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American Inventor From Wacky Inventions To Sob Stories

March 31, 2006 01:30 AM by Joe Blackmon

Perfect_pet_petterThe critics who wrote this show off in the first episode were wrong.  Despite some frustrations over the somewhat erratic decisions by the judges, the American Inventor is an enjoyable show.  There seems to be a pattern in the early auditions to focus on the wackiest inventions and the most heartwarming inventor stories.   

Anthony Steffen is the inventor of the Perfect Pet Petter.  The Perfect Pet Peter is basically an automated hand that can pet a dot.  A box that pets animals and tells them that their a good boy.  Peter Jones says he thinks it’s ridiculous, and Ed Evangelista thinks the time Anthony spent on his invention would have been better spent with his dog.  It’s a unanimous decision to pass on the Perfect Pet Petter.

Robert Amore is the inventor of the Toner Belt.  The Toner Belt is basically an exercise belt.  Dave Young tries out the belt.  As Dave works out, romantic music plays as Mary Lou Quinlan smiles.  Dave Young thinks the product needs work, but he says yes and so do the three other judges.

Dan Shalhoub is the inventor of the Sha-Poopie.  The Sha-Poopie is the first preemptive doggie scooper.  By a vote of 3 to 1, the Sha-Poopie is turned down.  Rhona Raher-Olefsky is the inventor of Disposable Bedding.  Disposable Bedding is basically just paper bedding that can be thrown away.  Surprisingly, the judges send Rhona through to the next round.  The decision appears to be more based on her personality than her invention.

Mark Major is a quadriplegic and the inventor of a Flosser.  The Flosser is basically a question mark dental flosser that even a quadriplegic is able to use.  The judges see the invention as having broad appeal, and they put Mark through to the next round. 

Jamie O’Neal is the inventor of the Temptress Bra.  The Temptress bra is a bra designed especially for women with breast implants.  There is no underwire on the bra and there are panels on the side.  Two judges say yes, but two judges say no, so Jamie doesn’t make it through. 

Richard Svee is the inventor of Toe Jam.  Toe Jam is a jelly dispenser that is shaped like a foot.  Mary Lou Quinlan says “there is something about the amputated foot on the breakfast table that leaves me cold.”  All four judges say no.

Chris Miksovsky is the inventor of the Bed Plate.  The Bed Plate is a plate with an onboard drink holder.  Doug Hall thinks the plates would cost a fortune and are not practical, but the other three judges put Chris through to the next round. 

Michael Char is the inventor of the Rescue Disc.  The Rescue Disc is a disc for saving people who have fallen into a body of water.  Doug Hall thinks there are already inventions like this out there.  Two judges like the invention, but two judges don’t, so Michael does not make it to the next round. 

Edward Hall is the inventor of Word Ace.  Word Ace is a table top word game.  Edward has put $80,000 into creating the game.  Doug Hall says that the name of the show is American Inventor and not American Sob Story, and he doesn’t think America will buy the game.  However, the other three judges put Edward through to the next round. 

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  1. Anonymous Says:
    March 31st, 2006 at 3:18 am

    The bra invention is a little ridiculous. I’m sure they didn’t pass it to the next round because they’re already making them. The Word looked like a lot of fun and I’d so buy it. Doug, like they said on the show, thinks he’s a know-it-all. His inventions aren’t probably selling much and that’s why he acts that way. Doug, accept the fact some people are smarter or have gotten better ideas. You had your chance, and let them have theirs.

  2. Anonymous Says:
    March 31st, 2006 at 3:18 am

    The bra invention is a little ridiculous. I’m sure they didn’t pass it to the next round because they’re already making them. The Word looked like a lot of fun and I’d so buy it. Doug, like they said on the show, thinks he’s a know-it-all. His inventions aren’t probably selling much and that’s why he acts that way. Doug, accept the fact some people are smarter or have gotten better ideas. You had your chance, and let them have theirs.

  3. Simmssays Says:
    March 31st, 2006 at 10:10 am

    My favorite invention this week was the paper plate with cup holder. It would seem obvious. The full details about the cup along with detailed photos is in the Inventor’s Gallery at

    http://www.AmericanInventorSpot.com
    AmericanInventorSpot.com

  4. A real inventor Says:
    March 31st, 2006 at 11:38 am

    This show has become as annoying as a Billy Mayes in Oxyclean infomercial.

    No cheap Hollywood propaganda piece would be complete without the obligatory moronic female and the fat arrogant bald short guy. These two people are the bane of show business.

    Again this week the Bald Short Fat Arrogant Guy (BSFAG) did it again. He has no clue and yet he slams the guy with the flying rescue line. What does this “know it all” know about this subject? There are two types of device categories: power flight and human propelled flight and in this category of human propeled flight this device has merit. It can fly further than a thrown device and will cost a whole lot less than compressed air or shotgun powered devices. This Doug guy is a moron and every week he dig a deeper pit of his own stupidity.

    A message for Simon, dude you must act NOW and fire all these stooges or at the very least the two worst offenders ( the idiot woman and the BSFAG) as well as ALL the punk associate producers that treat these inventors so poorly. They are collectively destroying a good TV show idea with their foolish performances.

  5. amy sue piatt Says:
    March 31st, 2006 at 3:59 pm

    I am interested in the learning game. It looks fun, and every home schooler should have one!!
    please keep me posted as to where I could buy one. thanks Amy Sue Piatt

  6. David Says:
    March 31st, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    The bra is a wonderful idea and worth looking at to finance. Could someone let me know how to contact the inventor.
    D.R. Barbour

  7. Jamie Says:
    April 2nd, 2006 at 11:58 pm

    Hi

    My name is Jamie O’Neal. I’m the inventor of Temptress Bra featured on the American Inventor show. This is the first bra designed especially for woman with implants. (Patent Pending)

    I have had a huge response from the show. My line is set to debut this fall. I want to Thank everyone for their support.

    Please visit my website at http://www.thetemptressbra.com
    :) Jamie

    jamie@thetemptressbra.com

  8. Corey Says:
    April 14th, 2006 at 4:00 pm

    For some reason, I wanted Mark Major, the quad flosser guy, make it all the way through. Could someone tell me how to contact him?

  9. john jackson Says:
    June 21st, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    I am a inventor with 6 patents, also wrote a book on how to do it, also a motovational(fun)speakes http://www.shootforthestars.com and have filmed two movies ready for distrbution.

    pleas check out my urls and may be we can do beuiness, I am not greedy . I just need someone to get me on TV. and share the wealth. really

  10. john jackson Says:
    June 21st, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    go to http://www.shootforthestars.com if you click on the book “the Insider Story” how to get rich with a simple idea. You can down load FREE a short chapter on the “CAN’T SYNDROME” It is good free imfo for anyone who wants get ahead in life FREE….from me to you ..good luck in life//go for it…

    johncjackson@earthlink.com

  11. john jackson Says:
    June 21st, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    go for it in life

  12. Anonymous Says:
    July 12th, 2007 at 1:39 am

    Doug Hall is an asshole

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