Actor William Shatner is the star in an online video sponsored by State Farm that aims to make consumers aware of the potential dangers of improper turkey frying.
If it sounds hilarious, it’s because it is. The video had already been viewed on YouTube more than 140,000 times and received 700 likes as of Thursday evening.
Shatner agreed to star in the “docudrama” because of an accident with a turkey fryer several years ago made him more than just a hot celebrity. He was a man on fire, literally, and he doesn’t want it to happen to you.
Based on claims data from State Farm, more cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any of the day of the year.And grease and cooking-related claims more than double on Thanksgiving Day compared to an average day in November. Texas and Illinois rank #1 and #2 for grease and cooking-related claims on Thanksgiving Day (2005-10).
encouraged to join Shatner’s “Fryer’s Club” by liking or commenting on the video.--Tanya Irwin