In Reply to: Cowabunga posted by RRC on January 03, 2010 at 17:48:
: : Who started the phrase cowabunga? I remember someone on tv saying it years ago... was it howdy dowdy?
: Yes, Chief Thunderthud on The Howdy Doody Show about 1954.
And you probably know that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adopted the expression and kept it green, so to speak.