The object of Alanis Morissette‘s angst in her hit song “You Oughta Know” is none other than Joey from Full House. In an interview with the Calgary Herald, Dave Coulier admits he is the muse for the angry break-up song. The actor, best known for his role as the BFF of the father of Michelle Tanner (played by baby Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley) who comes to help raise her on the TV series, said he first heard the song while driving.
“I said, ‘Wow, this girl is angry.’”
Hmm, you think? She does ask him in her 1995 hit, “…every time I scratch my nails down someone else’s back. I hope you feel it…well can you feel it?”
Dave admits he didn’t even realize it was her the first time he heard the tune, but then thought, “‘Oh man, I think it’s Alanis.’ . . . I listened to the song over and over again, and I said, ‘I think I have really hurt this person.’ I tried to contact her and I finally got a hold of her. And at the same time, the press was calling and saying, ‘You want to comment on this song?’ I called her and I said, ‘Hi. Uh, what do you want me to say?’ And she said, ‘You can say whatever you want.’”
Despite Alanis screaming, “It was a slap in the face how quickly I was replaced. Are you thinking of me when you f**k her?” Dave insists they are friends.
“We saw each other and hung out for an entire day. And it was beautiful. It was one of those things where it was kind of like, ‘We’re good.’ “