In 2002, a low budget mockumentary about two headbangers from Alberta premiered at Sundance. That film was FUBAR, and it became an instant classic. But these beer-swilling simpletons weren’t the only hoser characters to achieve cult status in Canadian film and TV history.

In this episode, we talk to the people behind FUBAR—and their fans—to figure out what makes these kinds of characters so seductive.

Watch the new Viceland series, FUBAR: Age of Computer or peruse The Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles.