Reminder: Season Finale of American Inventor - Season Two on Tonight

American Inventor Show RecapJust wanted to remind our readers that Episode 8 (the Season Finale) of the reality television show American Inventor will be showing tomorrow night ( Wednesday, August 1, 2007) at 9 pm est and 8 pm central time on ABC.

Remember to join us as Seth Plattner gives you his unique perspective on the show on his live blog event and episode recap tonight here at at 9 pm eastern standard time. Share your opinions. See what others think.

Episode 208 is the SEASON FINALE - The audience vote is in, and one finalist will be awarded the million-dollar Grand prize and deemed to be the next great American Inventor!

If you are interested in finding out what happen to the winner of Season One of American Inventor, read:

Second Update on Anecia Baby Safety Capsule and Janusz Liberkowski - June 2007

First Update on Anecia Baby Safety Capsule and Janusz Liberkowski - July 2006

If you are interested in finding out what happen to the finalists and other notable inventors from Season One of American Inventor, read:

What Happened to the Inventors from Season One of American Inventor?

If you were on Season One, we'd love an update from you so also please feel free to comment on this article to let us know what's been happening for you.

See you for the finale!




Aug 1, 2007
by AmericanCynic

It may be more than you think

Instead of the season finale, it may be the series finale. The ratings haven't been good this year, no thanks to Peter and Simon trying to do it on the cheap compared with last year. Fewer finalists, fewer episodes (although arguably an awful lot of the first season was recaps of the worst auditions), almost no inventions worth voting for, much less worth buying. Put a fork in it. It's pretty much done. If they do manage a miracle and get this renewed for next summer, it would need to be retooled from the ground up to be less about seeing weirdos and wackos and more about seeing some good ideas. Reinvent American Inventor. And get rid of George the "yes" man.

Aug 1, 2007
by Anonymous Round 2 (not verified)

I Can See Them Trying to Stretch This Season

Maybe they will air a two-hour special on the inventions that weren't featured during the regular season and/or weren't good enough to make it to the finals.  They could show the Therapy Buddy, a toilet, the Therapy Buddy, a chomode, the "Love Test" song, the Therapy Buddy, a urine bag. a kid crying, a chomode, and the Therapy Buddy.  Peter can be shown making funny faces and rolling his eyeballs, George can repeatedly say, "YES!  I'd buy that right now", and the other judges can occasionally say something without substance.  Or, does that sound too much like the regular season?

Aug 1, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

The Previews

I've seen the previews for tonight's show.  Well, actually, I've seen the faces of the finalists as they cry.  I mean,   I've seen the previews for tonight's show.

Aug 1, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Their Ratings Must Suck

I recently saw the top 10 shows (such as "America's Got Talent", "Last Comic Standing" "American Inventor"--surprise, surprise!)   If they are trying to get the worst possible ratings for the year, maybe "American Inventor" will help them achieve their goal.

Aug 3, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)


I think Ricky DeRennaux and his HT RACERS kit will be the one AMERICAN INVENTOR success.  Spin Master is a great company and they actually license inventions from people all over the world. They believe in inventing - and with Ricky DeRennaux they found the real deal!! I think HT RACERS will be a huge money maker and it is a cool invention!

Aug 3, 2007
by bottleslingguy
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The REAL Cardinal Sin tm

I agree Mr. Cynic and by the way you should trademark the "Reinvent American Inventor" slogan. Very creative. I did like George though with his down-to-Earthness; it was a comforting alternative to Peter's cold snarkiness.

Yes, the ratings haven't been good this year. Looks bad for either the show or at least some of the judges. And I too think Peter should get the American public involved earlier on in the show. The thing is, the way it stands now, do you think this website should attach itself to something (like this show) that could possibly ruin it's reputation? 

"The real difficulty in changing any enterprise lies not in developing new ideas but in escaping from the old ones." Maynard Keynes

Oh yeah! Please check out my  Bottle Sling - Invention Gallery .

Aug 6, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

American Inventor

In my opinion the show was a bust, It will not be back next year.

The show is only looking for Inventions that they can develop & make money on.

The Inventors also need to have a story that includes drama.

The way I saw it, how does the public know that they voted that Inventor to win? It seemed like they put the Invention & Inventors through that the judges wanted to win because of there story about that Invention & about that Inventor & the potential for them to make money on.

The top three finialist were all Inventions that needed to be developed & had an element of drama.

The other three finialist did not have any drama involvement. Tee couple - to happy, brothers & hook guys - all business.

Maybe ABC should bring back the show MILLION DOLLAR IDEA, the one that Simon Cowell stold that use to be on ABC.

I bet Simon Cowell had more money than the MILLION DOLLAR IDEA show had, & I bet that the MILLION DOLLAR IDEA show folks settled out of court.

Maybe someone that has some money can come up with a new show for Inventions & Inventors call - HOW TO MAKE A MILLION DOLLARS or MILLION DOLLAR INVENTIONS or MILLION DOLLAR INVENTORS or INVENTORS INVENTONS etc...

If I had a MILLION DOLLARS, I could make $10-MILLION DOLLARS & I could help a DOZEN Inventors along the way make a MILLION DOLLARS.

Aug 13, 2007
by Anonymous Buddy Therrapea (not verified)


I read that "America's Got Talent" and "Last Comic Standing" have already been approved for next summer.  Gee, I wonder why I haven't seen anything about "American Inventor" being back next year.  Piers beat out Peter and Sharon Osborne has a brigher future than.....ummm....what's that AI female judge's name?