Nancy scornfully asks if Sanjay is suggesting that religious and societal pressures have forced him to live the lie of domesticity, because that's certainly a rare thing to have happen, and Sanjay pounces directly on the truth. "Or maybe he's a cop." Nancy nearly starts crying right then because goddamnit, Sanjay. But Sanjay's on a roll: Schlatter's a cop, undercover, looking to scope them out and then bust the whole thing wide open, "And then ask me out!" Nancy laughs and tells him to go do his vision in blue, and Sanjay offers one last piece of bullshit fag stereotypery which... I'm not fond of the Sanjay character anyway because his entire identity is "I'm really gay!" which lots of gay guys are like that, fine, but the show seems to think that that's enough.
Like, I don't like pot movies because I don't think pot is inherently funny. If you go "Man, I'm like soooo wasted," half the theatre will laugh their asses off, but I don't understand the joke, because there's not a joke: just a person fucked up on drugs. And one thing I love about this show is that, even with Doug, there's usually a second level to whatever he's doing where he can say the whole "I'm soooo wasted and high on goofy juice" or whatever, and there's still something funny going on at the same time. The time they went to the marijuana trade show was about the only time I've really gotten annoyed with the show doing that.
But my deal with Sanjay is that I, unsurprisingly, don't find homosexuality inherently funny. Like, if you go, "Man, I'm like sooooo gay," half the theatre will laugh their asses off, but I don't understand the joke. And a lot of times there's no second level with Sanjay: he's a faggot, it's funny, the end. Which bugs me but I don't really go there, because you're allowed to find emasculated shallow versions of homosexuals funny, because everyone on this show is a weak, shallow version of something. And it works, because that's what's awesome about the show: making them awesome anyway. I've never felt that Sanjay worked as a character, after he came out, because there's nothing else to him. There's no interior to the character, despite the actor's sometimes laudable attempts at playing him with depth. And I'm not getting PC on you here, I want to be very clear: my problem with this episode is strictly as a writer.