While some celebrities are encouraging families to spare turkeys this Thanksgiving and to choose a more humane menu, William Shatner is trying to make sure you don't kill yourself and burn down the neighborhood. 


The 80-year-old stars in a new PSA sponsored by State Farm Insurance that is ridiculous to the point of hilarity in how dramatically it makes its point. Actually, since I know absolutely no one who deep fries their turkeys on Thanksgiving, I'm not sure how many will actually benefit from this, but it's worth watching for the production value alone.


As one commenter lauded, everything is better with Shatner. Even insurance PSAs. And "dingle-dangles." Enjoy below. 


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William Shatner's awesome Thanksgiving safety PSA
Actor stars in an overly dramatic video warning about the dangers associated with deep-frying a whole turkey.