Getting into prison is easy.
Getting out of prison… also easy. Let’s talk about that. ♪ (theme music) ♪ – Good Mythical Morning!
– A couple months ago, we made an episode about the most luxurious prisons
in the world, and after watching that, and the new season of Orange is the New
Black, you might think, “Prison’s cool, man! I wanna go. Lemme commit a crime,
because it’s so cool. I wanna be there.” But you know what? Real prison is a
horrible place to be, and people are constantly trying to get up outta
that thing. Yeah, even last month, the two guys in New
York who got out with the help of the – prison tailor — which, they have a
– Oh, yeah. – prison tailor. Which is… okay.
– They need one. For the suits. – They had that. And she was in on it.
– The jumpsuits. – All right.
– But that got us to thinking, “Let’s do a little boopity boop boop boop
research and find the most amazing prison escapes in history.” And these are the
ones that we found. (Link) Choi Gap Bok, I call the amazing
shrinking man. This dude was in Korea, 50-year-old dude. In and out of prisons
for 23 years. Finds himself in a holding – cell, 10 by 10 cell in Korea.
– Okay. – And he did yoga in his cell.
– Oh. Good for him. A lot of people do pull-ups. They bulk up.
Bad idea. Yoga turns out to be a good idea. 10 by 10 cell, not only enough room
to do a downward-facing dog, but also to do what I call, “the escaping
man pose.” – Oh!
– I learned this from him. Here are the – steps to this one. No, I’m just
– You gonna demonstrate? – gonna tell you.
– Oh, good. I’ll picture it. Step one: wait for the three guards to go
to sleep. Step two: use body ointment – and slather your whole body in it.
– Where do you get body ointment? – You ask the guards before they…
– Is that a thing? – “You guys got any body ointment?
– …go to sleep. I don’t want my phone call. I want
body ointment.” – Yes, and they gave it to him.
– Oh. “What’s he gonna do with ointment?
I don’t wanna know. – Well, give it to him.” Yeah.
– (laughing) He’s got a rash, right? Then they go to sleep. Step two: he
slathers himself. Step three: he squeezes – himself through the FOOD slot!
– (Rhett laughing) Oh, no. – You know where they slide the food in…
– Yeah, I do. – The slot. (stammering)
– I’ve seen the movies. It was 18 inches wide. But it was only
6 inches tall. And doctors couldn’t believe this because,
first of all, the typical skull is bigger – than 6 inches. He had to shrink his
– He has an atypical skull. – whole head. So he yoga-ed his
– That’s a yoga skull. head through there, and then he gets
one shoulder and the other shoulder. And then his lower body, like his pelvis,
got stuck, and he had to take his shorts – off in order to get out. But he did it
– Oh. all in under a minute. They were quoted
as saying, “He escaped from the prison cell in less than a minute after moving
flexibly, like an octopus.” – That ointment equals octopus.
– They weren’t watching, but… – Right. Octopus ointment.
– No. – (laughing)
– Don’t wanna think about that. But they’re slippery, you know?
Six days later, they caught him… on an apartment building. I guess he
was just up there slathering himself – (laughing)
– again, and doing yoga. – “I’m getting ready.”
– That’s how I picture it. And they put him in a cell with a 4.3-inch high… – Okay. He’s not getting out of that.
– …food slot. Not gonna happen. – He’s trapped.
– Not gone happen. Thunk, thunk. Okay, Escape from Alcatraz: great movie.
95% on Rotten Tomatoes. – (Link) Oh!
– (Rhett) This story’s so good, there’s a movie about it, starring Clint Eastwood.
Anyway, 1962. Three bank robbers, Clarence Anglin, John Anglin — they’re
brothers — and Frank Morris, have been planning their escape for months. These
guys decide on June 11, 1962, “All right. We’ve been planning for months. Let’s
do it. It’s go time.” They break out their drill that they have made from a vacuum
that they have commandeered, – Wow!
– and they get into the vents in their cell, and they drill out into — I don’t
know how they knew about this — a utility corridor that was behind the
cells that no one knew about. And once they get into the utility
corridor… Smart, because could keep working on
it, then put the vent back on and go back – to sleep.
– Right. And once they get into the utility corridor, they’re able to escape
with their 6-by-14-foot RAFT – that they made out of raincoats.
– (laughing) Because apparently, there’s raincoats
in jail. – (crew offscreen laughing)
– These dudes are… “Hey, you guys got your rain boots and
your raincoats?” And body ointment, too. I betcha they
had some of that. And of course, you know, Alcatraz is an
island. There’s nobody at it anymore. – There’s nobody in prison.
– Tourists are there now. But the whole idea was you can’t really
escape from it because of the crazy, – cold waters and the turbulent currents.
– Mhm, mhm. Right. So you kinda get out of the building, you
can get down to the water. They get down to the water with their raincoat
raft, – Amazing.
– And they inflate it with an accordion. You can also get an accordion in Alcatraz. How do you get a — “You think we should
give these guys an accordion? What are they gonna do? Blow up a raft?
(laughing) Give it to ’em! – They just wanna play some music!”
– On the night out, they’re thinking, – “Do you hear folk music?
– “Sounds like polka. – No, maybe it’s just in our heads.
– Like a slow polka?” – What’s that raft?” Okay, anyway.
– (impersonating an accordion) They use the accordion. They pump up
the raft. Now, it’s disputed whether or not these guys survived, because people
say, “Oh, they drowned.” But there’s been some recent studies done that show that
if they left at the time that they – supposedly left around midnight,
– Okay. the currents would probably have been
right to get them to the shore. And their family has claimed that they
have stayed in contact with them, which gives me the idea that these guys,
the Anglin brothers and Frank Morris, might be out there right now watching
Good Mythical Morning, like a great Mythical Beast would. Guys, if you’re
okay, send us a postcard. – Yeah.
– Or come be on the show. We don’t care. We won’t tell anybody
that it’s you. We’re not gonna show your postcard
to anybody. You can come on. It’s like ornithologists
or something, and we’ll do like an – expert’s segment.
– Our mailing address is in the video – description. German prisoner of war
– (sighs) Yeah. camp during World War Two. We’re talking
1944. 76 inmates orchestrated this great escape, which actually was adapted into
the movie… – (Rhett) Oh! You’ve got a movie, too?
– …of the same name. – 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.
– Not as good. Couldn’t beat yours out. This prison that
they were in was specifically designed to deter tunneling out. Because they had
loose soil, and they put microphones – down to detect any digging.
– Oh, this is hardcore. Because they just had a sense that people
were gonna try to tunnel out. – That was the only way out, I guess.
– (German accent) “Zey will dig.” But 600 prisoners band together to
start digging a tunnel 30 feet deep, guys, in order to get around the
microphones’… – Oh, yeah. Those microphone ears.
– ears. Not just one tunnel. – Not just one tunnel.
– “We’ve got to avoid the microphone ears.” Not just two tunnels. Three different
tunnels. They put a railway system down – in there, electric lighting.
– What? This was an undertaking of…
It was a GREAT undertaking. – It was a great escape, right?
– A great escape. Great escape. They were ingenuitive in all
the ways. They removed the dirt back out including they put the dirt in their extra
socks, put the socks up their pants, and then as they walked around in the prison
yard, the dirt would trickle out. Is that a sock full of dirt, or are you
just happy to see me? – (crew offscreen laughing)
– The… Listen to the things that over time
they took out of the prison and started to use in the making and the support
of the tunnels. 90 beds, 52 tables, 34 chairs, 10 single tables, 76 benches,
30 shovels, 1000-foot of electric wire, 600 feet of rope, 1700 blankets and
1400 milk cans went missing. (German accent) “Where’s all dee
blankets?” (both laughing) (German accent) “Where zee meelk cahns?
Could not find dee…” (sighs) 1700 blankets? These Nazis weren’t very
good at keeping up with stuff, man. They also didn’t notice, on the day of
the escape, the first 75 men who popped out at the other end of the tunnel,
but they finally noticed the 76th man coming up, and they recaptured 73
of them. Only three people ended up – escaping: a Norwegian pilot and
– Huh. – a Dutch pilot. But it made a great
– Well, good for those guys. movie, too, and you’ve gotta feel for
those people who got recaught. Okay so, so far on this list, everyone has
done a typical thing to get out of prison, and they’ve ignored the largest way out
of a prison: the sky. Over it. (Rhett) But not Pascal Payet, French
criminal. 2001. This guy’s in a maximum – security prison. His buddies…
– Build a rocket. …bring a helicopter — so obvious! —
bring a helicopter, land it in the prison yard, – he gets on it, and helicopters away.
– (sputtering like a propeller) This worked so well that he decides
two years later, “You know, let’s go break out our other
three friends that are in that prison in another helicopter. So he goes back
and get this three buddies… – The same prison?
– Same prison! The one with the opening. – For the helicopter. It’s the one
– The sky opening? – with the sky over it.
– Right. (laughing) – And so he ends up getting caught.
– Dude, it’s so simple. Unfortunately — he gets out — but he
ends up shortly after that getting caught. And they put him back in prison, and then
in 2007… – Did that one have a sky?
– Yes, it also had a sky, and four of his buddies — I don’t know, his
buddies are really good at hijacking helicopters. I wouldn’t even know how to
go about that, but we’ll talk later and figure that out. They hijack a helicopter. – They’re gonna send us postcards, too?
– Yeah. And they land, pick him up, take him off into the sunset.
Unfortunately, he’s only out for two months this time. I don’t know why I
want this guy to succeed. – (crew laughing offscreen)
– Because he’s a helicopter escape – artist, man.
– Yeah, I wanna take a Hawaiian helicopter tour with this guy. You know? – Well, you gotta start in prison.
– In a hijacked helicopter. – I’m sure that can be arranged.
– So he’s currently in prison, and I’m gonna give some advice to advice to you,
if you’re running this prison that Pascal is in. Just paint one of those sky
ceilings on his cell like you see in a – fancy dentist office…
– Like a fresco? – Make him FEEL like he’s outside.
– A dentist office fresco? But don’t let him go outside. Or maybe put
a ball around him or something. – Ball and chain.
– No, do this. Um… Really taunt him, like paint a helicopter
landing. – Oh, a video. Put a video on the ceiling
– A screen. – of a helicopter constantly landing.
– (crew laughing offscreen) – (French accent) “Zis is torture!”
– (Link and crew offscreen laughing) It’s like the ladder’s dangling. It’s
getting so close. Congratulations, Pascal, for doing that.
Sorry that you’re in the joint now. You now what? I’m gonna open it up. If
you’ve ever escaped from prison, – in any form, send us a postcard.
– Please! We wanna be the repository for prison
escapee postcard-ists. Only is you’re currently on the run,
though. If you escaped later in life, and now you’re like a regular civilian,
we’re not interested. Be sure to include current whereabouts.
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– Click through to Good Mythical More. Rhett’s got a story of his dad being
attacked by a female prisoner. “Only speak using words that start
with letter ‘p.'” – Please…
– pretend… – pies…
– p-puuuush… – people…
– past… – pert… per… Did you already say pretend?
– (crew offscreen laughing) – pretend places?
– I only know three words that start – with “p.”
– Please pretend pies push people – past pretend places.
– Ah. Please do that. Thank you. [Captioned by Kevin:
GMM Captioning Team]