Tisha Campbell-Martin Finally Reveals Tommy's Alleged "Job" on 'Martin'

Tommy had a job apparently.

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Damn, Gina! Tisha Campbell-Martin stopped by Bossip's Don't Be Scared podcast hosted by David Dennis, Jason "Jah" Lee, and Danielle "Danni" Canada and finally revealed one of TV's greatest mysteries: Tommy Strong did in fact have a job. For those that aren't privy, Tommy—played by Tommy Ford—not having a job was a long running joke on Martin. This supposedly bothered Ford according to Campbell-Martin.

The big reveal comes around the 26:18 mark while they were trying to figure out the show's best episode:

"I’ll give you a hint. Mrs., the woman I was going to fight, she was Martin’s teacher, Mrs., not Cunningham… okay, but you know who I’m talking about. Beverly Johnson played her. So, it’s in that episode, that’s the first time you hear about Tommy’s job. The second time you see Tommy’s job is in the Christmas episode when he brings us to speak to children and Martin calls the little boy waterhead.

While this is an acceptable answer, I have my own theory and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone on this one. I've long been content with the idea that Tommy worked at a chop shop. The show was based in Detroit after all and he pulled out a welding mask and blow torch in the “Headin' for Trouble” episode when he tried to get Gina's head out of the headboard. Chop shops are very much illegal, so for him to be mysterious about his job made sense to me. Why would he be hide being a Boys & Girls Club counselor?

Listen to the episode in full below:



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