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Top Gun (1986) Poster

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Remade as 

Top Gun in 60 Seconds (2010) (Short)

Edited into 

MacGyver: GX-1 (1987) (TV Episode)
Initial dogfight scene made from Top Gun footage.
Palm Harbor Vice (1991)
In a parody of "Top Gun", the scene where Maverick and Goose are told they're going to Top Gun is cut into the film then the director is shown pulling videotape out of the edit machine, before it cuts back to "Palm Harbor Vice" with a similar scene in progress.
Freedom Strike (1998)
Stock footage of the F-14 Tomcat jet plane.
Storm Catcher (1999)
I Love the '80s (2002) (TV Series)
The Marksman (2005) (Video)

Spin-off 

Top Gun (1987) (Video Game)
Top Gun: The Second Mission (1990) (Video Game)
Top Gun: Fire at Will (1996) (Video Game)
Top Gun (2010) (Video Game)
Video Game

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Anjelica Huston and Billy Martin/George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic (1986) (TV Episode)
Reviewed in Actors on Film and mentioned during Weekend Update
Bubblegum Crisis (1987) (Video)
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
Zed tells Sweetchuck that in the pilot uniform he looks like Tom Cruise in Top Gun.
Creepshow 2 (1987)
"I feel the need...the need for weed!"
After Burner (1987) (Video Game)
DuckTales: Catch as Cash Can: Part 4 - Working for Scales (1987) (TV Episode)
When the Beagle Boys are flying the planes, Burger says "Hey, look at me guys. I'm a pilot!", then Bigtime says "Swell, I'm flying with Top Goon."
Designing Women: Howard the Date (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Junk Boy (1987) (Video)
Opening sequence seems inspired by this film
Aenigma (1987)
Poster of Tom Cruise as 'Maverick' in Kim's bedroom.
Dallas: Top Gun (1988) (TV Episode)
title reference
Muppet Babies: Scooter by Any Other Name (1988) (TV Episode)
Scooter becomes "Maverick"
Dance 'Til Dawn (1988) (TV Movie)
Adventures of the Gummi Bears: Top Gum (1988) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Last Chase (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo (as a jet plane flies by): "What is this, 'Bottom Gun'?!"
Moontrap (1989)
Dialogue reference to Top Gun nicknames.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Freddy says," This boy feels the need for speed!"
Home and Away: Episode #1.430 (1989) (TV Episode)
Steven and Emma watch this
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Crawling Eye (1989) (TV Episode)
Crow: I feel the need, the need for speed.
Saved by the Bell: The Zack Tapes (1989) (TV Episode)
Miss Wentworth refers to Zack as a "blond Tom Cruise" and "Top Gun."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Project Moonbase (1990) (TV Episode)
"I feel the need, the need for speed"
Designing Women: It's a Wonderful Life (1990) (TV Episode)
Charlene calls Bill "top buns" in anger.
Captain Skyhawk (1990) (Video Game)
Acropolis Now: Cappuccino Catastrophe (1990) (TV Episode)
Jim says he was a Top Gun pilot.
Acropolis Now: St. Memo's Fire (1990) (TV Episode)
Memo talks about this film.
JetFighter II: Advanced Tactical Fighter (1990) (Video Game)
The use of the line "I feel the need... the need for speed."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Godzilla swats away a fighter jet): "There goes Tom Cruise."
Maging sino ka man (1991)
mentioned in the movie.
Red Dwarf: Dimension Jump (1991) (TV Episode)
Opening scene references the film
Siskel & Ebert: Doc Hollywood/Return to the Blue Lagoon/Hot Shots!/Paris Is Burning/Another You (1991) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel mentions that "Hot Shots!" (1991) parodies this movie.
Siskel & Ebert: Once Around/Men of Respect/Flight of the Intruder/White Fang/Not Without My Daughter (1991) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel calls "Flight of the Intruder" (1991) a "Top Gun" story set in Vietnam.
Dakota Road (1992)
Jen has a poster of Top Gun in her room.
Platform (1993)
Raju wears a cap with Top Gun written on it.
Remote (1993) (Video)
Poster seen in Randy's room.
Saturday Night Live: Nicole Kidman/Stone Temple Pilots (1993) (TV Episode)
referenced during the monologue
Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) (TV Episode)
Seen on video store shelf in 'Video Review'
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: I feel the need, the need for speed.
Hellbound (1994)
They tell the policeman, his driving was "Top Gun"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion USA (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike (in a scene with jet planes): "Watch your backside, Maverick."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Skydivers (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: I still like this movie better than Top Gun.
Sleep with Me (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Starfighters (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom: "This must be the highway to the danger zone."
JAG: A New Life: Part 2 (1995) (TV Episode)
DePalma: "With Borini's camera angles I'll come off lookin' like Tom Cruise"
The Simpsons: Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming (1995) (TV Episode)
Bart, talking to a soldier at the gate, says, "Way to guard the parking lot, 'Top Gun.'"
The Making of 'Crimson Tide' (1995) (Video)
mentioned once
A Touch of Frost: Unknown Soldiers (1996) (TV Episode)
Poster in Steven's room.
Executive Decision (1996)
Whip Hubley ironically has a distaste for Navy pilots.
JAG: Smoked (1996) (TV Episode)
The incoming Admiral Chegwidden tells Harm "Your record here reads like a cross between Top Gun and A Few Good Men"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Servo: Maverick!
Struggles in Steel: The Fight for Equal Opportunity (1996)
an interviewee is wearing a hat with the logo from "Top Gun"
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel mentions that "The Rock" (1996) was made by the team from this film. In a street interview, a theatergoer cites the film as her all-time favorite.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Mantis (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: (as jets fly by) Top Bug.
G.I. Jane (1997)
Scream 2 (1997)
StarCraft (1998) (Video Game)
Pop Up Video: Movie Magic 1: Movie Theme Songs (1998) (TV Episode)
Various information about the film mentioned during "Danger Zone"
NYPD Blue: Top Gum (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
StarCraft: Brood War (1998) (Video Game)
The X-Files: Dreamland II (1998) (TV Episode)
Mulder calls an old Hopi woman "Grandma Top Gun."
American Pie (1999)
In scene where Jim is watched on video by high school boys group, one remarks "he's re-engaging!" staring at a screen surrounded by fellow viewers, a clear reference to final scene of Top Gun, where Maverick re-enters the dog fight, and a Navy sailor remarks "he's re-engaging!" looking at a screen surrounded by fellow sailors.
Farscape: The Flax (1999) (TV Episode)
Crichton - "Top Gun, you're in the need for speed".
A Slight Case of Murder (1999) (TV Movie)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: This Year's Girl (2000) (TV Episode)
Willow: "I mean, Riley is their Top Gun guy."
Tatort: Direkt ins Herz (2000) (TV Episode)
The name of the shooting club is "Top Gun".
Meet the Parents (2000)
Characters reference callsign "Iceman"
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Yaadein... (2001)
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Volleyball game
Hard Ball (2001)
They do the "Top Gun high five" during the little league game montage.
How to Make a Monster (2001) (TV Movie)
Top Gun joystick poster seen
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (2001) (Video)
Steven Spielberg mentions this film.
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon' (2001) (Video)
mentionned once
Scrubs: My Blind Date (2002) (TV Episode)
Quote by JD
Beverly Hills Cop II: The Phenomenon Continues (2002) (Video)
Mentioned by Billy Weber, Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott.
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Well Schooled in Murder (2002) (TV Episode)
Poster in Matthew Whately's room.
The Accidental Hero (2002) (TV Movie)
mentioned in connection with dream of becoming a test pilot
Cheerleader Ninjas (2002)
A character's nickname is Maverick after Cruise's character.
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
Alas rotas (2002)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
There are vans with the words "Top Fun" on them and they are in the same style as the film Top Gun
Jake's Booty Call (2003)
Jake calls Siton his wing man
Haggard: The Movie (2003)
In the scene where Falcone is playing with two of his action figures and pretending that they're having anal sex, he says something like "I put on the brakes and now I'm behind you" which is a reference to the scene in Top Gun where Maverick says "I'm gonna put on the brakes and he'll fly right by".
Top Gear: Episode #3.1 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the Stig segment
True Crime: Streets of LA (2003) (Video Game)
Speed Demon (2003)
"The need for speed" is heard in song lyrics
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Beer Run (2003) (Short)
dialogue
Home Movies: Camp (2004) (TV Episode)
Is mentioned in dialogue
Along Came Polly (2004)
Sandy tells Reuben that he is his wing man.
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
in a newspaper, "Top Gunners" is one of the top movies at the box office
NCIS: The Good Samaritan (2004) (TV Episode)
"the need for speed" is referenced
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Gilmore Girls: Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist (2004) (TV Episode)
Paris says that a group of volleyball players on the beach seem to be reenacting the film.
High Chaparall: Lorenzo Lamas (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Soul Plane (2004)
Captian Mack's resume shows his "Relevant Experience" as "Saw Top Gun" 7 Times.
Matando Cabos (2004)
The main character attempting to win the woman's heart by singing a song in a party, and his partner not wanting to.
Mirage (2004)
Marko rips poster off his wall
Team America: World Police (2004)
Gary's line "Took my breathe away"-"Take my breathe away" is the love song from Top Gun, Gary is called "Top Gun - Actor" and Spottswood also calls him a "Maverick," which is Tom Cruise's callsign in Top Gun.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (Video Game)
Many of the flight rankings are the callsigns of pilots in Top Gun (Maverick, Goose, Jester, Iceman, Viper, etc.).
Green Wing: Emergency (2004) (TV Episode)
Guy and Mac discuss who would be Maverick, Goose or Iceman
Best of the Best: Inside the Real Top Gun (2004) (Video)
Documentary of School featured in the film Top Gun
Tripping the Rift: Cool Whip (2004) (TV Episode)
Whip fantazises about being a fighter pilot called 'Maverick'
Vengeance Is Mine: Reinventing 'Man on Fire' (2005) (Video)
mentioned twice
Red Dwarf: Howard Goodall - Settling the Score (2005) (Video)
Referenced by name
The Brotherhood IV: The Complex (2005) (Video)
"You guys are flying right into the danger zone"
House M.D.: Cursed (2005) (TV Episode)
Gabriel Reilich says his father is a fighter pilot, "Real 'Top Gun' stuff."
Veronica Mars: M.A.D. (2005) (TV Episode)
instant messages from guy with the name Top Gun
Entourage: The Boys Are Back in Town (2005) (TV Episode)
Ari Gold mentions this film.
Standing Still (2005)
Referenced in dialogue.
Destroy All Humans! (2005) (Video Game)
A Majestic agent says in thought, "What am I thinking? I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you."
Más que hermanos (2005) (TV Movie)
A poster of this film can be seen
Stargate: Atlantis: The Intruder (2005) (TV Episode)
When Sheppard Taps the brakes on the 302 while being targetted by the virus controlled 302 so it would fly by
Stealth (2005)
When Ben Gannon (Josh Lucas) says, "I'm not leaving my wingman!" (referring to Kara Wade, played by Jessica Biel) as Maverick (Tom Cruise) says about his wingman Iceman (Val Kilmer) during the final dogfight in "Top Gun."
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Wallace says 'I'm in the Mood, The Mood for Food!'
Waiting... (2005)
Monty talks to Dean at one point and says "Talk to me Goose" as if Dean was Monty's wingman from Top Gun
How I Met Your Mother: The Slutty Pumpkin (2005) (TV Episode)
Barney is dressed as the characters in the movie and wants Ted to be his "wingman".
Santa's Slay (2005)
mentioned by Nicolas
The Best Man (2005)
mentioned several times
Movie Music Mania (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Last Laugh '05 (2005) (TV Movie)
dialogue
Top Gear: Episode #7.6 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jeremy
The Ground Truth (2006)
One of the soldiers interviewed mentions the film
Final Destination 3 (2006)
Frank says, "Find another cockpit, Top Gun" after dashing past Wendy and Kevin and taking their place in the train.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: On Fire (2006) (TV Episode)
Detectives ask Charlie Taylor if he likes car racing (it is playing on a TV in the background). He responds, "...I feel the need for speed" a paraphrasing of Maverick & Goose's famous line from Top Gun.
SSI: Sex Squad Investigation (2006) (Video)
(while flying) "Hey, Maverick."
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.217 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "The Roles of Tom Cruise" category
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Top Gun (2006) (TV Episode)
Poster of the movie seen in the made up version of level 3 of the game.
Totally Awesome (2006) (TV Movie)
"Taking it to the Danger Zone"
Gilmore Girls: Go, Bulldogs! (2006) (TV Episode)
Kirk compares himself and Luke to Maverick and Goose, then begins singing "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling".
UKM: The Ultimate Killing Machine (2006)
guy wants to get a Harley so he can be like Maverick
Pretty Cool (2006)
Howard's Tom Cruise dream mentions him "flying a plane"
What Was I Thinking? The Making of The Angry Video Game Nerd (2006) (Video)
The poster of the movie was seen being blown up.
Snow Angels (2007)
Glenn tells his daughter Tara that she looks like from Top Gun when she puts on a pair of sunglasses.
The O.C.: The Case of the Franks (2007) (TV Episode)
Kirsten mentions the film in conversation with Summer.
Saturday Night Live: Forest Whitaker/Keith Urban (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by astonaut during Weekend Update
The Bros. (2007)
"I feel the need. The need for weed."
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
"Take My Breath Away" played during credits
Game K N B: Episode dated 3 March 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
One of the answers in the semi-final round in which host Kris Aquino asked for the movies of Meg Ryan since 1985.
Family Guy: Airport '07 (2007) (TV Episode)
Peter fantasizes about doing the inverted taunting trick in his flying pickup truck
Succubus: Hell-Bent (2007) (Video)
Lilith calls Adam "Top Gun" when they are flying jets/"Never leave your wingman in the dark, Maverick."
Grizzly Rage (2007) (TV Movie)
the "need for speed" line is used
Flight of the Conchords: Girlfriends (2007) (TV Episode)
Jemaine tells Bret to stop comparing everything to Top Gun
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (2007) (Video Game)
The theme music from Top Gun is an optional track.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVIII (2007) (TV Episode)
Homer says, "Someone's taking the highway to the danger zone."
Pigs (2007)
student that looks like Tom Cruise is called "Top Gun"
Nip/Tuck: Dr. Joshua Lee (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Baghead (2008)
movie on shelf
Circles: Tyler (2008) (TV Episode)
Noah and Lucas argue over which of them is "Maverick" and which is "Goose."
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
"highway to the danger zone"
Postcards: Episode #10.9 (2008) (TV Episode)
When Glen Moriarty visits Coats 'R' Us to try on an aviator jacket, the song Danger Zone plays in the background, and Glen says "I feel the need, the need ... for a foot massage."
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
After Banger tells them he's going to promote one of them, Joy tells Chong that she'll be Maverick and Chong will be Goose
Wanted (2008)
Wesley asks Fox if her name is a nickname like Maverick's.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Johann: "It looks like a highway to the danger zone"
Generation Kill: Get Some (2008) (TV Episode)
Character with the nickname "Iceman"
Postcards: Episode #10.24 (2008) (TV Episode)
When Brodie Harper races a go-kart around the Phillip Island circuit, the song Danger Zone plays in the background, and Brodie says "I feel the need, the need for speed".
The Hollowmen: Military Matters (2008) (TV Episode)
A response of "Thanks, Maverick" is made to a comment about needing the 'best of the best".
A Name for Myself (2008)
The Cook and Eli say several lines from Top Gun including "There is two o's in Goose"
Sex Drive (2008)
wingman mentioned/"Danger Zone" played
Family Guy: Road to Germany (2008) (TV Episode)
When flying the plane to Germany, Stewie calls Brian (its co-pilot) Goose.
A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008) (TV Short)
Wallace and Gromit's bakery is called Top Bun.
30 Rock: Reunion (2008) (TV Episode)
Rob Sussman complains that Liz said he was gayer than the volleyball scene in the film.
The Office: The Duel (2009) (TV Episode)
I feel the need... the need for tweed
Psych: Lassie Did a Bad, Bad Thing (2009) (TV Episode)
Shawn says that "Kenny Loggins" was "in the danger zone." The real Kenny Loggins recorded "Danger Zone" for "Top Gun."
Saturday Night Live: Rosario Dawson/Fleet Foxes (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Larry the Goose on Weekend Upate
Fanboys (2009)
one of Eric's coworkers compares the dealership's commercial to it; Hutch says "Talk to me, Goose"
Madworld (2009) (Video Game)
Black Baron mentions the Danger Zone when talking about a jet engine
Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush (2009) (TV Movie)
Bush says he had "Danger Zone" playing in his helmet during his landing on the USS Lincoln in 2003
General Hospital: Episode #1.11765 (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Royal Pains: There Will Be Food (2009) (TV Episode)
Hank uses it to describe Tucker, calling him 'Maverick' while he's flying his remote control airplane. They both say "Top Gun" at the same time in a direct reference to the film. Hank also uses a same line reference, quoting "Talk to me Goose"
Tosh.0: Scarlet Takes a Tumble (2009) (TV Episode)
Goose and Maverick mentioned
Van Wilder: Freshman Year (2009) (Video)
Van in Team Maverick is dressed like Tom Cruise's character
G-Force (2009)
Whilst riding in the remote control Jeep, Blaster says, "I feel the need - the need for speed!" which is the catch phrase used by Maverick and Goose in Top Gun.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Ugly Truth/G-Force/Orphan (2009) (TV Episode)
Tom Skerritt's role mentioned.
Total Wipeout: Episode #2.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
The Tom Cruise look-alike does the Cruise jumping split from the movie.
Hell's Kitchen: 12 Chefs Compete (2009) (TV Episode)
Van said "....Need for speed" as they get to the fighter jets. Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer mentioned as well.
Whiteout (2009)
Australian pilot references the film when talking about the altered flight schedule.
Dorian Gray (2009)
When Lord Henry asks Dorian what the secret of his youthfulness is, Dorian repeats almost verbatim the famous Tom Cruise quote: "If I tell you, I would have to kill you."
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cameron Diaz
The Rebound (2009)
A scene is recreated at the theater
Greek: Down on Your Luck (2009) (TV Episode)
They mention this movie
Cougar Town: Into the Great Wide Open (2009) (TV Episode)
Goose mentioned
Gary Unmarried: Gary on the Air (2009) (TV Episode)
Gary complains that Allison spoiled a movie by revealing what happens to Goose and Maverick.
Notes on Craft: Rewriting and Polishing (2009) (Video)
Screenplay by Jack Epps, Jr.
Saturday Night Live: Taylor Swift (2009) (TV Episode)
Plot recounted by Lorenzo MacIntosh
The Cleveland Show: Ladies' Night (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Miranda: Job (2009) (TV Episode)
Miranda refers to Gary as "Maverick" and starts singing Take My Breath Away.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.52 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $200 clue in the category "Military Slang"
Bones: The Goop on the Girl (2009) (TV Episode)
Maverick and Iceman mentioned
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.69 (2009) (TV Episode)
Meredith Vieira refers to the film while introducing a contestant, an Air Force colonel who quotes a line from the film
Porkchop (2010)
movie mentioned about Tom Cruise and his wingman
Archer: Diversity Hire (2010) (TV Episode)
Two referneces made to the Kenny Loggins song "Danger Zone."
Tosh.0: Risky Business Girls (2010) (TV Episode)
Girls recreate a scene from the film
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.96 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $7,500 question
EastEnders: Episode dated 11 March 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Darren talks about this movie to Tamwar.
A Serbian Film (2010)
porn title seen: "Top Crotch"
30 Rock: Khonani (2010) (TV Episode)
Jack and Liz refer to windmill high fives as being from the film
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Jeff Katz mentions it.
Jeopardy!: 2010 Tournament of Champions Finals: Game 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "On the 1980s Movie Soundtrack"
20 to 1: Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) (TV Episode)
In a segment on Days of Thunder, Livinia Nixon describes it as "Top Gun put into a car".
After the Catch: The Good Captain Phil (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned that Phil listened to this soundtrack in the wheelhouse
Scoundrels: Yes, Sir, Yes, Sir, Three Bags Full (2010) (TV Episode)
Sparky says Wolf promised him a wing man and later calls Cal "Iceman".
Top Gear: Episode #15.5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Tom Cruise talks about this film
Melissa & Joey: Nanny Love (2010) (TV Episode)
Joe says that math is his "wingman".
Going the Distance (2010)
Talk about the movie, see the poster and hear "Take My Breath Away"
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Anniversary (2010) (TV Episode)
Morgan says, "Highway to the danger zone!"
30 Rock: The Fabian Strategy (2010) (TV Episode)
one of the writers asks Carol if the Air Force was like "Top Gun"
Tosh.0: Season 2 Web Reflections (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Good Guys: Dan on the Run (2010) (TV Episode)
title, Tom Cruise mentioned
NCIS: Dead Air (2010) (TV Episode)
Ducky uses a line from Top Gun.
Better with You: Better with Little Buddy (2010) (TV Episode)
Maddie mentions the volleyball scene in Top Gun
How I Met Your Mother: Baby Talk (2010) (TV Episode)
When Lily and Marshall are talking about the baby they want to have, at the end of the episode, she uses the line from "Top Gun" about writing a check your body can't cash.
The Big C: New Beginnings (2010) (TV Episode)
male stripper in captain outfit as "Take My Breath Away" plays
Family Guy: Halloween on Spooner Street (2010) (TV Episode)
An Asian rendition of Harold Faltermeyer's "Top Gun Anthem" plays as Quagmire flies the war plane.
The Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: 10 Commandments vs. Prince of Egypt (2010) (TV Episode)
References Val Kilmer's role
Jeopardy!: Episode #27.54 (2010) (TV Episode)
correct response in "We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat" category
Hollywood's Hottest Car Chases (2010) (TV Movie)
A mention is made in part 1.
Psych: We'd Like to Thank the Academy (2010) (TV Episode)
When Juliet begins teaching at the police academy, Shawn remarks, "This is so 'Top Gun': I'm Cruise, she's McGillis."
Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/Paul McCartney (2010) (TV Episode)
Paul McCartney sings a portion of "Take My Breath Away" during the "Stumblin'" digital short.
Mike & Molly: First Christmas (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Molly as one of Mike's favorite movies
Gulliver's Travels (2010)
mentioned in dialogue
Glory Daze: What's Love Got to Nude with It (2010) (TV Episode)
Eli tells Lt. Lang that he has seen Top Gun eleven times.
CSI: Miami: Wheels Up (2011) (TV Episode)
derby girl "Top Hun"
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Balcony (2011) (TV Episode)
Morgan calls Chuck "Goose" as he's helping Chuck propose.
Outsourced: The Todd Couple (2011) (TV Episode)
Manmeet wears a Top Gun t-shirt
The Simpsons: The Blue and the Gray (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when Homer talks about wingmen
Spaced Out (2011) (Short)
Dr. Sinclair mentions how one of the aliens, Maverick, lost his boy Goose. A reference to the characters in Top Gun.
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Gribble asks Milo if he's seen Top Gun
Breaking In: Pilot (2011) (TV Episode)
Melanie says to Cameron "Talk to me, Goose"
Bad Movie Beatdown: 2 Fast 2 Furious (2011) (TV Episode)
"2 Fast 2 Furious is probably the first homo-erotic action film since Top Gun."
Breaking In: The Need for Speed (2011) (TV Episode)
Title references famous line from the film.
Outsourced: Rajiv Ties the Baraat (2011) (TV Episode)
Manmeet wears a Top Gun t-shirt
Bad Movie Beatdown: 2012: Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
"It would make Maverick from Top Gun blush."
Cross (2011) (Video)
"Who are you? Maverick or Goose?"
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.22 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy says "Green Lantern" is like "Top Gun" with magical jewelry
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Before boarding their plane for skydiving, the characters are seen exiting the hanger in slow motion with their helmets, just as Maverick and Goose do in the earlier film.
The Captains (2011)
mentioned by Chris Pine
Suits: Tricks of the Trade (2011) (TV Episode)
Multiple Quotes between Harvey and Jessica
Top Gear: Episode #17.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Movie mentioned during Lambo segment
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Quote the line "the need for speed"
10 pelis (2011)
Talked about
The Gruen Transfer: Sports Betting (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dan Gregory in the Ad Crunch segment as a good example of real product integration.
The Spoony Experiment: D.O.A: Dead or Alive (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoony choose not make a reference to the gay volleyball scene from Top Gun
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (2011) (TV Episode)
Hinted as having subtle homosexuality
Criminal (2011) (Short)
The Criminal (played by Jason Trawick) has several tattoos in his body, including one on his chest that reads "R.I.P. Goose", a reference to the film.
Battlefield 3 (2011) (Video Game)
The in-game achievement titled "You can be my wingman anytime" refer to the line Iceman give to Maverick
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Abridged (2011) (TV Movie)
Crow: "Is it gay to like the movie Top Gun?"
Mad: Dances with Wolverine: A Footloose Parody/Tater Tots & Tiaras (2011) (TV Episode)
The producers of America's Next Top Surgeon were mentioned as the producers of this movie.
Million Dollar Mind Game: Episode #1.4 (2011) (TV Episode)
Vernon Kay asks the Air Force team members if they play beach volleyball like the film's characters
Pound Puppies: Snow Problem (2011) (TV Episode)
Niblet says "I feel the need. The need... for speed."
The Cleveland Show: Skip Day (2011) (TV Episode)
"need for speed"
The Nostalgia Critic: Felix the Cat: The Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
The Random Zone song is a parody of the song Danger Zone from the soundtrack to this film.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.43 (2011) (TV Episode)
A Navy sailor reads a line from the film
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Boys playing cricket quote the earlier film's famous line, "I feel the need, the need for speed."
The Bachelor: Episode #16.3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Ben says, "Talk to me Goose" to Emily
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012)
Damien Weebs describes his love for Top Gun and has a VHS copy of it.
Archer: Space Race: Part I (2012) (TV Episode)
Archer tries to get the commander to saying they're headed to the Danger Zone.
Happy Endings: Big White Lies (2012) (TV Episode)
Max calls Dave "Top Gun" because of how he's dressed.
Supernatural: Party On, Garth (2012) (TV Episode)
Garth is called Top Gun
Lab Rats: Smart and Smarter (2012) (TV Episode)
Leo elaborates on the quote "I feel the need... the need for speed"
Family Guy: Mr. & Mrs. Stewie (2012) (TV Episode)
cutaway scene
Ted (2012)
John mentions it when his boss says he knows Tom Skerritt
General Hospital: Episode #1.12592 (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Trey
Men at Work: Wake and Bake (2012) (TV Episode)
when Milo's speech at the wake includes his F-14 entering a flat spin, Goose's death, shirtless beach volleyball games in cutoff jeans shorts and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling", Katelyn points out that this is from "Top Gun".
Tosh.0: Juggalo Kid (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Bad Education: Parents' Evening (2012) (TV Episode)
Fraser asks Alfie to be his wingman. Maverick and Goose are mentioned.
The Burn with Jeff Ross: Jimmy Kimmel/Jim Norton/Bobby Lee/Mary Lynn Rajskub (2012) (TV Episode)
Jeff mentions Tony Scott as director of film
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.133 (2012) (TV Episode)
Arden mentions the movie by name.
Borderlands 2 (2012) (Video Game)
The entire mission is rife with references to Top Gun; the title is just the beginning. Loggins frequently works lines (sometimes paraphrased) from the movie into his ECHO transmissions. "Goose's Roost" refers to a character from the movie with the callsign "Goose." Even the volleyballs' item card reads "That's classified."
New Girl: Neighbors (2012) (TV Episode)
Schmidt spoils "Top Gun" for the neighbors as they watch it on a laptop.
Studio C: Episode #1.1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the first doorstep sketch
Flight (2012)
One of the Paramount Pictures' VHS tapes stacked next to the television in the farm house living room.
NCIS: Lost at Sea (2012) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo mentions this movie; he and McGee are acting (metaphorically) as "wing men" for each other.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.163 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the movie by name.
30 Rock: Mazel Tov, Dummies! (2012) (TV Episode)
Liz says "Top Gun style" after she and Criss do a windmill high five
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Wonderbolts Academy (2012) (TV Episode)
The episode's overall story shares many parallels with this film including a colt resembling Tom Skerritt's character Mike 'Viper' Metcalf.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Stealth (2012) (TV Episode)
"I liked this character better when he was Maverick from Top Gun."
Hawaii Five-0: Kahu (2012) (TV Episode)
The helicopter salesman tells Danny that he's got the need for speed.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chuy mentions the movie by name.
Raising Hope: Sex, Clown and Videotape (2013) (TV Episode)
Jimmy: "I think I look like a fighter pilot... you get to pretend you're sleepin' with Tom Cruise tonight."
Girls: One Man's Trash (2013) (TV Episode)
Ray wears a "Top Gun" t-shirt.
Barter Kings: For Sail. Will Consider Trade (2013) (TV Episode)
Goose and Maverick characters mentioned
King of the Nerds: High IQ's (2013) (TV Episode)
Virgil Griffith and Genevieve Pearson both mention this movie by name
The Nostalgia Critic: Pearl Harbor (2013) (TV Episode)
"Maverick!"
The Oscars (2013) (TV Special)
"In Memoriam" tribute to director Tony Scott.
Wingmen Incorporated (2013)
Justin is referred to as "Maverick" several times. Goose and Iceman are also mentioned in the film. Stevenson also says "let's go get some Danger Zone", which was a popular Kenny Loggins song used in the film.
Glee: Girls (and Boys) on Film (2013) (TV Episode)
the boys do a mashup of "Danger Zone" and "Old Time Rock and Roll".
Der Minister (2013) (TV Movie)
mentioned by Angela Murkel
Oblivion (2013)
During the chase Jack brakes to get behind the drone like his counterpart did with the MiG
Cougar Town: This Old Town (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Gates of Gloom (2013) (TV Episode)
Upon seeing a plane take off, Shaggy remarks "I feel a need, a need for..."
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.59 (2013) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned in the "Chuy Goes to the Movies" segment.
Bob's Burgers: The Kids Run the Restaurant (2013) (TV Episode)
Top Bun Burger
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.132 (2013) (TV Episode)
Tom Cruise quotes a line from the film
Psych: No Trout About It (2013) (TV Episode)
Shawn mimics Maverick's famous line when he says, "Talk to me, Goose."
Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 31 May 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jakub Kohák mentioned it.
World War Z (2013)
Captain Speke in South Korea sarcastically calls Gerry's pilot "Maverick"
Futurama: 2-D Blacktop (2013) (TV Episode)
"I feel the need, the need for speed!"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.173 (2013) (TV Episode)
a promotional "sizzle reel" made for an audience member says that he likes to play beach volleyball "like a scene from 'Top Gun'"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 July 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by caller
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Dickie dresses up as Maverick.
At the Movies: Episode #10.22 (2013) (TV Episode)
In a review of Pacific Rim, Jason di Rosso compares its bitchiness to that in Top Gun.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 18 July 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hill and Greenberg
The Mole: Episode #6.8 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by a contestant at the start of the Aeroplane Aerobatics challenge after Ally asks what a maverick is.
Planes (2013)
Echo and Bravo are voiced (respectively) by Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer who appeared together as naval aviators in Top Gun. Kilmer as F-14 Tomcat pilot (call-sign "Iceman") and Edwards as F-14 Radar Intercept Officer (call-sign "Goose").
Gone Home (2013) (Video Game)
A recorded VHS tape of this movie & Fantastic Voyage is seen in the TV room.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay says Sarah Palin said she has been a big fan of Ted Cruz since she saw "Top Gun"
Glee: The Quarterback (2013) (TV Episode)
Puck (about his plans to join the Air Force): "I thought maybe I could be a Top Gun."
Saturday Night Live: Bruce Willis/Katy Perry (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Eddie
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Vulture (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Battle of the Blades: Iconic Duos (2013) (TV Episode)
Brian & Jessica skate as Maverick & Charlie
Come Dine with Me Canada: Marise Muir: Block 5 (2013) (TV Episode)
The narrator mentions the movie by name.
Studio C: Episode #3.7 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mr. Eckelstone says, "We are now on the highway to the danger zone!"
Super Fun Night: Lucindervention (2014) (TV Episode)
Marika says she can be Goose to Ruby's Maverick.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Matthew McConaughey/Charles Barkley/Lyle Lovett (2014) (TV Episode)
in a clip, Tom Cruise quotes from the film

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Tom Cruise: The Star Next Door (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown of various Tom Cruise movies, including this one.
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Movie)
The Story Behind: Top Gun (2001) (TV Movie)
Behind the Scenes
The Spirit of America (2001) (Short)
I Love the '80s: 1986 (2002) (TV Episode)
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Danger Zone: The Making of 'Top Gun' (2004) (Video)
Clips are shown in the documentary on the making of the film.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005) (TV Special)
The quote "I feel the need - the need for speed!" is #94 on the list.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
A clip from Top Gun is shown.
20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the line "I feel the need ... the need for speed."
20 to 1: Scene-Stealing Songs (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on the song You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'.
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Tom Cruise.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Public Enemies/Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs/The Stoning of Soraya M (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when Brett realizes that Maverick is actually the villain in this movie.
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Sex on the Screen (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on its beach volleyball scene.
Atop the Fourth Wall: X-Men #1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Gets his Icemen confused
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
"James Tolkan's Bald Disapproval" segment
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.77 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Tom Cruise films
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Knight and Day/I Am Love/The Killer Inside Me (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett's #1 Tom Cruise Line
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inception/Predators/The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen says the make-out scene in "Dumb and Dumber" is not as ridiculous as the one in "Top Gun"
Conan: A Finger Un-Pulled (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien mentions this movie and shows a clip in a joke at the beginning of the show
Atop the Fourth Wall: Ultimatum #3 and #4 (2011) (TV Episode)
clip of Iceman
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Radiohead (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage is featured in the "Top Gun" screen test segment
Hollywood's Top Ten: Flying to New Heights (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable Mention
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Episode #1.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: Rock and Roll #31: Vanilla Ice (2012) (TV Episode)
recalling the "other" Iceman.
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Marksman (2012) (TV Episode)
"after cutting to random footage of Top Gun for no reason..."
The Oscars (2013) (TV Special)
Featured during an obituary.
The Lookout: Episode #1.4 (2013) (TV Episode)
a dog is inserted into a scene from the film
Count It Down: Coolest Movie Characters (2013) (TV Movie)
Maverick is #18.
The Cinema Snob: Fatal Games (2014) (TV Episode)
The song "Playing With the Boys" plays during a locker room scene.
The 86th Academy Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Popular heroes presentation.

Spoofed in 

Hot Gun (1986) (Video)
Gunbuster (1988) (Video)
Parody of the movie where the main character aims to be the best pilot.
Hot Shots! (1991)
The Ben Stiller Show: With Bobcat Goldthwait (1992) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as part of the comedy routine in "Tom Cruise: Dress Casual"
Saturday Night Live: Val Kilmer/U2 (2000) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Iceman the later years
Stuck on You (2003)
jukebox sequence
Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)
Gung-ho American military man says: "She's lost that lovin' feelin'", to his pal before they break into song to try and impress a female object-of-desire.
Valiant (2005)
Spoofs characters and dialogue from Top Gun (1986).
X-Gen (2006)
Volleyball scene in the "Teen Spirit" boy band video includes shot-for-shot recreations of the volleyball sequence in "Top Gun"
The Danger Zone (2008) (Short)
A re-imagining of the classic film.
American Dad!: Phantom of the Telethon (2008) (TV Episode)
The homosexual newscasters re-enact the volleyball scene from this film.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The D.E.N.N.I.S. System (2009) (TV Episode)
Dennis' sex scene directly spoofs the sex scene between Maverick and Charlie
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
About two minutes from the end titles, a couple of the kids on dragons fly past a viking drinking a coffee - he spills it, referencing the air traffic controller during the 'time to buzz the tower' scene.
How Not to Live Your Life: Don the Musical (2010) (TV Episode)
Features a musical production of the movie.
Happy Fliers S.O.A.K. (2010) (Short)
Parodies specific scenes and lines of dialogue
How It Should Have Ended: How Top Gun Should Have Ended (2011) (TV Episode)
Alternate Ending parody
NCIS: Los Angeles: The Watchers (2012) (TV Episode)
Eric refers to JT as "Top Goon."
Robot Chicken: Executed by the State (2012) (TV Episode)
"I feel the need...the need for dick."
Holliston: Farm Festival (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam and Corri's love scene is a spoof of TOP GUN's love scene between Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6 (2013) (TV Episode)
Volleyball scene recreated

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