It’s been almost 20 years since Alanis Morissette‘s “You Oughta Know” became the musical version of an upturned middle finger aimed at everyone’s ex-boyfriends. Alanis was clearly nuclear-pissed at someone when she wrote it, and over the years, it kind of become the Gen-X version of “You’re So Vain” as everyone wondered who the subject matter was.
Oddly enough, a top contender was Dave Coulier, best known for playing the nearly asexual Uncle Joey on “Full House.” Alanis has never commented on it one way or the other, but he is an ex of hers (yes, this is the same woman who was once engaged to Ryan Reynolds and is now married to a white rapper who calls himself MC Souleye, thus making her romantic history some sort of “Da Vinci Code” shit that no one will understand ever).
For his part, Coulier’s previously claimed credit for being the douche who broke her heart and inspired the song, and now we know what tipped him off: the lyric “I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner.”
“We had already broken up,” he told HuffPo Live yesterday. “She called and I said, ‘Hey, you know, I’m right in the middle of dinner. Can I just call you right back?’ When I heard the line, it was like, ‘Uh-oh.'”
THAT’S what let you know the song was about you, Dave? It wasn’t the part that goes “Is she perverted like me / Would she go down on you in a theater”? You get movie beej that often?