Caco Antibes (Miguel Falabella) and his wife Magda (Marisa Orth) lived in a luxury mansion in the Jardins, in São Paulo, until the IRS discovered bankruptcies in Caco's personal accounts and they were evicted from the mansion, and their property confiscated, Getting miserable. With that, they went to live in the apartment of Magda's uncle, Vanderlei Mathias (Luis Gustavo), the Vavá, along with Magda's mother, Cassandra (Aracy Balabanian). Vavá is a bachelor who owns a tourist agency, who lives between good and bad business, and who did not rejoice at all with the arrival of the family, which he considers "a bunch of crazy and irresponsible." Lazy, they live in the stewardship of Vavá while Caco lives creating ideas for easy money, stunting Magda's burrices and constant fights with her mother-in-law.
A flashback shows Cassandra and Magda's first visit to Vavá's apartment when he was fired, Edileuza arrived from the Amazon and Ribamar do Ceará, and Magda exchanged her fiance, the redneck Beto (also played by Falabella), by Caco, son of the former boss of Vavá.
Vavá and Edileuza are startled by the news and invent marriage, but Ribamar puts everything to lose.