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Springfield Shopper

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This article is about the newspaper. For the building, see Springfield Shopper Building. For the wiki, see The Springfield Shopper (wiki).
Springfield Shopper
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Newspaper Information
Founded: 1883
Founder: Johnny Newspaperseed
Employees: Dave Shutton
Marshall Goldman
Daphne Beaumont
Jamie Killday
Garth Trelawny
Lifeways editor
First appearance: "Homer's Odyssey"

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


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 Movementarians, an evil cult who were attempting to brainwash all Springfieldians.[3]

The newspaper started printing in color once, which caused outrage amongst Springfield's women. Marge didn't like the newspaper in color either; she didn't want to know what color the Statue of Liberty was.[4]


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¢.

When Homer goes to live in an apartment with two gay men, one of them is seen reading The 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 Laughter[edit]

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


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