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The Finale Results Show

Season 1, Episode 14 - Air Date: 5/18/2006
One week after the finalists' final products and commericials have aired, the winner who receives the most votes nationwide will be announced and presented with a grand prize worth one million dollars.
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The Finale

Season 1, Episode 13 - Air Date: 5/11/2006
The four finalists attempt to create 30-second TV commercials for their inventions. The commercials will be aired and viewers will get the chance to see both the finished products and what the contestants had to go through creating them.
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Countdown to the Finale

Season 1, Episode 12 - Air Date: 5/11/2006
Airing right before the original airing of "The Finale", this recap episode summarizes the events of the four previous semi-final rounds ("Episode 106" through "Episode 109").
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Episode 9

Season 1, Episode 11 - Air Date: 5/18/2006
In the fourth of four semi-final rounds, three more of the contestants use the $50,000 prize money to develop their inventions.
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Episode 8

Season 1, Episode 10 - Air Date: 5/11/2006
In the third of four semi-final rounds, three more of the semi-finalists use the $50,000 prize money to develop their inventions.
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Episode 7

Season 1, Episode 9 - Air Date: 5/4/2006
This special edition of American Inventor showcases audition highlights of inventors who did not make it into the final rounds of the show.
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Best Of Auditions (2)

Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 4/27/2006
In the second semi-finals episode (out of four), judge Mary Lou Quinlan mentors three of the semi-finalists as they each use their $50,000 prize money to better their products.
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Episode 6

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 4/27/2006
The search for America's Next Greatest Inventor continues in the first of four semi-final rounds. Ed Evangelista, one of the four judges, mentors three of the semi-finalists as they each use their $50,000 prize money to develop their products.
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Best of Auditions (1)

Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 4/20/2006
This special edition of American Inventor showcases audition highlights of inventors who did not make it into the final rounds of the show.
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Episode 5

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 4/13/2006
In this special two-hour elimination episode, the group of 50 are called all together, and have one minute to re-pitch their invention in front of the judges and their fellow inventors.
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Episode 4

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 4/6/2006
The nationwide search for America's next big invention continues with open casting calls in our nation's capital, Washington DC, and in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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Episode 3

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 3/30/2006
More contestants from San Francisco, New York, and Denver show their ideas to the judges. But, in this episode, one willing contestant offers to run his truck over a car to prove his invention is worthy.
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Episode 2

Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 3/23/2006
Contestants from the cities San Francisco and Chicago get a chance to show their invention ideas to the judges with hopes of making it to the next round.
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Episode 1

Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 3/16/2006
In the premiere of American Inventor, we see the open casting calls in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, where inventors of all ages presented their weird, wacky, or wonderful inventions.

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