Dave Coulier says Alanis Morisette's 'You Oughta Know' isn't about him

"The guy in that song is a real a-hole," the actor says. "I don't want to be that guy."
By Annie Martin  |  June 5, 2014 at 12:51 PM
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LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Dave Coulier says "You Oughta Know" isn't about him.

The breakup anthem by Alanis Morisette has haunted the 54-year-old actor and comedian for almost nineteen years. Best known for his role as Uncle Joey on Full House, he and Morisette dated for a short time in 1992. When the songstress released the track in 1995, people assumed the lyrics were about Coulier.

"It's funny to be the supposed subject of that song," the actor tells Buzzfeed. "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,'" he continues. "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," he relates. "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!"

The actor goes on to joke that he has never sung the song at karaoke, and that it's "just become this silly urban legend" that he "just [has] to laugh at."

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