This is ABC's website description episode 2: The nationwide search for America's next big invention continues with open casting calls in San Francisco and Chicago. Viewers will see inventors pitch their ideas and products to our panel of expert judges to see if their dreams will be realized. Tension mounts as the judges engage in a heated argument over who should continue to the next level.

AI had such an great turnout last week even though it received mixed reviews. Are you planning on tuning in to watch episode 2?

Mar 21, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

I'm going to give it a

I'm going to give it a chance. I always think the auditions are ridiculous. I will wait till after the first real episode to give up on the show.

Mar 21, 2006
by Yumyum (not verified)

I think its like watching a

I think its like watching a train wreck. You want to see what happens. :)

Mar 21, 2006
by Simms (not verified)

I actually thought the show

I actually thought the show was pretty good for what it was going to be.

The Idol franchise is cheesy but fun, so it delivers on both. I heard folks are creating a drinking game everytime the lady judge tears up...so I think I could get plastered.

Thank god its only an hour this time.

Mar 21, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

I love it. And hate it at

I love it. And hate it at the same time. As long as there's one or two really good ideas each week, I think they'll keep my interest.

thanks for creating this site.

Mar 22, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

I think the show is

I think the show is interesting in that these inventions chosen from the audition are as Simon Cowell says 95% insane. Did they choose the best 9 and then the others for laughs? Imagine if kelly Clarkson (who the judges initially did'nt think could win), was left behind? I'm wandering if Simon isn't having a cow behind the scenes. Inventors are not sales people and great potential inventions could have been cultivated .

Mar 22, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

doesnt matter who says what

Doesnt matter what people say. People that hate the show and think it's dumb, will more than likey watch it. People that love it will also watch it. If you auditioned for the show, and are pissed that you didnt make it, you are going to watch the show. The only people that are not going to watch the show are people that dont dig into these forums, dont watch tv.

Mar 22, 2006
by Michelle
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Well, as I understand it,

Well, as I understand it, they were only 10 thousand or so inventors who auditioned. It doesn't explain the 21 million who tuned on to it last week.

I agree, its going to be watched even by people who thought it was stupid. I think it will depend alot on what else is being shown that night.

Mar 23, 2006
by Alexis

I'll be watching tonight.

I'll be watching tonight. Curious to see if people from these two cities faired (sp?) than the people from the cities on the first episode.

Mar 24, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

worth watching?

hi guys
i'm one of the judges.....; )i missed the episode last night
(i'm in europe)but i lived it so i know what went on...
i hope you all liked the show...just realize that we saw 50 people a day
with hardly any breaks and we have to give each person a fare response...
we can only judge what the inventors bring us....so my hope is that next year some of the skeptics will come out and step up to the plate.
we really want something great to come from this show...
next weeks episode has some very interesting inventions that do make a difference....so i hope you'll agree after you see them..
thanks for your support and hopefully this will ignite everyones
ingenuity to solve life's problems with some simple solutions.

Mar 26, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

the show

My, opinion is the show is a joke, they're not looking for a great invention, the person with the biggest sob story gets on the show, I did an audition and my invention is better that anything I've seen so far, I didn't make the next round, oh well, I guess I was too serious in my presentation, I do want to thank ABC for giving me an opportunity to present my idea though, thank you and maybe I'll try again next show

Mar 29, 2006
by Think Outside T...
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anonymous judge?

Hey, well if you really are a judge, thanks for stopping in. Europe? hmmm... is this Peter Jones?

For what it's worth, I think we're all hoping the show takes a turn for the positive. It's obviously reality tv, and that's why those inventions that are stupid, make inventors look dumb, or already exist have been brought to the show. We're waiting for the BIG ideas that make smart marketing sense. Personally, I don't really care if they're world changing. Although that would be nice. But how about some really cool products that nobody ever thought of before. That would be enough for me.

Anyway, good luck with the show. Looking forward to the rest of the season. And season two, since the ratings are so good I'm sure you'll be doing it again.

And if you ever need a guest judge in season 2, fire an email over here. I'd be happy to judge.

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