The comedy is in reference to this story, which you've probably already heard about, where TSA agents at MCI pulled aside a baby after its stroller triggered an explosives alarm. A pastor named Jacob Jester snapped a photo of the subsequent patdown and uploaded it to yfrog/Twitterbecause that's where all news startsand from there it went viral. Then last Wednesday Conan did a bit on it, and now we're posting the Conan clip, and that children, is the Internet circle of life.
Regarding the actual substance of the story...yeah, listen. This is going to be one of those rare times when we come down on TSA's side. Airports are on heightened alert in the aftermath of the Bin Laden killing. Terrorists have tried to smuggle bombs into planes before by planting them even on pregnant women. The baby's stroller tested positive for traces of explosives. What did you expect the TSA agents to do? Not give the kid a once-over?
You can even see that the agents are kind of bemused by the situation. They've got these "we're all kind of in this together, aren't we" smiles on their faces. And it's not like the baby is freaking out, which makes sense since it's being held up by it's mom (also, let's be serious - the objection to TSA patdowns is that they violate people's dignity and privacy, and babies get their diapers changed multiple times a day, so not so much with dignity and privacy).
All of that said, fairly or unfairly, TSA came out of this looking kind of absurd. Plus it's not like they don't deserve to get mocked for hundreds of other useless and obnoxious regulations. So enjoy: