William Shatner has created a Thanksgiving Turkey fryer safety video for State Farm insurance. The actor brings the viewer into his backyard where he demonstrates what can go wrong during the holiday. The video is entitled, “Eat, Fry, Love.”
In a dramatic reenactment, Shatner sits at his table. longing for a “moister, tastier turkey.” Shatner then purchases a turkey fryer, complete with instruction tome, thermometer and “dingle-dangle.” But his arrogance and longing for deep fried bird lands him in hot water.
“In my hunger,” the star despairs, “I ignored safety. I spat in the face of science.” Transfixed by the thought of eating the crispy bird, Captain Kirk foolishly drops the bird into the pot of boiling oil.
In a dazzle of special effects that nearly rival the first season of Star Trek, the actor becomes engulfed in flames and must put himelf out. Heartbroken, but somehow, not covered in third degree burns, Shatner throws away his beloved fryer.
“I loved you,” he cries out. “But you only brought me pain.”
In the end, he learns a healthy respect for the dangerous combination of oil, turkey and metal.
Here’s the video:
“William Shatner loves deep-fried turkey, but over many Thanksgivings and Christmases he’s made mistakes, burned himself, and nearly burned down his house,” the insurance company said. “Bill shows us how dangerous turkey fryers can be.”
Shatner wants viewers and fried turkey fans to find him on twitter: #ShatnerFryersClub. “I want to know you plan to keep yourself, your family and me safe from turkey fryer fires,” he pleads.