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Watch a Live-Action Re-creation of Futurama’s Opening Credits

Futurama was once left for dead but then, like Family Guy, found new life on cable, and will now begin its seventh season with a one-hour premiere Wednesday at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central. To tout the new episodes, Matt Groening's futuristic show is going old-school with a promo that perfectly re-creates the animated show's opening credits in live action using handmade props: the F-U-T-U-R-A-M-A letters turned on dowels, cardboard hovercraft traffic inching forward on strings, toy rocket ships swooping on sticks. Check out the promo and then be inspired to build your own Bender out of oak tag and pipe cleaners.

And now watch this time-lapse clip of the Comedy Central promo team putting it together.

Photo: Comedy Central