March, 2006

EPISODE 3 - A Complete Recap - West Coast Spoiler Warning!


EPISODE 3

First up:

Anthony Steffen – 44 – Small business owner

Invention: the perfect pet petter.
It automatically pets your dog. It's a kind of creepy robo arm thing.

Peter – thinks it’s ridiculous
Mary – it’s a freak out machine for a dog
Ed – No
Doug – no
TOTAL BUST.
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AI Show Judge Calls American Idol Show Cheesy!!


There's a new article out interviewing Doug Hall, one of the judges on the American Inventor show that has a great quote:

'Inventor' Expert Tells It Like It Is

By John Kiesewetter
The Cincinnati Enquirer

When Simon Cowell went looking for a blunt, bold judge for his new "American Inventor" reality show on ABC, he found Cincinnati inventor Doug Hall.
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What Can You Learn From Wacky Products?


Beer Hat

I have been invited by Think Outside the Circle to become a fellow blogger on InventorSpot.com. So let me introduce myself. I am your new “hope to be your favorite” blogger Amused and Bemused. I will be dropping in here whenever the whim hits me to share my latest amusing, bemusing and wonderful discoveries with you.

With my joining the site, we are going to start building a Wacky Products section to our site later this week. If you have any recommendations, please post them in the comments here.

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EPISODE 2 - THE SECOND HALF - SPOILER WARNING!


Los Angeles – Second half hour

Sharon Clemmins – 63 retired sales associate
Invention: the public bathroom door lock

A little plastic sleeve that slips over the public bathroom door to keep it locked when it’s broken. She said 30 percent of the time the doors are broken.

Doing it for her husband so he can retire.

Mary - Yes.
Ed – Yes
Doug – doesn’t like gadgets but likes the cleverness - Yes
Peter – yes

BOOM - THRU TO THE NEXT ROUND.



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EPISODE 2 - AI - THE FIRST 20 MINUTES. WEST COAST SPOILER. STOP READING NOW!


An update of the first 30 minutes so far - EAST COAST.

Chicago Auditions

First up.
Brian Conant, 47 – Post Office Supervisor

Flatulance Deoderizer – 3 ply deodorizer eliminating the smell of gas.

"The future of personal hygene"

His wife had a smelly episode that inspired the invention.

“They looked at it like a joke” he said. - yup.

TOTAL BUST.

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Do you think we'll see tonight's ideas end up in Kmart or Target? Or are they headed for the deadidea bin?


Just wanted to get people thinking about what makes for a good idea. The stated goal of AI is to find a product they can mass market. Something that the world needs and wants, but does not yet exist.

We had lots and lots of emails from people commenting on how certain products should have moved forward from Episode 101. One example: the kids doggie window fan. So to put this topic to bed, once and for all. And to bring up an interesting question for this show in general here's something to think about.



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WELCOME TO THE NEW HOME OF AIREALITYTV.BLOGSPOT.COM


Below you'll find the entire running blog with comments dating back to Thursday, January 12, 2006. This was just after many auditioners for American Inventor from ABC had found out if that they made it to the next round of auditions in LA.

To all our old friends, and all the new ones, keep the comments coming. Enjoy. This is more your blog than mine. read more »

AMERICAN INVENTOR TWO HOUR PREMIERE SPECIAL - March 16th 8-10pm


From the Producers of American Idol... American Inventor, an exciting series from Simon Cowell and the producers of American Idol about the biggest search ever for America's best new invention, will premiere with a two-hour special, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET, and then move to 9:00 p.m., ET on Thursdays thereafter.

American Inventor, the embodiment of the ultimate American dream, will uncover the hottest new product and make one struggling inventor's dream come true. With one million dollars at stake, American Inventor will celebrate the best in homespun American ingenuity.
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