Abra Belke appeared on “Jeopardy!” while working for former Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) in 2009. She didn’t win — but apparently the members of a Canadian group called Tooth-Gnasher Superflash must’ve caught a rerun of her appearance.
The band was so inspired by what they saw, they created a song called “Buzz In (Abra Belke).” In a YouTube video of the song posted last week, the band’s lead singer explains, “You’ll find when you watch ‘Jeopardy!’ a large percentage of the people are, you know, smart-looking, not extremely attractive. This lady was smokin’!”
Some sample lyrics from the banjo-filled tune: “Make some good money, take me home, honey. Abra Belke, buzz in.”
Belke, the 30-year-old blogger behind Capitol Hill Style who now lobbies for the National Rifle Association, tells ITK she was beyond surprised to learn on Twitter about the song. She had some trusted friends listen to it before her to make sure it was “safe” before clicking “play” on her computer.
She explains, “It’s one of those things where it could either be super creepy or really flattering ... I’m pretty flattered and I think it’s hysterical.”
Belke, who says she doesn’t know and has never talked to the band, says one of the problems for her now is having the catchy eponymous chorus stuck in her head. “I’m not sure what happens when you have a song that’s written about you stuck in your head, but I’m pretty sure it’s the end of the world,” she cracked.
She only has one issue with the ode to her “Jeopardy!” showing: “I guess my only complaint is that [the singer] mispronounces my name through the whole song,” she said with a laugh. He pronounces it as “Ah-bra,” but it’s actually “Aw-bra.”
“After 30 years of having a weird name, I’m mostly immune to it, until someone says it in the middle of a song,” Belke said.
After learning of the video, some of Belke’s friends tried to contact the group because they had information to share: after Belke’s “Jeopardy!” appearance, she competed on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and won quite a bit of moolah.
She says a friend exclaimed, “We should send them the DVD of your ‘Millionaire’ appearance and they can write a sequel!”
But Belke’s good with only one ballad based on her: “I said, ‘That might be pushing it.’ I’m fine with just one song about me.”
Fortunately for Belke, her friends weren’t able to get in contact with the group.