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ABC's American Inventor - Episode 4 Season 2 Live Blog and Show Recap

American Inventor Show Recap

Tonight on ABC's American Inventor we gather around the TV to see the final contestants from Chicago and New York. Last week's hopefuls were as varied as the cities they come from, even though those that made it through certainly weren't the cream of the crop. Hopefully The Big Apple and Windy City are saving the best for last and tonight we will see someone who actually has a shot of winning the whole shebang. And off we go...

Part 1:

Here we go in NY...


Wigberto Deglado - The Urinator - OK, I know the ladies hate it when their man leaves the toilet seat up, but no man should be allowed to be lazier by a contraption that eliminates the need to raise the toilet seat by peeing into a tube.

I may have missed an inventor here because of severe weather up North. The weatherman interrupted with updates and what not.


So there is this guy talking about cancer and healthy air and senior citizens. I don't really know what he is rambling on about but he seems to be losing the judges. At least he's enthusiastic!

Part 2:

Back to Chicago...


>John Stark - The Easy Squeeze Ear Plug - An ear plug made of a balloon that inflates in your ear. Even George couldn't give this one his gold glove of approval. Yet I'm still intrigued if it works...

 


Elaine Cato - 6 in 1 Bra- Sarah has to be able to relate to this fashion forward idea of a backless support bra for heavier busts, and it's nice to see that Elaine is actually wearing her idea and showing that it works. And there is a huge plus sized population out there that want and deserve to be sexy by being able to wear backless shirts. Chicago does it again with another potential finalist.

Part 3:


David Skotzke - Hands Free Toilet Seat Lifter - Another toilet seat invention? What's going on here? OK, I agree the invention is sort of ridiculous, but I'd at least like the judges to let him demonstrate it. I'm sure it comes down tot editing, but show us the goods!


Chris Brooks - Massager that attaches to a remote control - Wow, how offensive. This guy CLEARLY has no tact when it comes to the ladies. "Here baby let me rub your shoulders while I continue to watch TV and be completely disinterested in you." Nice try there.


Alvin Quiles - Skaterade (sp?) - What in God's name is this contraption. A monstrosity for people who can't skate, or, as the judges referred to it, a skating walker? Can anyone honestly see somebody skating with this thing? Unless you have your own huge empty street this is all but useless. It would barrel over people in the streets! Maybe Chicago has run out of steam....


Comments
Jun 27, 2007
by Michelle
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Hi Everyone: I hope tonights

Hi Everyone:

I hope tonights whos is better than last week...as last week was really lame.

 

Jun 27, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

The advertisements on TV

are for "The Urinator"--so they are still pissing around with stupid "inventions".

Jun 27, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Peter

"I'm going to urinate in a funnel?"  Ha ha

Jun 27, 2007
by Contextion
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you must come up with a

you must come up with a toliet ide to get on the show I guess!

Jun 27, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

recap

a funnel, a headband, and a Carrot Top impersonator?

Jun 27, 2007
by Contextion
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the ballon ear plugs should

the ballon ear plugs should be filled with a media which will reduce the sound heard

Jun 27, 2007
by Contextion
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dont they already have

dont they already have strapless bras?

Jun 27, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

It isn't a "strapless" bra

it is a "backless" bra with straps that go around the arms.  (Sounds uncomfortable?)

Jun 27, 2007
by Michelle
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I think that's already on

I think that's already on the market

Jun 27, 2007
by Contextion
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The headband guy had a good

The headband guy had a good idea but he needed to have a better prototype than just a headband. Only if he could have shown that it would actually work

Jun 27, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

OH, NO!

I see a chomode......

Jun 27, 2007
by Contextion
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I thought there was an

I thought there was an inflatable playpin for kids which won tonight.

Jun 27, 2007
by Alexis

Does George ever say no? 

Does George ever say no? 

Jun 27, 2007
by Alexis

Backless Bra

I don't think I've ever seen a completely backless bra. I've see one that the back straps are around the waist so when you wear a low back dress you can't see the straps. I could be wrong.  anyone seen a completely backless bra?

Jun 27, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

I've seen

a completely backless and frontless bra:  it is called going "braless".

Jun 27, 2007
by Contextion
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gps stalking - lol

gps stalking - lol

Jun 27, 2007
by Michelle
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well, they also have the

well, they also have the pasties...so no back or sides

Jun 27, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Those Guys With The Claw Were Really Happy...

I mean Gay.

Jun 27, 2007
by Alexis

Peter is a little too rich

Peter is a little too rich for his own good.  I  can't belive he doesn't realiz how hard it is to lift a bicycle onto one of those hooks. 

Jun 27, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

gps?

what did I miss?  what does that mean?  (Sorry, I am ignorant.)

Jun 27, 2007
by Alexis

Have you ever tried pasties?

not the most comfortable or supportive  things for a lot of woman.   

Jun 27, 2007
by Contextion
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so you think you can dance -

so you think you can dance - without hearing the music?

Jun 27, 2007
by Michelle
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GPS - global positioning

GPS - global positioning system

Jun 27, 2007
by bottleslingguy
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I think the speaker vest is

I think the speaker vest is awesome. Imagine it replacing hearing aides? The Wingman might be on to something, but it might not pass the "cool" factor. I can't believe the bike rack won (like Peter said it's over invented). A conventional hook is simple and not complicated, the other one can fail to work (worn out spring/catch) and drop a bike. And the bra is not unique. I don't get it.

Bottle Sling - Invention Gallery .

Jun 27, 2007
by BabyWedge (not verified)

Finally a kid finalist

Finally  a kid becomes a finalist and they blow it off!  Yeah, just because he is my kid.....no matter, we are so proud of how far he went!  As we told him going in, this is a TV show first.....the worst that they can say is No! 

Jun 27, 2007
by AmericanCynic

Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse

The pre-judges continue with their fixation with toilet-related gadgets. Hello! There are already several pedal-operated seat raisers. The Wingman - nothing new. They've had something like that in Japan for years now. Jeez, Peter, you're supposed to know your field. The Claw - absolutely overengineered. Want something better and cheaper? Get a Delta Leonardo Wall Mount Bike Rack (Google it yourself; Inventorspot won't allow hyperlinks). You don't have to lift the bike. Just roll it up, tilt it onto its rear wheel, and hook the front wheel on the wall. A child could do it. And only $15. Want something a bit more complex? The Bike Hoist has a pulley system that can lift the bike up to the ceiling without much effort. It's been on the market for well over a decade. George Foreman is an unmitigated joke as a "judge." What the hell were they thinking when they hired him? Just toss him off the show and make it two out of three instead of three out of four and you'd get the same result. Oh, and Seth, to quote Perry White in Superman: The Movie, "There's no Z in brassiere."

Jun 27, 2007
by bobbyAmore tonerbelt (not verified)

NYC audition tonight

They had to pick the bike claws because of the price of developnent. Peter know the bluetooth would work but the cost to build in a few weeks will never happen. You only get to spend around $39,000 of the 50 grand. I know from being a semi-finalist last year!

Jun 27, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Disappointed

Jun 27, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Disappointed (Got cut off)

I'd like to see something NEW/DIFFERENT, not just a modification/adapation of an existing product.  They are obviously going for mass production of the winning product, but I don't think that should be the determining factor.  Maybe next week there will be something unique.

Jun 27, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Speaker Vest

I thought I saw or read something about a device that enables the deaf (or "hearing impaired") to feel vibrations of music.  If so, and not surprisingly, this would be another "invention" that has already been invented.