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William Shatner wants you to deep fry a Thanksgiving turkey safely (video)

William Shatner is concerned about turkey fryer fires. (Gus Ruelas/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

In a public service announcement created with State Farm insurance, the “Star Trek” legend pulls from his real life experiences to explain, in his typically dramatic fashion, how a quest for a moist turkey can turn tragic.

“Blinded by my hunger, I ignored safety. Spat in the face of science,” Shatner says before dropping a butterball into a fryer holding too much oil thus creating the phoniest looking fire ever.

But there is a real lesson to be learned from the silly video. Always use proper safety tools, including the “dingle dangle,” and only invite William Shatner to Thanksgiving dinner if you have a fire extinguisher.

Watch the PSA, which contains one NSFW word, and video of a real deep fryer firer below.

To avoid the hazard entirely, try some of our roast turkey recipes from the Recipe Finder:

Butter Roasted Chestnut-and Thyme- Stuffed Turkey

Easy Roast Turkey Breast

Maple- Glazed Roast Turkey With Riesling Gravy


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