American Inventor

ABC (ended 2007)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 8

    Episode 208

    Aired 8/1/07

  • S 2 : Ep 8

    Episode 207B

    Aired 7/25/07

  • S 2 : Ep 7

    Episode 207A

    Aired 7/25/07

  • S 2 : Ep 7

    Episode 207

    Aired 7/25/07

  • S 2 : Ep 6

    Episode 206

    Aired 7/18/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • George Foreman

    Judge

  • Nick Smith

    Host

  • Matt Gallant

    Host, Season 1

  • Pat Croce

    Judge

  • Peter Jones (II)

    Judge

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  • American Inventor is a show about the biggest search ever for America's best new invention. The show sets out to uncover the hottest new product each season and make one struggling inventor's dream come true. With one million dollars at stake, American Inventor celebrates the best in homespun American ingenuity.National casting calls were held in six major cities across the country. Thousands of inventors, tinkerers and entrepreneurs of all ages were drawn to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Houston, and Tampa for a shot at turning their dreams into realities. Inventors of all ages presented their most prized inventions, featuring everything from the wacky to the heart warming.A panel of expert judges narrows down the initial entries to a group of finalists, who are given $50,000 each to develop their product, refine it and take it to the next level. This is a show that makes the American dream come true for one person -- taking his/her idea, vision and creativity and helping to turn it into a mass produced product that will be in every American home -- but in the end it is up to America to call in and vote on which invention is worthy of the one million dollar prize.American Inventor is produced by FremantleMedia North America, Simon Cowell's Syco Television and Peter Jones TV Ltd. Simon Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Siobhan Greene, Peter Jones and Clay Newbill are executive producers. Dug James and Tabitha Hansen are co-executive producers.moreless

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  • Quotes (10)

    • (During a 14-year-old's pitch/interview)
      Doug Hall: It's like looking into a mirror
      Mary Lou Quinlan: I'm sure if he looked into a mirror and saw your reflection, he'd be scared.

    • Peter Jones (II) : how could you say 'yes' to someone who's brought us paper?

    • Doug Hall: I've fallen through the ice in the Arctic before!

    • Doug Hall: I went to the North Pole, and used a cup just like that. I'm gonna have to say 'no'.

    • Erik Thompson: This guy don't know no damn football! Get him the hell out of here! This test group is all wrong.

    • Darla: Here comes Niya

    • Erik Thompson: Ladies and gentlemen, and everybody else, whoever's loved the game of football: catch on with the catch vest.

    • Francisco Patino: America, this is the new and improved D-Tract. This is...my baby, D-Tract. Check it out.

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    Notes (13)

    • Music: "9 to 5" by Dolly Parton.

    • Ratings: 14.20 million on original broadcast.

    • Premiered as a two-hour episode from 8-10 p.m. EST.

    • Top 12 Finalists: Erik Thompson (Reciever's Training Pole/The Catch) Sheryl McDonald (Un-Brella/In-Brella) Mark Martinez (Sackmaster 2000/Sackmaster) Darla Davenport-Powell (Here comes Niya doll) Jerry Wesley (EZ-X Portable Gym) Francisco Patino (Double Traction Bike/D-Tract 2x2) Jodi Pliszka (The Headliner/Headline It) Bobby Amore (Toner Belt) Ed Hall (Word Ace) Sharon Clemens (Restroom Door Clip/Restroom Survival Kit) Joe & Jenny Safuto (FlushPure/PureFlush) Janusz Liberkowski (Spherical Safety Seat/Anecia Survival Capsule)

    • This episode aired one hour before the airing of "Episode 106".

    • This episode was preceded by a one-hour special episode dubbed by ABC as "Best of Inventions, Part 1".

    • On its original airing, "Episode 107" was preceded by a one-hour special episode counting down the 10 most outrageous inventions of the season. ABC named the special episode "Best of Inventions, Part 2".

    • Winning invention: Anecia Survival Capsule (formerly known as the Spherical Safety Seat) by Janusz Liberkowski

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    Trivia (12)

    • Simon Cowell chose not to be a judge, but to produce the show and find other judges.

    • Mary Lou Quinlan said "yes" to nearly every invention!

    • Alias for Doug: Mr. Know It All.

    • The Receiver's Training Pole advances!

    • Inventions in this episode: Recievers Training Pole (Catch Vest)-Erik Thompson; UN-brella(In-Brella)-Sheryl McDonald; Sackmaster 2000 (Sackmaster)-Mark Martinez

    • Inventions in the second hour: EZ-X portable gym D-Tract 2x2 (Double Traction Bike) (advanced) Here comes Niya Mentor: Mary Lou Quinlan First Hour: Worst invention BLADDER BUDDY

    • Inventors, design companies and the inventions featured on this episode: Jodi Pliszka hired T2 Design to help her give The Headliner more mass-market appeal. Ed Hall hired Patton Design to help him make improvements to Word Ace. Robert Amore hired both Ewing Design and Ciro Design to make the changes that he wanted to the Tonerbelt.

    • Design companies that the inventors hired in this episode: Sharon Clemens first hired Patton Design to help her add functionality to the Restroom Door Clip, but eventually dropped that company and utilized the services of Impact Design Associates. Janusz Liberkowski hired Patton Design to make two different models of the Spherical Safety Seat (which underwent a name change in this episode). The Safutos hired 3DID to help them refine Flushpure.

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    By StChrisChesley, May 01, 2013

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