American Inventor Top 12

April 12, 2006 11:03:00 by Joe Blackmon

"Episode105," Part 2 – After the judges have made the difficult decision of selecting a top group of 24 inventors, the group will be asked to explain what sacrifices they have made and how winning "American Inventor" will change their lives.

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American Inventor Final 24

April 12, 2006 11:02:00 by Joe Blackmon

"Episode105," Part 1 – A brief look back at the casting journey that thousands of inventors took to try and become the "American Inventor." After a long casting process, the judges face the difficult decision of narrowing down their top 50 choices to 24.

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More Inconsistent Behavior By American Inventor Judges

April 6, 2006 11:13:39 by Joe Blackmon

Carseat_americaninventorOn the premiere episode of American Inventor, the judges turned away Ann Brazil, who had invented a DVD called Time-Out Tot that helped parents with a child’s character development.  Ann had a heartwarming story because the invention came about from her own experience with her mildly retarded son.  However, Peter Jones didn’t feel it was a real invention, and Mary Lou Quinlan felt like she was just using the show for publicity, so Ann did not make it through to the next round.

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American Inventor In Washington, DC, San Francisco, & Los Angeles

April 5, 2006 11:02:00 by Joe Blackmon

The nationwide search for America’s next big invention continues with open casting calls in our nations’ capital, Washington DC, and in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Thousands of inventors, tinkerers and entrepreneurs of all ages applied. Viewers will see inventions ranging from the hilarious to the tragic, and inventors from the passionate to the downright crazy.

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American Inventor From Wacky Inventions To Sob Stories

March 31, 2006 01:30:42 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.   

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American Inventor Passes On BulletBall, But Keeps The Table

March 30, 2006 12:51:20 by Joe Blackmon

Bulletball_tableEarlier this week Reality TV Magazine ran an article detailing an invention that the American Inventor judges made a joke out of that seemed to be a good invention with a proven market.  Now, Reality TV Magazine takes a look at another good invention that we feel the judges made a mistake in overlooking.  Marc Griffin presented his game of BulletBall with passion and commitment, and the game seemed like a marketable product.  Marc demonstrated all the characteristics that the American Inventor show claims to be seeking, but the American Inventor judges seemed more focused on the inventor’s life story rather than seriously evaluating his invention.

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American Inventor In San Francisco, New York, & Denver

March 30, 2006 12:02:00 by Joe Blackmon

The nationwide search for America’s next big invention continues with open casting calls in San Francisco, New York and Denver. Thousands of inventors, tinkerers and entrepreneurs of all ages applied. Viewers will see inventions ranging from the hilarious to the tragic, and inventors from the passionate to the downright crazy. Some highlights include a man who has been working on a child safety seat since he lost his daughter in a car accident years ago. You’ll also see a truck driver so confident in his invention that he’s willing to run a car over it to prove its strength. "American Inventor," the embodiment of the ultimate American dream from Simon Cowell and the producers of "American Idol," airs THURSDAY, MARCH 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

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Are The American Inventor Judges Turning Good Inventions Into Jokes?

March 27, 2006 12:06:00 by Joe Blackmon

Brian_conantDespite the disdain from critics, American Inventor is ABC’s latest hit show.  The show copies the American Idol formula of showing the wild and wacky during the audition round, which helps to keep things interesting.  However, Reality TV Magazine recently interviewed a rejected inventor and what he had to tell us makes us wonder if the American Inventor judges might be turning their back on some good inventions in the quest for comedy.

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American Inventor – Hooray For Bulletball!

March 23, 2006 11:24:06 by Joe Blackmon

BulletballThe critics may hate American Inventor, but viewers have made the show a hit.  While the two-hour premiere did seem to be padded at points, the second episode moves at a much faster pace.  One of the things that will frustrate and also appeal to viewers is that the judges seem somewhat inconsistent on which inventors they put through to the next round.  They praise some people for their dedication to their invention while turning others away. 

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American Inventor In San Francisco & Chicago

March 23, 2006 12:02:00 by Joe Blackmon

"Episode102" – The nationwide search for America’s next big invention continues with open casting calls in San Francisco and Chicago. Thousands of inventors, tinkerers and entrepreneurs of all ages applied. 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. "American Inventor," the embodiment of the ultimate American dream from Simon Cowell and the producers of "American Idol," airs, THURSDAY, MARCH 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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