That's the problem with young folks these days, they think everything is as it's always been. Back in the day your choice was SCART or RF. SCART was vastly superior but only on more expensive equipment. It later evolved into RCA, and that's why consoles like the SNES came with an RCA>SCART connector.
I somehow doubt it, You were too young to remember that. (btw where does your "here" is, that explain perhaps, since it is a euroconnector afterall)
They came in market at year 1977 and is currently almost disappeared connection type.
I think i was around 10 when the the VHS players (VCR) came with standard connection as scart (usually had 2 scart sockets).
Edit* " Before SCART came, consumer TV sets did not offer a standardized way of putting in signals other than RF antenna connectors, and even antenna connectors differed among countries. Assuming other connectors even existed, devices made by various companies could have different and incompatible standards. For example, a domestic VCR could output a composite video signal through a German-originated DIN-style connector, an American-originated RCA connector, an SO239 connector, or a BNC connector."
lol yes, it's close to impossible, and secondly i don't think you are the only one! I'm sure my father said the same thing once when he was plugging one in, also, when a SCART is getting unplugged you can get a shock from it which is annoying.