Fantastic for small children, but offers nothing (but ironic comedy) for anyone whose age has reached double-digits.

In the Method to Madness podcast, Sean “The Grey Ghost” Ryan and Kevin “The Business” Gray discuss the great anime that you should be watching and the shameful anime we know you’re watching instead.

About the author

Sean Ryan

Blogger, podcaster, and your new best friend: Sean Ryan, aka The Grey Ghost. Host of Alpha Counter and the Method To Madness podcast. Sean's produced content for online networks that no longer exist, like the Team Sportscast Network and GotGame. He now contributes to Anime 3000 and I Just Had a Terrible Thought... Pray for them. Twitter: @thegreyghostnet


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  1. 8mph Ansible

    It’s reminders like these that make me glad for better search engines and wikipedia. For a long time whenever I got into conversations about old cartoons or early Nick shows no one would believe me about a show they aired about space koalas (Noozles). Always weirded me out if I knew a show no one but me seemed to remembered or ever watched, like the aforementioned Noozles or Police Academy cartoon for example…

    1. Sean Ryan

      Funny you should mention the Noozles. It’s that very show that I was first introduced to the word “holocaust”. There was an episode where they saw a shooting star (I think) and they were trying to figure out what it was. Many times throughout the episode, they wondered aloud if it was a sign of a holocaust (in that context, a general disaster).

      I later asked my mom what “holocaust” meant and was very confused by her response. Especially when I shared with her where I’d learned that word. She eventually cleared up the difference between a holocaust and The Holocaust. But there was a brief time when I was worried about that cartoon and dreaded the discovery of any shooting stars; saddened that people celebrated them and considered them lucky.

  2. VichusSmith

    Query: If you have children, why would Kevin recommend they be shown The Little Prince? Are we in a drought for cartoons that kids can watch.

    I kinda get showing your kids the shows you like, trying to woo them into the arms of geekdom, but at least show your kids classics.

    Wait, did Kevin say “I have sex with women.” before you signed off?

    1. Sean Ryan

      I think it’s more like if someone offered us The Little Prince to show our children, we would accept it. But we wouldn’t make special effort to expose our kids to it.

      Heh, and yes; that’s his new sign off.

  3. ZeonicFreak

    I have always enjoyed that one line from Con Air where Cage states that he will prove there is a God, by walking straight up to Jon Malkovich and raising hell at the same time, because that is how Cage gets things done.

  4. Señor Nemo

    Haha, oh man, that theme song has some of the stupidest lyrics I’ve heard in an anime OP.

    Anyway, from what it sounds like, it can’t be any worse than that really bad live action film that was made of it. We watched some of that in English way back when, and we turned it off once we realized how bad it was.

    Incidentally, the volcanoes are metaphors. Still doesn’t make much sense, but…

    Anyway, it’s always fun listening to y’all talk about weird stuff you’ve seen. Been meaning to write a review on iTunes, but I’m evil/lazy and haven’t yet.

    1. Sean Ryan

      The American theme song is WAY more catchy than the Japanese. I wanted to mention it in the podcast, but completely forgot.

      What the hell are the volcanoes metaphors for, then? O_o

      Thanks for the praise! We like to think of the iTunes stars as our little tip jar (though we do have a donate button). I always say, if you don’t want to donate, please share us with people who might like the show!

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