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Kal Penn

My Flight was Grounded

Over Crapper Emergency

7/3/2012 2:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kal Penn had a mid-air bathroom emergency during an American Airlines flight earlier today ... as in, the toilets BROKE at 10,000 feet ... and the pilot decided to ground the plane ASAP.

The "Harold & Kumar" actor was aboard a flight from LAX to Dallas when something went wrong with the plumbing ... so the captain decided to make an unscheduled landing in Albuquerque to avoid a potentially putrid situation on-board.

Once they touched down in New Mexico, Kal tweeted from the runway ... "toilet overflowed." He added, "My 1st emergency landing cuz of poop. Kinda funny kinda not."

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A rep for AA explained, "The lavatories were inoperable, so we landed in Albuquerque briefly to service them, for the convenience of our customers. We apologized to our passengers for the inconvenience."

The moral of the story -- s*** happens.

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Emilio    

That happens in India all the time

806 days ago
2.

Harvey    

Thank you TMZ for posting this interesting article. This website is so relevant.

806 days ago
3.

Carl    

It is only an hour or so by plane from Albuquerque to Dallas. If people could just hold it for that time they'd have saved themselves what was probably a 3+hr delay.

806 days ago
4.

Pudding Tang    

Is there any White Castles in Albuquerque?

806 days ago
5.

DaveT    

If ever there's a reason to land a plane, it's when the poop box goes out :D

806 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

I know there are no White Castles in Dallas.

806 days ago
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StPeteRickster    

Sounds somewhat similar to 'Harold and Kumar go to Guantanamo Bay'.

Was a bathroom 'emergency' on THAT fligh, too, but it was Kumar trying to light his smokeless pipe, the door opened a small bit and a lady thought he was trying to light a bomb....

Harold and Kumar are OUR Cheech and Chong, only these guys are much more real....

806 days ago
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Kari    

Never heard of him--don't care about the crapper emergency.

806 days ago
9.

KnuckleDragger    

"Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherf*cking shìtters on this motherf*cking planes!" ~Kal Penn

806 days ago
10.

Frosticles    

"Crapper"? What in tarnation is a "Crapper"?

Is this Trailer Park jargon?

806 days ago
11.

mrdobach    

The fact that Obama put "Kumar" as Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement still to this day BLOW MY MIND!!!

806 days ago
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Mihalick    

"...convenience of our customers. We apologized to our passengers for the inconvenience."

For their convenience, you cause inconvenience over an inconvenience to make it convenient.

inconvenience + inconvenience = convenience?

806 days ago
13.

Throwback kid    

I can't believe this guy left a Hollywood career to go work for that snake oil salesman Obama. Hey Kal, how was all that hope and change Obama promised you? Another four years of Obama wrecking this great country and even Harold and Kumar won't be able to afford White Castle

806 days ago
14.

Borbala    

Ahahahahaha, i just love the picture!

806 days ago
15.

Bridget    

I love Kal Penn. He is great as Kumar. And I also really liked him on "House". It was sad when his charecter died. Glad they brought him back for the series finale though.

806 days ago
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