Cowabunga. Cow Bung?

Cowabunga was first used by Chief Thunderthud, a character of Howdy Doody, around 1954. Surfers later picked it up as their war cry while whipping through the waves. Remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show? ‘Cowabunga, dude’ was all theirs.

Willie borrows the phrase …

… while sledding.

Cowabunga (kou-uh-BUHNG-guh): An expression of surprise, joy, or enthusiasm.

Cowabunga, dude. Eighteen inches of new snow!

That was one tubular day on the slopes.

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  1. chrissi crawford says:

    Oh how this brings back memories, Cowabunga, and Hey Kids its Howdy Doody time. Princess Summer,Fall,Winter Spring, Buffalo Bob and of course Clara-a-Bell. My brothers and I never missed. Thank you for the walk down memory lane. God Bless!

  2. Eileen Widman says:

    Cowabunga!!!!! Howdy Doody!! I was given a dvd of some of the old shows for a birthday gift a few years ago. OH How I loved that show, right up there with Starlit Stairway! Sponsored of course by the BOYLE fuel company and Wrigleys spearmint or doublemint gum. Do you remember the jingles for those shows? Boy I do.
    if you need coal or oil, CALL Boyle FA81521? Double your pleasure double your fun with Double-mint, Double-mint Double-mint GUM.

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