Iceman:” The plaques for the alternates are down in the ladies’ room”
I think that Maverick AND Goose thought that both their names would eventually be on the Top Gun plague on the wall at the back of the classroom. Sarcastically, Iceman (Val Kilmer) joked that arrogant Maverick, in particular, could look for his name posted in the ladies’ room located down the hall or maybe on a lower level.
Did you notice at the very end of the movie clip, Goose points to the bottom of the plague and says, “Nah, nah, nah…there’s two of ’em”?
P.S. — I agree that Val Kilmer was a good-looking guy back then.
Iceman Top Gun Quotes
The names of the runner ups are listed in the lavatory, that’s where Goose will see his name.
“The plaque for the alternates is down in the ladies room” — Maverick and Goose weren’t originally “the best’ and only got sent to Top Gun after Cougar turned in his wings and quit. Therefore, they are the alternates. They technically aren’t the “best”.