‘Wah Wah Wah’: Shepard Smith Tells Reporter Audio Issues Make Her Sound Like ‘Charlie Brown’s Teacher’

Sometimes, you get a rock when doing live TV.

With the New York Stock Exchange minutes from closing, Fox News’ Gerri Willis reported live from the floor. Only one little problem. Willis’ audio was muffled and it was difficult to understand her.

After Willis wrapped up her short segment, anchor Shepard Smith let Willis know that because of the tech problems, she sounded like a famous cartoon character.

“Wah wah wah wah,” Smith said. “For some reasons, reasons I don’t understand, you sound a little like the teacher from Charlie Brown.”

He continued, “You didn’t when the audio was checking in but all of a sudden you do, so ‘wah wah wah’ to you as well.”

Smith was obviously looking to explain the minor snafu with some good-natured humor, and one could hear Willis laugh on the other end while Smith tossed out a grin. He took it to break by teasing an upcoming segment on a small California earthquake, stating “Charlie Brown teachers aside.”

By the way, if you are unfamiliar with the Peanuts universe, here is an example of what Smith was referencing:

Watch the clip at the top, via Fox News.

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