You probably know Dave Coulier as Joey Gladstone from Full House – he’s a legend! Who wouldn’t? However, you may also remember him as Alanis Morissette‘s one-time boyfriend… the same boyfriend about whom she apparently wrote ‘You Oughta Know’. That wasn’t just public conjecture – Dave himself admitted to it years ago. It kinda ruined the song for a lot of people, but not so fast – you’re about to feel a whole lot better because now he’s denying the whole thing.
It’s been almost 20 years since Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” was released. How do you feel about the song today?
DC: 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.
Well, that settles that. But also, if you say “I am the guy”… how are you at all shocked that PEOPLE THINK YOU’RE THE GUY??? He probably just wanted the fame. Ah, well. You can now resume listening to Jagged Little Pill in peace.