I actually enjoyed the first half of this episode. I loved it in fact as it gave me flashbacks to early Season 2 when the show was at its peak as far as quality is concerned. The scenes with Sheldon trying to avoid Howard and running from the dog were masterful displays of physical humor from Jim Parsons, someone who is better known for his usage of scientific one-liners.
And then the second half happened where we saw a really stupid storyline that had Leonard and Penny fighting over Sheldon and the time they spent with him, as if they were his parents. This was done on an infamous episode of That 70's Show where Donna and Eric fought over time with their friends after their break-up, and specifically babied Fez. Sound familiar?
Oh, TBBT, if you could just give me one episode this season that I like from start to finish then I would be a happy man.