The original Thomas Lipkip was presumed dead, being killed by his father, Mr. Joseph Eli Lipkip, when in actuality, Tommy was trapped in Froopyland, by his childhood friend, Beth Smith, as a child, years after the event, Joseph was officially claimed guilty and was on the verge of being executed. Beth tried to patch up for her mistakes, but the original Tommy didn't want to leave Froopyland. So, she got into a fight with him, which quickly delved into all-out bloodshed.
After giving up, Beth returned home and used the DNA of Tommy to create a genetic clone with the help of her father, Rick Sanchez. The clone was given all the memories and personality traits of the original Tommy, with a few exceptions to the reasons for his absence, so Beth could stay out of trouble. The duo returned Tommy to his home, with a shirt that said "My Father Didn't Eat Me". His mother recognized him as the original Tommy and was able to present him at the execution of his father, just in the nick of time.