Uncle Joey, a.k.a. Dave Coulier, denies that Alanis Morissette's 'You Oughta Know' is about him

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Dave Coulier: You’re in big trouble, mister!

The actor and comedian, best known for playing Uncle Joey on Full House, has been going back and forth on whether the long-standing rumor that the Alanis Morissette song “You Oughta Know” is about him is actually true. After telling HuffPost Live that he thinks the song is about him, he is now denying it in an interview with Buzzfeed. How rude!

First off, here’s a little background you oughta know about the situation: Coulier and Morissette dated in 1992, three years before Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill album and the song (featuring the lyrics “And I’m here to remind you/Of the mess you left when you went away”) were released. Needless to say, the relationship didn’t last long. Now, almost 20 years later, Coulier has a new explanation:

I never think about it. I think it’s just really funny that’s it’s become this urban legend, so many years after the fact. I dated Alanis in 1992. You know, it’s just funny to be the supposed subject of that song. First of all, the guy in that song is a real a-hole, so I don’t want to be that guy. Secondly, I asked Alanis, “I’m getting calls by the media and they want to know who this guy is.” And she said, “Well, you know it could be a bunch of people. But you can say whatever you want.” So one time, I was doing a red carpet somewhere and [the press] just wore me down and everybody wanted to know so I said, “Yeah, all right, I’m the guy. There I said it.” So then it became a snowball effect of, “OH! So you are the guy!” It’s just become this silly urban legend that I just have to laugh at.

Alanis has publicly remained silent on the subject matter of the song. Can we all just agree that Mr. Woodchuck would never hurt someone like that and just Cut. It. Out.


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