Central characters in the show are Nel van der Hoed-Smulders, a wealthy widow who lives in a villa in Het Gooi, and her three sons. Like all Schippers shows, We zijn weer thuis pokes fun at all-too serious attitudes and relishes wordplay. Religion is a usual subject, though where usually Schippers' characters lose their faith, in this case Tijs becomes a Christian, though it also helps him in bedding a Christian girl. Wordplay often consists in taking metaphorical expressions literally, and the linguistic jokery often placed high demand on the actors. Walter Crommelin, for instance, who played Uncle Gerard, complained that text such as "Tegen de tijd dat Tineke terug is van haar Tibetaanse tarbeinenjacht en thallofytentoernee door de Transhimalajaanse hoogvlakte, om hier met die halfgare hageprekende holistische haaibaai hier weer de boel onveilig te komen maken..." seriously interfered with acting naturally.