Jerry is certainly a model for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. George comes through as Ego-Centric. Elaine has a series of relationship-forming disabilities. And Kramer, oh, Kramer; while a comedic favorite, exemplifies Schizoid Personality Disorder.
I had a lengthy discussion with my daughter over the holidays about The Big Bang Theory. It seems that while so very popular, the show has stirred the ire of a number of groups that are beginning to protest its content; especially nerds, who have a right to complain.
Almost every cliche behavior of the nerd population is represented here. I have known, related to, and loved the nerd population all of my life. They may have something here.
And then there is Sheldon, who exhibits Autism in the form of a savant. He has the best writing, and gets the most laughs, but at what cost to the self esteem of an ever-expanding autism epidemic among our youth.
I still laugh, for sure, at all of the above. I guess we all do, according to the ratings.
Still, it is something to examine.