Coulier Comes Clean: He Admits to Being the Muse Behind Alanis Morissette’s 'You Ought to Know'

Comedian Dave Coulier, best known for his work on ABC hit family sitcom Full House, probably wanted Alanis Morissette to "cut it out" the first time he heard her venomous diddy "You Ought to Know". The actor, after years of speculation, finally admitted that he he was the inspiration for the famous rant by Morissette. Morissette at the time was only a tenneager when the two became lovers, and was outraged when Coulier dumped her for someone his own age.

Here is a sampling of the Grammy Award winning songs lyrics:

And I'm here, to remind you
Of the mess you left when you went away
It's not fair, to deny me
Of the cross I bear that you gave to me
You, you, you oughta know

You seem very well, things look peaceful
I'm not quite as well, I thought you should know
Did you forget about me, Mr. Duplicity?
I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner
It was a slap in the face
How quickly I was replaced
And are you thinking of me when you f... her

For years, Morissette choose to keep the name of the man that she was talking about a private matter. Amongst the names people thought she could be talking about included Coulier's co-star on Full House Bob Saget, hockey star Doug Gilmour and Mike Peluso, Friends star Matt Lebanc, and Canadian music producer Leslie Howe. The story took on such a life its own that Larry David wrote a 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' episode based on the mystery surrounding the muse of the song.

The mystery has finally been solved after Coulier fessed up the Calgary Sun yesterday, telling the paper:

"I said, 'Wow, this girl is angry (when he first heard the song while driving).' And then I said, 'Oh man, I think it's Alanis,'" Coulier revealed. "I listened to the song over and over again, and I said, 'I think I have really hurt this person.'"

Coulier said that he called the Canadian songstress and patched things up between the pair soon after the songs release.


He has fessed up now because he is a total loser, and he is hanging on to his last claim to fame.

I 100% AGREE. If you didnt say it i was totally going to.. this guy is a loser has been, and this is all he has left to hold onto fame... he wishes he was the reason for her song!

Self promotion and publicity is one way to try and re ignite your fizziling carerr.
Jack Ass

Ps. I tought your humor was not quite as terrible as Bob Saggetts, but almost equally as bad.

Dave Coulier is not perfect. I've heard Hank Saroyan say that he was a very sweet man. I'm sure he's been asked millions of times about it (heck, I was going to ask him myself), and now he won't be constantly bugged about it. I think he did the right thing dumping Morrissette.

Does anyone proofread these articles?