Saturday Night Live touched on a trendy topic with this skit on the TSA airline screening process – particularly the touchy-feely grope down that has so many travelers upset this holiday season. Seems Thanksgiving at Grandma’s now requires a rite of passage: either a full body nearly-nude scan for all of your fellow travelers to ogle at, or a pat down that includes breast fondling and two trips up your inner thighs for the lucky(?) TSA agent on duty’s hands. Saturday Night Live is turning anxiety into laughs, though, with this video that suggests the TSA screening process may be just a cheap thrill for the lonely.
In reality the whole TSA screening thing has gotten pretty awkward, if not creepy. There have been those wonderful stories of Colostomy bags being ruptured, TSA agents demanding travelers remove prosthetic breasts, and any number of cringe worthy anecdotes.