Dave Coulier talks about the time he found out that “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette was about him.
Dave Coulier was in both Full House and Fuller House, two TV shows. He also knows that he was in the doghouse with singer Alanis Morissette.
Coulier talked earlier this week about the harsh lyrics of Morissette’s big hit “You Oughta Know,” which were about her heartbreak after a two-year relationship with a man ended. The song was on Jagged Little Pill, which sold more than 10 million copies, and it caused the most talk in the music business since Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain.”
Coulier said on SiriusXM Faction Talk that he was driving in Detroit when he first heard the song on the radio. Coulier says he really liked the song until he heard the singer’s voice and thought, “Hey, wait a minute.” “Ooh, oh no! He says he thought, “Oh, I can’t be this guy!”
Coulier ran to an album store and bought it right away. He then listened to it in his car.
Coulier said, “There was a lot of familiar stuff in there that we had talked about.” “Like the line in “Right Through You” that says, “Your shake is like a fish.” I’d say, “Hey, dead fish me,” and we’d do this handshake that looks like a dead fish. So I put it on and listened to it, and I thought, “Oh, I may have hurt this woman a lot.” That was the first thing I thought.”
The relationship between Morissette and Coulier began in 1992 when she was 18 and he was 33. Two years later, the band broke up, and Morissette’s album came out a year after that.
Morissette hasn’t said who the song’s lyrics are about.