TORONTO — Actor Dave Coulier said there’s one lyric in Alanis Morissette’s angry 1995 hit “You Oughta Know” that made him think it’s about him: “I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner.”
“When I heard the line, it was like, uhhh-ohhh!,” said Coulier, who played Uncle Joey on Full House. He recalled a time Morissette called him after they had broken up. “I said, ‘Hey, you know, I’m right in the middle of dinner. Can I just call you right back?’”
Ever since the release of “You Oughta Know” there has been speculation about the man described as “Mr. Duplicity.”
Coulier told HuffPost Live he called Morissette when the song came out.
“I said, ‘Look, what do you want me to say to the media when these folks call me? And she said, ‘You can say whatever you want.’”
Coulier has nothing but praise for the Ottawa-born singer, who is now a married mother of a son.
“She was always very, very sweet,” he said. “This kind of angry moniker just followed her around. I don’t know that girl at all. I never experienced that at all. She was always really funny. Really smart. And, you know, just very genuine and down-to earth.”
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