It was a great urban legend for almost 20 years. Dave Coulier tells the truth about Alanis Morissette’s hit single.
Is Alanis Morissette’s song “You Oughta Know” about Dave Coulier or what? The comedian has finally set the record straight and given fans the absolute truth. Hopefully, the public isn’t too disappointed about the real story.
In a new interview with BuzzFeed, the former Full House star talked about the hit song almost 20 years later.
He shared, “I never think about it. I think it’s just really funny that it’s become this urban legend, so many years after the fact.”
Then the actor gives the inside scoop on the single.
Coulier explained, “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!'”
So the urban legend is just that, an urban legend. In fact, it’s something Coulier knows he “just [has] to laugh at.”
For anyone who was dying to know if it’s his favorite karaoke song, think again.
He joked, “No! ‘Cause I don’t think I could get that drunk.”