William Shatner Depantsed by TSA

Editorial Cartoon: William Shatner Pants TSA

The Cartoonist Studio Editorial Cartoon Contest continues and I made it to week NINE!!  So I am almost done asking for votes.  Thanks to all for voting.  Click the image above or here to go to the voting.  You should do a search of “Bearman” and my cartoon will come up front and center and then vote.  Again, as long as I stay in the contest, there will be two editorial cartoons a week to vote on – Mondays and Thursdays.   Oh and you can vote multiple times in each round if you want (resets every six hours) until EOD Tuesday.


A little humor for the week prompted today’s editorial cartoon.  It seems actor William Shatner (Star Trek, TJ Hooker, Priceline Negotiator) has a little embarrassing moment with TSA agents at LAX.   He was going on an international flight out of LAX and as he relates it, he didn’t want to be wearing anything binding…so he went to the airport in loose clothing and NO UNDERWEAR.  Shatner, who had a hip replacement always sets the metal detector off and has to have extra security pat downs.  Well it seems an inexperienced TSA agent got the “short stick” and was a little aggressive in his work causing Shatner’s proton torpedo to be visible to everyone in airport security.

See the video of Shatner relaying the experience to Craig Ferguson.

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74 Responses to “William Shatner Depantsed by TSA”

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  1. Red says:

    Couldn’t have happened to a better guy.

  2. Tony McGurk says:

    Did the TSA guy say “I’m giving it all she’s got Captain”
    Mr Shatner should’ve kept his shields energised.

  3. Bo Lumpkin says:

    Couldn’t he have just had Scotty beam him up?

  4. Cat Forsley says:

    Go Bearmnan Go …..:)

    Why does this go to spam ?
    You are anything but spam …..

    okay so i have an account with the cartoonist studio ……….
    and am voting for you

    Now to learn to Cartoon .,…….
    in my dreams
    it would look like stick people with speech bubbles ….:)


  5. Poor Captain Kirk, womanizing in his early years now being manhandled in his golden years. Who would have thunk it.

  6. starla says:

    Voted excellent week nine! Very funny cartoon and video. :+) Thanks for the Monday laugh.

  7. That is too funny. I only wish someone got that on video. It couldn’t have happened to a more funny guy.

  8. DadaHyena says:


  9. Comedy Plus says:

    I’m not a Shatner fan so this is even funnier. Couldn’t happen to a better person. And…I wouldn’t have wanted to see this either.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  10. The TSA agent should never have crossed that final frontier!

  11. Chris K says:

    I heard about that. Cool and topical comic! Shatner is always an entertaining interview.

  12. Mark Stokes says:

    “Worlds are conquered, galaxies destroyed…but dropping your pants is dropping your pants.”

  13. lisleman says:

    thanks I didn’t hear about this. Wow the whole enterprise right there hovering.

  14. William, can I call him that, would beat the crud out of the TSA personal for going there. I would never wish this on any celebrity except Alec Baldwin.

  15. Deb says:

    Excellent comic, Bearman! 🙂

  16. Where’s Spock and his Vulcan nerve pinch when you really need him?

  17. Friggin Loon says:

    Captain Commando!!!! 😯

  18. Tim Green says:

    Ream me up, Scotty…

  19. Binky says:

    Shatner is such an incredible self-promoter, no matter what the situation.

    And if you don’t win after all the votes we’ve given you, we’re going to want restitution!

  20. James says:

    His eyes say no but his belt says yes.

  21. Nate Fakes says:

    At least there’s no Force if you’re a Trekkie.

  22. Hilarious! Super funny panel.

  23. George says:

    Seems like TJ Hooker needs a better hook-up at the airport.

    You did a great job of capturing the smugness on Kirk’s grill. This was one of your best caricatures so far.

    • Bearman says:

      Really? Cuz I think it is so so. I struggled with this caricature. You would think he had a bunch to work with but he doesn’t

      • George says:

        But it’s the simplicity of the design that captures it so well. Shatner looks so funny in real-life, but he’s actually a very plain-faced parson. You did good to take the subtle nuances in his demeanor and bring them to cartoon life.

        So pat yourself on the back (or any of the other places you prefer when you’ve done well). 🙂

  24. Christina says:

    Was this negotiated through Priceline?

  25. jb says:

    Now you might feel a little pinch and then a tickle. lol

  26. jynksie says:

    I always tell the TSA if I get a prostate massage during my pat down, theres a tip and maybe even a date afterwards! [you’d think I was kidding]…if I get a feel me up and a tickle, its true love!

    • Bearman says:

      Honest story. About 10 years ago I was flying somewhere and they made me unbuckle my belt and hold it out. The guy ran the wand around my midsection and then actually put his fingers down the front of my waist band. I asked he was going to buy me dinner. He didn’t like that.

  27. Nef says:

    I knew the death of the Priceline Negotiator was a cover up… There he was, all lively, trying to flee the country…

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