There’s a scene in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” where Clark (Chevy Chase) carves into the holiday turkey and, with a great whooshing sound, the bird deflates into itself, leaving remnants of something chewier than turkey jerky.

“I’ve ruined it!” Cathrine (Miriam Flynn) cries in horror.

Don’t be a “Cathrine” today. There’s last-minute help as close as the phone.

Several hotlines have the answers to your questions — and not just about the turkey. There’s also info on side dishes, desserts and what to do with leftovers.

Color/CoffeeSome Food 911 numbers:

Butterball Turkey Talk Line: (800) BUTTERBALL (288-8373)

Reynolds Turkey Tips Line: (800) 745-4000

Honeysuckle White: (800) 810-6325

Ocean Spray: (800) 662-3263

Crisco Pie Hotline: (877) 367-7438

Land O’ Lakes Holiday Bakeline: (800) 782-9606

Betty Crocker: (888) ASK-BETTY (275-2388)

Nestle Toll House Baking Info Line: (800) 637-8537

Sara Lee Desserts Pie Hotline: (888) 914-1247