Black-Eyed Pea was one of the two main villains of cartoon series, the Poddington Peas, alongside his partner-in-crime, Creep-Pea: like many villains from children's media they were not evil but were still mischievious and criminal compared to the other Peas in the show, they were also fond of causing trouble and were deliberately drawn to be scarier looking and unpleasant.

Again, like many villains in cartoons for younger viewers both Black-Eyed Pea and Creep-Pea tended to be punished for their misdeeds by the end of an episode.