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American Inventor Episode 5 Airs Thursday, April 13, at 8pm (7 central) - Two Hour Special. Who's Going to be Watching?


Please note the earlier start time for American Inventor - 8pm (7pm central). The episode is going to be two hours long.

THE FIELD OF INVENTORS IS NARROWED DOWN TO A FINAL 12 WHO WILL RECEIVE $50,000 TO TAKE THEIR PRODUCT TO THE NEXT LEVEL, ON ABC'S “AMERICAN INVENTOR” read more »

Calling all Kid Inventors- Martha Stewart vs. Ellen Degeneras - Fighting for Your Attention!


Attention, all parents, grandparents, proud aunts, uncles, and friends!

Martha Stewart is looking for some amazingly talented kid inventors--of all ages--who would like to exhibit their creations on her show. If you know the perfect child, please email the inventor's story and contact information. They will try to respond to all emails.





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Everyone is Talking About the New Round Car Seat. What's Your Take?


It's amazing how many people have visited this site specifically because we had a photo of the round baby car seat. And the chatter about it is equally amazing. If you saw the show, you saw that it uses basic physics to work against the forces of a car accident. The baby seat rocks - helping protect the baby inside. Will it work? Who knows. But congrats to the judges for moving this one forward to see if this show can actually be used to "improve" a product concept. If this one can work... it could be huge.



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American Inventor Show is Ranked #2


So American Inventor did ok on the ratings this week, coming in at the #2 position behind CSI with 9.27 million viewers on Thursday.

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American Inventor Show - EPISODE 4 - RECAP: What Did You Think?


I am going to be filling in for Always Thinking (that’s what I call thinkoutsidethecirlce). He’s burning the midnight oil at work and can not escape his day (and sometimes night) job. So let’s get down to business.

Joey Magiapane, 67 - Truck Driver
Invention: Dial a Cup
It’s a multifaceted beverage system that makes coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and even soup. Has a rotating cylinder that turns to your favorite beverage. It has six permanent filters.


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All the Stuff Too Crazy for the American Inventor Show


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I was having trouble sleeping last night struggling to come up with an amusing posting for you, as we all wait with bated breath for the new episode of American Inventor.

Finally, around 3 am, I had the idea that it would be fun to joke around at InventorSpot.com about the kind of products that clearly wouldn't make the show. read more »

The Lifesaving Frisbee - Should it have moved forward?


There's been a lively debate here at INVENTOR SPOT and across the web about many of the inventions that didn't move on. One of which, was the lifesaving frisbee. Will we see more of the same this week on EPISODE 4, where ideas that could be polished and then evaluated get the NO vote? read more »

American Inventor Show Hurt By Competition


Yipes!! It seems like our TV show has been dramtically weakened by the competition. Will it be back or will ratings continue its slide?

Poof! 'American Inventor' up in smoke.

Returning 'CSI' blows a hole in ABC reality hit


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We're Almost Famous - We're in USAToday!


Thanks to the kindess of Glenn Hudson, an inventor featured in our Invention Gallery and the inventor of the Shoot and Star Rebounder, our website AmericanInventorSpot.com has a nice mention in the USA Today - Money section.

We owe Glenn alot of love for telling folks about the site and for sharing his new found fame with his fellow inventors in the Invention Gallery. We decided to say thank you to him by featuring his invention first on our gallery and showing off his video here (as soon as we can do it)...now isn't that alot of love?

If you need some good old loving folks, please help us promote the site and come share the love.



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American Inventor Recap - Did You Cry as Many Times as Mary Lou Boo Hoo?


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Were you drowning in all the tears?

I actually thought this Third Show for American Inventor was much better than the first two. What did you think? read more »

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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CALLING ALL NYC, SAN FRAN AND DENVER AUDITIONERS! GIVE US THE SCOOP - LIVE AS IT HAPPENS TONIGHT!


Personally, I auditioned for Liz Bronstein in NYC at the Armory Track & Field Center. Didn't make it to round 2. One of the guys before me on line, was the VERY FIRST guy on the very first show. You know the one. He had the body bag urinal thing. I can tell you, when he came out from his 2 minute audition, he looked miserable. But hey, he got a free trip to LA for his 2 minutes of, well, fame.

I'll be watching closely tonight to see who made it. Here's some of the things the web has been reporting over the last few months that MIGHT have made it.
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Who's Watching American Inventor? Episode 103 airs Thursday, March 30 at 9/8C.


Here's how ABC's website describes episode 3: The nationwide search for America's next big invention continues with open casting calls in San Francisco, New York and Denver. Viewers will see inventions ranging from the hilarious to the tragic, and inventors from the passionate to the downright crazy.

Looks like one of the American Inventor shows' judges is not watching. A judge wrote into AI Spot and said that he could not watch the show because he was in Europe at the time. Hmmmm. Whose in Europe? Looks to me like even though Peter Jones is not watching the show he's visiting our website. Thanks for visiting Peter. Feel free to comment on anything you like. read more »

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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HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT BOOM OR BUST LATELY?


All the things that made it through to the next round so far in the show are up for you to check out, vote on and comment on.
Word is, some of the judges actually check out this site. So let them know what you think about the inventions that moved forward AND VOTE in the BOOM OR BUST section.
I've only uploaded those inventions that moved forward either by being judged, or the quick cuts of "on to the next round" clips we saw.
Enjoy.
And feel free to check out the FORUM SECTION for lively discussion on all the episodes, inventions and whatnot. read more »

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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WHO'S WATCHING? AMERICAN INVENTOR - EPISODE 102 AIRS THURSDAY, MARCH 23 AT 9/8C. WILL IT BE AS BIG AS LAST WEEK?


This is ABC's website descrption of 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? read more »

AMERICAN INVENTOR - EPISODE ONE! IT'S FINALLY HERE.


Anyone and everyone that's wants to know what's going on, this is the place. But warning, if you're on the WEST COAST don't read further. A things will be given away.

And make sure to visit BOOM OR BUST, to vote on this weeks AI inventions. 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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