American Inventor

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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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