I met Jonathan when we worked on the Bravo reality TV series ‘Top Design’. For the most part we were hermetically sealed into a downtown Los Angeles studio. In the studio above ours there was a porn film being made. Every evening when the ‘talent’ went home Jonathan and I would sneak upstairs to gasp in amazement at the tiny cowboy saloon and the schoolroom they had recreated. It was quite hard to imagine the script.
Once, when filming one of our own shows, Jonathan questioned a contestant’s choice of ornamental object “what is it actually for?” He asked the nervous competitor. “It’s just a silly, useless, decorative, object” came the reply “Oh, much like India then” said Jonathan.