Lawyer uses Zoom filter by mistake - 'I'm not a cat' - BBC News

A lawyer appearing before a judge at a virtual court case via Zoom appeared on screen as a cat - after not realising a filter was switched on.
Rod Ponton was 'feline' fine as he entered the zoom call held in Texas, but should've 'paws-ed' before switching his camera on.
Rod's child had used the computer before him and left a cat filter on. Fur-real!
Trying to avoid a 'cat-astrophe', Judge Roy Ferguson quickly gave Mr Ponton a heads-up that he had appeared on the chat as a white fluffy kitten.
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  1. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard

    Uur geleden

    Give it a break peeps, the man sounds clearly stressed. But thanks for the comic relief. So glad this appeared in my recommendations. Priceless!

  2. Ruth Curtis

    Ruth Curtis

    5 uur geleden

    the judge had to blank his zoom feed because he was laughing too hard.

  3. Ariel J

    Ariel J

    7 uur geleden

    Cat : Shit, I forgot to put a human filter.

  4. cyberneticdex69


    11 uur geleden

    u can't fake this :))))))

  5. Tim Winchester

    Tim Winchester

    11 uur geleden

    This is why voice actors get paid a grip.. Lmaooooo

  6. Tim Winchester

    Tim Winchester

    11 uur geleden

    He needs to run with this lol

  7. Phillip Green

    Phillip Green

    Dag geleden

    It was not a zoom filter, it had something to do with the Dell laptop camera software. Geez BBC, get your facts straight, I expect more from you :-)

  8. patience mtetwa

    patience mtetwa

    Dag geleden

    Watching this video honestly I never laughed so much 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • ArcherDoesThings


      Dag geleden

      7000th comment. Congrats.

  9. eisen dieter

    eisen dieter

    Dag geleden

    hahaaaa 😂

  10. Sam Garcia

    Sam Garcia

    Dag geleden

    There's actually no such things as reptilians. The elite are all just cats.

  11. Google User

    Google User

    Dag geleden

    I want to pay him to tell cat stories.

  12. Shahnaaz Laskar

    Shahnaaz Laskar

    Dag geleden

    LoL ...2021 court proceeding 😅🤣

  13. Cuwo


    Dag geleden

    This is gonna be on ur recommended

    • Zekie L

      Zekie L

      Dag geleden

      Hi verified person

  14. Yasmin habibti

    Yasmin habibti

    2 dagen geleden

    God, I love this video!!!!!!

  15. Cheeser The Crafter

    Cheeser The Crafter

    2 dagen geleden

    Cat Without His Hat The judge can see that

  16. Aspie Otaku

    Aspie Otaku

    2 dagen geleden

    Lawyer can get a new job as a voice actor for lawyer cat.

  17. Jessica Louise

    Jessica Louise

    3 dagen geleden


  18. Piya Desai

    Piya Desai

    3 dagen geleden

    seriously amazed at how many feline puns BBC managed to fit into the description. doing God's work lol

  19. C T

    C T

    4 dagen geleden

    im not a cat, lies

  20. Anton Nym

    Anton Nym

    4 dagen geleden

    They could turn this into a TV show. Have the real lawyer do the voice for that same cat. And he can do a judge Judy type of show. Where normal people appear before the cat to have their legal disputes adjudicated. Call it Cat court

  21. X-ray_Channel


    4 dagen geleden

    Yeah, sure Morgana

  22. Eli Candy

    Eli Candy

    4 dagen geleden

    “I’m a cat judge, shut up and deal with it **Meowz**”

  23. Rob Gray

    Rob Gray

    5 dagen geleden

    The guy in the top right doin his best to hold it in and look like General Lee.

  24. Tiffany38


    5 dagen geleden

    Funniest thing ever 🤣🤣

  25. Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Zaphod Beeblebrox

    5 dagen geleden

    holy crap, I'm going to pee myself....

  26. Ryan Schram

    Ryan Schram

    5 dagen geleden

    I'm here live I'm not a cat...

  27. Ryan Schram

    Ryan Schram

    5 dagen geleden


  28. Liz P

    Liz P

    5 dagen geleden

    Is it just me,, or did his voice suite him better as a cat😸

  29. The Art

    The Art

    5 dagen geleden

    How did the others not pee themselves haha :D

  30. ThatWinnipegerTanjeen


    5 dagen geleden

    That is exactly what a cat would say!!!

  31. Alex Kok

    Alex Kok

    5 dagen geleden

    "I'm not a cat" "Activate the human filter". The cat lawyer said to his assistant secretly.

  32. Amy Quinn

    Amy Quinn

    5 dagen geleden

    I'm not American, I'm British. And the nearest I've got to Texas is Ames, Iowa. (I always quite liked that, because my name is Amy and my best friends call me Ames...) But whether Mr Ponton is a nice man or not, that seems to be under debate, he still made me laugh. So thanks for that.

  33. Grant Milburn

    Grant Milburn

    6 dagen geleden

    Case continues: Prosecution: Now this security cam footage shows the accused robbing a bank... Cat (Defense): Video footage is not always what it seems...

  34. Caio Becker

    Caio Becker

    6 dagen geleden

    "Judge, I turned myself into a cat!"

  35. Rodrigo Tassara

    Rodrigo Tassara

    6 dagen geleden

    They should do a zoom trial meeting where the lawyer has a cat filter and the accused has a rat filter

  36. bubbasmith179


    6 dagen geleden

    Best quote ever " I am not a cat "

  37. Humgin1234


    6 dagen geleden


  38. Catalina Negretti

    Catalina Negretti

    6 dagen geleden

    Wish the cat had went forward with the hearing, would have been a great day in court 🙂

  39. Olympic-grade lurker

    Olympic-grade lurker

    6 dagen geleden

    How are these people able to proceed with straight faces?

  40. G-MAN


    6 dagen geleden


  41. C W

    C W

    6 dagen geleden

    The man with glasses reminds me of Jeff Goldblum. I hope SNL make this a funny with Jeff actually in it. He’s just staring at the screen.

  42. Damian1png


    6 dagen geleden

    Look at my lawyer dawwwg i'm going to the jail

  43. Michelle Crowley

    Michelle Crowley

    7 dagen geleden

    OMG.....that is hysterical :)

  44. Prarthna Nanda

    Prarthna Nanda

    7 dagen geleden

    That's what a cat would say

  45. Stuart Hollingsead

    Stuart Hollingsead

    7 dagen geleden

    In highschool dorm i was one of 4 guys getting ready for bed, and someone said or did something that set us off laughing, then someone farted from laughing to hard, which made us laugh harder, then someone started crying, so we laughed even harder. This video brought it all back.

  46. hope guzman

    hope guzman

    7 dagen geleden


  47. Evan Zhou

    Evan Zhou

    7 dagen geleden

    The lawyer open his human filter

  48. Extra Account

    Extra Account

    7 dagen geleden

    did the judge ask for permission before uploading?

  49. King Moww

    King Moww

    7 dagen geleden

    bruh... where that 500$ at ?

  50. mayo mayo

    mayo mayo

    7 dagen geleden


  51. Hriscu Cristian Ioan

    Hriscu Cristian Ioan

    7 dagen geleden


  52. Miss Robot :

    Miss Robot :

    7 dagen geleden

    I am Sure he knew it

  53. stan owen

    stan owen

    8 dagen geleden

    Mr Ponton " I'm here live I'm not a cat." Judge "._. I can see that ._."

  54. Lewku


    8 dagen geleden

    your honor my client will not settle for anything less than a life time supply of whiskers, catnip, sand and scratching poles

  55. Boba fett

    Boba fett

    8 dagen geleden

    Lawyer: i'm not a cat everyone: he is the cat

  56. Nguyen Tan Dat

    Nguyen Tan Dat

    8 dagen geleden

    A smirk of the man above is a laughing ignition to me

  57. N. L.

    N. L.

    8 dagen geleden

    Omg this is so hilarious 😂

  58. Amrita Davies

    Amrita Davies

    8 dagen geleden

    ‘I’m not a cat’ Love that he had to clarify that,I think if we did see a talking cat we would freak 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  59. M1088Guy


    8 dagen geleden

    CATostrophic failure.

    • vbddfy euuyt

      vbddfy euuyt

      8 dagen geleden

      Imagine someone hiring that lawyer for their case: Let's hire that kitty

  60. MrTachyon3000


    8 dagen geleden

    His voice is too funny. I think they should make a character with that cat and his voice.

  61. ItzGlowy aka SmashFanatic2021

    ItzGlowy aka SmashFanatic2021

    8 dagen geleden

    Yes he is

  62. Dudley Do-Rite

    Dudley Do-Rite

    8 dagen geleden

    When the dude up top starts laughing after he says "Im not a cat" Lol

  63. Agent Time Traveler

    Agent Time Traveler

    8 dagen geleden

    "The cat came back, they thought he was a goner, but the cat could not stay away." Nine LiveS has infiltrated your airwaves. BBC Feline Filter Force

  64. Pritesh V

    Pritesh V

    8 dagen geleden

    Who's the good kitty Of course the lawyer

  65. Mana Kono

    Mana Kono

    8 dagen geleden

    I love his gentle voice!

  66. puzzlebox


    8 dagen geleden

    how funny is that xD

  67. MimiZ914


    8 dagen geleden

    God I needed a good laugh.

  68. ChallengerTheo


    8 dagen geleden

    Why is it when something happens, it’s always you three? Texas, Donald Trump, Pandemic

  69. Jada Michelle

    Jada Michelle

    8 dagen geleden

    I don't even know where the filter button is he must have been trying real hard to accidentally have a cat filter on.

  70. dqueen01taz


    8 dagen geleden

    This is gold!

  71. Cris P. Bacon

    Cris P. Bacon

    9 dagen geleden

    His voice matches the filter. XD

  72. Pritesh V

    Pritesh V

    9 dagen geleden

    A "purrrfect" lawyer

  73. Pritesh V

    Pritesh V

    9 dagen geleden

    Imagine someone hiring that lawyer for their case: Let's hire that kitty

  74. Phil Cooper

    Phil Cooper

    9 dagen geleden

    Our world is run by idiot boomers

  75. Jagath AK XV

    Jagath AK XV

    9 dagen geleden

    better call saul season 6 leaked?

  76. Taylor McKenzie

    Taylor McKenzie

    9 dagen geleden

    I have not laughed so hard in such a long time!!! 🐱😂🤣

  77. Yolandha Sephiani

    Yolandha Sephiani

    9 dagen geleden

    baca judulnya dah ngakak

  78. Hannah The Flowerious

    Hannah The Flowerious

    9 dagen geleden

    "I am not a cat." Is something a cat would say.

  79. The Other Side

    The Other Side

    9 dagen geleden

    *"I'm not a cat".* *Are you telling me that I am blind?*

  80. Nicolas


    9 dagen geleden

    Good sport!

  81. Carolina Queseyo

    Carolina Queseyo

    9 dagen geleden

    Can he appeared in the next cat vs dog fox movie? Is just that his voice is too hillarious! 😂😂😂👌👌👌

  82. Prima Donna

    Prima Donna

    9 dagen geleden

    Why does the cats eyes look so sus? 😂😂😂 "I'm prepared to go forward with it."💀

  83. baby Jesus

    baby Jesus

    9 dagen geleden

    I know this is old news what is the first time I’ve seen it and I’m literally crying

  84. Nguyễn Thị Nguyệt Hằng

    Nguyễn Thị Nguyệt Hằng

    9 dagen geleden

    'I'm not a cat.' 'I can see that' LoL

  85. Mymunah Islam

    Mymunah Islam

    9 dagen geleden


  86. Lisa Oli

    Lisa Oli

    9 dagen geleden

    I'm sure it was realy embarrassing for the lawyer. I feel sorry for him, but it's funny.

  87. Hirey E

    Hirey E

    9 dagen geleden

    I feel bad for him fsr

  88. Alex Lock

    Alex Lock

    9 dagen geleden

    Funniest thing I’ve seen all year hahahahaha

  89. Maria Khan

    Maria Khan

    9 dagen geleden

    plot twist: he is an actual undercover cat

  90. Krist Kristjan

    Krist Kristjan

    9 dagen geleden

    Better stay cat 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  91. J H

    J H

    9 dagen geleden


  92. Brooke


    9 dagen geleden

    "Recording of this hearing or live stream is prohibited" "...unless something funny happens lol"

  93. Mike Rmr

    Mike Rmr

    9 dagen geleden

    the cat seems to express his stress correctly

    • soinu foig

      soinu foig

      9 dagen geleden

      took zoom filter off, still looks like a cat..

  94. userdetails1


    9 dagen geleden

    The fact it happened during a serious court case makes it even funnier.

  95. Emily Cooking

    Emily Cooking

    9 dagen geleden

    🐱 meow!

  96. Enderpearl Studios

    Enderpearl Studios

    9 dagen geleden

    Who ever did this to him, you deserve a gold medal

  97. chiaki


    10 dagen geleden

    i can see and feel his panic through the filter

  98. Darmastuti darmastuti

    Darmastuti darmastuti

    10 dagen geleden


  99. Ethan Grey

    Ethan Grey

    10 dagen geleden

    That’s something a cat would say

  100. x o

    x o

    10 dagen geleden

    Jerry up the top trying not to laugh !!!!