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Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil was an animated comedy show on [adult swim] created by Loren Bouchard, co-creator of Home Movies and producer of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. Lucy, who is indeed the daughter of the Devil, is somewhat torn between helping her father with spreading evil across the world and living a healthy normal college life. She hangs out with an indie DJ who just so happens to be the second coming of Jesus Christ. Ironically, most of the time, she gets "JC" to help her dad out without meaning to. Meanwhile, they are all pursued by a Church Militant faction of priests and nuns.

There has only been one season of 11 episodes that aired from October 30, 2005, to November 11, 2007. Bouchard acknowledged in August 2009 that Adult Swim has not renewed the show and that it is "dead". Luckily for Bouchard, he bounced back in a major way.

Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil provides examples of:

  • Affably Evil: Satan. He's the devil, but he's just so low-key about it.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Satan is...well, Satan, he's raised the Antichrist, he's committed mass murders, he wants to kill DJ Jésus...but the most evil thing he does in the series is buy a crappy franchise restaurant chain.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In the last episode, Senator Whitehead turns into one of these.
  • Beard of Evil: Satan has a full-on "Mirror Spock" one of these.
  • Berserk Button: Don't blow a raspberry around Satan. It really pisses him off.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Father Giuseppe, to the extent that you hardly ever see his eyes.
  • Bland-Name Product: Satan's restaurant franchise "Tequila Sally's" is pretty obviously based on "Chili's".
  • The Blind Leading the Blind: The Special Clergy are on a mission to find and kill the AntiChrist, but apparently neither they nor their bosses at the Vatican have any idea what Lucy actually looks like, as she ends up being their waitress several times.
    • Subverted in one episode. Sister Mary does know and does attempt to kill Lucy. She fails.
  • Broken Record: The Pope's less-than-competent beatboxing attempt.
    Sister Mary: You can't just keep saying "beatbox"! Pass the mic!
  • Cartoon Creature: Terry the teratoma.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Parody: The Devil performs the Wonka duties here, giving a group of children a whimsical tour of a sex toy factory.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Inverted. Lucy doesn't seem that concerned with helping further her dad's evil plans. If he even has any plans.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Inverted; Lucy doesn't really have any far-reaching life goals.
  • Dysfunctional Family: Satan and Lucy, who seem to truly care about each other, but often bicker.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Lucy and DJ Jésus have "good" eyes; Satan and (interestingly) Sister Mary have "evil" eyes.
  • Good Is Not Nice:
    • Sister Mary. She's not above killing people who she believes are hiding information or just in her way.
    • DJ Jesus may be the second coming of our Lord and savior, but he can be kind of an insensitive jerk a lot of the time.
  • Harmless Villain: Satan is more or less this; he just doesn't seem to be good at coming up with evil plans.
  • Hartman Hips: Lucy has pretty big hips, although it's downplayed since they're only slightly bigger than her chest.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Inverted, as redheaded Lucy is interested in DJ Jésus, and though they spend the entire series dating he seems disinterested in the relationship most of the time, frequently sidelining her in favor of whatever gig or weird idea he has this week.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Lucy seems to only have one outfit: a black t-shirt and a pair of hip-hugger blue jeans.
  • Pedophile Priest: Inverted in one episode where a group of child vampires infiltrate the Catholic Church as altar and choir boys and start preying on the priests.
  • The Power of Rock: Or rather, The Power of Rap. The Senator Whitehead monster is only vulnerable to beatboxing.
  • Shout-Out:
    • A teratoma with deadly psychic powers? You don't say...
    • Satan wears Bill Cosby's sweaters from The Cosby Show. They're not like Cliff Huxtable's sweaters; he claims he actually got them from Bill Cosby.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Satan's attitude to most of the things that interfere with his plans.
  • Too Much Information: When Satan decides to open a sex toy factory, Lucy reveals she's a big fan of the company he bought and starts texting pictures of her favorite dildos to make her dad squirm.
  • Twerp Sweating: A Slight variation in the first episode, Lucy's date is made to wait in the living room while her father (literally Satan) distracts her with a phone call so he can telepathically induce her pet hellhound to convince her date to jump out of the window in her honor, a la the nanny in The Omen (1976).
  • Unnamed Parent: Lucy's mother is mentioned exactly once, in the pilot's Info Dump, when we are told she had Satan's kid in exchange for a Datsun 280 ZX.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: People's apparent reaction to Lucy's horns. And to her red-skinned, much larger-horned father, whose only concession to existing in human society is wearing slacks and plaid sweaters.