In anime and Hollywood movies, you'll see it: Characters who don't know how ears work.
This is the "There isn't an ear there" meme.
Can't follow? Here, let Ted help:
Traditionally, the worst offender has been kiddy anime Shima Shima Tora no Shimajiro.
See what I mean:
And before, you say, HEY, tigers don't talk on phones anyway, my reply is that the animators totally know what's going on. Case in point:
Earphones. But yet other characters...
Stop fucking around Pikachu!
The Yokai Watch anime seems to be poking fun at this by having Jibanyan using a headset correctly.
Looks silly, though!