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

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

Fire is so cool!

Sort of lame.

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

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

Shatner is Canadian; he celebrated Thankgiving in October.

I still miss Denny Crane!

He really looks amazing for 80.

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

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

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. ;)

Only the Shat could make turkey fryer safety compelling.

The pyrotechnics helped, too.

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

Dingle Dangle!

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

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

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

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

#1 I think you have a point there…;-)

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

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.

I just watched William Shatner on Piers Morgan Tonight.

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

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

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

Must be a yank thing.

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.

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

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

@20 And Harry, you gave Bill a compliment?


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

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

He should be in ST 2012/13

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.

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

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!

^^^ True! LOL

Shatner looks better at 80 than he did at 60

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