I also really found Team Flare funny. I mean, as a crime organization they were terrible. But funny nonetheless. Probably because the scene where the admin tells the kids a big secret and the flare member is like "WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT!?"
I think I was made clear,they where made to be less serious then the past teams,because Nintendo actually hears feedback. at the end,pokemon is a game for children to collect small animals and battle.