Discovery Channel pours water on hot oil sitting in a pot on a burner.
WEBstaurant shows you How to Deep Fry a Turkey. Note he's doing this outside, away from any buildings or children. Presumably the National Guard has blocked off his street.
The first time I saw one of these turkey fryers I thought 'that looks like a very bad idea', but this is America and we Americans hate waiting.
Homer wants it now.
So I can't stop you from frying your turkey, and I can't stop you from drinking beer while you are doing it. Just try not to give me any reason to doubt your competence.