Chris Wallace, Shep Smith Debate Chapstick Before First Results In, Signaling Long Night

Lisa de Moraes

Gob-smacking TV moments typically happen late into Election Night coverage.  But Fox News Channel veterans Chris Wallace and Shep Smith got into a spirited chapstick debate around 2 PM PT, before voting had closed in any of the ET states – hopefully a harbinger of many memorable live TV moments ahead for a long night of election result navel-lint gazing.

Smith dropped his tube of lip balm while they were on air and apparently bent down to pick it up though he was not seen on camera, according to video of the moment captured by Mediaite. Wallace giggled and told Smith,  “you have a little chapstick fetish don’t you.”

“Fetish?” Smith said, surprised. “Do you know what that means?”

Wallace, misunderstanding the question, assured his FNC colleague he knows what “chapstick” is.

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