American Inventor Episode 7 Airs Thursday, April 27th at 9:00PM (ET) - Who's Going to be Watching?

Episode 7 has a format similar to last week's episode (episode 6). Mary Lou is this week's judge and there are three new inventors from the top 12. This is ABC's Press Release (with a few edits): MARY LOU QUINLAN GUIDES THREE INVENTORS TO USE THEIR $50,000 TOWARDS FINALIZING THEIR PRODUCT, ON ABC'S "AMERICAN INVENTOR" "Episode 107" - This week on "American Inventor" we will focus on three semi-finalists to see how they use the $50,000 they've been given to finalize their invention. Mary Lou Boo HooQuinlan, one of our expert judges, will mentor three inventors and guide them through the process of working with product designers, packaging companies, marketing executives and product testing. In an ultimate challenge, the inventors will have their new and improved product tested to see if it delivers, and Mary Lou Boo Hoowill face the difficult decision of choosing one of her three to move on to the final round, one step closer to winning one million dollars and becoming the next great "American Inventor." Mary Lou Boo Hoo Quinlan’s group of inventors includes: Jerry Wesley, 51, a correctional officer with the California Department of Corrections in San Diego, CA. His invention is the EZ-X Portable Gym, a compact, portable gym system which features collapsible bars and interlocking weights so that the user can do a variety of different weight training exercises with one device. Darla Davenport-Powell, 48, a wife and mother of three children from Los Angeles, CA. Her invention is Here Comes Niya Doll, a trilingual doll that speaks in English, Spanish and Swahili, teaching children language skills and the importance of ethnic diversity. Francisco Patino, 19, who was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, currently a student at Queens College in New York who also runs a carpet cleaning business with his uncle. His invention is the Double Traction Bike, a new bike design that features a second seat on the handlebars of the bicycle, so that a second rider can sit up front and help power the bike with his/her own set of pedals. And for all those fans who just can't get enough of this show, at 8:00pm ET (7 central), you can catch another American Inventor "Best of Auditions" episode.
Apr 26, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

To me there is only one

To me there is only one possible choice and that is the C/O Exerciser. The other two: The bike is dangerous unless he can develope the contoling of the handle bars by the person in front. As for the Doll; it is already being sold in K-mart so there is no mystery about how it will sell.

Apr 26, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

its another 2 hr episode

its another 2 hr episode. 8-9 the best of, then, 9-10, mary lou picks.

Apr 27, 2006
by bygeorge1 (not verified)


why doesn't ABC do the 3 semis in each of the 1 hr episodes, that way they can get the series over with and then see how their ratings are, then they'll be able to see if there's going to be another season, this first hr part with showing what we've already seen is a waste of time, and the 2nd hr goes up against other stations with their good rated shows, so ABCs ratings fall farture down the ratings pole.

Apr 27, 2006
by Sue Me (not verified)

Can't Wait to See the "Comics"

I look forward to seeing the ridiculous non-inventors who make asses out of themselves and don't even realize it! Okay, maybe the SHOW makes jackasses out of some of them, but it apparently is easily done.

Some of the gigs look more like contestants for "Let's Make A Deal", only they don't even get a chance to pick a door--they get kicked OUT THE DOOR.

Do you think Mary Boo Hoo is crying to cover up her laughs? This SHOULD be a serious show, but ABC obviously has mistaken it for a COMEDY.