Homelessness, global warming, war and, worst of all…traffic.
What if our suffering isn’t a bug in the system, but a feature?
What if our world is secretly controlled by a lizard-alien corporation milking our misery for profit?
What if one outcast otherworldly reptilian meets a mischievous human orphan, and together they forge a family?
My Lizard-Alien Dad answers all these questions, plus many others you’d probably never ask in public.
Like V, X-Files, and Rick and Morty, the show draws inspiration from myth, literature and conspiracy theories.
My Lizard-Alien Dad proves that no matter how crazy and dystopian the world gets, family — biological or found — is as important as ever.
After all, if even a lizard-alien can learn to care for others, maybe we can too?
In this half-hour animated comedy, a lazy lizard-alien learns life is about more than feeding off human suffering when forced to foster a spunky human orphan.
The show follows SOBEK, our scaley protagonist, and ROXY, a lonely but mischievous little girl, who come together despite being from opposite sides of the universe’s biggest con job. His species — the Lucerta — scorn empathy and exalt ruthlessness competition, all save for the slithery slacker himself.
When the pilot opens, Sobek doesn’t care about anyone or anything, most especially his job. To cope, he drowns his sorrows in Spicenfreude, a drug made from the suffering of sufficiently intelligent mammals, i.e. humans. A portmanteau of Frank Herbert’s spice and the German word schadenfreude, the glowing fluid is the most valuable substance in the universe. In addition to feeling amazing, it grants the Lucerta super strength, faster than light travel, and eternal life...as long as they can afford the next dose.
Disguised by Hypno-Holograms, Sobek works for the dreaded Human Resources Department, a secret police force tasked with covertly controlling humanity while maximizing sapien suffering, and hence Spicenfreude production. To accomplish this, Sobek has to kill, coverup, blackmail, capture prisoners, plant fossils, suppress clean energy and do anything else his sadistic boss Naga orders.
All this changes when he meets Roxy, a little girl raised to lead humanity’s resistance but who instead dreams of living a normal life…until witnessing her father’s murder. Though only a kid, Roxy is often better at Sobek’s job than he is, which is why she tags along on missions. Plus, no babysitter can handle the precocious little prankster, that is, aside from Sobek himself.
Like all Lucerta, Sobek's parents sold his fertilized egg to a hatchery that charges kids for parenting services. There, the green guy competed with 99 broodmates for resources. When his childhood debt was sold to the company that owns Earth, he was forced into the universe's dirtiest job: working with humans. His hobbies include sleeping, basking under heat lamps, and doing drugs.
Raised to lead the human resistance, Roxy grew up on the run from the lizard-alien fuzz, but always dreamed of a normal life. Her favorite things include rats, pranks, and candy, which her widowed father forbid. To satisfy her sweet tooth, she ran small cons. One day Roxy will grow into a great leader, though until then, she'll cause a whole of lot of trouble for enemies and friends alike.
This is the teaser trailer for My Lizard-Alien Dad, a half-hour animated comedy.