“Hush,” Buffy, Vampire Slayer: fairy tale monsters as those in a Grimm’s tale invade Sunnydale. These monsters are known by the darkly ironic name of “the gentlemen,” a name which belies their savage nature. They steal voices so no one can scream. After stripping citizens of their voices, they proceed to cut out their victims’ still-beating hearts. These gentlemen’s actions are so frightening that they are expressed in this eerie children’s rhyme.
Interview with one of The Gentlemen, Camden Toy. . . Camden was so convincing as a Gentleman, that Joss re-casted him in the roles of Gnarl the flesh-eating demon, the recurring Ubervamp and the Prince of Lies in the fifth season of the Buffy spin-off Angel.