‘Full House’ alum Dave Coulier reflects on when he first heard Alanis Morissette’s ‘You Oughta Know’
Full house alum Dave Coulier recently talked about a piece of music that involves him. Guest on the July 12 episode of SiriusXM Faction Chathe remembers the first time he heard the song “You Oughta Know” by ex-Alanis Morissette, recently released from his album Little shredded pill in 1995.
“I’m driving in Detroit, and I have my radio on, and I hear the hook for ‘You Oughta Know’ coming on the radio,” Coulier said. “And I’m like, wow, that’s a really cool hook. And then I started hearing the voice. I’m like, wow, that girl can sing. And I had no idea, you know, that it was the record. And then I listened to the lyrics go, ‘Ooh, oh no! Oh, I can’t be that guy.'”
The comedian says he then bought the CD from a record store to listen to everything. “And I went and parked on a street and listened to the whole record. And there was a lot of familiar stuff in there that she and I talked about,” Coulier said. “As [in “Right Through you”] ‘your shake is like a fish.’ I was going, ‘Hey, dead fish me,’ and we’d do this dead fish handshake. And so I started listening to it and I was like, ‘Ooh, I think I might have really hurt that woman.’ And that was my first thought.”
Morissette hasn’t confirmed that Coulier is the guy she sings about in “You Oughta Know” despite Coulier’s claims over the years. She says Howard Stern during her SiriusXM show in 2004 that she would not reveal the inspiration for the song.
“People talk about who this song is about, and they will continue to, and I never confirm or affirm who it is, and I never will,” she said. “Well, I say never, and I really shouldn’t say never, because I very well might one day.”
According to Coulier, the Canadian singer is still one of her favorite people. ‘Years later,’ he said, ‘we reconnected and she couldn’t have been sweeter to me about that relationship?’ And she said, ‘You can say whatever you want.’ So she was really nice about it. She was nice.
The two met in 1993 at a hockey game where he played in an all-star game, and she sang the national anthem. Morissette was a pop star in her native country at the time.
“I’ll tell you what kind of person she is,” Coulier added. “When my sister Sharon was dying of cancer, Alanis was living in Toronto. My sister was in Detroit. She actually went to Detroit with her guitar and sat down with my sister to play some songs and singing for my sister in the hospital. It’s kind of like she’s a human being. So I’ve never had anything bad to say about her. She’s lovely.