Dive into the trash behind Cartoon Dump and discover lost treasures of TV animation that frankly should have remained forgotten. Hosted by Erica Doering as Compost Brite, this children's show parody co-stars Frank Conniff as Moodsy, the clinically depressed owl, and a wacky cast of assorted misfits. Betwixt the stage shenanigans are odd, awful and downright puzzling cartoons of the 1950s and '60s. These forsaken works have been unearthed by Jerry Beck, who regularly screens some of the best of the best from animation's history at Cinefamily, but here you'll find the worst of the worst. It's a dump! Steve Allen Theater at the Center for Inquiry-West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 666-4268, steveallentheater.com/cartoondump.

Fourth Monday of every month, 8 p.m., 2011

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