Lucy, Daughter of the Devil

TV review by
Scout Davidson, Common Sense Media
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Devilishly funny, button-pushing 'toon. No kids.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 4 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Paradoxically, the meanest character on the show is a nun; here, the more evil a character is, the more they want to be liked.


A nun graphically kills characters who annoys her. Satan attacks people who attack/upset Lucy, sometimes bloodily. Lucy's dog has a menacing evil spirit inside it (which, at one point, urges a character to jump out a window -- which he does, reusulting in a spout of cartoon blood).


Jesus tells a follower he's going to have sex with her (though he uses stronger language to express it...); he's then shown doing so via an animated (literally) sex scene. Other scenes include off-screen sex noises, the bouncing foot of a bed, flirting, and kissing.


Plenty of bleeped words, plus several that aren't, including "douche bag," "hell," etc.


If anything, a parody of over-commercialism.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

The show is primarily set in a restaurant/bar; at one point characters travel to Burning Man and indulge in all kinds of chemical treats. Satan sings the praises of appletinis.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this devious, darkly funny animated series is part of Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" lineup for good reason. Like many of its fellow AS shows, it seems designed to shock as many viewers as possible in as little time as possible: Sex (non-explicit), drugs, and rock and roll all abound, as do abrupt violence (don't be surprised to see gouts of animated blood), salty language (the strongest words are bleeped), religious irreverence, ironic social commentary, and rapid-fire pop culture references. (In other words, teens are probably going to love it...)

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bybloodybirdbrain October 30, 2011

Excellent show...this website is not a soapbox

Hey christains. Chill out, okay? Clearly this show has done its job if it pissed you off, but thats not what i think.

Lucy, DOTD was created by Loren Bouchard... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old August 17, 2011

Typical For TV-MA

somewhat iffy i say Off 0-12 Iffy For 13-15 On for 16+, very typical adult swim show, religous and witty, but should be TV-14
Teen, 13 years old Written byRainforestGal March 13, 2010

Satin doesn't have a daughter!? Does. . he?

Excuse me!? The Daughter of WHO?! I don't think so! Why are they even making shows about that evil creature that will torture us if we make it to him? That... Continue reading

What's the story?

Airing as part of the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim line up and clocking in at just under 15 minutes per episode, LUCY, DAUGHTER OF THE DEVIL centers on the idea that Satan (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin), in his bid to spread evil in the most efficient way possible, buys the Tequila Sally's restaurant chain. Satan's 21-year old daughter, Lucy (Jessi Klein), tends bar and her suave boyfriend, Jesus (Jon Glaser) is DJ. The casual setting mellows Satan. He favors Cosby-style sweaters and fiddles with marketing ideas for his new restaurant. Assistant Becky (Melissa Bardin Galsky) helps out at Tequila Sally's and manages Satan's ever-present agenda of destruction, and Jesus' friend, Judas, works as promoter.

Is it any good?

This series is sure to outrage some viewers -- particularly those who take offense at a spectacle like Jesus and Satan singing a karaoke duet of Pat Benatar's "Shadows of the Night. The tone of the cartoon, which was created by Loren Bouchard, will be familiar to fans of Bouchard's past work on Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist and Home Movies. Characters speak in monotone voices and interact with each other in decidedly non-cartoon-like ways. While clearly not a title for everyone, this smart, funny cartoon may appeal to older teens (and some parents).

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the media typically treats religion. Can you think of other TV shows and movies that take an irreverent approach to faith and dogma? What message does that angle send to viewers? Is it one you agree with? Why or why not? What's the purpose of intentionally trying to offend certain groups of people? Parents and teens who watch this show together might find that it could be a springboard for discussions about religious sensitivity.

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