Let Conan O'Brien's 'TSA Agent' Explain the Outrageous Security Debacle
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Conan O’Brien afforded the TSA a moment to explain such a remarkable security breach as the one reported this week. Of course, the explanation is really rather plausible if not entirely hilarious.
First we might as well get the uninitiated up to speed. A good way to do that is to read TravelPulse’s Rich Thomaselli who reports that the head of the Transportation Security Administration was ousted from the position earlier this week.
The move came after some truly disturbing findings by officials. Thomaselli writes, “In 67 of 70 attempts — more than 95 percent — undercover agents were able to sneak fake explosives and other banned items and weapons past TSA screeners.”
Speaking as someone who lost myriad tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner and small bottles of energy drink, we wondered how actually dangerous items were not confiscated.
Thankfully, Frank Batista, "senior TSA agent," is here to explain:
We truly love multi-layered gags, so we especially love this bit that seems to grow a bit stale towards the end.
We couldn’t help but chuckle at all the things the TSA managed to stop from getting through, like that one-ounce-too-many bottle of shampoo.
But then O’Brien pulls the cord on a skit he grows rather weary of, which no comedian is better at doing.
Rather than meet a cold death, the bit gets new life as O’Brien shows his annoyed disdain, which comes across as all part of the bit.
By the end we are rolling at a giant explosion that may have been an “old woman” exhaling.
Thankfully, it takes our minds off the real joke at the moment, which isn’t nearly as funny and downright upsetting to consider.
When reports come out as they did earlier this week it’s sometimes best to find the humor amid the frustration.
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