“Cowabunga It Is” is a meme format of the famous image macro, from the infamous crossover episode of Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in the 1998 TV series Power Rangers in Space.
On the image, we may see one of the turtles, Michelangelo, with eyes and mouth wide open, giving a bizarre look and a lot of tension to the character.
The image had been posted on Reddit back in 2012, already, and had been used as a meme format for a while already, but the Cowabunga It Is format had only appeared as late as 2018, on Reddit.
The initial meme was uploaded to the /r/HistoryMemes subreddit, depicting the reaction of Germany after the treaties ending World War One.
The original post got hyped up, thanks to a repost in the /r/dankmemes section of Reddit and soon after, various memes were created using the phrase.
Cowabunga It Is soon spread across meme platforms; it had moved on from Reddit to Facebook and Instagram meme groups, as well as appeared on various meme sites, including 9GAG.
- Urban Dictionary – Cowabunga it is