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-->It's like meeting the man of my dreams... and meeting his beautiful ''husband''

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-->It's like meeting the man of my dreams... and [[IncompatibleOrientation meeting his beautiful ''husband''''husband'']]


* EightiesHair: Her early career as the Canadian Debbie Gibson.

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* EightiesHair: Her early career as the Canadian Debbie Gibson. Perhaps even more so on ''You Can't Do That on Television'', on which she sported hairstyles that made her look much older than her 11 or 12 years.


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* PieInTheFace: The "You Learn" music video features her getting into a pie fight. Also, in one episode of ''You Can't Do That on Television'' a decade earlier.


Also, [[NeverLiveItDown she doesn't understand]] the [[YouKeepUsingThatWord meaning]] of the word [[{{Irony}} "ironic."]] Even if irony was simply any "amusing coincidence" (which is overly generous), most of the lines in the song are not - each one is either tragic, annoying, or inconvenient, but not ironic. The Irish comedian Ed Byrne did once describe [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT1TVSTkAXg some qualifiers which would MAKE certain lines ironic]] (such as the line about rain on your wedding day -- ironic if you're the weatherman and you chose the date). As American comedian Creator/GeorgeCarlin put this in one of his books:

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Also, [[NeverLiveItDown she doesn't understand]] the [[YouKeepUsingThatWord meaning]] of the word [[{{Irony}} "ironic."]] Even if irony was simply any "amusing coincidence" (which is overly generous), most of the lines in the song are not - each one is either tragic, annoying, or inconvenient, but not ironic. The Irish comedian Ed Byrne did once describe [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT1TVSTkAXg some qualifiers which would MAKE certain lines ironic]] (such as the line about rain on your wedding day -- ironic if you're the marrying a weatherman and you chose he set the date). As American comedian Creator/GeorgeCarlin put this in one of his books:


She also invented (for her song "Head Over Feet") the term for a sexual relationship that is either an upgrade from a one-night-stand or a downgrade from boyfriend-girlfriend: "friends with benefits."

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She also invented (for her song "Head Over Feet") the term for a sexual relationship that is either an upgrade to a more committed relationship from a one-night-stand or a downgrade from boyfriend-girlfriend: "friends boyfriend/girlfriend to "friend with benefits."


The real irony, of course, is that ''none'' of the situations in the song are actually ironic[[note]]at least, not if taken at face value. For example, the verse about the man with a phobia of planes getting killed by facing his fears ''could'' be ironic depending on the audience's expectations... it's both complicated and a massive Natter magnet[[/note]]. Which would mean that the song ''[[ParodyRetcon was]]'' [[AuthorsSavingThrow about irony after all]].

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The real irony, of course, is that ''none'' of the situations in the song are actually ironic[[note]]at ironic.[[note]]at least, not if taken at face value. For example, the verse about the man with a phobia of planes getting killed by facing his fears ''could'' be ironic depending on the audience's expectations... it's both complicated and a massive Natter magnet[[/note]]. magnet.[[/note]] Which would mean that the song ''[[ParodyRetcon was]]'' [[AuthorsSavingThrow about irony after all]].


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Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and the winner of seven Grammy awards. She began her path to fame by being on ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', and then going to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity to compete in ''Series/StarSearch''. Her first two albums consisted of poorly produced dance-pop with uninspired lyrics. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking She was the opening act for Vanilla Ice, too.]] She gained international fame with the NewSoundAlbum ''Jagged Little Pill'' and its follow-up ''Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie'', which were considered [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel improvements]] over her previous material and introduced her SignatureStyle of catchy pop-rock combined with {{Motor Mouth}}y, really wordy introspective lyrics.

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Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and the winner of seven Grammy awards. She began her path to fame by being on ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', and then going to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity to compete in ''Series/StarSearch''. Her first two albums consisted of poorly produced dance-pop with uninspired lyrics. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking She was the opening act for Vanilla Ice, too.]] She gained international fame with the NewSoundAlbum ''Jagged Little Pill'' and its follow-up ''Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie'', which were considered [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel improvements]] over her previous material and introduced her SignatureStyle of catchy pop-rock combined with {{Motor Mouth}}y, really wordy introspective lyrics.


* ContinuityCavalcade: The video for "Eight Easy Steps" is made up of clips from all of Alanis's other music videos... including a few from her teenybopper phase... and a clip from YouCantDoThatOnTelevision... [[UpToEleven and some home videos of Alanis as a little kid]].

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* ContinuityCavalcade: The video for "Eight Easy Steps" is made up of clips from all of Alanis's other music videos... including a few from her teenybopper phase... and a clip from YouCantDoThatOnTelevision...Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision... [[UpToEleven and some home videos of Alanis as a little kid]].


* AdaptiveAbility: The entire point of "You Learn" seems to be that [[FriedrichNietzsche whatever doesn't kill you, makes you stronger]].

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* AdaptiveAbility: The entire point of "You Learn" seems to be that [[FriedrichNietzsche [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche whatever doesn't kill you, makes you stronger]].


Also, [[NeverLiveItDown she doesn't understand]] the [[YouKeepUsingThatWord meaning]] of the word [[{{Irony}} "ironic."]] Even if irony was simply any "amusing coincidence" (which is overly generous), most of the lines in the song are not - each one is either tragic, annoying, or inconvenient, but not ironic. The Irish comedian Ed Byrne did once describe [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT1TVSTkAXg some qualifiers which would MAKE certain lines ironic]] (such as the line about rain on your wedding day -- ironic if you're the weatherman). As American comedian Creator/GeorgeCarlin put this in one of his books:

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Also, [[NeverLiveItDown she doesn't understand]] the [[YouKeepUsingThatWord meaning]] of the word [[{{Irony}} "ironic."]] Even if irony was simply any "amusing coincidence" (which is overly generous), most of the lines in the song are not - each one is either tragic, annoying, or inconvenient, but not ironic. The Irish comedian Ed Byrne did once describe [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT1TVSTkAXg some qualifiers which would MAKE certain lines ironic]] (such as the line about rain on your wedding day -- ironic if you're the weatherman).weatherman and you chose the date). As American comedian Creator/GeorgeCarlin put this in one of his books:


Alanis Morissette (b. June 1, 1974) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and the winner of seven Grammy awards. She began her path to fame by being on ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', and then going to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity to compete in ''Series/StarSearch''. Her first two albums consisted of poorly produced dance-pop with uninspired lyrics. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking She was the opening act for Vanilla Ice, too.]] She gained international fame with the NewSoundAlbum ''Jagged Little Pill'' and its follow-up ''Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie'', which were considered [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel improvements]] over her previous material and introduced her SignatureStyle of catchy pop-rock combined with {{Motor Mouth}}y, really wordy introspective lyrics.

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Alanis Nadine Morissette (b. (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and the winner of seven Grammy awards. She began her path to fame by being on ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', and then going to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity to compete in ''Series/StarSearch''. Her first two albums consisted of poorly produced dance-pop with uninspired lyrics. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking She was the opening act for Vanilla Ice, too.]] She gained international fame with the NewSoundAlbum ''Jagged Little Pill'' and its follow-up ''Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie'', which were considered [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel improvements]] over her previous material and introduced her SignatureStyle of catchy pop-rock combined with {{Motor Mouth}}y, really wordy introspective lyrics.


"You Oughta Know" is featured in ''VideoGame/RockBand 2'2, with "Ironic" and "Head Over Feet" available as DLC. All songs are on the old platform (guitar, bass, pro drums, one vocal part).

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"You Oughta Know" is featured in ''VideoGame/RockBand 2'2, 2'', with "Ironic" and "Head Over Feet" available as DLC. All songs are on the old platform (guitar, bass, pro drums, one vocal part).


"You Oughta Know" is featured in ''RockBand'' 2, with "Ironic" and "Head Over Feet" available as DLC. All songs are on the old platform (guitar, bass, pro drums, one vocal part).

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"You Oughta Know" is featured in ''RockBand'' 2, ''VideoGame/RockBand 2'2, with "Ironic" and "Head Over Feet" available as DLC. All songs are on the old platform (guitar, bass, pro drums, one vocal part).


*** In ''RockBand 2'', the solution they came up with was echoing the "you" before the F-bomb while muting it. Not that players cannot sing "fuck" (since there's technically no lyrics in that space, there's also no penalty).

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*** In ''RockBand ''VideoGame/RockBand 2'', the solution they came up with was echoing the "you" before the F-bomb while muting it. Not that players cannot sing "fuck" (since there's technically no lyrics in that space, there's also no penalty).


She portrayed {{God}} in ''Film/{{Dogma}}''. Her website reveals she is going to star in TheFilmOfTheBook of ''RadioFreeAlbemuth'', a Creator/PhilipKDick novel.

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She portrayed {{God}} in ''Film/{{Dogma}}''. Her website reveals she is going to star in TheFilmOfTheBook of ''RadioFreeAlbemuth'', a Creator/PhilipKDick novel.
''Film/{{Dogma}}''.

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