The Thug Tug Gang are minor antagonists in the Nickelodeon Movie The Spongebob SquarePants Movie. They are a bunch of thugs who are minions of Victor.
They first appear when Spongebob and 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 and Patrick, he finds some bubble soap, and 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's unknown of what became of the Thug Tug Gang afterwards. However, with Victor's apparent death and the Thug Tug's loss, it's likely that they no longer have a bar to hang out nor a leader to take orders from.
- When someone beated up a guy from when SpongeBob and Patrick checked the key, it is actually unknown why he was beaten up.
- It is unknown why they beat up anyone.