Tim’s buddy Harry (Blake Clark) owns a components retail store, which is a position in which Mr. Instrument Time enjoys his off time. Nonetheless, it’s not normally enjoyment when Harry’s wife Delores is all over to bust his chops, argue with him more than every thing, and supplying him “The Look.”
Delores was played by comic Shirley Prestia, and the part finished up staying just one of the greatest of her profession. A memorable episode located her functioning at the retailer, driving all people insane, which led to Tim offering Harry bad assistance that, in change, dissolved his relationship. Tim realizes he is completed improper, works to resolve that and make the title of the episode ring accurate: “When Harry Stored Dolores.”
Prestia was one particular of the founding users of the Los Angeles dependent improv and sketch comedy troupe and school The Groundlings, where by she yukked it up in the ’70s on phase alongside legends Paul “Pee Wee Herman” Ruebens, Phil Hartman, Laraine Newman, Edie McClurg and Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson. She went on to a steady profession of visitor starring and bit parts in sitcoms this sort of as “The Golden Women,” “The Information of Existence,” “Cheers,” “The Fanelli Boys” (the place she crossed paths with fellow “Home Enhancement” alum Ann Morgan Guilbert) and “Dharma & Greg” as well as dramas like “NYPD Blue,” “Babylon 5,” and the movies “Hoffa,” “Species,” “Wag The Pet dog,” and “Depart It to Beaver” — in which Tim Allen designed a cameo visual appearance as Tim Taylor.
Just after an 8 calendar year fight with brain cancer, Prestia died in 2011 at age 64.