Lawyer Behind Cat Filter Explains What Happened on Zoom

It was a faux-paw seen round the world. A Texas attorney sent social media into a fur-enzy Tuesday after a Zoom camera filter made him look like an adorable cat at a virtual civil court hearing. Now, Rod Ponton is speaking with Inside Edition about what led up to the cat-astrophe, and he’s feline good about giving everyone a much-needed laugh. Ponton says he was using his secretary’s computer during the mishap. She has a young daughter, which explains the cat filter. Ponton says he’s taking it all in stride and glad his mistake is making people happy.


  1. mp question beat

    mp question beat

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    Mr. Tinkles we have been compromise put the human filter back!!!!

  2. C Synch

    C Synch

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    The cat looked as concerned as the lawyer playing it

  3. WhiteTrash4954


    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I pictured him to be a heavy fella, with messed up hair, thick glasses and sweating all the time.

  4. Shimaa Fouad

    Shimaa Fouad

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    He looked better as a cat.

  5. The Silent Assassin

    The Silent Assassin

    12 klukkustundum síðan

    This is priceless!!! I .. am .. not .. a cat ! Floored!!!

  6. Jaye S

    Jaye S

    17 klukkustundum síðan

    If this lawyer was in the movie “Cats”, it would have been 100 times better. 🐱

  7. V Subramaniyan

    V Subramaniyan

    17 klukkustundum síðan

    I like how it says recording or live stream is prohibited but the judge posted it 😂😂😂

  8. David Bellecy

    David Bellecy

    17 klukkustundum síðan

    Let the record state "he is not a cat".

  9. Cold Stuff

    Cold Stuff

    22 klukkustundum síðan

    I wish the judge would have kept himself in, would have been hiliarious to see someone lose it.

  10. Ami Ami

    Ami Ami

    Degi Síðan síðan

    In those days of covid sadness , i m joyess, to see the cat lawyer...

  11. Mandira Wijerathna

    Mandira Wijerathna

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Such an innocent cat 😋

  12. Sona Theri

    Sona Theri

    Degi Síðan síðan

    did he did that on purpose how can an accident I try to put it on but fail

  13. Crule


    Degi Síðan síðan

    "Recording of this hearing or livestream is prohibited"

  14. R


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    The cat seems genuinely concerned that he is not a cat

  15. Π


    2 dögum síðan

    He could be a good voice actor for cat movies and shows.

  16. Miz Raven

    Miz Raven

    2 dögum síðan

    The judge is hot

  17. Manny Pedi

    Manny Pedi

    3 dögum síðan

    Great, you told what to install and turn on, but you forgot to tell us how to turn it off. I'm now stuck with being a koala.

  18. The Yoshi Fan

    The Yoshi Fan

    3 dögum síðan

    1:58 XD it’s so cursed

  19. Jerrick Desire

    Jerrick Desire

    4 dögum síðan

    From now on he sound do all such zoom meetings as such!

  20. Haroldo Duarte

    Haroldo Duarte

    6 dögum síðan

    Plot twist, he forgot to activate his human filter.

  21. Wesley Smith

    Wesley Smith

    8 dögum síðan

    this is the only political clip that iv'e enjoyed watching

  22. GHN1013


    9 dögum síðan

    So you can’t record the hearing or live stream it, but when the judge does it, what happens?? Lol.

  23. Goat Warrior

    Goat Warrior

    10 dögum síðan

    I'm not convinced. Something off about this video, almost like it's a cat using a person filter.

  24. Jack Elder

    Jack Elder

    11 dögum síðan

    Nice to see people from Poland

  25. wuzabuzz


    11 dögum síðan

    Imagine him trying to interrogate a witness.

  26. สุวิทย์ อรัญพฤกษ์พงษ์

    สุวิทย์ อรัญพฤกษ์พงษ์

    11 dögum síðan

    Yeah rough year though

  27. Macaroni andcheese

    Macaroni andcheese

    11 dögum síðan

    I made it all of 17 seconds and couldnt stop laughing😂😂

  28. X Æ A-69 Prototype-1

    X Æ A-69 Prototype-1

    15 dögum síðan

    *How to lose crediblity* step 1: prepare thoroughly for a case step 2: turn on cat filter step 3: say I'm not a cat

  29. Michelle Chinese

    Michelle Chinese

    16 dögum síðan

    Thats so funny. The. Cat. Has. Lost. The. Mouse

  30. Thordan


    17 dögum síðan

    How can i be virtual movie star?

  31. Michelle Saavedra

    Michelle Saavedra

    19 dögum síðan

    It's the eyes moving down to the left that did me in. And him.saying he wasn't a cat. Best ever!!!!!

  32. Morgan Schuster

    Morgan Schuster

    19 dögum síðan

    The expression on the faces of the others attorneys is priceless. 🤨

  33. Angel Grace

    Angel Grace

    21 degi síðan síðan

    I can't unsee him being a cat

  34. Game Carnival

    Game Carnival

    21 degi síðan síðan

    That filter looks extremely fake, we all know that that's not actually him, but a cat using the filter

  35. Sandy Petrakis

    Sandy Petrakis

    21 degi síðan síðan

    He looks like the cat lolllll

  36. J Beaudoin

    J Beaudoin

    21 degi síðan síðan

    Did I hear it right? The judge's name is Roy Orbison... ??!! Same as my favorite singer

  37. Jean McCormick

    Jean McCormick

    22 dögum síðan

    Cool Cat, thus judge!

  38. Psycho Manatee

    Psycho Manatee

    23 dögum síðan

    Ngl, his face looks more fake than the actual filter. Coincidence? I think not

  39. MaestroKong


    23 dögum síðan

    2:03 The lady that turned into a turtle on the top middle screen. Who is she? On a side note, it's so funny she turned into a turtle while wearing a turtleneck!

  40. NY Atv Rider

    NY Atv Rider

    27 dögum síðan

    He looks like a cat either way 😂

  41. Tom Foolery

    Tom Foolery

    27 dögum síðan

    The bizarre archeology experimentally plan because pizza clinically watch than a spotty canvas. lackadaisical, adjoining blouse

  42. Ikester & Reno

    Ikester & Reno

    27 dögum síðan

    Bahaha.. I'm a kitty fan!!! 😄😄😄😍 I LOVE IT!!!

  43. Mhickee Strongsaints

    Mhickee Strongsaints

    27 dögum síðan

    Thank you Judge Roy Ferguson for posting this.. we couldn't have gone through this pandemic without you..

  44. Blood Orange

    Blood Orange

    28 dögum síðan

    That still makes me laugh

  45. gema ronie

    gema ronie

    29 dögum síðan

    "recording of this hearing or live stream is prohibited." Judge: records live stream and posts on social media.

  46. Drones 863

    Drones 863

    29 dögum síðan

    I don’t know how they didn’t break up laughing

  47. Dreadboi87


    Mánuði síðan

    This was everything I didn’t know I needed

  48. Yesica F

    Yesica F

    Mánuði síðan

    One month later.. and I’m still laughing. Lol

  49. Rick grimes

    Rick grimes

    Mánuði síðan

    Is name milo the cat it weird

  50. Patricia Foote

    Patricia Foote

    Mánuði síðan

    Lmao thats so funny

  51. Laurie J.

    Laurie J.

    Mánuði síðan

    I have a lot of empathy for Mr. Ponton. I am an old lady. I don't own a television because I've never really made the adjustment from radio drama to television. The tech revolution has been difficult for some of us.

  52. Roxie R. Heart

    Roxie R. Heart

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    " im not a cat" sounds like something a cat would say

  53. ZooWeeMama


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    His voice suits the cat more than him

  54. Wellch


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    App Snap Camera

  55. Fakhrin Mohd Najid

    Fakhrin Mohd Najid

    Mánuði síðan

    People around the world thought judge off his camera for safety reason but instead he's want to laughing his ass out behind blank screen

  56. pete saws

    pete saws

    Mánuði síðan

    I have stated before that this lawyer is uber chill for just going with it and not being so uptight. Gotta respect that.

  57. NightOwl Games

    NightOwl Games

    Mánuði síðan

    BEST THING i've seen all week thank you

  58. iCDC iCDC

    iCDC iCDC

    Mánuði síðan

    everyone who checks their video feed before a Zoom call starts raise their paw. Uh. . yeah, that's pretty much everyone. Now, everyone who has had an attorney show up to court unprepared, raise your paw. Uh. . yeah, that's pretty much everyone too. Attorney's get $350/hr and up - there's NO excuse for this "everyone needs humor cause of the last year we had" (southern drawl to be used). Don't hire this guy.

  59. Wynter Marcotrigiano

    Wynter Marcotrigiano

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  60. Stephanie Mays

    Stephanie Mays

    Mánuði síðan

    That was awesome 😃😊

  61. Thanh Sơn Trần

    Thanh Sơn Trần

    Mánuði síðan

    Sounds like what a cat would say

  62. Icecream Popsicle

    Icecream Popsicle

    Mánuði síðan

    🤣🤣🤣 he DOES look like a cat 😺

  63. no name

    no name

    Mánuði síðan

    Kitten got a deep voice.

  64. Deena D

    Deena D

    Mánuði síðan

    🐱: *I'm sorry, im just so doggone unprepared today, y'know I woke up chasin 3 mice around, couldnt find my deposition, didn't git ta brush ma hair, im so sorreh.* 🥺

  65. friedchicken


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    0:50 still looks like a cat...

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  67. Christopher Bolanos

    Christopher Bolanos

    Mánuði síðan

    Why is this news lmao.

  68. Bap Finkel

    Bap Finkel

    Mánuði síðan

    Someone needs to hire this guy do a cat voiceover PERMANENTLY. A new series called, "Nervous Cat" or something. Maybe even "Lawyer Cat" with intelligent humor for adults! I'd watch it - regularly!

  69. David Hughes

    David Hughes

    Mánuði síðan

    Omg lolololololololol soooooo funny

  70. WarEagleAtlanta


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    Tounces: The cat that can do a pre-trial conference.

  71. PulsatingDevil


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    What (Look at the top left screen)

  72. Claire Lowry

    Claire Lowry

    Mánuði síðan

    Don't worry -- we all loved it! It was a nice giggle in these trying times. Hoping there will be more. was a really cute cat.

  73. Raul Gomez

    Raul Gomez

    Mánuði síðan

    I want that call Lawyer 😂

  74. Romy Ripalda

    Romy Ripalda

    Mánuði síðan

    What if I use lawyer cat

  75. • S a d i i e •

    • S a d i i e •

    Mánuði síðan

    "I'm not a cat." _OBJECTION!_

  76. Jordan Jennings

    Jordan Jennings

    Mánuði síðan

    When he said I’m not a cat I dropped my phone and fell out lol

  77. canuck21


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    He's not a cat?!?

  78. chriserony


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    Aww, poor guy

  79. Drake Drones

    Drake Drones

    Mánuði síðan

    It’s the cutest thing I have seen in a very long time!!!!!

  80. BearFlipsTable


    Mánuði síðan

    Im prepared to go forward with it. I mean, if you guys what me to I can do this meeting with a cat

  81. Bruce Fread

    Bruce Fread

    Mánuði síðan

    Sorry "everyone" encompasses 8 billions people. This is equivalent to "you know".

  82. CLipka2373


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    That was not a mistake - that was a deliberate prank by the universe to cheer us all up a little.

  83. Dani Lee Smith

    Dani Lee Smith

    Mánuði síðan

    Legend!! and he's not a cat

  84. Kristie Fisher

    Kristie Fisher

    Mánuði síðan

    So happy 😊

  85. Joanie Lechman

    Joanie Lechman

    Mánuði síðan

    Thank you for that video. I laughed for the first time in a very long time. It made my day.

  86. Rhonda Wickline

    Rhonda Wickline

    Mánuði síðan

    You can tell by the cat face that this man is a very sweet man. I felt so bad for him.

  87. Zoe Venta

    Zoe Venta

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  88. Faiz Azhar

    Faiz Azhar

    Mánuði síðan

    "I'm just a cat, not yet a lawyer" - Britney Spears

  89. Lidia deetz

    Lidia deetz

    Mánuði síðan

    I am not a cat is what a cat would say

  90. Be a

    Be a

    Mánuði síðan

    Look at my lawyer dawg im going to jail

  91. Nas V

    Nas V

    Mánuði síðan

    Not fair we need to see the judges reaction 😫

  92. Bob D

    Bob D

    Mánuði síðan

    What a good sport. If we could all step back from being offended by everything and just laugh at ourselves now and again, what a better place this would be.

  93. Highway Knight

    Highway Knight

    Mánuði síðan

    this made my year

  94. hola amigo

    hola amigo

    Mánuði síðan

    his assistant.... 7 year old granddaughter

  95. amandabricot


    Mánuði síðan

    This is so cute! Attorney Ponton, this- and all kind of other things- happens on the daily on Zoom! Bless you, you made me laugh today and it makes all this technology a little more human 💜

  96. Donna Johnso

    Donna Johnso

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  97. Erna Anspach

    Erna Anspach

    Mánuði síðan

    Still laughing! That's the cutest cat I've ever seen.🐱😂❤

  98. Vcutdiamond


    Mánuði síðan

    When I tell you I can't stop laughing....

  99. Janna Shields

    Janna Shields

    Mánuði síðan

    This is hilariously funny. Im glad he shared the video. 💙

  100. Tiffanee


    Mánuði síðan

    I've watched this so many times. Thanks for the humor!