cartoon alley is one of the only shows on television that educates cartoon fans on the history of cartoon animation. it's also one of the few shows on television that airs classic cartoons that have inspired contemporary shows like ren'n'stimpy, dexters lab, spongebob, fosters, and many others.
a word of warning to the first time viewer unfamiliar with this show, or for that matter classic cartoons. it can at times play very obscure shorts that can be somewhat boring. but each cartoon that is aired does play a role in the contribution to the development of animation throught the years.
worth watching! you'll come to love it.