Just realized that the 2006 episodes are almost at an end. But this year does give us something extra before it does end.
Another enjoyable episode and I cannot help but feel that this is how Shounen Club should be. Sure Koyama and Nakamaru get to join in performances and do solos but in the medleys they are typically performing with the Juniors and not just having them in the back ground. And the Juniors in general are seen enough throughout the episode when Koyama or Nakamaru do a solo song it does not seem like they are making their presence overbearing on the program as a whole. In fact I think making sure the hosts are only hosting the game segments instead of participating in them helps make things go a long way.
I guess by the time I hit the more recent episodes I am going to already sound like a broken record on this, but this period is one of my favorites for the program for those reasons.