Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil
GenreHorror comedy
Created byLoren Bouchard
Written by
  • Loren Bouchard
  • Holly Schlesinger (Episodes 2–11)
Directed byLoren Bouchard
Voices of(See Characters)
Theme music composerLoren Bouchard (Episode 1 [Pilot] only)
Opening theme"Lullaby for Lucy"
Composers
  • Loren Bouchard
  • John Dylan Keith (additional music, eps. 6 & 8–11)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes11
Production
Executive producers
  • Loren Bouchard
  • Seth Piezas and Ralph Guggenheim (co-executive producers, episodes 2–11)
Producers
  • Loren Bouchard, Seth Piezas and Josh Piezas (Episode 1 [Pilot])
  • Andrew Hasse and Holly Schlesinger (associate producers, episode 1 [Pilot])
  • Jennny Head Appleton (line producer, episodes 2–11)
Running time11 minutes
Production companies
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkAdult Swim
Picture format4:3 SDTV (renditions of 16:9 HDTV)
First shown inOctober 30, 2005 (2005-10-30)
Original releaseSeptember 9 (2007-09-09) –
November 11, 2007 (2007-11-11)
External links
Website

Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil is an American adult computer-animated television series that aired on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block Adult Swim. It was created and directed by Loren Bouchard, produced by Williams Street with Loren Bouchard L.L.C. and Fluid Animation.[1][2] The show starred Melissa Bardin Galsky as Lucy, the daughter of the Devil, who is voiced by H. Jon Benjamin.[3] It was the first Adult Swim series to feature a female protagonist.

Production

The pilot episode "He's Not the Messiah, He's a DJ" first aired on October 30, 2005.[4] After nearly 2 years and a number of re-airings, the show was picked up for a full season, which premiered on September 9, 2007.[5] Although the show was in 4:3, there were black bars on the top and bottom of the screen, making it seem like a show in 16:9. Sometimes, characters and shots would appear behind the black bars.

Some changes were made between the pilot and the full series. The voice of Lucy was changed from Jessi Klein to Melissa Bardin Galsky; the third Special Father character, a black man missing an eye, was discarded and replaced with the Special Sister; and the cover of "Maneater" used as opening music was replaced for rebroadcasts.

Premise

The show follows the titular 21-year-old Lucy, who lives in San Francisco and has been ordained by her father, the devil, to fulfill her destiny as the Antichrist, whether she likes it or not. Along the way she meets up with a DJ named Jesús, who turns out to be the Second Coming of the messiah and the two begin dating from the first episode after Lucy saves him from a fire created by her father to kill him.

Meanwhile, her father tries different schemes in his quest to take over the world with the help of his "advocate," Becky, who acts as something of a personal assistant. At the same time a group of "Special Clergy," two priests and a nun, are on a mission from the Vatican to find and destroy Lucy.

Characters

Episodes

The pilot first aired in 2005, and the series began in 2007. A unique feature of Lucy is that each episode features a different opening sequence with a new theme song.

No.TitleFeatured theme songOriginal air dateProd.
code
1"He's Not the Messiah, He's a DJ""Maneater"*October 30, 2005 (2005-10-30)101
The Devil sends Lucy on a date with a politician (Senator Whitehead), during which she meets DJ Jesús.
*"Maneater" was the theme song for this episode, however, this song has been removed from subsequent airings and from the version posted on the Adult Swim website.
2"Escapeoke""Paint the Town Red"[10]September 9, 2007 (2007-09-09)102
The Devil purchases a restaurant chain, Tequila Sally's, and drafts Lucy into working there. Lucy enlists DJ Jesús to run the karaoke.
3"Dildo Factory""Sperm Waltz"[11]September 16, 2007 (2007-09-16)103
In hopes of increasing the amount of masturbation taking place on Earth and hasten the downfall of civilization, the Devil launches "Sinspirations," a sex toy manufacturing/outreach company. At the same time DJ Jesús attempts to break the world record of holding his arms out for three days and he asks Lucy to get a special order dildo created of him with his arms out that can be auctioned off on his website.
4"Temptasia""Holding Hands Around the World"[12]September 23, 2007 (2007-09-23)104
Lucy, Judas, and the Special Clergy await DJ Jesús' prophesied arrival at Burning Man. The Devil and Becky, however, try to tempt him to keep him from showing.
Biblical references: The episode parodies the New Testament Temptation of Christ story.
5"Terry the Teratoma""Friend of the Devil"[13]September 30, 2007 (2007-09-30)105
After the Devil has a teratoma removed he names it Terry and befriends it. He then begins to question their relationship when it starts taking over his job and getting romantically entangled with Becky.
6"Human Sacrifice""Go to Hell"[14]October 7, 2007 (2007-10-07)106
Senator Whitehead—Lucy's intended future husband—intends to announce his candidacy for President of the United States during a human sacrifice at the annual Bohemian Grove festival, as is the custom. The Devil gets him DJ Jesús to be the sacrificed. Meanwhile, the Special Clergy, having caught wind of the festival, decide to sneak in.
7"The Busboy""Meat Music"[15]October 14, 2007 (2007-10-14)107
To keep him out of the way, the Devil secures Senator Whitehead's son, a registered sex offender named Tad, a busboy job at Tequila Sally's. While working there he becomes obsessed with Lucy. Meanwhile, DJ Jesús experiments with foodigami—origami with food—and the Devil moves other offenders around to spell things on the online sex offender registry map.
8"The Special Fathers vs. the Vampire Altar Boys""Boogie Oogie Oogie"[16]October 21, 2007 (2007-10-21)108
Altar and choir boys in the San Francisco area have become vampires and are feasting on priests throughout San Francisco, prompting the local Archbishop to blackmail the Special Clergy into helping solve the threat.
Note: Aside from the Special Clergy, none of the other regular characters appear in this episode.
9"Dreamster""Dreamster Theme"[17]October 28, 2007 (2007-10-28)109
The Devil markets a white noise machine which he uses to put people to sleep and enter their dreams with them. In their dreams he poses as a psychiatrist ("Dr. Weiner") to find out their worst fears and attempt to kill them, which would kill them in real life.
Cultural references: This episode is similar in plot to, and references in dialogue, the Nightmare on Elm Street series.
10"Satan's School for Girls""Pound My Tom Tom"[18]November 4, 2007 (2007-11-04)110
DJ Jesús and his entourage rent out an abandoned Catholic girl's boarding school so he can work in quiet isolation. Strangely enough, thirty years ago the same school was the scene of a grisly crime -- and soon the past invades the present in the form of several Catholic school girl ghosts and an irritating disco song.
11"Monster""I Know What Boys Like"[19]November 11, 2007 (2007-11-11)111
Series finale. A giant monster has been terrorizing San Francisco. Senator Whitehead wants to kill it on national television to help his Presidential bid, Satan wants to capture and keep it, and DJ Jesús thinks that his power of human beatboxing can destroy it, and all three clash at the Golden Gate Bridge.

International broadcast

In Canada, Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil previously aired on Teletoon's Teletoon at Night block,[20] and currently airs on the Canadian version of Adult Swim.[21]

Home release

In October 2010 the complete series was released on DVD, exclusive on the Adult Swim Shop, on Adultswim.com.

DVD name Release date Ep # Features
Season One October 2010 11 "Making Of" interviews, a Satanic Sing-a-Long, and crew commentary on some episodes.[22]

In addition to being available on DVD, all episodes are available on iTunes. Madman Entertainment said on the DVD sampler that the show will be released to DVD some time in 2011 along with other Williams Street shows like Assy McGee, Delocated and The Venture Bros. Season 4 part 1 and will be Australia's exclusive release.

References

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