‘Oh no’: Dave Coulier remembers the first time he heard Alanis Morissette’s ‘You Oughta Know’

Actor Dave Coulier, who was rumored to be the subject of Alanis Morissette’s breakup anthem in 1995.You must know,“Described in great detail the moment he first heard the song and he realized it was probably about their short relationship in the early 90s.

“I hear the refrain of ‘You Oughta Know’ on the radio and I’m like, ‘Wow, that’s a really cool chorus'” – Coulier told hosts Jim Norton and Sam Roberts on SiriusXM This week. “And then I start hearing a voice. I’m like, “Wow! This girl can sing.” And I had no idea it was a record… And then I thought, I listen to the words and I’m like, ‘Oh, oh no! Oh, I can’t be that guy.”

Dave Coulier and Alanis Morissette in Beverly Hills, California.
Dave Coulier and Alanis Morissette in Beverly Hills, California.

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The “Full House” star didn’t elaborate on which “You Oughta Know” lyric brought him to mind. But he was talking about another track called “Jagged Little Pill”.right through you”, which includes the line: “Your shake is like a fish.”

“I listened to the whole record and there were a lot of familiar things that we talked about with her,” he said. “For example: “Your shake looks like a fish.” You know, I’d say, “Hey, dead fish, me,” and we’d do that dead fish handshake.”

Upon hearing the album, Coulier made some revelations about the relationship.

“I started listening to it and thought, ‘Oh, it looks like I really hurt that woman,'” he said. “And that was my first thought.

The comedian told a similar story about “You Should Know” in an interview with the Calgary Herald in 2008, saying that he first heard this song on the radio while driving. But in 2019 he told BuzzFeed the idea of ​​him being the “supposed hero” of the song was a “stupid urban legend” fueled by media speculation.

Alanis Morissette at the 12th Annual MTV Video Music Awards in 1995.
Alanis Morissette at the 12th Annual MTV Video Music Awards in 1995.

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For her part, Morissette never revealed her inspiration. She said on the program “Watch what’s happening live with Andy Cohen.” in 2019, she was “intrigued” by the fact that several people claimed to be the song’s antagonists.

“I just think that if you’re going to take credit for a song where I sing about someone who is a jerk or an asshole, you might not want to be like, ‘Hey! It’s me!” she said.