Nothing to do with Bruce Willis or Matthew Perry
But, as my good friend Ray pointed out, "the whole nine yards" really equals "the whole 27 feet."
More West Wing
From last week's epsiode, The Supremes:
President Bartlet is having a conversation with CJ about abortion and the new potential nominee for the supreme court. He says:
"Twenty-seven million women voted for me. I think they might have had in mind that I was going to protect this particular right."
(see, I thought the whole WW 27 phenomenon had to do with Aaron Sorkin. There were also many 27s on his other show, Sports Night. Maybe he passed the power of 27 on to the writing staff!)