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APPLETON — Growing up in Appleton, Willem Dafoe likely didn’t give much thought to the regional vagaries of speech in Wisconsin.

But on last weekend’s Saturday Night Live, Dafoe, who returned to his role as the Green Goblin for the latest Spider-Man film, brought the Wisconsin accent to a national TV audience.

In his monologue, Dafoe said he left for New York when he was 21, and that’s where he got his start as an actor.

Later on, Dafoe was interrupted by actors Aidy Bryant and Mikey Day, playing a couple of tourists from Appleton.

They told him how proud they were of him, but wondered what happened to his Wisconsin accent.

“I can still speak Wisconsin,” Dafoe responded. “Hey, you guys. Let’s go down to Krambo’s and get a drink from the bubbler!”

He was referring to the old grocery store chain Krambo’s and what people not from Wisconsin refer to as a water fountain.

Watch the full monologue on twitter HERE or below.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.