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Your Thoughts now that Season 2 has started.........

Postby pktwatch » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:04 pm

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Myself, I think it is going to be much better than the first season. It seems to be more about the inventions than the inventors and that is the way it should be. Sure there were some very silly ideas, and I understand them wanting to show some of those but for the most part I think this year will be a hit. I just hated all of the crying around last year about how many lives this will save, how much I spent and now we are bankrupt etc etc etc......There was a little of that on the first episode but no where near as much as last season.

This season they have a yes man in George Foreman, someone to like and then there is Peter Jones, the guy everyone loves to hate. That in its self is a formula for success IMHO!

I did not see any GREAT inventions but several that I though could be marketed. That is the great thing about shows like this, if a person is thinking they should use "I was on American Inventor" when they promote their product. To even get on a show like this with all of the ideas they see is a blessing.

I never tried out for AI because I was still tied up with Everyday Edisons until it was to late for this year. I am just now getting back to promoting the Swing 'N Load. I am using "I was in the top 50" in my promotion letters. Don't give up, if you don''t make the show it just means it was not right for them, it in no way means that you can not have a success with your idea!

Butch

I doubt I'll watch anymore

Postby Work2XL » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:44 pm

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I was extremely disappointed. It looks like more of the same. If can't believe out of all of the people that showed up at the audition, that's the best they could come up with. Them putting through the therapy buddy makes my case. I'm done with the show already.

Randy

Postby Scrupulous » Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:43 am

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I wasn't very impressed, either. Not a great job at a season premiere. From what I remember, last season got old pretty quick anyway. I'll give the next episode a chance, but I'm not gonna hold my breath for a week. (I did like those sponge gloves, though.)

Oh well, there's always Everyday Edisons.

Don't worry, Randy. Everything is...going to be all-right. :P

Postby Road Show » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:04 am

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Just like we've been saying all along, guys...this show ain't about inventing, it's about the hard luck stories and the whacko's, interspersed with life-saving devices, and pivotal global products.... :roll: :roll: :roll:

RGS

Same thing as Season 1

Postby WadeSun » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:33 am

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Wade here, inventor of the Disc Eraser, from Season 1. I was contacted via e-Mail by ABC to audition for Season 2, but I declined it...Once is enough for me, and it turns out I was correct...

I didn't see anything different in last night's Season 2 premier.

My prediction: The first few episodes will focus on the ridiculous and clueless to draw viewers. Good inventions won't be shown until later episodes(hopefully). Then, when they narrow it down to the top 50 or so, then they will focus on the inventor, and that's when the sob-stories will advance and the others will be voted off. More tears from those contestants. Then, the finalists will have 50K to develop their product, and we will see more insanity by some of the crazier inventors who made it that far, to see how they use their 50K. Finally the winner will be chosen by viewers, the finalists get bound by licensing agreements from companies that will end up not manufacturing/marketing the product at all, and that's all she wrote...and no different for Season 3 in 2008, if they decide to do it again to us!!!
<p>Wade Sun, SunZag LLC.</p><p><a href="http://www.disceraser.com/">www.DiscEraser.com</a>  Why shred? Recycle instead!</p>

Gary, inventor of The Pot Sniffer

Postby Gary S » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:24 pm

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Well, thank you, Butch, for the idea to use "As seen on American Inventor".
I have not even seen the show from last nite yet, but I believe that opportunities can be created at any level.
There were over 2,000 contestants at the L.A. auditions. After making thru all the cuts and seeing who else made it, I can see that the commercialism for the show did warp the choices. Many, many good inventions were passed over.
The Pot Sniffer is not a "pivotal global product" and it wont save babies, or help the afflicted, but it is novel, practical, and marketable.
I would not have gotten to where I am without believing passionately.
I have another invention in production and on my website: www.theclipster.com and am working on a third.
The American Inventor is an avenue to more opportunities, thats all.
Gary

Postby 5rocks » Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:50 pm

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If you were on the show, definitely use "As Seen on American Inventor". We were given the o.k. from ABC/Fremantle last year and have used it in our brochures, website and media packets. It does help when trying to get in to some places.

Pat Rock
www.thetakeaseat.com

Postby Redneck-Rabbi » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:45 am

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5rocks wrote:If you were on the show, definitely use "As Seen on American Inventor". We were given the o.k. from ABC/Fremantle last year and have used it in our brochures, website and media packets. It does help when trying to get in to some places.

Pat Rock
www.thetakeaseat.com


You are not allowed to us AI in any advertising or comments.

Postby 5rocks » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:57 am

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Redneck-Rabbi.

You are not allowed to use it on your packaging or commercials. You can use it on banners, brochures and your website. We received written approval from ABC's legal department. The truth is, if you were on the show, you were on the show. When we asked for permission, they were happy to have us let people know we were on the show. The more people that sell their product, the better off the show looks.

Pat

Postby Road Show » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:30 am

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5-rocks,

The exclusions on packaging and commercials, I presume, is to avoid the appearance of a product endorsement from American Inventor?

RSG
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