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Live Blog and Recap of ABC's American Inventor: Episode 201 (Season 2 Episode 1)

Welcome all to my first live progressive blog for ABC's reality show American Inventor - Season 2 Episode 1 (201).

We here at Inventor Spot are glad to see last year's fans back, and hopefully we'll get some fresh viewers as well. The show should have just started, and I am eagerly anticipating this season's hopeful inventors. We should see some interesting stuff come across the screen tonight as the judges—George Forman, Peter Jones, Pat Croce, and Sara Blakely—try and slowly and but surely narrow down the applicants to those worthy of enough to become the next American Inventor.

I'll be updating the blog during commercial breaks, so ,in order not to put a lot of stress on our system, try to check back every 10-20 minutes for new comments and such. And PLEASE! Feel free to comment on anything and everything about American Inventor. We're eager to get your responses.

On a final note, I just want to remind everyone to keep checking the site for updates on American Inventor. Later in the season we'll be having live blog sessions with season one finalists so look out for those. We should have a lot of other special things going on around the site too. If you can't tell, we're super psyched for American Inventor!

Part 1:

So here we after our first commercial break of American Inventor, and we've yet to get a yes from any of the judges. Just from the opening credits it looked like we had some pretty crazy stuff going on this season. As the clips reel rolled I saw stuff that looked good, stuff that looked really bad, people crying, people cheering, people yelling...all the stuff that makes for great reality TV.

So after a long lead in introducing the judges and showing their expensive homes and toys, tonight, we begin the search for the American Inventor on the West coast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first three hopefuls--Jamshid Hatami, Kim Douglas and Richard Dessert Jr and Sr--were all resoundingly denied, and for good reason. Their inventions were obviously pointless. First we had a device that kept your had on your head, followed by a barf, er, "arf" bag for dogs, and last was a big aluminum bag that, when worn, got people out of a burning house safely. But, how many dogs do you know that actually get car sick? And did James Bond every worry about his hat? However, I can see why we began with these three: they are prime examples of just how many people out there have invention ideas, and it never ceases to amaze me what the American people can come up with. Hopefully we'll see a finalist in the next segment...

Part 2:

Sorry if I'm not too specific in this section; we're still working out some site kinks. But I love how we already have the catchphrase of the season: Just keep punchin', courtesy of Mr. Forman. Maybe because it's his first season on the show but he's going pretty easy on some of the contestants. I'd probably do the same--I hate being mean to people. He seems to be the Paula Abdul of American Inventor.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm ready to see the first invention we know will make it through; that one thing that makes me go "Yeah, I know I and everyone else out there needs that." Keep posting responses for what we've seen so far.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 3:

Wow, the Asian guy was rather...animated. His idea--a breathalyzer key that tells you when you've had too much to drink and thus doesn't allow you start your car--had good intentions, but Sara was right, the technology is a little dated. But entertaining, no? American Inventor is attracting some characters.

How about Anthony Moebest? I love seeing kids on the show because it happens often that the simple mind of a child can come up with great inventions. And see here, Anthony's detachable pack of baby wipes (set on the front of disposable diapers) is a very simple idea and rather clever for a 10 year old. But, as the judges pointed out, it's not so much an invention as a novelty. But he'll probably sell it to Pampers and be loaded in no time. And look at George, what a champ.

The rest continues on the next page...
Comments
Jun 6, 2007
by Michelle
Michelle's picture

Welcome everyone. We're so

Welcome everyone.

We're so glad to have you with us and we want to thank Seth for doing this.

Michelle 

Jun 6, 2007
by Idi (not verified)

Hey Michelle and Seth How

Hey Michelle and Seth

How are you doing? I am looking forward to seeing whether George is going to be better than Doug.

 What do you think?

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

First contestant

Holy Smoke.  The first guy's invention - ummm - sucked!!!!  a Cap that prevents your head from moving.  Are you kidding?  It looks like season two hasn't changed very much from season one.  

Jun 6, 2007
by Think Outside T...
Think Outside The Circle's picture

Let's hope things get better.

And thanks Seth for covering the show tonight.

Jun 6, 2007
by Alexis

Hi all

Hey Michelle and Seth

Did you guys see the commercial with the  guys with the blue dolls?  He was from season one.  What was it called? My therapy buddy?   

Alexis
InventorSpot.com

Jun 6, 2007
by Idi (not verified)

Are you kidding me? The

Are you kidding me? The theraphy buddy..

lol --- I forgot all about him

 

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous George Fourman (not verified)

PETER ROCKS!!!

The  Auto Bib "just doesn't cut it".  Unfortunately, a pathetic, unnecessary paper product--that promotes eating while driving--got passed to the next round.  (I'd call it "Automatic Road Rage Blip".

 

Oh, No--a Pot Sniffer.....ha ha ha.  George clearly has bathroom issues.  (Hey, George, what's in your stomach walls?)

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous

George sucks as a judge

George Foreman needs to get off the show. He'll say yes to anything. Not the brightest guy in the world.

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous Goerge Burns (not verified)

Oh, God

This show is going to be funnier than "Last Comic Standing".

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

So far I am liking the show

So far I am liking the show better. It's a lot less pathetic. They actually have more than  handful of contestants.

Jun 6, 2007
by Same ole same ole (not verified)

Looks like nothings changed

Looks like nothings changed from the first season.  They 've got all the stupid inventions, the token little kid who cries, the sappy music.  Oh, I realize what's changed, the judges are now sitting on nice comfy chairs instead of behind a desk.  Those producers are brillant making such big changes.

Jun 6, 2007
by InAd TV (not verified)

30 new inventions in 30 days

I could come up with 30 new inventions in 30 days.  I will win next season, if the show gets past auto bibs,  and baby wipes and makes a run at season three!   

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

I disagree. I think the show

I disagree. I think the show is better.

At least you don't have cry baby Mary Lou. God, it was awful, sniff sniff sniff every minute of the show. Shhhadddaaap already with your crying I was yelling last season.

 And that new girls not bad looking. Not great looking but not bad looking.

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous W.O.W. (not verified)

Am I Seeing This Correctly?

Someone invented a wheel?  He seems clueless.....

Jun 6, 2007
by Meany (not verified)

Hey Seth: I hope you are not

Hey Seth:

I hope you are not going to keep on being so nice.  You should be catty like the rest of us.

STOP BEING SO NICE!!Yell I WANT MEAN I WANT MEAN

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Dear Meany

I was with your mother last night and she is really nice.

Jun 6, 2007
by Amanda (not verified)

Anthony Moebest I LOVE IT !!!!!

I am a 20 year old mother of 2, and I love his invention.  I am always running around changing diapers all over, and can never find the wipes.  It is also great for cleaning your hands after lol  !!!!!    I would definitely buy them/

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous W.O.W. Again (not verified)

Pissy Sheets of Paper

More toilet products....that is, more STUPID toilet products. 

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

They should call this shop

They should call this shop crap all the time

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous Violet (not verified)

Wonder who is more capable of violence?

The little girl who wants to punch Peter "really badly" or the distraught man who can't believe his bicycle hubcap wheel didn't win the entire competition?

Jun 6, 2007
by Picking on Peter (not verified)

I love Peter

but damn, he's so cranky tonight. He's even crankier than normal. Thank God, he's pretty so I'll excuse his behavior.

Peter - everything is going to be alright.  if he had a therapy buddy, he wouldn't be so cranky. 

Jun 6, 2007
by Michelle
Michelle's picture

Someone told me that there

Someone told me that there are so many inventions for the toilet because when you are just sitting there doing your business, you have a lot of time to think. ;)

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Everything is going to be all right?????

Why does the Therapy Buddy keep coming back?  So that viewers will eventually need one?

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous Therapy Villian (not verified)

Oh, No

Therapy Buddy moves forward.  The judges last year "made a mistake"????????  Just ONE? (But not that one.)

Jun 6, 2007
by Amanda (not verified)

Therapy Buddy!!

That voice is sooooo scary.  It creeps me out!!!!  lol

Jun 6, 2007
by Amanda (not verified)

Therapy Buddy!!

That voice is sooooo scary.  It creeps me out!!!!  lol

Jun 6, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

The hubcap dude

undoubtedly needs a Therapy Buddy.

Jun 6, 2007
by RealityTV Check (not verified)

Peter is cranky because it's rough using people...

...and he's probably feeling it. Come on. They bring these contestants BACK. That means they thought they should be on for one reason or the other. ONE they are good. The OTHER it sucks but makes good TV.

 

Let's see if they bring more people on to make a point like they did last year. Let's abuse the inventors and give them hope and then bring them down vs. finding products that might be good, and helping them be better with comments, critisism and insight into what COULD be a great idea.

 

ugh.

Jun 6, 2007
by mindgammon
mindgammon's picture

Could you guys tell me what you think of my boardgame?

Please check out www.mindgammon.com to see the game and www.mindgammon.net to play the game today. And let me know if you think it is The Boardgame of Champions.

Jun 6, 2007
by Michelle
Michelle's picture

Mindgammon:  Did you

Mindgammon:

 Did you audition for American Inventor 2?