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Best Prison Mike Costume Guide
Prison Mike is an alter ego used by Dunder Mifflin manager Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell in The Office.
Michael adopts his Prison Mike persona when he finds out one of his employees, Martin, had been in prison in his past. While Michael’s character is created with the intention of normalizing prison life and trying to make sure Martin is treated no differently because of his past, it backfires like most of Michael’s management strategies.
If you want to get the look of The Office’s least hardened criminal Prison Mike, you’ll need a Blue Suit, Striped Shirt, Classic Tie, Dress Shoes, and Purple Bandana.
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Prison Mike only appears in one episode of The Office, but his ridiculous purple bandana and stereotypical prison speech has ensured he lives on fondly in the memories of the show’s fans.
We bet you’ll have your friends in stitches with this costume – maybe you can try and perfect Michael’s poor attempt at New York English and squinted eye prison look. Steve Carell’s character seems to have a lot of different personas he picks up throughout the series, so why not get some friends to try those costumes! Check out some of our other costume guides from The Office with Dwight Schrute, Date Mike, Pam Beesly, and Darryl Philbin.
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About Prison Mike
Prison Mike is a persona adopted by Steve Carell’s character in The Office, Michael Scott. He appears in one episode, ‘The Convict’, but he sure makes an impression. Dunder Mifflin manager Michael Scott discovers one of his staff members, Martin, has served time in prison, so he takes it upon himself to educate the rest of the team on prison life and ensure that Martin isn’t ostracized as a result of this revelation.
He uses a bad New York accent, squints one eye to indicate he was injured in a prison fight, uses stereotypical and unrealistic prison slang, and generally makes a fool of himself by creating a character which he admits is modeled mainly on things he’s seen on TV.
Showing Michael’s ineptitude at management and life in general, the Prison Mike character falls flat and ends up making Martin feel so bad that he quits.