Class war is a staple of an Ethel Merman musical.
Disposable love interests are another. Poor Nick Bullet, the aristocrat, appears once on the song list in a duet with Hattie titled “MyMother Would Love You.” The featured duet in a Merman musical was a friendship duet. Here it’s “Let’s Be Buddies” where Merman wins over Nick’s spoiled daughter.
The stakes are briefly raised with a terrorist attack (!?) but no mad bomber stands a chance against Ethel.