Say it ain’t so, Uncle Joey!
During a recent episode of “Watch What Happens Live,” a caller asked Alanis Morissette if she’s sick of hearing rumors that her angry breakup anthem “You Oughta Know” is about “Full House” actor Dave Coulier.
Back in the ’90s, the two dated prior to the release of the singer’s 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill.”
Though she would not reveal the guy’s identity, Morissette gets a kick out of the fact that multiple men believe they’re the inspiration for the smash hit.
“I am intrigued with the thought, or the fact that more than one person has taken credit for it. And I’m thinking, I don’t know if you want to take credit for being the person I wrote ‘You Oughta Know’ about,” she exclaimed.
When host Andy Cohen said he believes Coulier took credit during a 2014 “WWHL” appearance, Morissette hilariously responded, “There’s something like six people that have taken credit for it and I just think, if you’re gonna take credit for a song where I’m singing about someone being a d----- or an a------, you might not want to say, ‘Hey, that’s me!’”
In a June 2014 interview with Buzzfeed, Coulier admitted he only said he was the “You Oughta Know” guy because he kept getting hounded by the press.
“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!’”
“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 ------, so I don’t want to be that guy,” he continued. “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.’”