Quite a bit more entertaining than the last one for sure. The two plots in this episode concern Sheldon and Kripke going for the retiring Profressor Rothman's office, as well as Amy buying a huge painting of Penny and herself to give to Penny. Of course, she hates this and attempts to hide it from Amy.
Season 5 of "The Big Bang Theory" has been as bad as the last three seasons, pretty much. This season has more often taken inspiration from "Friends" and deliberately, and louisily, incorporated successful plot elements from "Friends" into this far less successful episode. The Amy/Penny plot in this episode is reminiscent to an episode where Phoebe gives Monica a hideous doll (from Season 10), much to Monica's dislike. This episode features Amy giving Penny a huge painting, that Penny hates, and tries to keep secret. Later in the season (in the finale), each of the five friends get ordained online for Howard/Bernedette's wedding (YUCK!). And there was other Friends "rip off" in this season. This just shows that the show has absolutely ZERO purpose.
I'd like to point out an unintentional piece of humour I spotted during this episode. When viewing her new "gift" with Berneadette, Berneadette exclaims "THAT ENORMOUS, UNSETTLING, CRAZY FACE", which just so happens to be an unintentional contradiction on her own behalf. She is the one who's most annoying, who is unsettling and just so happens to be an enormous atrocity. Melissa Rauch has cringe inducing, terrible dialogue to work with, which she makes WORSE by her annoying facial expressions. NOTHING Bearnedette says can be classified as funny. Her multiple jokes in this episode about "transvestite" Penny and the "huge man in the painting" are entirely UNFUNNY.
I did, on the other hand, enjoy the Sheldon story until I felt the episode was structured so poorly. At around the 15 minute mark, the episode felt finished (due to a lack of content) but then, it felt as though another plot was opening up. Poorly written in that regard. I am also shocked to realize that Mark Cendrowski has directed EVERY episode of the show, virtually. That helps explain the degrading quality of the show.