They first appear when Spongebob & Patrick were looking for the key for their car, as the thugs are shown to fight, play pool, beat each other up, & talk to each other. When Spongebob spots the key, he asks how will they get it. Patrick answers maybe they can walk in and ask them for it, only for an unnamed thug to beat someone (offscreen). SpongeBob thinks that maybe he can do a distraction, only for Patrick to do the distraction. while SpongeBob sneaks in. Patrick asks the thugs if he can have all of their attention and they all gang up in group, only for Patrick to say he has to go to the bathroom.
When Victor sees a bubble, he tells his thugs that all of them know the rule, which is revealed that whenever someone blows a bubble, they tell them that "All Bubble blowing babies will be beaten senseless by every able-bodied patron in the bar".
Later, when Dennis comes to find Spongebob & Patrick, he finds some bubble soap, & blows a bubble to reveal that SpongeBob and Patrick were in the Thug Tug. However, Victor tells Dennis that they got a rule about "Blowing Bubbles". This is then cut short when Dennis punches Victor directly into the Thug Tug, causing it to sink. Dennis then leaves the remaining thugs in the wasteland with no club or leader.
It is unknown of what became or happened to the Thug Tug Gang afterwards.
- When someone beated up a guy from when SpongeBob & Patrick checked the key, it is actually unknown why he was beaten up.
- it is unknown why they beat up & kill anyone.