Last Saturday we had Thanksgiving at our house and we fried the turkey. Doug did all the work and it came out really good. In fact this is probably my favorite way of having turkey. The skin is great and the meat doesn't dry out at all.
I guess the main problem people have with frying a turkey is the potential danger of the oil. Since there is a lot of it and the bird needs to be very dry before putting it in. Doug makes it look easy and if you use some common sense it is easy to do it safely.