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Springfield Shopper
Springfield Shopper yellow
Founded 1883
Founder Johnny Newspaperseed
Headquarters Springfield
First Appearance "Homer's Odyssey"


The Springfield Shopper is the most popular and most dominant local newspaper in Springfield.

History Edit

The paper was founded in 1883 by Johnny Newspaperseed, a small boy who travelled around America founding newspapers. The Shopper merged with the Springfield Times, Post, Globe, Herald, Jewish News, and Hot Sex Weekly, becoming Springfield's biggest paper [1].

The newspaper was also bought briefly by Charles Montgomery Burns, who was on a mission to control all the media in Springfield [2], and by the The Movementarians, an evil cult who were attempting to brainwash all Springfieldians [3].

Features Edit

The paper carries opinion, sports, food, world, arts, religion and leisure sections. It tends towards tabloid stories, with such headlines as 'Woman Weds Ape', 'Hippo promoted to detective' and 'Crazed Mom Goes Topless (Photos Pages 3–28)'. The cost of the newspaper tends to vary between nothing and $1.00, with the average price being 25¢. In the episode where Homer goes to live in an apartment with two gay men, one of them is seen reading New York Times. Homer is surprised and asks why is he reading the NYT even though he doesn't live in New York. He replies its because all the headlines are a joke in the Springfield Shopper.

Behind the LaughterEdit

An 8-paged Springfield Shopper has been published, written by Simpsons creator Matt Groening himself. It was found inside a newspaper as an feature to advertise The Simpsons Movie. The Springfield Shopper has been published in Springfield, IL since 1975.

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