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

Feb 10, 2021
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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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  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA IM DYIN LAUGHING

    The ApocalexThe ApocalexHour ago
  • holy crap, I'm going to pee myself....

    Zaphod BeeblebroxZaphod Beeblebrox5 hours ago
  • I'm here live I'm not a cat...

    Ryan SchramRyan Schram12 hours ago
  • Lmao

    Ryan SchramRyan Schram12 hours ago
  • Is it just me,, or did his voice suite him better as a cat😸

    Liz PLiz P12 hours ago
  • How did the others not pee themselves haha :D

    The ArtThe Art14 hours ago
  • That is exactly what a cat would say!!!

    ThatWinnipegerTanjeenThatWinnipegerTanjeen14 hours ago
  • "I'm not a cat" "Activate the human filter". The cat lawyer said to his assistant secretly.

    Alex KokAlex Kok16 hours 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.

    Amy QuinnAmy Quinn20 hours 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...

    Grant MilburnGrant MilburnDay ago
  • "Judge, I turned myself into a cat!"

    Caio BeckerCaio BeckerDay ago
  • They should do a zoom trial meeting where the lawyer has a cat filter and the accused has a rat filter

    Rodrigo TassaraRodrigo TassaraDay ago
  • Best quote ever " I am not a cat "

    bubbasmith179bubbasmith179Day ago
  • ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS... WISH THIS WAS THE. Norm

    Humgin1234Humgin1234Day ago
  • Wish the cat had went forward with the hearing, would have been a great day in court 🙂

    Catalina NegrettiCatalina NegrettiDay ago
  • How are these people able to proceed with straight faces?

    Olympic-grade lurkerOlympic-grade lurkerDay ago
  • 🤣

    G-MANG-MANDay 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.

    C WC WDay ago
  • Look at my lawyer dawwwg i'm going to the jail

    Damian1pngDamian1pngDay ago
  • OMG.....that is hysterical :)

    Michelle CrowleyMichelle Crowley2 days ago
  • That's what a cat would say

    Prarthna NandaPrarthna Nanda2 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.

    Stuart HollingseadStuart Hollingsead2 days ago
  • Cute

    hope guzmanhope guzman2 days ago
  • The lawyer open his human filter

    Evan ZhouEvan Zhou2 days ago
  • did the judge ask for permission before uploading?

    Extra AccountExtra Account2 days ago
  • bruh... where that 500$ at ?

    King MowwKing Moww2 days ago
  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    mayo mayomayo mayo2 days ago
  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Hriscu Cristian IoanHriscu Cristian Ioan2 days ago
  • I am Sure he knew it

    Miss Robot :Miss Robot :2 days ago
  • Mr Ponton " I'm here live I'm not a cat." Judge "._. I can see that ._."

    stan owenstan owen2 days ago
  • your honor my client will not settle for anything less than a life time supply of whiskers, catnip, sand and scratching poles

    LewkuLewku3 days ago
  • Lawyer: i'm not a cat everyone: he is the cat

    Boba fettBoba fett3 days ago
  • A smirk of the man above is a laughing ignition to me

    Nguyen Tan DatNguyen Tan Dat3 days ago
  • Omg this is so hilarious 😂

    N. L.N. L.3 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 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Amrita DaviesAmrita Davies3 days ago
  • CATostrophic failure.

    M1088GuyM1088Guy3 days ago
    • Imagine someone hiring that lawyer for their case: Let's hire that kitty

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt3 days ago
  • His voice is too funny. I think they should make a character with that cat and his voice.

    MrTachyon3000MrTachyon30003 days ago
  • Yes he is

    ItzGlowy aka SmashFanatic2021ItzGlowy aka SmashFanatic20213 days ago
  • When the dude up top starts laughing after he says "Im not a cat" Lol

    Dudley Do-RiteDudley Do-Rite3 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

    Agent Time TravelerAgent Time Traveler3 days ago
  • Who's the good kitty Of course the lawyer

    Pritesh VPritesh V3 days ago
  • I love his gentle voice!

    Mana KonoMana Kono3 days ago
  • how funny is that xD

    puzzleboxpuzzlebox3 days ago
  • God I needed a good laugh.

    MimiZ914MimiZ9143 days ago
  • Why is it when something happens, it’s always you three? Texas, Donald Trump, Pandemic

    ChallengerTheoChallengerTheo3 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.

    Jada MichelleJada Michelle3 days ago
  • This is gold!

    dqueen01tazdqueen01taz3 days ago
  • His voice matches the filter. XD

    Cris P. BaconCris P. Bacon3 days ago
  • A "purrrfect" lawyer

    Pritesh VPritesh V3 days ago
  • Imagine someone hiring that lawyer for their case: Let's hire that kitty

    Pritesh VPritesh V3 days ago
  • Our world is run by idiot boomers

    Phil CooperPhil Cooper4 days ago
  • better call saul season 6 leaked?

    Jagath AK XVJagath AK XV4 days ago
  • I have not laughed so hard in such a long time!!! 🐱😂🤣

    Taylor McKenzieTaylor McKenzie4 days ago
  • baca judulnya dah ngakak

    Yolandha SephianiYolandha Sephiani4 days ago
  • "I am not a cat." Is something a cat would say.

    Hannah The FloweriousHannah The Flowerious4 days ago
  • *"I'm not a cat".* *Are you telling me that I am blind?*

    The Other SideThe Other Side4 days ago
  • Good sport!

    NicolasNicolas4 days ago
  • Can he appeared in the next cat vs dog fox movie? Is just that his voice is too hillarious! 😂😂😂👌👌👌

    Carolina QueseyoCarolina Queseyo4 days ago
  • I love this guy, but that phrase isnt texan.

    Steve JosephSteve Joseph4 days ago
  • Why does the cats eyes look so sus? 😂😂😂 "I'm prepared to go forward with it."💀

    Prima DonnaPrima Donna4 days ago
  • I know this is old news what is the first time I’ve seen it and I’m literally crying

    baby Jesusbaby Jesus4 days ago
  • 'I'm not a cat.' 'I can see that' LoL

    Nguyễn Thị Nguyệt HằngNguyễn Thị Nguyệt Hằng4 days ago
  • Wow

    Mymunah IslamMymunah Islam4 days ago
  • I'm sure it was realy embarrassing for the lawyer. I feel sorry for him, but it's funny.

    Lisa OliLisa Oli4 days ago
  • I feel bad for him fsr

    Hirey EHirey E4 days ago
  • Funniest thing I’ve seen all year hahahahaha

    Alex LockAlex Lock4 days ago
  • plot twist: he is an actual undercover cat

    Maria KhanMaria Khan4 days ago
  • Better stay cat 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Krist KristjanKrist Kristjan4 days ago
  • I wonder what that Lawyer does with the cat filter in his space time

    phony homiephony homie4 days ago
  • Purrrfect!

    J HJ H4 days ago
  • "Recording of this hearing or live stream is prohibited" "...unless something funny happens lol"

    BrookeBrooke4 days ago
  • the cat seems to express his stress correctly

    Mike RmrMike Rmr4 days ago
    • took zoom filter off, still looks like a cat..

      soinu foigsoinu foig4 days ago
  • The fact it happened during a serious court case makes it even funnier.

    userdetails1userdetails14 days ago
  • 🐱 meow!

    Emily CookingEmily Cooking4 days ago
  • Who ever did this to him, you deserve a gold medal

    Enderpearl StudiosEnderpearl Studios4 days ago
  • i can see and feel his panic through the filter

    chiakichiaki4 days ago
  • 😂😂😂😂

    Darmastuti darmastutiDarmastuti darmastuti4 days ago
  • That’s something a cat would say

    Ethan GreyEthan Grey4 days ago
  • Jerry up the top trying not to laugh !!!!

    x ox o4 days ago
  • Lol

    Michael MenardMichael Menard5 days ago
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attourney

    saiNt complexsaiNt complex5 days ago
  • "Recording of this hearing or live stream in prohibited"

    zach Heckartzach Heckart5 days ago
  • Ugh, But I don't know if I think I can even trust CNN on this one.

    BiggieDogsBiggieDogs5 days ago
  • "Am not a cat." "Ok nice try..."

    alleygh0stalleygh0st5 days ago
  • if i ever need to hire a lawyer i want this cat to be it!

    sofia nazarisofia nazari5 days ago
  • Ok but it was cute and funny af-😭

    Random person on internetRandom person on internet5 days ago
  • took zoom filter off, still looks like a cat..

    Piper PruiksmaPiper Pruiksma5 days ago
  • I'm not laughing at him, dude is a LEGEND!

    Nathan BNathan B5 days ago
  • I'm not a cat

    Kevin FowersKevin Fowers5 days ago
  • That’s a filter?

    EAS-CEC ProductionsEAS-CEC Productions5 days ago
  • " _I'm prepared to go forward with it_ "

    Egyptologist 7Egyptologist 75 days ago
  • Awesome jiji!

    Bea AlBea Al5 days ago
  • The lawyer wasn't a cat 2 remaining

    Prestige GamerPrestige Gamer5 days ago
  • *Plot twist:* the judge now accused 180 days & $500 due to the 39th rule about the violation . The new Court's judge is a cat

    Prestige GamerPrestige Gamer5 days ago
  • It's Morgana all over again ;-)

    Richard HandschuhRichard Handschuh5 days ago
  • When they show the original video with his comments as if it's a continuation of the meeting synchronized 😂 best thing happened in 2021 so far

    Prestige GamerPrestige Gamer5 days ago
  • If that were me on that zoom call... I would have been rolling on the floor with laughter!

    Les WatsLes Wats5 days ago
  • Let's do it LIVE! F it! I'm not a cat!

    StaniMeerCatStaniMeerCat5 days ago
  • They say the law has a funny side to it. Absolutely hilarious.

    bluebottle1617bluebottle16175 days ago
  • 0:24 you can see by the eyes that the guy was in panic lol

    yellow a happy coloryellow a happy color5 days ago
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