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. Phillip Green

    Phillip Green14 hours ago

    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 :-)

  2. patience mtetwa

    patience mtetwa20 hours ago

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

  3. ArcherDoesThings

    ArcherDoesThings14 hours ago

    7000th comment. Congrats.

  4. eisen dieter

    eisen dieter23 hours ago

    hahaaaa 😂

  5. Sam Garcia

    Sam Garcia23 hours ago

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

  6. Google User

    Google UserDay ago

    I want to pay him to tell cat stories.

  7. Shahnaaz Laskar

    Shahnaaz LaskarDay ago

    LoL ...2021 court proceeding 😅🤣

  8. Cuwo

    CuwoDay ago

    This is gonna be on ur recommended

  9. Zekie L

    Zekie LDay ago

    Hi verified person

  10. Yasmin habibti

    Yasmin habibtiDay ago

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

  11. Cheeser The Crafter

    Cheeser The CrafterDay ago

    Cat Without His Hat The judge can see that

  12. Aspie Otaku

    Aspie Otaku2 days ago

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

  13. Jessica Louise

    Jessica Louise2 days ago


  14. Piya Desai

    Piya Desai3 days ago

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

  15. C T

    C T3 days ago

    im not a cat, lies

  16. Anton Nym

    Anton Nym3 days ago

    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

  17. X-ray_Channel

    X-ray_Channel4 days ago

    Yeah, sure Morgana

  18. Eli Candy

    Eli Candy4 days ago

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

  19. Rob Gray

    Rob Gray4 days ago

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

  20. Tiffany38

    Tiffany384 days ago

    Funniest thing ever 🤣🤣

  21. The Apocalex

    The Apocalex4 days ago


  22. Zaphod Beeblebrox

    Zaphod Beeblebrox4 days ago

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

  23. Ryan Schram

    Ryan Schram5 days ago

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

  24. Ryan Schram

    Ryan Schram5 days ago


  25. Liz P

    Liz P5 days ago

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

  26. The Art

    The Art5 days ago

    How did the others not pee themselves haha :D

  27. ThatWinnipegerTanjeen

    ThatWinnipegerTanjeen5 days ago

    That is exactly what a cat would say!!!

  28. Alex Kok

    Alex Kok5 days ago

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

  29. Amy Quinn

    Amy Quinn5 days ago

    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.

  30. Grant Milburn

    Grant Milburn5 days ago

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

  31. Caio Becker

    Caio Becker5 days ago

    "Judge, I turned myself into a cat!"

  32. Rodrigo Tassara

    Rodrigo Tassara5 days ago

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

  33. bubbasmith179

    bubbasmith1795 days ago

    Best quote ever " I am not a cat "

  34. Humgin1234

    Humgin12345 days ago


  35. Catalina Negretti

    Catalina Negretti5 days ago

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

  36. Olympic-grade lurker

    Olympic-grade lurker6 days ago

    How are these people able to proceed with straight faces?

  37. G-MAN

    G-MAN6 days ago


  38. C W

    C W6 days ago

    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.

  39. Damian1png

    Damian1png6 days ago

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

  40. Michelle Crowley

    Michelle Crowley6 days ago

    OMG.....that is hysterical :)

  41. Prarthna Nanda

    Prarthna Nanda6 days ago

    That's what a cat would say

  42. Stuart Hollingsead

    Stuart Hollingsead7 days ago

    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.

  43. hope guzman

    hope guzman7 days ago


  44. Evan Zhou

    Evan Zhou7 days ago

    The lawyer open his human filter

  45. Extra Account

    Extra Account7 days ago

    did the judge ask for permission before uploading?

  46. King Moww

    King Moww7 days ago

    bruh... where that 500$ at ?

  47. mayo mayo

    mayo mayo7 days ago


  48. Hriscu Cristian Ioan

    Hriscu Cristian Ioan7 days ago


  49. Miss Robot :

    Miss Robot :7 days ago

    I am Sure he knew it

  50. stan owen

    stan owen7 days ago

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

  51. Lewku

    Lewku7 days ago

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

  52. Boba fett

    Boba fett7 days ago

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

  53. Nguyen Tan Dat

    Nguyen Tan Dat7 days ago

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

  54. N. L.

    N. L.7 days ago

    Omg this is so hilarious 😂

  55. Amrita Davies

    Amrita Davies7 days ago

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

  56. M1088Guy

    M1088Guy7 days ago

    CATostrophic failure.

  57. vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuyt7 days ago

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

  58. MrTachyon3000

    MrTachyon30008 days ago

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

  59. ItzGlowy aka SmashFanatic2021

    ItzGlowy aka SmashFanatic20218 days ago

    Yes he is

  60. Dudley Do-Rite

    Dudley Do-Rite8 days ago

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

  61. Agent Time Traveler

    Agent Time Traveler8 days ago

    "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

  62. Pritesh V

    Pritesh V8 days ago

    Who's the good kitty Of course the lawyer

  63. Mana Kono

    Mana Kono8 days ago

    I love his gentle voice!

  64. puzzlebox

    puzzlebox8 days ago

    how funny is that xD

  65. MimiZ914

    MimiZ9148 days ago

    God I needed a good laugh.

  66. ChallengerTheo

    ChallengerTheo8 days ago

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

  67. Jada Michelle

    Jada Michelle8 days ago

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

  68. dqueen01taz

    dqueen01taz8 days ago

    This is gold!

  69. Cris P. Bacon

    Cris P. Bacon8 days ago

    His voice matches the filter. XD

  70. Pritesh V

    Pritesh V8 days ago

    A "purrrfect" lawyer

  71. Pritesh V

    Pritesh V8 days ago

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

  72. Phil Cooper

    Phil Cooper8 days ago

    Our world is run by idiot boomers

  73. Jagath AK XV

    Jagath AK XV8 days ago

    better call saul season 6 leaked?

  74. Taylor McKenzie

    Taylor McKenzie8 days ago

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

  75. Yolandha Sephiani

    Yolandha Sephiani8 days ago

    baca judulnya dah ngakak

  76. Hannah The Flowerious

    Hannah The Flowerious8 days ago

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

  77. The Other Side

    The Other Side8 days ago

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

  78. Nicolas

    Nicolas8 days ago

    Good sport!

  79. Carolina Queseyo

    Carolina Queseyo8 days ago

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

  80. Prima Donna

    Prima Donna8 days ago

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

  81. baby Jesus

    baby Jesus8 days ago

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

  82. Nguyễn Thị Nguyệt Hằng

    Nguyễn Thị Nguyệt Hằng8 days ago

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

  83. Mymunah Islam

    Mymunah Islam8 days ago


  84. Lisa Oli

    Lisa Oli8 days ago

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

  85. Hirey E

    Hirey E9 days ago

    I feel bad for him fsr

  86. Alex Lock

    Alex Lock9 days ago

    Funniest thing I’ve seen all year hahahahaha

  87. Maria Khan

    Maria Khan9 days ago

    plot twist: he is an actual undercover cat

  88. Krist Kristjan

    Krist Kristjan9 days ago

    Better stay cat 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  89. J H

    J H9 days ago


  90. Brooke

    Brooke9 days ago

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

  91. Mike Rmr

    Mike Rmr9 days ago

    the cat seems to express his stress correctly

  92. soinu foig

    soinu foig9 days ago

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

  93. userdetails1

    userdetails19 days ago

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

  94. Emily Cooking

    Emily Cooking9 days ago

    🐱 meow!

  95. Enderpearl Studios

    Enderpearl Studios9 days ago

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

  96. chiaki

    chiaki9 days ago

    i can see and feel his panic through the filter

  97. Darmastuti darmastuti

    Darmastuti darmastuti9 days ago


  98. Ethan Grey

    Ethan Grey9 days ago

    That’s something a cat would say

  99. x o

    x o9 days ago

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

  100. Michael Menard

    Michael Menard9 days ago


  101. saiNt complex

    saiNt complex9 days ago

    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attourney

  102. zach Heckart

    zach Heckart9 days ago

    "Recording of this hearing or live stream in prohibited"

  103. Snow Dragon

    Snow Dragon9 days ago

    Ugh, But I don't know if I think I can even trust CNN on this one.

  104. alleygh0st

    alleygh0st9 days ago

    "Am not a cat." "Ok nice try..."