Like all good sidekicks, Goose served alternately as a wingman, counselor, buddy and partner in crime. As the radar intercept officer for Top Gun‘s cowboy pilot Maverick, Goose rode backseat in the F-14A Tomcat. He snapped a Polaroid of Maverick flipping an upside down bird to a Soviet pilot, sang a duet of “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” as part of Maverick’s elaborate pickup line and took his share of the heat for Maverick’s high jinks. Goose was not only Maverick’s best friend, but also his only family. What more could you ask from a sidekick?