In The Huntress the author writes about the Thanksgiving dinner being ruined. She says that she could smell the burned turkey...
How hot does an oven have to be and how long have you left the poor bird in there to actually turn it to a charred lump ?!
Obviously she has never actually cooked a turkey.....or perhaps she's relying on the sitcoms where suddenly smoke comes pouring out of the oven as the dinner is declared a disaster.
It worked for Lucille Ball in those old I Love Lucy shows but we were naive back then .....
'come on, man' .