Kaley Cuoco's Love of Wine Leads to an Awkward TSA Incident

During a trip to Australia with her boyfriend Karl Cook, The Big Bang Theory actress accidentally packed two wine openers in her suitcase

By Elyse Dupre Sep 29, 2017 12:07 PMTags

Whoops! Hopefully, Kaley Cuoco won't make that mistake again.

While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Big Bang Theory actress told Jimmy Kimmel about an awkward encounter she had with a TSA agent for packing not one but two wine openers.

Cuoco started telling the story by revealing that her boyfriend Karl Cook always gets patted down by airport security. But on this particular summer holiday to Australia, it was Cuoco who was stopped and asked about her bag—"thinking I'm going to get a compliment on my purse," she said.

But the TSA agent didn't stop Cuoco to ask about the purse's designer. She stopped Cuoco to ask her about a mysterious item in her carry-on: a wine opener.

"Like the arms one, like a Rabbit," she told the host, "and I was like, 'Oh my God!' That's a weapon."

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Apparently, Cuoco always likes to come prepared, especially when it comes to packing her barware. When the TSA agent continued to search through her other bags, she found a second wine opener tucked away in her makeup bag. Cuoco said she must have "subconsciously" packed it in there. 

"She, like, takes it out and I'm like, oh my God, I'm going to be on a no-fly list," she said. 

After the TSA agent told Cuoco that she couldn't bring her wine openers on the plane, the actress admitted it was wrong and had a very straightforward excuse: "Here's the thing," she said, "I just like alcohol and, apparently, I needed to be very prepared."

Cuoco told Kimmel that she's a "huge drinker" and that she likes to enjoy a drink during her flights.

"I don't have to fly [the plane]," she said. "I just sit there."

She also told the host that she enjoys bourbon.

"Probably because I'm not allowed to carry a wine opener," she quipped.


To hear Cuoco tell the story, watch the video. 

And remember, leave those wine openers at home.

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