Pete "Maverick" Mitchell & Nick "Goose" Bradshaw are two fictional characters from the film Top Gun, played respectively by Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards.

In "Mr. and Mrs. Stewie", Stewie notes that he may have finally found a soul-mate in Penelope and wonders if this is how Maverick felt when he met Goose. A cutaway replays a scene from the film, with Maverick pushing Tom Cruise's Scientology beliefs which Goose declines.