Maybe Tommy had some sort of criminal mastermind dealings *before* he had his motorcycle accident or whatever the hell it was that turned him into Gary Busey. Of course that's all just speculation too.
I mean, hey, maybe his criminal background that we don't actually know about provided the inspiration for this. "AAAAHHHHHHHH!"
And just for fun, here's a 98 year old guy who thinks he's 79 and starts cussing when he finds out he's 98.