The Simpsons (1989– )
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Fraudcast News 

After Mr. Burns is erroneously reported as dead, he buys all of he media outlets in order to prevent them from writing scathing articles about him.

Director:

Bob Anderson

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Mayor Quimby / Krusty the Clown / Marty / Itchy / Barney Gumble / Groundskeeper Willie (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Kearney (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Carl / Prof. Frink / Cletus / Moe Szyslak / Sea Captain (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Kent Brockman / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Ned Flanders / Lenny / Bill / Scratchy / Vulture / Principal Skinner (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Girl in Car / Milhouse Van Houten (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Acrobat / Woman in Money Bag / Brandine / Booberella (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Lisa makes her own newspaper for publishing poems and such, and at the same time Mr Burns decides to buy every media in town to improve his image. In the end Lisa's newspaper is the only media in town not owned by Burns, which inspires the town's inhabitants to create their own newspapers. Written by Emil Petersen

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The newspaper headline is a reference to a 1975 NY daily news headline regarding president ford's veto of a federal bailout reading "ford to city: drop dead". See more »

Goofs

When Homer is at Mr Burns' desk and is talking to the lamp, as the shot changes the lamp vanishes instantly. See more »

Quotes

Homer Simpson: [about Lisa] I may be her father, but when *I* grow up, I want to be just like her.
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Connections

References Futurama (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Wannabe
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Written by Written by Spice Girls, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard
Performed by Spice Girls
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