Dave Coulier: It’s “Urban Legend” I’m Guy In Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”

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By Michael Lewittes

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Dave Coulier says he’s not the subject of Alanis Morissette’s 1995 breakup song, “You Oughta Know,” despite nearly 20 years of rumors.

The “Full House” star, who dated Morissette back in 1992, tells BuzzFeed, “I think it’s just really funny that’s it’s become this urban legend, so many years after the fact.”

Coulier goes on to say he called his ex about the song and how he inadvertently fueled the gossip.

You recall, the main hook in the hit single is: “And I’m here to remind you/Of the mess you left when you went away/It’s not fair to deny me/Of the cross I bear that you gave to me/You, you, you oughta know.”

That said, Coulier notes, “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!'”

But even though the comedic actor supposedly ’fessed up to it previously, he now denies being the subject, and reiterates. “It’s just become this silly urban legend that I just have to laugh at.”

As to whether he’d even sing “You Oughta Know” at karaoke,” Coulier quips, “No! ‘Cause, I don’t think I could get that drunk.”

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