Panda Ring is the memetic play-on phrase of the term Pandering, often used to mock those who overreact to the light "fan-pandering" of season 3. Because this excuse to hate the show has become a norm in this season, it's popularity grew with respect to those who brought this up. The usage originated from a skit done by Saberspark in December 2012. The skit consisted of two characters, both done by himself, where one enters the room pouting and whining "I'm leaving the fandom! I just can't take it anymore! The brony fandom is dying!" and leaving one of the reasons that the production staff "is throwing pandas at us!" It is common to post pictures of pandas on ponychan when someone claims the light amounts of fan-pandering is the reason as to why the show is supposedly dying, rather than giving more in depth analysis that actually regards the quality of the show.