Videos of the Day: William Shatner Shows You How To Safely Fry Your Thanksgiving Turkey

st100Thanksgiving is next week and Star Trek’s William Shatner has a Turkey Day Treat for you. The original Kirk has hooked up with State Farm Insurance to create a couple of PSA videos on how to deep fry your Thanks giving turkey without burning down your house. Watch them below.


Shatner Fries A Turkey Safely

Here is Bill on how to fry your Thanksgiving Day bird safely.

And if you want to see how bad it can get, here is a demonstration of a turkey fryer fire.

And here is a Shatnerific turkey frying slideshow.


Now that you have been educated by The Shat, you can join the ShatnerFryersClub on Twitter.



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November 18, 2011 4:27 pm

It’s a masterpiece of comedy but I’m sure you humorless analytical Trekkies won’t laugh at it. :-)

November 18, 2011 4:29 pm

HAHA good stuff. I hate state farm!!!!!

November 18, 2011 4:31 pm

Fire is so cool!

November 18, 2011 4:32 pm

Sort of lame.

I think Shatner’s comedic talents are over rated. I guess he’s having fun doing it though.

Ensign RedShirt
November 18, 2011 4:39 pm

That’s easily the best thing I’ve seen Bill do since Boston Legal went off the air.

Khan was Framed!
November 18, 2011 4:41 pm

Shatner is Canadian; he celebrated Thankgiving in October.

Thomas Evans
November 18, 2011 5:09 pm

I still miss Denny Crane!

November 18, 2011 5:09 pm

He really looks amazing for 80.

November 18, 2011 5:10 pm

hahaha rediciously long!!! looks great for his age.

November 18, 2011 5:49 pm

This was fantastic. i actually really enjoyed it. after watching the bohemian rhapsody music video i had my doubts :p

November 18, 2011 6:04 pm

This may be a simplistic question, but why don’t the turkey fryer manufacturers just add a large funnel to the top of the fryer to prevent the oil from spilling over and meeting the flames?

Anyway, I loved the videos. Kudos to Shat for sharing this very special message. ;)

November 18, 2011 8:32 pm

Only the Shat could make turkey fryer safety compelling.

The pyrotechnics helped, too.

November 18, 2011 9:06 pm

Off topic but Kirks fight with the Gorn has topped Yahoo’s list of top 10 worst action scenes ever.

Rod of Rassilon
November 18, 2011 9:10 pm

Dingle Dangle!

The secrets of the universe and ST:V have now been revealed to me.

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
November 18, 2011 10:42 pm

I posted this link of the live chat and on another thred and to tips at Trekmovie. Glad everyone liked it.

Red Dead Ryan
November 18, 2011 11:24 pm

I think these videos are a perfect metaphor for what went wrong with “Star Trek V”!

Harry Ballz
November 18, 2011 11:59 pm

This is what happens when a HAM tries to cook a TURKEY.

November 19, 2011 12:35 am

#1 I think you have a point there…;-)

#13 Might be one of the reasons why I like it so much…:)

Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup
November 19, 2011 12:44 am

I have never had a fried turkey in my life…good thing I learn this stuff early.

I can’t believe Shatner’s 80. He looks great for his age.

Harry Ballz
November 19, 2011 2:04 am

I just watched William Shatner on Piers Morgan Tonight.

I’ll give him credit…..he looked good, lucid and well-spoken for 80.

Tanner Waterbury
November 19, 2011 7:41 am

So…. is this video considered hammy…. or jive turkey?

El Chup
November 19, 2011 9:43 am

Why in God’s name would anyone want to fry a turkey??????????????????????????????????

Must be a yank thing.

November 19, 2011 10:49 am

Fantastic interview last night on Piers Morgan; intelligent discussion with just the right amount of joking around. And Shat looked amazing. He should maybe move into Piers’ studio.

trekker 5
November 19, 2011 2:44 pm

Awesome video! I laughed myself through it! :) Needless to say,I’ll be putting my turkey in the oven! :)

November 19, 2011 3:08 pm

I don’t think anyone needs a deep-fried turkey but I still love the Shat.

@20 And Harry, you gave Bill a compliment?

Harry Ballz
November 19, 2011 9:07 pm


Yes, Andy, I know………..maybe I should see a doctor!

November 19, 2011 11:30 pm

wow, Shatner is looking in top shape in that video.

He should be in ST 2012/13

November 20, 2011 2:26 am

He is looking good. Looks like he has lost some weight.

I think he could still be Kirk, just a few more pounds then a tv movie based in the new universe where an older Kirk, Spock and McCoy have to team up and give their lives saving the universe one last time.

Send them out in a blaze of glory.

It’s possible and would be huge with the fans if done right.

And Shatner has continued to serve his fan base well after many would have retired, he deserves it too.

November 20, 2011 11:15 am

He does look great! Thanks for the PSA Trekmovie staff- I may try that this Thanksgiving- YUM!!

Harry Ballz
November 20, 2011 3:59 pm

In constructing the turkey-frier, Shatner has the same look of smug self-satisfaction he had when he was building the cannon to defeat the Gorn in “Arena”! Yowza!

November 20, 2011 5:38 pm

^^^ True! LOL

John from Cincinnati
November 21, 2011 8:42 am

Shatner looks better at 80 than he did at 60

November 22, 2011 12:40 pm

Thats awsone lol. I wish he could be back in star trek somehow.