Give Thanks For The 22 Best Deep-Fried Turkey Fire Videos
Deep-fried turkeys for Thanksgiving taste awesome. Why wouldn’t they? You take a whole bird and dump it into a giant bucket of hot oil. Delicious. But they can also be dangerous, as anyone who’s seen Allstate Insurance commercial on TV knows. But just how dangerous can they be? Honestly, the flames are no joke.
Don’t believe me? Watch these 22 amazing videos of deep-fried turkey fires gone wrong: some on purpose set by professionals, some by accident set by redneck alcoholics.
Why 22? Well, this year Thanksgiving falls on November 22nd. That means we gave you one massive fireball for every day of the month leading up to the most gluttonous holiday. Enjoy…
1) Turkeys Can Get Killer Flames
A good deep-fried turkey fire should look like the world is coming to an end. This fits the bill.
2) The Dump & Run
If your turkey is gonna burst into flames, you’re best to get the hell out of the way.
3) How Stoners Do It
Whoa, dude. Flames!
4) Don’t Add Water
Hey, you know how water puts out fires? Yeah, that doesn’t always work.
5) The Cinematic Slo-Mo
You can’t see the turkey, but the flames are pretty dramatic.
6) The Sad Old Man
He survived the fire. Now he has another week or so to live.
7) You Might Want To Put That Out Before Your Deck Burns Down
In a second, you’re going to have to stop discussing the best way to put out a grease fire and start discussing the best way to build a new deck.
8) State Farm Shows You How To Burn Down Your Garage
It’s fine when State Farm does it. They have insurance.
9) Up Close & Personally
Good job, cameraman. Get in there. Feel the heat.
10) Using A Basketball Hoop
He’s heating up. He’s heating up. He’s on fire! Boomshakalaka! Etc.
11) Go Indoors For Maximum Smoke Inhalation
Next, let’s try it with frozen roadkill.
12) How Many Firefighters Does It Take To Light A Turkey
The citizens will have a safe Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, city hall burned down.
13) The Smokestack
Spoiler alert: Come for the smoke, stick around to see an old man almost get engulfed in flames.
14) Oh, Don’t Use A Fire Extinguisher Either
Fire extinguisher, flamethrower… same difference.
15) For The Best Results, Light At Night
“Anyone got a flashlight?” “Nah, just drop a frozen turkey in boiling oil.”
16) Maybe Your Wooden Bar Wasn’t The Best Place To Do That
I wouldn’t worry about your broom or whatever they’re trying to toss out of the way. Your whole pool bar is about to burn to the ground.
17) Also, Don’t Kick Your Deep Frier Over
Look how easy this thing is to tip over when you kick it!
18) How Wimpy Firemen Do It
Seriously? A long rope. Run up and throw that turkey in like a man.
19) Instant Put Out
I guess if you’re a boring enough person to go see a Thanksgiving safety demonstration, you don’t care if they decide to not let the fire burn.
20) The Giant Explosion
Yes, it’s shot sideways, but give this video credit for proving the most bang for your buck.
21) Been There, Done That
This firefighter just turns his back on a giant flaming pot and casually walks away. I guess he started the fire, he can put it out if anything goes wrong.
22) The Aftermath
And to conclude, yes, we missed the actual fire on this video, but this is what you DON’T want happening to you on Thanksgiving: the fire department wandering around your backyard.
(BONUS) Firefighter Demonstration Fail
Finally, if you’re going to put on a demonstration about how dangerous deep-frying a turkey is, you may want to make sure that the demonstration is actually dangerous instead of leaving people thinking, “Wow, that actually looks really safe and easy.”