When he left, he was unaware of the mess he had created.
Dave Coulier didn’t realize he might have “seriously harmed” Alanis Morissette until he finished listening to the singer’s 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill.”
The “Full House” star claims that he was driving in Detroit when he first heard Alanis Morissette’s legendary song about vengeful heartbreak, “You Oughta Know,” which has long been believed to be about him, on the radio.
The 62-year-old comic was really getting into the song when he heard the singer’s well-known voice and thought, “Ooh, oh no! Oh no, I’m not this guy!
Coulier immediately went in search of a record shop to buy the album after listening to just that one song. He got into his car, parked it on an arbitrary street, and listened to the entire record.
There was a lot of material that Coulier and I had discussed that was recognizable. “Like how your shake is like a fish in ‘Right Through You. We would shake hands like dead fish after I said, “Hey, dead fish me.” My first reaction upon hearing it was, “Ooh, I think I may have really wounded this woman.” That was also my initial thought.
When Coulier and Morissette began dating in 1992, the comedian was 33 and the singer was 18. After two years of dating, the couple broke up, and a year later the Grammy-winning album by the singer of “Ironic” was released.
But Morissette intends to keep it that way, and Coulier isn’t the only man who believes the famed song is about him.
Morissette, 48, said to Andy Cohen in 2019: “No disclosing.” But the idea—or the fact—that multiple people have claimed credit for it intrigues me. I’m pondering whether you want to claim ownership of being the subject of my song “You Oughta Know.”
“I just think: You might not want to say, “Hey! That’s me!” if you’re going to claim credit for a song where I sing about someone being a douche or an a-hole,” she continued.
Even though they didn’t agree on many things, they can all agree on that. The man in that song is a real a-hole, so I don’t want to be that guy, Coulier said in 2014.
The two have patched things up since their breakup, with Coulier praising the singer as “funny, sweet, incredibly intelligent, and super gifted.”
Watch his interview in the video below: