(Photo credit: Youtube/State Farm/ Matt Edwards)
In 2011, State Farm Insurance teamed up with William Shatner to produce a short video dramatizing an actual accident where the celebrity was burned in a turkey fryer mishap on Thanksgiving. Local State Farmer's Heather Paul and Matt Edwards told WBNQ great stories of visiting Mr. Shatner in California to shoot the video for the campaign.
As a result of the video and safety campaign last year, State Farm grease & cooking related fire claims occurring on Thanksgiving Day were carved in half and the daily average for the entire month reached a seven year low.
To get the safety message out this year, State Farm worked with John Boswell, aka melodysheep on YouTube, to auto-tune the Shatner turkey fryer video.
Watch "Eat, Fry, Love: A Cautionary Remix", and remember to be safe this Thanksgiving!
Click HERE to watch the original version of the video.
--Susan Saunders 11/13/2012