VIDEO: What Happens When Captain Kirk Tries to Deep Fry a Turkey

William Shatner dramatically retells his Thanksgiving cooking disasters and offers tips for people to stay safe when deep-frying their birds.

It’s Thanksgiving, which means that you’ve got family coming over, a crazy shopping list, and you have to use your mad spatial planning skills to figure out how exactly the oddly-shaped kids table is going to fit in the dining room.

You see that perfect turkey on your counter just dying to take a swim in the deep fryer. But before you do, make sure review Shatner’s safety tips to make sure your Thanksgiving is a delicious and safe.

Don’t believe me or Shatner? (First of all, why would you not believe Shatner?) Watch this crazy video of firefighters demonstrating what can happen when you setup your fryer improperly.

About Deanna Ogle

Deanna Ogle hails from the greater Detroit area and her work has appeared in The Good Men Project, The Printed Blog, and Provoketive Magazine. She is studying journalism and religious studies, and writes at her personal blog Soul like a Spider. Loves: carnations, iced espresso, and watching movies with her husband. Find her at Twitter, Google and Facebook.


  1. I just sat and watched this with a co-worker – haven’t laughed so much in ages…

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