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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 - 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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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 »

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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