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Butterball Turkey, Stephen Colbert and Trump: Do You Really Have To Cook For This Year’s Thanksgiving?

The Late Show’s host Stephen Colbert gives ‘expert’ advice on how to cook your turkey by helping out at the Butterball Call Center on Tuesday, two days before Thanksgiving. Butterball Turkey Talk Line is a toll-free number home owners, who are desperate to impress their own family and relatives, may call to for expert advice on achieving the juiciest and the most sumptuous turkey.  However, cooking the turkey might not only be a parent’s burden but millennials’ as well; especially when is most likely to be asked by a relative an awkward question like, “When will you find a girlfriend and get married?”

You probably have to cook, whether you like or not

Whether to impress your relatives or just to be on the safe side of the family conversation, you still have to cook and the best way to do that is to go for the main course, the turkey. With Trump as the new President, the Thanksgiving dinner is sure to get ugly from all the political debates bound to happen between your relatives supporting either Clinton or Trump. An awesome dinner or a terribly cooked one might overpower that one relative who would always “shake things up” by passively commenting about politics. So either that, or tolerate the questions about your social life.

Happy Thanksgiving! We got you an outtake from Stephen’s visit to the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line! #LSSC 🦃

A video posted by Late Show with Stephen Colbert (@colbertlateshow) on Nov 24, 2016 at 6:00am PST

Stephen Colbert might help you, but not on cooking your turkey

The Host Comedian may have tried to give instructions on how to cook your turkey, but this may be helpful if you’re vying for the last option escape from a terrible dinner. Colbert actually told a caller to “hit the turkey with a spoon” and although the callers sounded serious, he told them that they’ll be fine as long as they don’t take his advice and that was probably the second best advice he gave throughout the evening next to informing us about the existence of Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. We suggest you stick to Youtube video tutorials on cooking for Thanksgiving, or you can dial the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line at 1-800-BUTTERBALL; just make sure Stephen Colbert doesn’t answer your call.

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