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Fernando was a young Latino boy and a friend of Fat Albert and the Gang. He appeared in "Gang Wars" and was the only character to be killed on-screen.

Gang WarsEdit

The episode starts out with Fat Albert and the Gang help clean out for a new park that will be a place for young kids to play,have a good time,and stay out of trouble. Fernando shows up and volunteers to help out. He even showed them his funny comedy people impressions and jokes, hoping that one day he'll be a famous comedian. Impressed the gang decided to make Fernando MC (Master of Ceremonies) for the grand opening of the new park. However, he's pressured by his older brother Tito to join his street gang that's in a war with another neighborhood. Fat Albert is greatly concerned when he is unable to convince the other gang to stop the violence, and also the fact they have guns, which makes things worse. On the night of the gang war, Fat Albert and Sergent Herandez try to keep Fernando safe while he searches for Tito. But when the boy sees his brother being targeted, he takes the ultimate risk to get his brother out of harm's way, and pays a deadly price, as Fernando is shot and killed. Sgt. Hernandez arrests the assailant and other members of the gang. Tito vows revenge, but Fat Albert angrily tells him he should realize from Fernando's death that violence is not a solution to violence, and Tito would only be throwing away the life his brother wanted to save. The following day, the park opening is a somber event as Fat Albert's speech is in a sad memory to his fallen friend and the park is named in honor of Fernando Garcia.

"Don't forget us when you become famous."

"Of course not, you're all my amigos." - Fernando says to the gang. 

"Tito! NO!!! - Fernando's last words before he got shot and died. 

Bill Cosby's Lesson

Tito learned what he should have known before. But what a terrible price that lesson cost. Tito lost a brother, Fat Albert and the guys lost a friend, and the whole world lost too. It would've been a happier and better place if Fernando had lived. Every human life is precious and none should be wasted

- Bill Cosby about Fernando's death

"This was supposed to be a funny speech by a funny person, a guy who liked to make people laugh. But instead, here I am crying. His name was Fernando and... he... was killed last night, trying to stop a gang war. Fernando used to joke that he wouldn't forget us... when he became famous. All he wanted was a chance to grow, but a bullet took away that chance. Well, maybe he won't become world famous, but he'll always be famous to his friends. That's why we're naming this: the "Fernando Garcia Park."

- Fat Albert's speech at the park opening ceremony.

  • Fernando's voice actor was never credited in the show.