Obviously, ya’ll did not play enough Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater back in the day. The famous skateboarder, Tony Hawk keeps going unrecognized all over the world. Luckily for us, he loves to publicly document his comedic interactions on social media.
We already know that the TSA sucks, but imagine how much it sucks for Tony freakin’ Hawk. As one of the most famous skateboarders of all time, you would think he would be pretty recognizable by now. Hilariously enough, Hawk frequently takes to Twitter to talk about his quirky interactions with people who don’t recognize him.
Check out some of our favorite mishaps with the skateboarding legend below.
TSA agent (checking my ID): “Hawk, like that skateboarder Tony Hawk!”
Her: “Cool, I wonder what he’s up to these days”
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) March 21, 2017
TSA agent (staring intently): I’m trying to figure out who you look like before checking your ID.
TSA: that cyclist Armstrong!
Nearby agent: that ain’t Lance Armstrong
Me: he’s right
TSA: oh you look like that skateboarder (checks ID). Same last name too! Crazy!
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) August 21, 2018
To clarify: my legal name is Anthony
TSA agent checks my ID, looks at me, looks at ID, looks back at me quizzically and loudly says
“Tony Hawk’s my favorite skater”
Me: I’ll tell him.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) June 21, 2018
TSA agent checked my ID, matched it to my ticket, then looked up. “you look like Tony Hawk!” You mean like it says on my Driver’s license?
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) March 22, 2012
Flight attendant checking overhead bins, sees four skateboards
Him, jokingly: “is Tony Hawk on this flight or something?”
Looks down, sees me
Him: “I guess he is”
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) July 13, 2018
Woman on plane retrieving her luggage in the overhead:
“Who’s skateboard is this? It’s blocking my bag”
me: that’s mine, you can pass it here
her: “It’s yours? You ride it?
her: “Are you any good at it?”
her: cackles maniacally, exits plane
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) April 16, 2018
Guy at grocery store:
“you ever get mistaken for Tony Hawk… or are you Tony Hawk?
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) July 14, 2018
guy on escalator: Hey are you Tony Hawk?
him: you still skate?
me: yes, quite often
him: but you’re not that recognizable!
me: I’m not sure what that means… but you recognized me, so here we are
him: [blank stare]
– escalator ends –
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) June 12, 2018
guy at restaurant: “you famous?”
me: I think that depends on who you ask
him: “anyone ever tell you that you look like Tom Brady?”
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) August 17, 2017
Oh, and here’s our personal favorite:
girl at restaurant: “Are you Tony Hawk?” me: “Yes.” her: “Why?” I had no idea how to answer.
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) October 26, 2009
While Hawk’s tweets continue to be a Twitter staple, the skater shows no signs of slowing down. Now 50, Hawk is still skating, just not quite as much in the public eye as he was 15 years ago.
Since his Pro Skater franchise, Hawk continues to use the Tony Hawk Foundation to inspire kids everywhere to go out and skate. His skateboard brand Birdhouse is still in full swing and he additionally works with RIDE Channel on YouTube. Hawk has also been featured in a fair share of movies and cameos.
Check out this video of Tony Hawk still killing it below.
What would you do if you saw Tony Hawk in person? Let us know in the comments below.