Maru and Hana: A Retrospective

Among the great comedy teams — George and Gracie, Lucy and Desi, Kim and Kanye — there is a special place for the early silent comedians Maru and Hana. Here is a retrospective of some of their greatest moments, including Maru in a rare speaking role.

The Maru and Hana Museum thanks curator Andrew Y. for his tireless efforts.

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15 thoughts on “Maru and Hana: A Retrospective

  1. allein 🐾 September 3, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Maru is loud when he wants to be!

  2. Andrew September 3, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    2:23 is my fave clip :3 so gentle

    • allein 🐾 September 3, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      I totally thought he was gonna whap her right off the couch right there, but nope, just a li’l boop.

      • 6rabbits September 4, 2016 / 4:10 pm

        Did I see a side-eye glance to Mugumogu (sp?) like “See, I didn’t hurt her!”
        I thought he was gonna take her down in the skirmish after exiting the gray cat bed! That look he gives her!

        • allein 🐾 September 4, 2016 / 4:21 pm

          My Stars used to do that to Pablo. She was afraid of him (despite being twice his size and despite the fact that he pretty much ignored them). When she first met him she was a teeny baby and she “hid” under the corner of the bed, arched her back, and hissed with all her teeny kitty might (which wasn’t much). When she was bigger she used to come up behind him when he was laying in my lap, screw up her courage like she was getting ready to whack him, then just tap him lightly on the backside and walk away. (All of which he ignored.)

  3. debg September 3, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    The greatest show on earth! Love these two so, so much. M in the mouse scratcher with Hana going nuts around him was my fave.

  4. Julie September 3, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    I’m not sure I’ve ever heard Maru talk before.

    Why was I expecting him to sound more like Eddie Murphy?

  5. Jan September 3, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    When Maru spoke, it certainly got Lily’s attention! She couldn’t figure out where the cat was!

  6. D B September 3, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Welcome to another installment of the House of Swishing Tails!

  7. Marla September 3, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    They always make my day

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  9. Duckie 🐥 September 3, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Swishing tails? D B, I think you just found the answer as to why the house is always so clean. The cats are constantly sweeping!
    My favourite part was at the beginning, where Hana tries to squish Maru into oblivion in the grey cat bed.

  10. Claire September 3, 2016 / 11:45 pm

    A George and Gracie reference!! Grace Allen is one of my favorites. =D She was almost as zany as Maru and Hana.

  11. Smartypants September 4, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Pfft – Kim & Kanye are a comedy team? That explains so much! 😀

    My fave part is the gray cat bed, near the beginning – Hana: “Oh no, it’s trying to eat the boss! Hang on, boss, I’ll save you!”

  12. anonymous coward September 4, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Jeebus, Mugumogu has all the cool cat gadgets on the planet.

    (and no cat hair anywhere. that’s infomercial territory, ron popeil (sp?) could never get a place this clean with any of his gadgets!)

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