Dave Coulier: 'You Oughta Know' Not About Me

Denies Alanis Morissette hit was based on their break-up

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 5, 2014 8:24 AM CDT

(Newser) – Dave Coulier: He's best known as Full House's Uncle Joey ... or the subject of Alanis Morissette's bitter break-up song, "You Oughta Know." But Coulier insists the latter title does not actually belong on his résumé. After the song came out, he tells BuzzFeed in a new interview, he asked Alanis what he should say to reporters asking if it was about him. "And she said, 'Well, you know it could be a bunch of people. But you can say whatever you want,'" he explains. "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!'"

He calls the idea of him as the song's subject an "urban legend," and notes, "the guy in that song is a real a-hole, so I don’t want to be that guy." Coulier, 54, was talking to BuzzFeed in advance of his interview on Oprah: Where Are They Now? Sunday night. So where is he now? Doing stand-up once again ... and not singing "You Oughta Know" at karaoke because, he says, "I don’t think I could get that drunk." (Interestingly, in 2008, Coulier actually said he was the subject of the song.)

Actor Dave Coulier poses on the press line at the "Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget" in Burbank, Calif. on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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