The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line®: The saving grace for every Thanksgiving chef

The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line®: The saving grace for every Thanksgiving chef
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Have you ever thought to yourself, "Self, I sure do wish there was a 1-800 number I could call that's staffed by experts and who could answer all my turkey cooking questions"? The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line® is the answer to your prayers.

Since 1981, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line®, open only in November and December, has answered more than 100,000 questions annually for all cooks in the United States and Canada. Just call 1-800-288-8372, email, or use the online chat function on their website and help is just seconds away. I suppose you could also tweet them, but that might take a little longer because they don't have a dedicated Twitter account for the Talk-Line. On Thanksgiving, the Turkey Talk-Line® will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

The Turkey Talk-Line® is so popular that The West Wing, has a classic scene in which President Bartlet calls the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line® that you'll get a kick out of.

Stephen Colbert, of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, also recently had some fun with the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line®.

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