The geniuses are clearly science fiction fans. They play Klingon Boggle, and on the one episode I watched, they evaluated one of themselves as a possible robot, based on Asmiov's 3 Laws of Robotics, two of which they recited from memory. However they never put the guy to the real test which was to give him an order that did not conflict with the first two laws and see if he obeyed it.
OK, so they're inept socially, to a laughable degree, but they're also really really smart. They have good jobs and are not losers. It's nice to see science fiction associated with being really smart, even if it comes with the socially inept baggage.
And the writing is good, too. Win-win.